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  • No Beach, No Problem! 10 Resorts in Laguna for a Unique Vacation Experience

    Head to these resorts if you want a quick escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
    by Mimmy Delmendo .
No Beach, No Problem! 10 Resorts in Laguna for a Unique Vacation Experience
PHOTO BY courtesy of Rockpoint Resort Hotel and 88 Hotspring Resort
  • Just three hours out of Manila, Laguna is often the go-to choice for quick swimming trips and out-of-town vacations. It’s the perfect place to take a much-needed break without having to go too far from the metro, especially with the number of top resorts in Laguna.

    Engage in various activities at these top resorts in Laguna

    From hot springs to great lakes, the province of Laguna has a wide range of offerings for the entire family. While all of the resorts on the list have swimming pools that can be enjoyed by everyone, there are lots of other activities that they can do as well. Make the most out of your Laguna trip by staying at one, or all, of these great resorts.

    1. 88 Hotspring Resort

    #9061 Calamba City, Laguna
    Php 5,600 for 4 to 5 pax, includes entrance for 2 people
    www.88hotspring.com

    Swim in their outdoor, octagon, and kiddie pools or hang out by the jacuzzi and hot spring.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of 88 Hotspring Resort
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    88 Hotspring Resort is a beautiful garden resort near Mount Makiling. The kids will enjoy exploring the area and discovering what the resort has to offer. There is a big lake where they can ride swan boats. There are also pools with slides, both warm and cold, as well as jacuzzis. As for the adults, they can listen to live bands or have a drink at the minibar, or even get a massage at the spa. The resort was also awarded "Cleanest and Best Resort in Laguna" in 2017 and 2018, so you're assured the amenities are clean and well-maintained.

    Apart from the pools, you can take a walk around the resort and take in the scenic views.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of 88 Hotspring Resort
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    2. Doña Jovita Garden Resort

    Km. 57 National Highway, Brgy. Bagong Kalsada, Calamba City, Laguna
    Php4000 - 5000 for 4 pax, inclusive of free breakfast
    www.jovitaresort.com

    Doña Jovita Garden Resort is a place to experience nature with the family. It is located at the foot of Mt. Makiling, home to beautiful birds and trees — many of which you may see at the resort. You can soak in the therapeutic waters of the naturally-heated hot spring pools, or the kids might prefer to swim at the Pirate’s Cove Kiddie Pool. You can even let them have a quick horse ride around the premises. The resort welcomes pets, too!

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    3. Caliraya Ecoville Recreation Farm

    Lumban - Caliraya - Cavinti Rd, Cavinti, Laguna
    Php 4,898 for 4 pax
    www.calirayaecoville.com

    One of the top resorts in Laguna, Caliraya Ecoville Recreation and Farm Resort’s main focus is agri-tourism. While lounging at the poolside in hammocks and pillows is sure to be fun and relaxing, there are a lot of new experiences to be had at the resort as well. You can try out their fishing platforms and also learn about organic and aquaponic farming. You and your family will be sure to appreciate the Filipino cuisine served at their restaurant, which uses ingredients that are grown organically. Who knows, you may even be convinced to shift towards a farm-to-table lifestyle!

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    4. Caliraya Resort Club

    Brgy. Lewin, Lumban, Laguna, Philippines
    Php 4,000 to 4,300 per head for the quintuple room, inclusive of meals
    www.caliraya.net

    Apart from their pools, you also have a choice of different activities at the Caliraya Lake, a giant man-made lake located in the municipalities of Lumban, Cavinti, and Kalayaan.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Caliraya Resort Club
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    With all the activities that can be done at the Caliraya Resort Club, your vacation will surely turn out to be an adventure. Since the resort is also popular for team building events, there are lots of group activities the entire family can enjoy. The Hamster Wheel and Waterbike, two of their latest attractions, are sure to thrill adults and kids alike. Other outdoor activities include wall climbing, rappelling, kayaking, and canoeing. They also have a wave pool for that exciting ocean-wave experience.

    An aerial shot of the resort features impressive views.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Caliraya Resort Club
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    5. Zacona Eco-Resort & Biblical Garden

    Barangay Santa Monica San Pablo City, Philippines
    www.zacona.com
    Php2,875, family room

    It's no wonder that Zacona Eco-Resort & Biblical Garden, one of the top resorts in Laguna, is often chosen as a venue for weddings and photoshoots. With its beautiful pools, quaint, individually-decorated rooms, and lush garden, the place is truly a feast for the eyes. Even the environment and scenery adds to its appeal. The location is not too far from the metro, but just secluded enough for just the right amount of privacy and peace and quiet.

