Caliraya Lake Front Resort - swimming pool
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15 Private Resorts near Manila for Awesome Family Get-Togethers

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As a blogger, one of the most common inquiries we get is recommendations for private resorts near Manila for family outings! We Filipinos love to spend time with our family, whether it’s the summer, holidays, or birthday celebrations — sometimes even just to have a chance to bond and get together!

So alas, we’ve written this guide to help you narrow down your options when it comes to private resorts near Manila that you can book. Some of these we’ve personally visited, while others are selected through online reviews.

Make sure to check out our separate top picks for private resorts in Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, and more!

1. Caliraya Lake Front Resort

Caliraya Lake Front Resort is one of our favorite private resorts near Manila and one that we highly recommend to friends! Located in Cavinti, Laguna, this villa features 4 bedrooms and additional sofa beds, spacious living area, a complete kitchen, and a veranda that overlooks the lake.

The villa offers pure relaxation. Lounge at the pool overlooking the lake, play billiards or board games, or have a dining setup at the veranda so you can enjoy meals at the view. You can also swim or kayak at the lake.

Another thing that we love about Caliraya Lake Front Resort is that it is stunning! And the rate is affordable especially for groups.

  • Capacity: 15 people
  • Location: Cavinti, Laguna
  • Caliraya Lake Front Resort: Book via Airbnb

2. GC’s Farmhouse

Planning a big get-together with the family? Check out GC’s Farmhouse, a beautiful villa that can accommodate up to 25 people.

GC’s Farmhouse is located in Silang, Cavite, just an hour from the metro and 30 minutes away from Tagaytay. It has beautiful French-inspired interiors, 6 bedrooms, spacious living room, indoor and outdoor kitchens, a mini bar, a TV room where you can watch your favorite shows in peace, a game room, and a heated swimming pool. Aside from these, there are tons of games that you can play while staying here.

This villa is perfect for casual getaways, as well as mini celebrations. It has a spacious lawn that can hold events and other outdoor activities.

  • Capacity: 25 people
  • Location: Silang, Cavite
  • GC’s Farmhouse: Facebook

3. Awilihan Private Paradise Resort

Photo by Airbnb - Awilihan Private Paradise Resort
(Photo by Awilihan Private Paradise Resort)

One of the best private resorts in Batangas, Awilihan Private Paradise Resort offers an easy, convenient getaway for families. Located just an hour away from the metro, this private resort features a 3-bedroom house, professional service during your stay, and various leisure amenities to make your stay enjoyable!

Spend the day basking under the sun in the swimming pool, play basketball and other sports, or take an island hopping tour trip to Napa Bali, an island in Taal, Batangas.

This resort is an ideal choice for grand reunions, as it can accommodate up to 3 people in total!

  • Capacity: 30 people
  • Location: Tanauan, Batangas

Awilihan Private Paradise Resort: Book discounted rates here

4. Casa Bisita

Casa Bisita private resort in Bulacan

Ever dreamed of vacationing in style? Casa Bisita offers gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired interiors, with white walls and warm aesthetics perfect for relaxing — and taking photos of course!

This villa has 2 bedrooms with en suite bathroom, a dining and kitchen area, a dirty kitchen for BBQs, and a living room that opens up to the beautiful swimming pool. There is also a cabana where you can enjoy snacks while lounging on the poolside.

Casa Bisita is also accessible from the metro, as it is only 20 minutes away from Metro Manila.

  • Capacity: 15 people
  • Location: Meycauayan, Bulacan
  • Casa Bisita: Facebook

5. Tyvo Resort

Pool area in Tyvo Resort, Antipolo
Pool from above.

For those looking for private resorts near Manila ideal for either casual getaways or events, you need to check out Tyvo Resort in Antipolo, Rizal.

Tyvo Resort is known for its overlooking views of the metro and Laguna de Bay, so you can enjoy a pleasant view during your stay. It has a heated swimming pool, a grand staircase used for events, and 2 bedrooms with bunk beds that can easily accommodate up to 20 people.

This resort is accessible as it is only an hour away from Manila, and it’s also close to interesting tourist spots in Antipolo such as Pinto Art Museum.

  • Capacity: 20 people
  • Location: Antipolo, Rizal

6. Zen Lian Batangas

Zen Lian Batangas - Batangas private resort with pool
(Photo by Agoda – Zen Lian Batangas)

Looking for a beach resort with pool? Then check out Zen Lian Batangas, a private beachfront resort where you can enjoy a tropical day together with the family!

The 2-story house can accommodate up to 15 people and is fitted with modern amenities, including a large-screen TV, Netflix, and WIFI. There is also a well-equipped kitchen where you can cook home-made meals.

Aside from lounging in the beach and poolside, you can also engage in fun watersport activities such as snorkeling, banana boat, and paddleboat. Floating cottages are also available so you can spend time in the open water.

  • Capacity: 15 people (25 people if including nipa huts)
  • Location: Lian, Batangas

Zen Lian Batangas: Book discounted rates here

7. Al Fresco Springs

Best private hot spring resorts in Laguna - Al Fresco Springs
(Photo by Al Fresco Springs)

Al Fresco Springs is one of the top private hot spring resorts in Laguna. They have different villas you can choose from, each with a hot spring pool and a view of the foothills of Mount Makiling.

Each villa is fitted with modern amenities, as well as leisure activities such as cable TV, videoke, mini-pool table, and fast WIFI connection so you can keep people updated with your getaway!

For classic reunions and even celebrations, Al Fresco Springs is among the best choices for private resorts near Manila.

  • Capacity: 25-30 people
  • Location: Los Banos

Al Fresco Springs: Book discounted rates here

8. The Cliffhouse Laguna

The CliffHouse Laguna
Pool and lounge areas.

