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Top 8 Glamping Sites in the Philippines

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For vacations that take you to the great outdoors’s very heart without compromising accommodations, glamping is a fun weekend plan for families and friends alike. Short for “glamorous camping,” you can explore fabulous beaches and private islands in luxe cabins or tents, enjoying all the amenities of a hotel-like stay.

New glamping areas are popping up all the time in the Philippines. If you’re looking for your next trip idea, why not go glamping in one of these top trendy spots? These eight amazing places are sure to make your vacation unforgettable!

Glamping Philippines – Siquijor

Want to experience a completely immersive island stay that takes you away from it all? Take a ferry to the island of Siquijor and book a stay with Glamping Philippines. Because there aren’t any direct flights to Siquijor, there aren’t as many tourists as other beach destinations.
There are several dive sites nearby, and plenty of caves and springs for the curious tourist to explore. Glamping Philippines is right next to the beach and provides barbecue spots and full security for its guests. Choose from a geodesic dome or any of their tents—you can easily spring for airconditioned accommodations and plan a fuss-free island tour when you reserve a date here!

The Birdhouse El Nido – Palawan

A boutique glamping hotel near Maremegmeg Beach, The Birdhouse has five luxury tents for visitors and diving sessions so you can explore the pristine waters of El Nido. The wifi connection is limited, but with board games and yoga classes for guests, you’ll have no shortage of fun things to do.
Enjoy the complimentary set breakfast for two that comes with every reservation or watch the sunset over dinner after a long swimming day. Fans of this Palawan spot rave about the natural surroundings and tastefully-decorated tents, making it well worth the short hike to reach.

8 Suites – Tagaytay

Only a short drive away from Metro Manila, 8 Suits in Tagaytay offers guests an unbeatable view of Taal Lake while staying in chic, boho-inspired tents. With comfy mattresses and 500-thread count sheets, you can rest in the outdoors in complete comfort. Take a dip in one of their swimming pools or call your friends for s’ mores by the campfire at night.
Call them to book a glamping tent if you want a group getaway or a couples’ weekend—they’re happy to accommodate additional requests like a romantic dinner package or additional lighting set-ups. Wrap yourself in one of their luxury woolen blankets and sleep under their fairy lights’ glow for one magical night!

The Glamp – San Felipe, Zambales

Get close to nature without sacrificing the comforts of a hotel space at The Glamp. Their small tents can accommodate up to three guests, while their large ones can handle groups with as many as eight people! All tents have electric outlets and air-conditioning, and plenty of parking space so you can keep your vehicle conveniently nearby.
The Glamp provides bonfire set-ups and s’ mores kits for guests who want to gather round for some nostalgic camping fun. You can get a massage if you’re done exploring the beach, and in the morning you don’t have to worry about where to get your brew—they have complimentary breakfast for their visitors.

Dryft Darocotan Island

Book one of Dryft’s elevated glamping tents for a perfect view of the mountains and the sea! You’ll have complete access to the white beaches of remote Darocotan Island, giving you complete privacy far away from the crowds of other Philippine resorts. Powered by solar panels, Dryft offers healthy island cuisine sourced from fresh Palawan produce.

Combing the comforts of home and the excitement of camping, Dryft’s tents are mere steps away from the water. Have a drink at the bar, or ask the friendly staff about fun things to do in El Nido before riding the shuttle boat back to Darocotan Island! Five-star glamor without the hustle and bustle of city life—definitely a destination you’ll want to come back to again and again.

Noni’s Resort – Batangas

Not every glamping site can boast of infinity pools and fire pits, but Noni’s Resort has these and its fully air-conditioned glamping villas with incredible views of Mt. Maculot. They don’t have a corkage fee, so you can bring your own food and prepare your own snacks at a private patio area in the resort.

Spend your vacation safe from the harsh elements by booking a stay at Noni’s—they’re known for providing top-notch hospitality for nearly a decade. They’re also one of the more accessible resorts from Metro Manila on this list, so you don’t need to book a flight to get started on your glamping adventure!

North Beach Camp – Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

It’s a bit of a drive away from the city, and remote enough to be powered by solar panels. Situated near the Burgos Windmills, you can come back here after a long day at Saud Beach or Maira-ira Beach for a restful stay. North Beach Camp may not have electricity, but it has five glamping huts that are right in the heart of the great outdoors, making it a popular choice for those who truly want to get close to nature.

Not into staying in the glamping huts? They also have a beach house with glass doors that has a perfect view of the sea. Spend all morning surfing and snorkeling before feasting on their multiple catering options—you can get your meals from Izakaya 104, La Preciosa and Smoke Bar and Kitchen when you stay at North Beach Camp!

Nacpan Beach Glamping – El Nido, Palawan

While many glamping spots offer large tents for guests, none of them quite come close to the expansive Mongolian-inspired yurts at Nacpan Beach Glamping! Air-conditioning, mini-fridges, multiple beds, ceilings as high as a hotel room—what more could you ask for? They even provide a mini-safe and lockers at their front office so you have a safe place to store your valuables.

If you get tired of swimming at the beach, you can check out one of their island-hopping tours or coconut origami classes. There’s even a complimentary sunset sailing trip that’s sure to make your couples’ weekend one for the books!

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