Plan the most romantic getaway for your honeymoon, proposal, or couple trip! Read on to find out which places in the Philippines offer the sweetest and most intimate escape for couples.
Blessed with an astounding 7,000+ island count, the Philippines is a treasure chest of travel destinations. Its wide choices of paradise-like beaches, sweeping landscapes, and awe-inspiring views provide the perfect scenery and ambiance for sweet, romantic getaways.
Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, finding the best places to propose, or just looking for a romantic spot to take your special someone, there are plenty of options for you in the Philippines.
Take your pick from luxury resorts with views of the unending horizon, floating cottages on a serene lake, to rolling hills perfect for intimate moments for all the lovers out there, here are some of the most romantic spots in the Philippines.
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There is nothing quite like a romantic getaway where there’s no one else around, just you and someone special being one with nature. That’s what awaits lovers in Lake Caliraya, Laguna. Spend a night under billions of stars on a floating suite in the middle of a lake that definitely spells r-o-m-a-n-c-e.
Aquascape Lake Caliraya’s floating cottages are made of native materials and powered by solar electricity, with huge glass windows for natural light to come through while cozying up with your special someone.
A tiny island off the central Visayas region, jammed with enchanting beauty — that’s Siquijor Island for you. In the past, Siquijor has earned a reputation for black magic and other mystical stories.
Whether true or not, what is definitely magical about this place are its virgin beach pockets lined with swaying palm trees, cascading waterfalls in the middle of lush forests, and violet skies as the sun starts to set.
It is also not as crowded as other destinations yet, so expect a sleepy vibe that guarantees uninterrupted romantic moments with your loved one. You will fall under the spell of magical Siquijor. If you want too see more of the province, you and your loved one may opt to join a day tour in Siquijor.
Batangas, not too far from Manila, is frequented by families and vacationers for a quick getaway from the hustle and bustle of the metro.
There are many beach resorts lined up in its scenic coasts and golden sands. This is why Batangas has also become a favorite spot for lovers and honeymooners.
Club Balai Isabel has become a go-to wedding venue, featuring dramatic backdrops as couples exchange I Do’s or go on a simple out-of-town date. You can also visit Palm Beach Resort or do a tour in Stilts Calatagan for a relaxing time with your beau.
Note: Check the latest news about the Taal Volcano activity before planning a trip to Batangas, especially those within the 14KM permanent danger zone: Agoncillo, San Nicolas, Talisay, Balete, Mataas na Kahoy, Lemery, Laurel, Tagaytay City, Tanauan City, Cuenca, Taal, Sta. Teresita, Alitagtag, San Jose, Lipa City, and Malvar.
Hailed as a diver’s haven, Mactan Island in Cebu offers some of the best underwater scenes in the entire Philippines. But if you and your loved one want to take it slow and easy, Mactan’s several luxury resorts are also perfect for just lazing around and having an intimate time together.
One of the best honeymoon resorts in the area is the rustic Abaca Boutique Resort, with tailored services and poolside amenities. Movenpick has a more modern touch, with a beautifully designed restaurant built over its crystal-clear coastal waters.
Perhaps the most famous is the Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa, with all facilities and amenities you could ever dream of for a romantic vacation. If you have a half-day to spare, you and your partner can do some sightseeing in Mactan and visit its inland tourist attractions.
The Island Garden City of Samal is a slice of paradise in Mindanao’s Davao del Norte. It features a beautiful balance between serene and adventure, a total package for lovers who want to experience a trip of a lifetime.
Hold hands as you chase waterfalls like Hagimit and Tambang Falls. Spend a little more and stay at the world-famous Pearl Farm Beach Resort, a luxurious place to experience priceless moments. If you want to see more, join an island-hopping tour in Samal Island.
Heat up the romance in the Island Born of Fire, Camiguin in Mindanao. Past activities of the island’s volcanoes from a hundred years ago have given Camiguin its dramatic landscapes and jaw-dropping sceneries.
Talk about having the immaculate White Island sandbar, natural cold and hot springs, and the magnificent view of Mt. Hibok Hibok as setting for your special getaway. All these natural charms in Camiguin, and devoid of mass tourists, make it one of the most romantic destinations in the Philippines.
Bantayan Island is a drop of tropical bliss in the Visayas Sea, off the northern end of Cebu. There’s really something seductive about a sleepy coastal town with expansive white sand beach stretches.
Visit Ogtong Cave and nearby The Ruins that has become a favorite spot for romantic photoshoots. Hop on a scooter for a lovely drive around town and make your way to Kota Park for a lovely sunset session. Find the best Bantayan Island tourist spots you and your partner will both enjoy.
The island of Bohol in Visayas is packed with natural beauty unlike any other in the Philippines. It’s a holiday destination perfect for lovers who want to get a little bit of everything.
Bohol features wonderful sights including the white sand beaches of Panglao Island, the mesmerizing geomorphic wonder that is the Chocolate Hills, and the world’s smallest primate, the Philippine tarsier. It also features other inland and historical sites included in Bohol tours as well.
Luxury accommodations also abound such as the Eskaya Beach Resort, with thatched villas and a private 600-meter beach. Amorita Resort features villas overlooking the beach. While the Hennan Resort on Alona Beach offers a pool villa with a private veranda perfect for those relaxing, intimate moments.
Iloilo is regarded as the “City of Love” because of its central geographic location in the Philippines. What makes Iloilo one of the most romantic destinations in the Philippines are its soft-spoken and loving people, the Ilonggos.
