Nature is a little out of reach for us metro folks. But if you really need the great outdoors, there are plenty of destinations that are only a relatively quick drive out of town. A favorite for Manila folks who need a quick getaway, Subic offers all kinds of accommodation options. Discover the best places to stay in Subic with our picks of hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals in and around the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
1. ACEA Subic Beach Resort
Nestled on a premier oceanfront location, ACEA Subic Beach Resort is a fantastic escape for a dose of vitamin sea. The luxury resort features a stunning array of recreational facilities, including an infinity pool just steps from a private beach. Other great leisure spots in ACEA include a spa, a gym, and water sports like jet skis, kayaks, and standup paddleboards.
2. Lighthouse Marina Resort
Retreat to the Lighthouse Marina Resort, a picturesque staycation destination that’s notable for its location at Subic’s famous lighthouse. Each guest room is elegant, comfortable, and reasonably priced, while the in-house restaurant and bar offer awesome laidback spaces to enjoy well-prepared dishes and delicious spirits.
3. The Nest By The Sea
The Nest by the Sea is a collection of breezy ocean-inspired nests in Subic, probably the most picturesque vacation homes you’ll find in the area. There are currently 16 eco-friendly vacation “nests” in the family, all located throughout the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The Mango Nest Hut in the garden is especially appealing, but the other nests are equally beautifully designed and exquisitely furnished.
4. Subic Bay Yacht Club
Even if yachting isn’t exactly your thing, Subic Bay Yacht Club is a sprawling holiday playground worth visiting. The beachfront country club boasts a wide range of high-end facilities, including a swimming pool, a badminton court, a spa, a fitness center, and water activities like diving, boating, and fishing. Plus, its convenient location smack dab in the heart of the Freeport Zone means that all of the dining, shopping, and recreational hotspots are within easy reach of guests.
5. Camayan Beach Resort
A place where the lush rainforests, sparkling beaches, and vibrant wildlife meet, Camayan Beach Resort is another tourist favorite in Subic. The oceanfront resort is an excellent pick for active travelers, whether you want to go on a nature walk for monkey encounters or snorkel underwater for a glimpse of colorful corals. Plus, it’s right next to Ocean Adventure, so families planning a visit to the ocean park will find Camayan a convenient home away from home.
6. Kamana Sanctuary Resort & Spa
Tucked between the mountains, forests, and the sea, Kamana Sanctuary is a peaceful getaway spot for travelers looking to unplug. Elegantly decorated rooms, suites, and casitas offer a refined place to stay for a staycation, whether you’re on a solo trip or a family holiday. The resort also features a spa, an infinity pool, beach access, and a restaurant, along with gear for activities like kayaking, tennis, Frisbee, basketball, volleyball, and snorkeling.
7. Le Charmé Suites
Designed to suit both business and leisure travelers, Le Charmé Suites is exceedingly well-appointed for a comfortable stay. A unique perk for all cyclists passing through Subic: bike racks inside Le Charmé’s generously sized guestrooms! There’s bike storing equipment in the hallways and the lobby as well. A fitness center and roof deck pool are also available.
8. Wild Orchid Beach Resort
Wild Orchid Beach Resort is a beachfront resort in the Subic Bay area that’s an attractive option for weekenders looking for reasonably priced accommodations in the area. Rooms are clean and spacious, while resort amenities include a large outdoor pool, gym, and resto-bar.
9. Subic Green Tree House
Private vacation rentals are an excellent option for Subic getaways, and the Green Tree House is an idyllic hideaway for nature and art lovers. Surrounded by lush greenery, this vibrant treehouse in Subic is made out of materials salvaged from all over the Philippines. The artsy home for two is colorful and homey inside, while the outdoor deck features a hammock, table and chairs, and even a cold tub for a refreshing soak. A bathroom and kitchen are also provided outside.
10. Subic Brick Home
Another great Airbnb in the area is the Subic Brick Home, a lovingly designed unit that can accommodate up to eight guests. Most of the details inside the charming two-story home have been salvaged and restored, while the sprawling patio offers plenty of room for alfresco meals and basking in Subic’s fresh forest air. A barbecue pit and outdoor tub are also available.
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*Featured photo via ACEA Subic Beach Resort, The Nest by the Sea, and Camayan Beach Resort Facebook pages