Glamping (a portmanteau of the words ‘glamourous’ and ‘camping’) is a way of enjoying the great outdoors without missing out on luxury.
While I prefer simple camping where you just pitch a tent by the beach or up in the mountains, there’s no denying that there’s a market for tourists who would like to simultaneously experience the comforts of a hotel and the natural beauty of the great outdoors.
Glampers usually stay outdoors in a tent-like set-up (which they don’t have to pitch themselves), complete with amenities like running water, fancy restrooms nearby, luxurious airbeds, electrical sockets and even private butlers serving gourmet meals to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
For those who’d like to experience something new and different this year with their friends or family, here are some of the top glamping destinations around the Philippines.
1. Nayomi Sanctuary Resort
Nayomi Sanctuary Resort in Balete, Batangas aims to be a sanctuary for guests who want to just escape the urban setting and relax.
Aside from offering regular villas, Nayomi offers spacious Glamping Bell Tents. The resort’s Glamping package includes a big tent, electric mosquito zapper, wooden chest, industrial electric fan, double beds, towels, bathroom use, power outlet, blankets, pillows, complimentary breakfast, DIY lamps, and a picnic table. They also have various facilities including two swimming pools, an outdoor theater and nightly bonfire.
RATES: ₱8,599++/Glamping tent good for 6 pax (max of 7, ₱1,000++ for the additional pax); ₱11,599 / Glamping tent good for 8 pax (max of 9, ₱1,000++ for the additional pax)
2. Nurture Wellness Village
Located amidst coffee orchards, Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay provides a unique Filipino wellness experience through their Ifugao native huts, Filipino themed décor, therapeutic Filipino themed spa treatments and Filipino fusion cuisine.
For their glamping package, guests get to stay in a tent under a canopy of trees. Nurture Wellness’ camp butlers will not only set up the tent for you but they’ll also light up a bonfire at night and assist you in all your needs. They even teach kids Filipino outdoor games like Taguan, and Patintero. Nurture Wellness Village also has a swimming pool, trampoline and team-building facilities to keep kids busy while the adults enjoy the relaxing spa services.
RATES: ₱3,190 per person (minimum of 2 pax) inclusive of BBQ dinner, breakfast and a 30-minute outdoor treatment choice of facial or foot massage. Glamping is not available during rainy season (June–December).
+63 918 888 8772
3. BLOC Camp Site
Surrounded by a freshwater lake and a lush rainforest, the BLOC Camp Site in Cavinti, Laguna offers a scenic spot to enjoy the great outdoors. They offer spacious tents that can accommodate groups of 2 to 12. Guests can opt to have the tents set up by the lakeside or in a secure covered area in case it rains.
Aside from tents, BLOC Camp Site also offers the “Kubo-tel,” a uniquely designed “bahay kubo” or native Filipino hut made from local materials. The campsite has basic facilities like a toilet and shower, as well as cooking stations for guests to cook or grill their own food. However, those who would like their meals hassle-free can also pre-order breakfast meals to be served at the campsite.
Glampers can go fishing, boating and swimming in the lake with friends or have a romantic date at their unique floating garden dock. Also, you don’t have to completely unplug as the site is equipped with strong Wi-Fi as well as Globe and Smart signal.
RATES: ₱3,650 for 6 pax
4. Easy Adventure
Easy Adventure in Baler is an eco-luxe resort where you get to enjoy hotel service from inside waterproof and spacious tents. The beachfront campsite has tents that are complete with soft beds, private outdoor picnic tables, rechargeable lamps and a fan.
Their glamping package comes with 24/7 butler service so you have nothing to worry about. They also offer homemade meals to guests, including breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. They get their fresh produce from a vegetable garden near the resort.
Easy Adventure also offers fun activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, dune buggy, hovercraft, surfing, and other various water sports.
RATES: ₱3,500 per person per night inclusive of three meals and snacks with the use of some amenities.
5. Crystal Beach Resort
When it comes to surfing, Crystal Beach Resort in Zambales is one of the more accessible destinations from Manila. But even if there aren’t any waves for you to ride, you can come anyway to enjoy either camping or glamping on the beach. Best of all, Crystal Beach Resort is a family-oriented and pet-friendly resort.
Their pavilion-style glamping tents can accommodate 2 persons, and include complimentary breakfast meals, comfy beds, fans, electricity, and the use of the resort’s common bathrooms. The tents, are set up close to the beach, giving guests that authentic beach camp vibes as they fall asleep.
RATES: ₱2,500 for 2 persons, inclusive of breakfast, fan, electricity & use of common toilet and bathroom.
6. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resorts
For those heading to Cebu, the secluded Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is one of the top places to visit. This island boasts of white sand beaches, a lagoon, a hiking trail, a cave, and top-class resort facilities including swimming pools overlooking the water.
While the resort has villas for overnight stays, they also have glamping tents equipped with modern luxuries like comfortable mattresses, electricity and even its own mini-bar. You can enjoy the resort’s amenities, go kayaking or do photoshoots on the island’s stunning sandbar during the day. At night, the resort staff will set up a bonfire on the beach for you right next to your glampsite.
RATES: ₱10,000 (weekday) to ₱12,000 (weekend) per night for two persons with full board meals, in-tent mini bar and all-access to island activities.
+63 32 481 0801