Ilonggos speaking tone is so sweet that you wouldn’t even know they’re already mad or are fighting each other.
A must-visit here is the Islas de Gigantes or Gigantes Islands where you can go island-hopping on pristine white sand beach islands and feast on fresh seafood.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, Boracay Island is all sorts of beautiful, magical, and romantic.
The 4-kilometer White Beach with blindingly white sand and calm, crystal-clear waters is the island’s main star and it’s where you can see one of the most gorgeous sunsets in the world. If you and your partner are feeling adventurous, you can try some of the challenging and fun activities in Boracay.
Luxury resorts such as Shangri-la Boracay and Discovery Shores have become favorite wedding reception venues as well.
Cape Bolinao Lighthouse in Bolinao, Pangasinan has become one of the go-to places for pre-nuptial photoshoots and wedding proposals in the Philippines. And it’s no wonder why: there’s something so romantic about a lighthouse with the blue seas in the background.
Patar White Beach also offers a beautiful coast perfect for cozying it up with your partner, but the absence of resorts here means you have to be willing to rough it to have a great cruising and caving experience. But love is an adventure anyways, right?
For locals living in Manila or travelers with a few days to spare at the capital, a perfect nearby romantic destination is the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan. It is a sprawling 400-hectare area where grandiose Spanish-Filipino houses have been restored and built on.
They also have Valentine’s Day packages and even a heritage tour in Bataan perfect for celebrating love and creating new memories.
What used to be a trekker’s paradise in the highlands of Cordillera has risen to fame when it was used as a setting for a local romance movie *cue in Where do Broken Hearts Go*.
Sagada has become a hotspot for Filipino tourists, enjoying the cool breeze up in its foggy mountains and hillsides. Kiltepan View Point is one of the most romantic places in the area, especially when you’re wrapped around by your lover's arms.
Consider it a romantic adventure as you hike up its many trails, with century-old hanging coffins and numerous caves as interesting sights to see during you and your partner’s tour in Sagada.
Located at the Philippines’ Last Frontier, Coron in Palawan is undoubtedly a paradise on earth. Its many islands and islets feature unspoiled white sand beaches and turquoise waters that shimmer on a bright, sunny day.
Take a dip at the unbelievably clean and clear Kayangan Lake and take your romance to a whole new level of adventure by diving in its many shipwreck sites, underwater caverns, and dive spots included in activities to try in Coron.
Dubbed as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio is flocked by travelers because of its cold weather, charming hillside accommodations, and numerous parks and attractions.
Play romcom actors and go for a picnic date at Camp John Hay or Burnham Park. For a more enjoyable getaway, visit strawberry farms and flower gardens just a short drive away from the town proper. Try various Baguio activities that you’ll surely enjoy with your lover.
Romance fills the cold, breezy air in Tagaytay, a serene town close to the capital of Manila frequented by locals for a quick holiday and by couples for a scenic wedding.
The town overlooks the small but mighty Taal Lake and Volcano, making for a dramatic backdrop for significant others whether going for a simple date or a honeymoon in the Philippines. There are also a lot of romantic activities in Tagaytay too, you just have to make sure you and your significant other will enjoy it.
Quaint coffee shops and premier restaurants (Antonio’s and Balay Dako are top favorites) also line up the ridge, so looking for the perfect place to enjoy a romantic, hearty meal with a loved one is never a problem In Tagaytay.
Note: Check the latest news about the Taal Volcano activity before planning a trip to Tagaytay
Take a trip down memory lane in Vigan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Spanish colonial town in the Ilocos region where you feast your eyes with well-maintained buildings of colonial architecture along cobblestone streets.
Vigan is definitely on the top of the most romantic spots in the Philippines – simply because there is nothing quite like the romantic smell of nostalgia! Enjoy a lovely Vigan heritage experience with your lover as you stroll around Calle Crisologo and more.
Too good to be true: that’s exactly how one would describe while being in the idyllic destination, El Nido. This sublime spot in Palawan is home to jaw-dropping limestone cliffs dotting glass-like waters that are colored somewhere between green and blue.
Hop on a small boat and take your special someone to heavenly beach pockets, secret coves, and splendid lagoons among many activities in El Nido. Cap off the day with a romantic dinner and drinks at Las Cabanas Beach Resort, arguably the best place to watch sunset in the entire El Nido town.
Situated at the northernmost end of the Philippines, Batanes will be quite the trip but as soon as you set sight of its rolling hills, jagged cliffs, and dramatic landscapes, you’ll feel nothing but fall in love with the place.
It is almost otherworldly — talk about a beach full of boulders, traditional stone houses, and Marlboro Country, a vast pastureland with stunning views.
The seas are rough, the winds are strong, and the sun is quite harsh but they all make up for the sheer beauty of the island. With all of these activities in Batanes, you’ll be able to appreciate the province to the fullest with your significant other.
It’s never packed with many travelers, too, so if an intimate proposal or a scenic honeymoon is your thing, then book that flight to Batanes now.
Plan the Perfect Romantic Getaway
There is no shortage of romantic destinations in the Philippines. From north to south, islands to ridges, simple to luxurious, lovers and honeymooners can find almost anything they look for in a getaway that will be one for the books. So go ahead and book those flights, pack your bags, and get ready for a sizzling, romantic holiday in the Philippines!