• 2016's Top 10 Family-friendly Resorts in PH, According to TripAdvisor

    Need a break? Take the whole family on a vacation to the beach at these top resorts.
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Thinking of going on a family vacation to the beach? The rainy season might be upon us but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning and saving up already for a holiday with the kids next summer, or maybe even later this year. To help you decide on where to go, consider these 10 resorts that made it to TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Hotels for Families list for 2016. 

    1. Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa



    Where: Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
    Why: “The beach is well maintained and well serviced with sun beds and umbrellas. The kids loved feeding the fish and the marine park was surprisingly good for snorkelling...  They were also very kid friendly and made us feel really welcome at all times.” -- TripAdvisor commenter from Hampshire, UK; July 2016.
    Price: $$$; Luxury


    2. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa



    Where: Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
    Why: “The Plantation Bay Resort and Spa offers many activities for the whole family! Many fast paced leisure activities for the kids and lots of easy going relaxing activities offered to the adults... I have recommended it to many of my colleagues, and I do intend on coming back again very soon!” -- TripAdvisor commenter; January 2016
    Price: $$$


    3. Infinity Resort




    Where: Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
    Why: “The resort has a beautiful ambience with amazing views of the mountains and the beach. It is so relaxing and quiet and is a great place to recharge.” -- TripAdvisor commenter from Metro Manila; February 2016 
    Price: $$$ 

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    4. The Lighthouse Marina Resort



    Where: Subic, Zambales
    Why: “If you want some relaxation, this is the place in Subic. It's near the bay walk so you can have the safest stroll.” -- TripAdvisor commenter from Taguig City; April 2016

    “This hotel also offered massage for kids, which both my daughters absolutely enjoyed!” -- TripAdvisor commenter from Quezon City; February 2016
    Price: $$; Mid-range 


    5. Pannzian Beach



    Where: Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte
    Why: “The place not only lets you reconnect with your family and nature but also reminds you to appreciate the joy of living a simple life...The huge resort lets you experience beach, river, spring and lush vegetation all around not to mention the good food.” -- TripAdvisor commenter; June 2016
    Price: $$


    6. Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort



    Where: Calatagan, Batangas
    Why: “The best part was our cottage on the water. We had the furthest one out to sea called Beauty. The facilities, bedrooms and lounge were clean and well designed. There was a hammock on the porch, which was so relaxing!” -- TripAdvisor commenter from London, UK; December 2015
    Price: $$

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    7. Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa



    Where: Coron, Philippines
    Why: “The beach bungalow we selected was perfect with stunning views of the white sands and clear blue seas. It was the most beautiful place I have visited, the children had a fantastic time on the beach and in the pool.” -- TripAdvisor commenter from Baku, Azerbaijan; April 2016
    Price: $$$


    8. Sea Wind Boracay Island



    Where: Boracay, Aklan
    Why: “If you're looking to experience Boracay as it should be, stay in Sea Wind. They offer great, clean rooms either by the beach or villas at the back (just a short walk away), delicious Filipino Food, and beautiful amenities.” -- TripAdvisor commenter from Boracay; November 2015
    Price: $$


    9. Green Canyon Eco Art Resort



    Where: Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
    Why: “It was perfect. An art museum with a very comfortable accommodation. Breathtaking views of beautiful gardens and nature... A wave pool and symphony pool that is also kid friendly... Great amenities including free use of bicycles and tricycles to stroll around the area.” -- TripAdvisor commenter from Tarlac; May 2016
    Price: $$ 


    10. Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa



    Where: San Juan, La Union
    Why: “It's small and intimate but on a prime location. Beach front with an infinity pool.” -- TripAdvisor commenter from California, USA; February 2016

    “The open air restaurant was our favorite..from breakfast to dinner. The rooms were very comfortable, clean and spacious.” -- TripAdvisor commenter; December 2015 

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