Located about 4-5 hours from Manila, Quezon Province is a great place for those who love nature and for families who are looking for relaxing holidays. It is natural beauty, including forest mountains, agricultural lands, and beautiful shorelines. Here we’ve compiled the best resorts you can find in Quezon Province!
- 1. Ouan’s The Farm Resort
- 2. Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort
- 3. Catanauan Cove
- 4. Aquazul Resort and Hotel
- 5. Punta Tierra Blanca Beach Resort
- 6. Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Resort and Hotel
- 7. Real Coast and Surf
- 8. Balai Loreta
- 9. Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort
- 10. Silangang Nayon Park and Restaurant
- 11. Blue Pavilion Beach Resort
- 12. Balesin Island Club
- 13. Mondy & Goldy’s Beach Resort
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1. Ouan’s The Farm Resort
Ouan’s The Farm Resort is a family-friendly resort that offers an idyllic escape into nature.
The resort has a huge swimming pool where you can take a refreshing dip. You can also explore the farm resort and see various fruit-bearing trees and farm animals.
Aside from this, the resort also has various sports, including tennis, football, basketball, and volleyball. A Farm Adventure section also allows you to do zipline, wall climbing, rappelling, and fire range.
Ouan’s The Farm Resort has an in-house restaurant that offers Filipino dishes. You can also request for a special tagayan ritual, which is a way of welcoming tourists and sharing lambanog. Other facilities include conference halls and function rooms.
Accommodations include rooms and villas. It is also possible to stay overnight in their camping site.
Location: Lucena, Quezon | Book via Agoda
2. Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort
We’ve all seen that photo of that people eating beside a waterfall, right? You can find that in Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort.
Starting with humble beginnings as a coconut plantation, Villa Escudero is now one of the best Quezon Province resorts and attractions. It’s a great option for families and barkadas, as well as those who are looking for new experiences.
It features the Labasin Waterfalls Restaurant (where you can enjoy a Filipino buffet while soaking your feet in the waterfall’s running water), a private museum, and three swimming pools (an infinity pool, an adult pool, and a kiddie pool). Other activities you can do include watching the Philippine Experience Show and bamboo rafting.
Accommodations include native-style rooms, including riverside houses.
Location: Pagbilao, Quezon
3. Catanauan Cove
Catanauan Cove is a hidden paradise located along the shores of Catanauan, Quezon. It’s a great place to relax and unplug from the stress of the city. It’s also a great option for families.
The resort features a 2-kilometer stretch of serene beach, two swimming pools that overlook the ocean, a restaurant and beach bar, and a clubhouse/pavilion. For those who’d like to stay all day in the beach, there are open cottages and umbrellas conveniently placed along the shoreline.
Aside from swimming, there are various activities you can do including basketball, beach volleyball and football, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, and paddleboarding. There is also local massage available to those who want to a body treat.
Accommodations include hilltop, garden, and oceanfront villas. Honeymoon suites are also available for those who want a special time together.
Catanauan Cove prides itself for creating ecotourism program. Due to its convenient location, it’s also close to several local tourist spots in Quezon, including Maniwaya Sandbar, Mompong Island, Old Catanauan Church, Catanauan Market, Old Lighthouse, International Flower Farm, and Bosai Falls. For divers, it’s close to the Celebes Maru shipwreck dive site.
Location: Catanauan, Quezon
4. Aquazul Resort and Hotel
If you’re planning a visit to Cagbalete Island, then you should consider staying at Aquazul Resort and Hotel.
The resort allows you to explore the white-sand beaches of Cagbalete in comfort. It has a swimming pool and jacuzzi, an in-house restaurant, and a picnic area ideal for families. Aside from swimming, it also offers various activities including glass boat viewing, kayaking, snorkeling, and volleyball.
Accommodations include villa rooms with balcony or lanai, as well as airconditioned cottages.
You can book this resort as your island home while you explore the attractions in Cagbalete. You can island hop to see Yang-in Sandbar, Fish Sanctuary, and Ilog Bukana; snorkel and dive; or visit the waterfalls in the mainland in Mauban.
Location: Mauban, Quezon | Book via Agoda
5. Punta Tierra Blanca Beach Resort
Punta Tierra Blanca Beach Resort is one of the best resorts in Quezon Province. With its manicured landscape, cozy rooms, and beautiful beachfront, it’s a great option for a beach getaway.
The resort prides itself most for the experiences it offers. You can swim in the beach, snorkel, kayak, or arrange for a fishing trip. You can also charter a boat to island hop to the nearby Maniwaya Sand Bar and Mompong Rock Formation.
There are meal packages offered per person. You can ask for freshly caught seafood and have it served boodle style, in a balsa (floating cottage) while you enjoy the water, or packed for your boat trip. You can also bring your own food, without corkage fee.
Accommodations include log houses and bungalows for groups, as well as cabanas and other rooms.
Location: Catanauan, Quezon
6. Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Resort and Hotel
Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is known for its restaurant, which features floating cottages and menu consisting of freshly caught seafood and native dishes. But did you know that it also offers accommodations?
The resort features two swimming pools: lagoon pool and summit pool. Other activities include touring its eco-park and horseback riding. By checking in, you’ll also have ample time to try Kamayan’s three restaurants: the original Kamayan sa Palaisdaan Floating Restaurant, Fisherslake (where you can experience fish spa dining), and Air Summit Gourmet (a restaurant inside a literal airplane).
