Of the many weekend destinations near Manila, perhaps no place offers more variety than the province of Laguna. It’s home to different resorts to suit whatever fits your fancy – including nature-inspired resorts, hot spring resorts, farm stays, and lakeside cottages. Not to mention the number of nature attractions that you can explore, including hidden waterfalls, mountains and lakes, and even caves.
Here we’ve compiled the top Laguna resorts that you should consider on your trip.
- 1. Baliraya Resort and Spa
- 2. Sulyap Bed and Breakfast
- 3. Casa San Pablo Bed and Breakfast
- 4. Dona Jovita Garden Resort
- 5. Sol Y Viento Hotels and Resorts
- 6. Julian’s Island Lodge
- 7. The Cliffhouse Laguna
- 8. Costales Nature Farm
- 9. Lotuspod Bed and Breakfast
- 10. Caliraya Ecoville Recreation Farm and Resort
- 11. Aquascape Lake Caliraya Resort
- 12. Splash Island
- 13. Hidden Valley Spring Resorts
- 14. Casa Marina Bed and Breakfast
- 15. The Cliff at Naculo Falls
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1. Baliraya Resort and Spa
Baliraya Resort and Spa is one of the hidden gems of Laguna. It’s a cozy resort with Bali-inspired architecture, perfect for relaxing vacations, romantic occasions, or casual weekends when you simply want to get away for a while.
It offers modern rooms with comfortable beds for couples and small groups, and separate villas for those who prefer a more exclusive feel. In this resort, you can enjoy taking a dip in the gorgeous outdoor pool surrounded by greenery, dining and taking photos in its restaurant and bar, and exploring the lake through a kayak.
A stay at Baliraya Resort and Spa is sure to recharge your soul, so book an overnight or two on your next visit to Laguna.
Baliraya Resort and Spa: Book discounted rooms
2. Sulyap Bed and Breakfast
This place is mostly known for its local dining and museum (Sulyap Gallery Café), but those who want to stay overnight can also book at Sulyap Bed and Breakfast. The rooms here are beautiful and quaint, built in a traditional style that will take you back in the Spanish times.
Sulyap Bed and Breakfast is a great place for a weekend R&R. You can spend your time indoors and appreciate the classic interiors, head to the outdoor pool and garden for some recreational fun, or visit the museum which is free for all guests. Of course, one of the highlights of staying here is easy access to the café and restaurant which is known for its delicious local cuisine and new dishes with a twist.
Sulyap Bed and Breakfast: Book discounted rooms
3. Casa San Pablo Bed and Breakfast
Casa San Pablo is one of the most beloved Laguna resorts, featuring sprawling grounds and homey cottages that are perfect for families, couples, and all sort of creative types.
Its rooms are quaint and cozy, perfect for a chill weekend away from home. Each one is fitted with modern conveniences and art pieces, an upgrade from your regular accommodation. This B&B also has an in-house restaurant that serves delicious local food including their own version of longganisa and an art space called ARTBarn where they host various art events.
Casa San Pablo Bed and Breakfast: Book discounted rooms
4. Dona Jovita Garden Resort
Have the ultimate relaxing vacation at Dona Jovita Garden Resort in Calamba, Laguna.
This Laguna resort has a rustic charm that will make you feel right at home. It has plenty of garden spaces and a number of hot spring pools with natural hot water from Mount Makiling – both of which can help you feel refreshed and ready to tackle your life back at the city.
Aside from these, it also offers various outdoor activities that will make you feel closer to nature, including trekking and horseback riding.
Dona Jovita Garden Resort: Book discounted rooms
5. Sol Y Viento Hotels and Resorts
With numerous hot spring resorts in Laguna, it can be intimidating to choose one! Sol Y Viento Hotels and Resorts offers great facilities and service, making it a good choice for families, friends, and couples.
This hot spring resort offers a splendid view of Laguna de Bay, which alone makes the visit worth it. It has 5 outdoor pools filled with natural hot water from Mount Makiling, a restaurant that specializes in Spanish cuisine, a lounge/bar, and outdoor spaces that can be utilized for fun activities and/or team-building.
Sol Y Viento Hotels and Resorts is perfect for a weekend vacation for those who want to relax and soothe their tired muscles in a natural hot spring pool.
Sol Y Viento Hotels and Resorts: Book discounted rooms
6. Julian’s Island Lodge
If you’re looking for an exclusive accommodation around Cavinti Lake, look no further than Julian’s Island Lodge. This is one of the best houses in the area, with the 2-storey house built on its own island so you can enjoy the peaceful ambiance in the lake area fully.
The main house features traditional Filipino architecture, fitted with beautiful wooden furniture as well as modern amenities, such as various kitchen equipments to make your stay hassle-free and convenient. There is also a gazebo that serves as a place for dining and/or hang outs and a jetty where the boats used for ferrying are docked.
The best place to do here is relax and appreciate the lake view. If you’re up for a swim, there are lifejackets available so you can splash in the lake and kayaks that are helpful for exploring farther areas.
7. The Cliffhouse Laguna
The Cliffhouse Laguna is one of the best private hot spring resorts in Laguna. Located in a quiet subdivision in Los Banos, it’s also a close drive away from Manila.
This resort is literally built on a small cliff, offering a pleasant view of the neighborhood and Laguna de Bay. It has 5 bedrooms which are plenty enough even for a large family, a semi-indoor infinity pool with hot water, kitchen and dining areas, a KTV room, and a roof deck where you can watch the stars at night or greet the early morning with a warm cup of coffee.