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    The resort is a bed-and-breakfast type where you can stay overnight and enjoy a delicious and filling meal in the morning. You will be treated as guests of the family, with hospitable service that has been improved and perfected over the years.

    6. Riverview Resort and Conference Center

    National Hi-way, Parian, Calamba City, Laguna
    Php 3000 for 4 pax
    www.riverview.com.ph

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    There is such a thing as “Go big or go home,” at the Riverview Resort and Conference Center. They have a near-Olympic-sized swimming pool that is sure to appeal to health buffs and swimming enthusiasts out there. And aside from pools, what else can excite the kids more than a twister water slide that’s 20 feet high?

    They also have a smaller kiddie pool with its own water slide as well, to make sure that everyone, even the younger kids, has a fun time. Aside from swimming, guests can also choose to play billiards or sing karaoke.

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    7. Hannah’s Garden

    Brgy. Bunggo Silangan, Calamba, Laguna
    Php 5000 for 4 pax, inclusive of breakfast
    http://www.hannahsgarden.ph

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    Hearing the word “garden”, a peaceful and natural location immediately comes to mind. This is certainly the ambience that you can expect from Hannah’s Garden. They have multiple pools where you can take a dip and relax in. You can also opt to take advantage of their full body massage services.

    Of course, that is not all that the resort has to offer. They have several facilities for those who are looking to make the most out of their vacations by spending time doing fun activities such as table tennis, basketball, and billiards. They even have an obstacle course for guests conducting team building activities, or those who simply want to challenge themselves.

    8. Rockpoint Resort Hotel

    Alamat Road, Maria Makiling Village, Pansol, Calamba City, Laguna
    Php4,300 for 4 people, inclusive of breakfast
    www.rockpointresorthotel.com

    Apart from the two pools in the resort, they also have rooms with jacuzzis, Roman baths, or corner tubs if you and the kids want to have a little bit of privacy.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Rockpoint Resort Hotel
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    A vacation, no matter how short, is a welcome chance to get away from daily worries and stresses. A couple of days at one of the top resorts in Laguna is sure to achieve just that. The Rockpoint Resort Hotel is a quiet, cozy resort known for its homey ambience and warm, welcoming staff. A soak at their hot springs or a stay at their spa is sure to melt away any stress and tension. If you and your family prefer to stay inside the room, they also have rooms with jacuzzis, Roman baths, or corner tubs. With all these, you will surely leave the resort feeling totally refreshed and reinvigorated, ready to face the challenges ahead.

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    9. Sitio de Amor Farm Resort

    Km 88.8 Maharlika Highway, Brgy. San Antonio 1, San Pablo City, Laguna
    Php 5,900 for 4 pax, inclusive of breakfast
    www.sitiodeamor.com

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    A stay at the Sitio de Amor Farm Resort is “beyond the usual experience.” Indeed, in a place like Laguna, that’s full of resorts that are more or less the same, that’s really saying something. Sitio de Amor covers hectares of land filled with trees, plants, and flowers. There are also plenty of animals, from the birds in the farm’s mini aviaries to the koi fish swimming in the pond, to the horses running around.

    The farm has both an infinity pool and a lagoon, where guests can go for a swim while looking at the beauty of nature. All over the area, old houses, antiques and heirloom pieces are on display to be enjoyed by those who appreciate history and want to get in touch with the past.

    With all the sights and spaces within the farm, there are many chances for guests to just sit and read, talk, or even sleep. It’s a great place to relax and do nothing, which is just what the owners wanted. Even then, the experience is sure to be a remarkable one.

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    10. Sol y Viento Mountain Hot Springs Resort

    Km. 55 Makiling Heights, Brgy. Pansol Calamba City
    www.syvhotelsandresorts.com

    As with similar resorts, Sol y Viento has several swimming pools filled with healing mountain spring water. However, one thing that sets this resort apart is the in-room experience that it offers. You can choose to take a dip in the indoor natural spring jacuzzi in your own room while looking out into the bay and the mountains.

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    For those who want to do more than just swim, there are new facilities that will soon be opened at one of the top resorts in Laguna. They will be building a campsite where groups and companies can conduct team building activities. This can also be a good chance for families to experience living close to nature. They will also have an eco-trail for guests to walk or bike on, for more of the nature experience.

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