Puerto Galera is a great summer destination for families and groups. It has beautiful beaches, dive sites, and various other activities including inland tours where you can visit local communities and waterfalls. While there are numerous resorts in Puerto Galera to cater to everyone, others would prefer a little more privacy and exclusivity. Here we’ve compiled our top picks for the best private villas and private resorts in Puerto Galera that you can book for your next family getaway!
1. Driftwood Cottage
The Driftwood Cottage is one of the most popular Puerto Galera private resorts. It’s a cozy 3-bedroom beachfront home ideal for small groups who are looking for a private accommodation in Puerto Galera. It’s nestled in a beautiful beach cove that’s ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking.
The house has rustic bamboo interiors to make you feel at home, with plenty of outdoor spaces so you can enjoy the nature. It has a living room, a fully equipped kitchen, and grilling stations. If you simply want to hang back and relax, there is also a restaurant and tiki bar next door.
An infinity pool also beckons for a relaxing day outside.
The Driftwood Cottage is 25 minutes away from White Beach. It’s close to a few attractions such as Virgin Island, Bulabod Cove, and Tamaraw Falls.
Capacity: 10 people | Book via Airbnb
2. Oceanside Villa
Surrounded by the ocean and lush scenery, this large 6-bedroom villa is one of the best private accommodations you can find in Puerto Galera. It’s a perfect place for friend or family get-togethers.
The house features open-air living spaces, bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large terrace where you can enjoy the stunning views of Dalaruan Cove.
You can also enjoy free use of 2 kayaks, a mirror dinghy, and a 16’ Hobie Cat. Yachts are also available for an additional trip. Excursions including can also be arranged upon request. You can also hire a cook for a day to help you in preparing meals.
The location of this villa is secluded, so it’s best fit for those who want privacy. However, there are also nearby attractions you can visit even on foot. La Laguna and Sabang Beaches which offer a plethora of entertainment and nightlife are only a 20-minute walk away.
Capacity: 10 people (additional charge for extra persons) | Book via Airbnb
3. Amami Beachfront Villa
Amami Beachfront Villa is a private beach villa located in the beautiful strip of Talipanan Beach. It’s under the same ownership as Amami Beach Resort, which is one of the top resorts in Puerto Galera.
This villa features 3 master bedrooms and 1 additional studio bedroom, a living area with satellite TV, indoor and outdoor dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen and a grilling area, and a rooftop that offers a 360 view facing the ocean. It also has a private garage and easy access to the main road, so you won’t have any issues exploring the nearby attractions in the coastal town.
This is a great place to enjoy family time. Spend time in the gardens or head to the pebbly beach for a dip. Wear your snorkels and explore the home reefs. If you’re feeling some company or simply want to eat outside, just head to the resort nearby which has its own bar and restaurant for easy meals.
4. Lalaguna Villas
Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort and Spa offers all kinds of accommodations, from standard rooms to private villas. This resort is ideal for those who want privacy and at the same time the conveniences offered by a typical resort.
You can choose among the Superior Villa, Premium Villa, Luxury Villa, or any of the 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom penthouses. At the resort, you can enjoy the outdoor pool and poolside bar, a 24-hour restaurant offering Asian and Western dishes, a fitness and spa, and various entertainment.
Diving and other activities around the area can also be arranged.
5. Villa Sarimanok
Villa Sarimanok is one of the private villas located in Punta del Este, which overlooks the Valadero Bay. Its location gives the opportunity to enjoy both the ocean and the hills. This private resort in Puerto Galera is ideal for those who are looking for a quiet place to unwind.
The house features panoramic glass windows that will let you appreciate the views outside. It has 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a fully equipped kitchen. Daily maid service is also provided so you can enjoy your stay hassle-free. It has its own private pool, and a winding road leads to the beach downstairs.
This villa comfortably sleeps 12 people. There is another villa in the compound called Kasbah Remo, which can accommodate up to 16 people.
