Experience the travel bug through these top local destinations.
Enjoy the tropical island ambience and snorkeling activities of the sandy beaches of Laiya White Cove Beach Resort.
If relaxation and fun are what you want to share with your family, Laiya White Cove Beach Resort is the perfect spot. With the calm blue waters, hardwood forests and leisure amenities, you’ll never be bored. Their white sand beaches, fishing villages, rich marine life make for a good place to go snorkeling, swimming, fishing, and boating. Its tropical ambience lets you experience calm and serenity as Laiya White Cove brings you an extraordinary escape through your senses.—WENA
Relax as you go Stargazing and have a bonfire dinner at the South Beach area of the lost island, Corregidor
Traveling is not that fun without a twist of adventure. If you’re up for random activities all in one place, doing the historical day tour and island hunting in Corregidor will suit you. Both offer various activities such as riding a zip line, ghosthunting at the Malinta Tunnel, hiking through the woodlands, dinner at a bonfire, stargazing, and catching the famous Corregidor sunset. —WENA
Feast on Homegrown organic dishes at Bohol Bee Farm
There are no actual bees in Bohol Bee Farm. It used to be a home for cultivating bees, but it is now a beautiful organic restaurant and produce market, recreation area, and resort. As you walk in, the charming interiors, warm lighting, and greens will immediately win you over. They take pride in their homemade ice cream (in unconventional flavors like malunggay, spicy ginger, and tomato), bread spreads, and of course, honey! Consider staying in their cozy accommodations (their service is excellent) should you decide to visit Bohol.—BIANCA
Have a “Boracay-summer” out of Boracay at Misibis Bay, Bicol
If you’re already tired of the famous Boracay beaches but still want to experience the white sand and clear waters, try spending your vacation in the beautiful place of Misibis Bay. Located in the province of Bicol, Misibis Bay is one of the newest and hottest spots in the Philippines. Since it’s not as commercialized as other beaches in the country, its simple and tranquil scenery will give anyone a very relaxing experience. The resort on the island is A+, too! With minimalist interiors and distinctly designed pools, a two-night stay certainly won’t be enough.—CRISTINE
Make the extra effort to visit Bantayan Island, three hours by bus from Cebu and another hour by boat
This island is a great choice if you’re looking to stargaze, spend hours on a still, pristine beach, and eat great food at a fraction of the city price. The food memories from my trip particularly stand out, from the P50 shawarmas to the piping hot pizzas consumed hastily by the seashore. Go with friends, sit on the sand in the dark and listen to the waves crashing as you talk the night away. Don’t forget your portable music player! On my playlist: “Young Blood” by The Naked and Famous and “All I Want Is You” by U2.—WYATT
Listen to good music under the stars in Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival
It may be too late to join this year’s festivities (the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival is usually held early March), but it’s never too early to plan for next year! Held at the foothills of Mt. Malasimbo in Puerto Galera in Mindoro, the gathering not only includes performances from local and foreign musicians alike (this year’s lineup was headlined by Joss Stone) but also features art installations and other creative activities that promote the local culture. —KLARA
Look soft, feminine, and delicate by opting for a lace swimsuit cover up in a sorbet color on the shores of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
Pagudpud is one of those places that I fell in love with the moment my feet stepped on its powder white sand. Donning something that complements the blue waters and skies is not a far-fetched idea. Dainty lace, sorbet colors, and clean whites will surely make you as beautiful as this stunning haven.—RAIN