Accommodations range from villas to standard rooms and dorms.
Kamayan sa Palaisdaan is close to other attractions in Quezon, including Bulusukan River & Eco Park and Calumpang Hanging Bridge. For those planning to stay in the province, it is one of the top choices among Quezon Province resorts.
Location: Tayabas, Quezon | Book via Agoda
7. Real Coast and Surf
If you’re looking for a destination where you can surf and chill, check out Real Coast and Surf in Real, Quezon. This place gives you the best of both worlds — hotel rooms for those who love comfort and camp cabanas for those who prefer a more basic type of accommodation.
This resort features a beachfront with 2- to 4-feet waves, which is good for beginners and advanced-level surfers. It also has a pool (open only to hotel guests), an in-house restaurant, and a food shack. Those who’d like to meet and greet, drink, or play board games can hang out at the Surf Camp.
Other activities include river tubing in Barangay Tanauan and exploring the nearby waterfalls, including Balagbag Falls and Noknok Falls which are only several minutes away.
Real Coast and Surf is a great laid-back escape for those who’d like to experience the beach and the waves. It’s also a popular option among millennials because of the camp’s boho theme.
Location: Real, Quezon
8. Balai Loreta
Balai Loreta is a quaint and cozy beach resort in Saraiya, Quezon. It’s ideal for those who want to stay in a serene location, away from the summer crowds.
The resort faces a brownish-sand beach with shallow water perfect for kids. It has an infinity pool, viewing decks, and a mini-pavilion. The resort has cooking facilities, but it’s recommended to bring your own food.
Balai Loreta offers native-style rooms for guests.
Location: Saraiya, Quezon
9. Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort
Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort is another one of the best resorts in Quezon Province that you should check out. It is a place to relax, meditate, and enjoy nature. It’s also a good option for those who are looking for traditional Filipino-style accommodations.
The resort features gardens and an organic farm that you can visit, as well as a natural pool for a cool swim. It has an in-house restaurant that serves Filipino dishes with a twist. Some of the bestsellers include fresh pako salad, seafood kare-kare, and bulalo, among others.
Accommodations include airconditioned nipa huts.
From Samkara Restaurant and Garden Resort, you can also visit Kamay ni Hesus.
Location: Lucban, Quezon | Book via Agoda
10. Silangang Nayon Park and Restaurant
If you’re looking for a quick getaway from the city, look no further than Silangang Nayon Park and Restaurant. This resort offers a relaxing respite with views of Tayabas Bay, Pagbilao Grande, and the surrounding mountains.
The resort features accommodations with poolside, bay, or garden views. It has a highly rated restaurant with waterfront dining option where you can enjoy Filipino-Chinese dishes. It also offers various activities, including kayaking, fishing, and island hopping where you can visit the nearby islands and mangrove area.
Silangang Nayon Park and Restaurant is a great place to unwind or simply enjoy a wholesome family vacation. The resort also practices sustainable tourism, as it employs the locals from surrounding barangays, buys ingredients from local growers and fishers, and more.
Location: Pagbilao, Quezon
11. Blue Pavilion Beach Resort
Blue Pavilion Beach Resort is another great resort in Quezon Province. With its modern amenities and pristine shores, it’s a great place to relax and spend quality time with family and friends.
The resort offers a plethora of activities for you to do. You can swim, play outdoors (beach volleyball, badminton, and available), or enjoy a laid-back time indoors (billiards, darts, playing cards, and board games). You can also ride the waves with a sea scooter or explore the terrain with an ATV.
At night, a bonfire is lit so you can huddle together with stories and marshmallows.
Accommodations include pavilions for groups, as well as fan rooms and airconditioned rooms.
Location: Infanta, Quezon | Book via Agoda
12. Balesin Island Club
Balesin Island is a private, members-only luxury island located in Polilio, Quezon. Due to its exclusivity, the island is a status symbol and a place that you should visit at least once.
The whole island spans 500 hectares, with a 7.3 kilometer white-sand beach. It features seven villages which are styled after various destinations worldwide. These are Balesin, Bali, Phuket, Mykonos, St. Tropez, Costa del Sol, and Toscana. Each village has its own restaurant and bars.
There are many things you can do in Balesin Island. You can spend the day lounging in the beach, enjoy various watersports, or have a relaxing massage at the spa. The island is also home to various flora and fauna, including whale sharks and sea turtles.
To stay in Balesin Island, you will need to register as a member or look for a member who can sign you up as a guest.
Location: Mauban, Quezon
13. Mondy & Goldy’s Beach Resort
Head to the quiet town of General Nakar in Quezon and have a relaxing vacation at Mondy & Goldy’s Beach Resort.
Considered the best resort in town, Mondy & Goldy’s Beach Resort features different rooms ideal for solo or couple travelers and groups. Each room features unique aesthetics and has airconditioning, en suite bathroom with hot and cold shower, and complimentary toiletries.
This Quezon beach resort also has a pool with jacuzzi and kiddie section, an in-house restaurant, open areas where you can chill and hang out, and a small convenience store and swimwear shop. It has a calm beachfront perfect for families and kids.
Location: General Nakar, Quezon
That ends our list of best resorts in Quezon Province? Do you have other recommendations? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Katherine Cortes is a long-time backpacker and a freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).