Capacity: 12 people | Book via Airbnb
6. The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse is a luxurious private villa located atop a hill in Sinandigang, Puerto Galera, offering a splendid 270 degree sea view. It’s ideal for small groups who want complete privacy. Diving enthusiasts will also enjoy its location, as it is only 5 minutes away from the best diving in Puerto Galera. Furthermore, the owners are part of the diving community and can help you arrange your dives upon request.
The villa has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious living and dining area, and a kitchen where you can prep and cook your meals. It also has a private outdoor pool surrounded by lounge beds for the ultimate relaxation.
Aside from these, you can also ask for additional services from a private chef, therapist, or other staff depending on your needs.
Capacity: 8 people | Book via Booking.com
7. Villa Escarceo
If you’re on the search Puerto Galera private resorts that can offer luxury and relaxation for your family, then consider staying at Villa Escarceo. Nestled on top of a cliff, it offers a secluded stay with amazing views. It’s also close to the main tourist spots in Puerto Galera — it’s only 30 minutes drive to White Beach and Tamaraw Falls.
Accommodations include Couple’s Room, Family Room, and the 3-Bedroom and 4-Bedroom Villas which come with a private infinity pool. Each one is fitted with modern amenities to make your stay easy and comfortable.
This Puerto Galera private resort also has a secluded beach access, a shared swimming pool, in-house cook and fully serviced meals, free WIFI, Netflix and cable channels, and housekeeping and staff services. Here you can relax and enjoy the views, swim at your leisure, or book a fun dive — it is close to three dive sites including Dungon Wall, Monkey Beach, and West Escarceo. Other activities include snorkeling, parasailing, scenic swing, golf putting, and massage services.
8. Casalay Boutique Villas and Dive Resort
One of the newest private resorts in Puerto Galera, Casalay Boutique Villas and Dive Resort offers gorgeous 2-story villas that can accommodate couples or small groups.
The villas are beautifully decorated and furnished with modern amenities, such as top-quality mattresses and linens for a good night’s sleep, safety deposit box, refrigerator, and coffee and tea making facilities. There is also an outdoor lounge where you can chat and relax and a private plunge pool with ocean view.
Casalay Boutique Villas and Dive Resort is equally ideal for casual tourists and divers. It offers various dive packages and is just minutes away from some of the best dive sites in Puerto Galera. You can also avail of land tour, island hopping tour, and various watersports during your stay.
9. Verde View Villas
Verde View Villas offers your own private villa where you can enjoy a private beachfront, easy access to dive sites, and various activities in the island.
They offer different accommodations, ideal for couples and small groups. Each villa is equipped with modern amenities such as airconditioning, black-out curtains, TV with cable channels, and in-room safe and with a balcony offering a view of Puerto Galera Bay. You can choose from Standard Room, Standard Queen Bed, Villa – Sea View, Deluxe – Ocean View, Deluxe Suite – Ocean View, Deluxe Premiere Room, and One-Bedroom Ocean View.
Shared facilities include a swimming pool, a restaurant and bar, a grand veranda, a KTV room, spa and massage services, and free shuttle service to/from Sabang/Balatero Port.
10. Villa in Abra de Ilog
For those looking for a Puerto Galera private resort that is quiet but still majestic in natural beauty, this private villa in Abra de Ilog is a perfect choice!
This villa sits in an acre of farm land, with a serene view of the ocean and its own private pool. The 400-sqm house features a native wooden design, with spacious interiors and 2 bedrooms good up to 8 people. The house comes with a caretaker that can help you arrange meals.
This is a great place to unwind and enjoy the outdoors! Enjoy the beach, stroll along the farm, or explore the surrounding communities and open rivers that the town is famous for.
The easiest way to get here is by taking a ferry from Batangas Port to Abra de Ilog Port and then taking a boat to the villa. It can also be reached from Puerto Galera. Travel time is around 45 minutes.
Capacity: 8 people | Book via Airbnb
That concludes our list of best private villas and private resorts in Puerto Galera! Do you have other places to add? 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!).