It’s a great place for a quick weekend getaway especially for large groups.
8. Costales Nature Farm
Over the past years, farm resorts have been gaining in popularity as more city-dwellers look for a place to commune with nature. Costales Nature Farm is one of the top farm staycations in the country, with its native-style cottages, educational farm tours, and fun hands-on activity such as harvesting, creating farm-to-table salads, and fishing. They also serve healthy, delicious meals and drinks that will make you come back for more.
Costales Nature Farm is popular among families and students, but it’s equally suitable for anyone who’s looking for a nice farm resort near the city.
9. Lotuspod Bed and Breakfast
One of the best-kept secrets of Laguna, Lotuspod Bed and Breakfast is a nature retreat with wide green spaces, lotus ponds, and luxurious casitas perfect for families who want to splurge for a nice vacation and couples looking for an intimate getaway.
Each casita features a king bed and en suite bathroom, an alfresco dipping tub with hot water sourced from Mount Makiling, and a terrace where you can laze the day away. Enjoy a mini-staycation inside your casita or explore the resort grounds where you can find a swimming pool, restaurant, and recreational facilities such as treehouse, playground, zipline, and trampoline.
This resort is also happy to accommodate requests, such as camping, barbecue events, and even dinner under the stars for couples in love.
10. Caliraya Ecoville Recreation Farm and Resort
Caliraya Ecoville Recreation Farm and Resort is a family-friendly resort perfect for wholesome vacations. It’s a great place to relax, bond together, or engage in fun outdoor activities that are suitable even for kids.
The whole farm resort spans 20 hectares. Its highlights include a swimming pool surrounded by coconut trees for a refreshing day swim and a large fish pond where you can experience fishing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. It also has nature trails that you can explore by foot or by riding a bike and indoor games for those who prefer to stay in the comfort of their rooms.
There are different types of accommodations depending on your needs, including camping tents, hotel-type rooms, and dormitories ideal for large groups.
Caliraya Ecoville Recreation Farm and Resort: Book discounted rooms
11. Aquascape Lake Caliraya Resort
It’s fun to try something new once in a while. Aquascape Lake Caliraya Resort is a lakeside resort that lets you stay overnight in floating cottages!
The floating cottages are well designed and are perfect for photo-ops for your socials. Each one is fitted with mattresses, a couch, and even a TV and can sleep from 4 to 6 people. It’s a unique experience and one that will help you enjoy the peace and quiet of the lake.
If you prefer a traditional accommodation, the resort also has regular rooms that you can book.
Aside from chilling and swimming, there are also watersport activities that you can do including banana boat, jet ski, and high-speed tube.
12. Splash Island
A lot of Filipinos grew up spending their summer vacations on a trip to Splash Island. Today, it still remains as one of the leading waterparks in the country and one of the most visited Laguna resorts especially among families.
Splash Island features different water attractions that are suitable for both kids and adults, including pools, giant slides, and a lazy river. Other outdoor activities include zipline, wall climb, sky bike, and paint ball.
It is open for day tours. For those who wish to stay overnight, there are tents, cabanas, and airconditioned glamping accommodations that cater to different-sized groups.
Splash Island: Book a day tour via Klook
13. Hidden Valley Spring Resorts
Hidden Valley Spring Resorts is possibly one of the most beautiful resorts in the country, and so it’s no wonder that it’s also considered a tourist spot on its own. Although it is one the expensive side, many consider it a worthwhile resort to visit.
This tropical rainforest resort is nestled between Mount Makiling and Mount Banahaw and is home to different flora and fauna. It’s famous for its three outdoor pools: a warm pool perfect for rejuvenating the body, a natural spring pool, and a soda pool. Guests can also trek to a nearby hidden waterfall, said to be one of the highlights of the resort.
Hidden Valley Spring Resorts is open for day tours and overnight stays. Its accommodations are said to be outdated, but the one-of-a-kind nature attractions and buffet options at the restaurant make up for this lapse.
14. Casa Marina Bed and Breakfast
Casa Marina Bed and Breakfast is a great home base for a weekend in Pagsanjan, the tourism capital of Laguna. It features a heritage house with different accommodations including Luxury Suites for couples and Family Rooms for large groups, an alfresco dining area overlooking the river and serving home-cooked meals, and easy access to the best tourist attractions in the area.
This bed-and-breakfast can help you arrange your activities and can also give you tips if you wish to do the tours DIY. Some of the places you can see are the heritage churches, the Pagsanjan Falls, Hulugan Falls, and other waterfalls in Laguna.
Casa Marina Bed and Breakfast: Book discounted rooms
15. The Cliff at Naculo Falls
The Cliff at Naculo Falls is a unique bed-and-breakfast ideal for small groups who love nature and adventure. What makes this place amazing is that guests also get access to the waterfall inside the property.
It features a 3-storey house, with the first floor having the bedroom and the second and third floors alfresco areas where you can hang out. There is also an outdoor kitchen and dining areas and a small tub with refreshing spring water.
The highlight of staying at The Cliff at Naculo Falls is the short trek to the waterfall, which you shouldn’t skip! A guide will help you to the viewing area where you can see the waterfall in all its glory.
That concludes our list of the best Laguna resorts! Do you have other recommendations? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).