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  • Swim, Hike, Sleep! 10 Resorts in Antipolo for a Quick Summer Escape

    Antipolo has a lot to offer whether you’re looking for a hotel or a private getaway.
    by Kitty Elicay .
Swim, Hike, Sleep! 10 Resorts in Antipolo for a Quick Summer Escape
PHOTO BY courtesy of Villa Elisha and Le Blanc Hotel and Resort
  • For someone who lives in Antipolo, I appreciate that the province marries modern living with spectacular nature views. And over the years, the city has become a worthwhile destination — there’s so much to do besides going to Hinulugang Taktak and Antipolo Cathedral!

    10 best resorts in Antipolo

    If you’re a family who’s grown weary of beaches and want to try something new, or if you’re just looking for a quick escape this summer, make a date with nature and check out our list of some of the best resorts in Antipolo and its nearby areas.

    Mount Purro Nature Reserve

    Purok 5, Brgy. Calawis, Antipolo City
    Php2,300 per adult, minimum of 5 persons; Php1,380 for children 3-7 years old. Inclusive of buffet-style dinner and next-day breakfast
    www.mountpurronaturereserve.com

    Kids will love the pool, but there are so many activities to do in the reserve.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Mount Purro Nature Reserve
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    Make this vacation all about the family and #DisconnectToConnect, as the resort promotes. It’s all about getting physical as you can try a number of activities like hiking up a mountain, trekking to the waterfalls, trying their ropes courses, and camping in the reserve. Of course, they also have a swimming pool with a kiddie section and a “nature-style” children’s playground.

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    The resort encourages guests to reconnect with nature and people.
     PHOTO BYCOURTESY OF MOUNT PURRO NATURE RESERVE

     

    A few things to note before you book a room: while they offer cozy accommodations complete with a private toilet and bath, they are not a resort with room service or 24/7 concierge. They also don’t have free towels and toiletries (to save on water consumption and limit waste). Lastly, there’s no WiFi and limited mobile signal as they aim for family and friends to bond. However, they make up for this with breathtaking views and a chance to be one with nature. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind break, you’re sure to find it here.

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    Luljetta’s Place Garden Suites

    Sitio Loreland, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo City
    Starts at Php4,000 per night

    Luljetta’s Place – Garden Suites is the newest resort located inside the Loreland Farm Resort which spans eight hectares. As the name implies, you’re surrounded by gardens and lush greenery, which makes it an ideal place to unwind with the family. Apart from its own lap pool, you also have access to the Loreland Farm Resort (which has six pools). You can also explore Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens Spa, which has a hydro-massage pool with an awe-inspiring view of the mountains. They also offer a variety of treatments, a sauna, and a jacuzzi so your bodies can take a rest.

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    Momarco Forest Cove Resort & Hotel

    Sitio Bathala, Brgy. Plaza Aldea, Tanay, Rizal
    Starts at Php4,300 per night for a family of 4

    If you’re up for an adventure, there’s a resort in nearby Tanay that has a relaxing ambiance with various accommodation options. The place is huge and your kids will love the gigantic swimming pool and artificial lagoon with a waterfall.

    They also have a mini-zoo, aviary, bike park, children’s playground, and a sports and recreation center. In short, you will not run out of things to do in this resort. Just be prepared to drive on a short, rough road leading up to the cove.

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    22 Heron Place

    22 Heron St. Meralco Homes, Grand Valley Subd., Angono Rizal
    Php6,500 (25 pax)

    Just a stone’s throw away from Antipolo is another quaint private resort. There’s a swimming pool, 2 open huts, and a viewing deck overlooking Laguna Bay. Kids will also have fun playing with their Giant Jenga and Connect 4 games located outdoors. The private resort comes complete with an airconditioned videoke room, a kitchen, and an outdoor dining area.

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    Unfortunately, they have suspended their overnight packages, but you can still come with the family for a daytime trip. If you need to rest (spending a whole day in the pool is tiring!) they offer an airconditioned room that fits 2 queen beds and additional mattresses for an added fee.

