Game nights are fun, but family vacations are even better for bonding with the brood. Just an hour or so from Metro Manila, the city of Antipolo is the perfect destination for a quick getaway, especially for travelers with limited time and budget.
And because we know vacation planning can be overwhelming, we’ve put together a list of Antipolo staycation destinations that cater to both kids and adults. Keep reading for some of our favorite family-friendly staycation spots in Antipolo, whether you want to bask in the great outdoors or lounge indoors with the fam all day.
Mount Purro Nature Resort
Nestled in the foothills of Sierra Madre Mountain Range, Mount Purro Nature Resort provides wild and sprawling spaces for children and parents to run, play, and explore. This lush eco-park transports guests into the heart of nature with outdoor activities like forest hiking, river walking, and tree planting. Fun amenities like a swimming pool, a playground, and a game room offer plenty of recreation for every member of the family. At night, huddle around the bonfire for s’mores and scary stories. Bahay kubo accommodations are comfortable, but guests can also opt to stay in a tent or dormitory room.
Loreland Farm Resort
The sprawling grounds of Loreland Farm Resort has something for every traveler, no matter the age. Itching for a swim? The Loreland Farm Resort has multiple swimming pools, including a kiddie pool and water park perfect for active children with boundless energy. And while the kids play, parents can relax and rejuvenate at the in-house Luljetta Hanging Gardens Spa. Massages and scrubs are available at the spa, as well as facilities like saunas, a hot tub, a hydro-massage pool, a fish spa, and infinity pools. Guests who are looking for more premium accommodations may book a room at Luljetta’s Place Garden Suites, which includes access to the spa’s facilities.
Hot days call for a dip in the pool, and Bosay Resort is perfect if you’re ready to dive in. Bosay means waterfalls in Waray, and while there aren’t any cascades in the resort, there are a surprising number of swimming pools. Ten, to be exact, including kiddie pools, an Olympic pool, and a storm wave pool. There are cottages throughout the property for day-trippers, but the hotel offers a cozy retreat that’s perfect after a full day of jumping from one swimming pool to another.
Step outdoors for a memorable adventure at Phillip’s Sanctuary. The eco-adventure mountain resort is a popular team-building venue, but it’s just as suited for an action-packed family vacation with a variety of recreational activities like fishing, ziplining, swimming, cycling, kayaking, and rafting. Obstacle and rope courses are also available on the grounds. With fruit trees, flowering plants, and the forest stretching as far as the eye can see, Phillip’s Sanctuary is a great place to relax and connect with nature.
The Grounds Resort
Families looking for a rustic escape will fall in love with The Grounds Resort, an Antipolo hideaway that transports Tolkien fans to The Shire with rooms inspired by hobbit houses. The tranquil resort caters to folks looking for a relaxing vacay amid beautifully landscaped gardens and postcard-pretty rooms. A well-loved wedding venue, this isn’t exactly the place for thrills and spills, but guests who want to spend time outdoors can enjoy a dip in the private swimming pool or lounge around the charming gardens. A tip: be prepared (and dressed) to snap a lot of photos with the fam! The Grounds Resort is one of the most picturesque places to stay in Antipolo, so this is a great opportunity to add cute pictures to the family album.
Address: Lot 7 P. Oliveros St., Brgy. Dela Paz, Antipolo
Contact: 0917 153 2277
Cristina Villas Mountain Resort
Sweeping views and boundless activities make Cristina Villas Mountain Resort a popular staycation destination for families in Antipolo. Children often frequent the playground and water park, but there’s also a rope course area, a basketball court, a volleyball court, a gym, a spa, multiple pools, and zipline facilities. Guests who want to belt out their favorite tunes can head to the KTV rooms for karaoke night.
Are you up for your next family getaway? If you’re headed to Antipolo and eager to explore more of the surrounding attractions, a tour of Rizal and Laguna may be the perfect road trip activity. Visit KKday for more travel ideas and amazing deals!
*Featured photo via Mount Purro Nature Reserve, Phillip’s Sanctuary, and Bosay Resort Facebook pages