    LeBlanc Hotel and Resort

    191 Sen Lorenzo, Sumulong Memorial Circle, Brgy. Dela Paz, Antipolo City
    Starts at Php7,000 per night (4 pax)
    www.leblanc.com.ph

    The neutral wash of the hotel's interiors look chic and inviting.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Le Blanc Hotel and Resort
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    If you’re looking for a quick staycation, try this elegant hotel located in the city skirts of Antipolo. It has 32 bedrooms, a pool, and a sky tent and garden which is a popular venue for weddings and events. The white and neutral interior makes the whole place IG-worthy and definitely sets the mood for relaxation.

    Le Blanc promises to be a quick retreat for Metro Manila dwellers.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Le Blanc Hotel and Resort
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    Fancy a bigger party? Book their exclusive resort which has 7 rooms, a pool, bar, and large common area.

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    The Grounds Resort

    Lot 7 P. Oliveros St., Brgy. Dela Paz, Antipolo Rizal
    Starts at Php20,500 per night (15 pax)

    Fans of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings can live like a hobbit without having to fly to New Zealand as the private resort offers its very own hobbit house. It has a cozy, rustic feel surrounded by lush greenery.

    Take a dip in the pool or lounge by the outdoor bed. There’s also a gazebo where guests can hang out. At night, you can rest inside the house with its 3 queen-sized beds. The resort is complete with kitchen amenities, 4 showers and toilets, and a grill area. The whole place is Instagrammable and pet-friendly, too!

    Louisse Private Resort

    Leon Corner Manuel St., Melendres Subdivision, Ortigas Extension, Taytay Rizal
    Php23,000 per night (40 pax)

    Bordering Antipolo and Taytay is a private resort that feels like a boutique hotel with its breathtaking views and tranquil vibe. The two-story house has two air-conditioned bedrooms — the master bedroom has 2 queen-sized beds and can accommodate 2 extra-double sized mattresses for a sleeping capacity of 10 pax. The guest room has 3 double deck beds. They also have a conference room which can be converted into a sleeping area.

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    The whole place is complete with a kitchen, ref, and stove. You may bring your own kitchen utensils or rent from the resort for a small fee. Your group can also use the living room, videoke, half basketball court, and billiard table. Of course, there’s a pretty infinity pool to make your outing complete.

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    Tyvo Resort

    Blk 16 Lt 9 Mt. Banahaw St., Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo City
    Php25,000 per night (20pax)

    The newly-opened private resort is situated inside a gated subdivision in Antipolo that offers a view of the mountains and Metro Manila skyline. They are primarily an events place but you can also book them for family gatherings.

    Guests will have access to the swimming pool, party hall, and a grand KTV room. There is a cooking area complete with a ref and stove, plus tables and chairs for up to 50 guests. Accommodations include 2 air-conditioned bedrooms, 4 toilets with shower, and 3 additional toilets.

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    Villa Elisha

    Php30,000 per night (20 pax)
    View the listing here

    The forest hideaway is named after the owner’s only daughter.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Villa Elisha

    It is located inside a 30-hectare private forest sanctuary at the foothills of the Sierra Mountain range. It has three bedrooms and a loft area for sleeping. Basic dinnerware and cookware are provided.

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    Villa feels like your home in the middle of a forest.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Villa Elisha

     

    Guests may access Phillip’s Sanctuary, a mountain resort with bike trails, rope courses, hanging bridge, fishing lagoon, and kayak. “If lucky, guests may stumble upon the harvesting of our collection of exotic fruits including durian, marang, dragon fruit, and lychees, among others,” according to the villa’s Airbnb listing.

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    Timmy in the Woods

    #3 Mount Everest Avenue, Goldenhills Subdivision, Antipolo City
    Php26,000 per night (20 pax)

    The picturesque villa, as its name says, is nestled in the woods. Inside is a brick house with two bedrooms — the master bedroom has a queen-sized four-poster bed, a sofa, and an en suite toilet and bath. The bunk room has 3 single over queen bunk beds and its own bathroom. It also comes complete with kitchen amenities, with a living room with sofa beds and a workstation.

    Outside, guests can bask in the infinity pool with its own lounge area. There’s also an outdoor kitchen, a veranda with cocktail tables, an outdoor rainfall shower and 2 additional shower and toilets.

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