Booking a private hot spring resort for a get-together is always a good idea, don’t you think? The Cliffhouse Laguna is one of our top choices when it comes to hot spring pools.

As its name implies, this private resort is located atop a small hill in Los Banos, Laguna, just a short drive away from the metro. It has a gorgeous semi-indoor swimming pool for both kids and adults, 5 bedrooms – some of which have floor-to-ceiling glass walls with a view, living and dining area, a kitchen with basic amenities, a KTV room, and a roof deck where you can chill and enjoy the surrounding view.

A little caveat though: going up the resort requires climbing up stairs. While the staff is ready to help you with luggage, take this into consideration if you’re booking with the elderly!

  • Capacity: 20-25 people
  • Location: Los Banos, Laguna
  • The Cliffhouse Laguna: Facebook

9. The Lake Farm

Kat at The Lake Farm pool

Does your family love nature and outdoors? Then book a stay at The Lake Farm, a farm staycation in Pampanga featuring a large villa that can accommodate up to 18 people and a casita that is good for couples and small groups of up to 6 people.

The Lake Farm offers a wonderful stay where you can relax and interact with farm animals. It’s a great option especially for those with kids! There is also a wide swimming pool with sections for kids and adults, a man-made lake, and spacious outdoors where you can chill and hang out.

Of course, we’d be doing a disservice if we don’t mention how beautiful this property is! If you like taking photos — whether for personal keeps or social media — you’ll be satisfied with the many instagrammable areas in this bed-and-breakfast.

  • Capacity: Villa – 18 people, casita – 6 people
  • Location: San Fernando, Pampanga
  • The Lake Farm: Facebook

10. MGM Ranch and Farm

MGM Ranch and Farm is another one of our recommended private resorts near Manila especially for those who love nature and animals. Located in Taal, Batangas, this bed-and-breakfast offers different types of villas, perfect for couples up to groups of up to 10 people.

We actually stayed here in their Hideaway Villa, which is good for 2 people and comes with its own kawa hot bath. We had an amazing time relaxing, feeding sheep and horses, and swimming in the shared swimming pool.

For groups, their traditional houses are not only comfortable, but beautiful as well. In fact, they were even set as filming locations for the series Maria Clara & Ibarra!

  • Capacity: Depending on the villa, from 2 to 10 people
  • Location: Taal, Batangas
  • MGM Ranch and Farm: Facebook

11. Villa Elisha

Villa Elisha in Antipolo, Rizal
Villa Elisha.

Villa Elisha is a beautiful forest hideaway located in Antipolo, just about an hour away from the metro. It features a 2-story house surrounded by lush forest, a gorgeous swimming pool, and indoor aesthetics that will make you whip out that camera for awesome photos for your socials.

Accommodations include 3 bedrooms and 1 loft area with sleeping mattresses. There is also spacious living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, and outdoor BBQ.

Guests at this villa also have access to Phillip’s Sanctuary, an eco-sanctuary with a swimming pool and team-building facilities. It’s a great option for those who want to enjoy outdoor activities with their kids!

  • Capacity: 15-30 people
  • Location: Antipolo, Rizal

12. Casa Lina Riverside Adventure Resort

For the family who loves outdoor activities, Casa Lina Riverside Adventure Resort is a great choice! This property features a three-bedroom villa that can accommodate up to 15 people, dining and kitchen area, a living room with videoke, billiards, and a swimming pool overlooking the river.

Aside from these, this private resort also offers river activities, including kayaking and jet ski!

On the other hand, if you simply want to unwind, Casa Lina offers the perfect location away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab a book, lay in a floater in the pool, or watch the tranquil river of Bulacan.

  • Capacity: 15 people
  • Location: San Rafael, Bulacan

13. Lily Vacation Farm House

Lily Vacation Farm House, Jalajala, Rizal
Lily Vacation Farm House.

Lily Vacation Farm House is a fantastic option for those who love farm staycations! Located in the quiet town of Jala-Jala, this private resort with pool offers overlooking view of the lake, as well as Mount Makiling and Mount Banahaw. It is about 3 hours away from Manila.

This resort has 3 bedrooms, as well as outdoor cottages and glamping tents for additional sleeping. There is also an alfresco dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and BBQ. It has spacious outdoors perfect for activities such as horseback riding, ATV rides, and even outdoor movie nights and bonfire. As it is a farm, you can only meet the several animals on site.

This property can accommodate up to 25 people. It’s a great option not only for family outings and reunions, but as an events venue as well.

  • Capacity: 25 people
  • Location: Jala-Jala, Rizal
  • Lily Vacation Farm House: Facebook

14. Julian’s Island Lodge

Julian’s Island Lodge is the perfect choice for those who want to truly experience an island getaway! Located in the quiet town of Cavinti, this 2-storey house was built in a small islet in Lumot Lake. It offers an opportunity to relax, unwind, and enjoy the tranquil waters of the lake.

It features 3 bedrooms and an attic with additional beddings. There is no airconditioning, but with the high altitude of its location you don’t really need one! Enjoy the cool weather during your staycation. It also has a living room, dining and kitchen areas, a gazebo, and a jetty.

The best thing to do here is to relax and enjoy lake activities including swimming and kayaking. You can also request for fresh tilapia from the lake for grilling!

There is no swimming pool, but there’s the whole Lumot Lake for you to enjoy.

  • Capacity: 10 people
  • Location: Cavinti, Laguna
  • Julian’s Island Lodge: Book here via Airbnb

15. Villa Ippa

Villa Ippa - one of the best private resorts near Manila
(Photo by Villa Ippa)

Villa Ippa is a charming waterfront villa ideal for fun family getaways. Nestled alongside Caliraya Lake, it offers the opportunity to swim, engage in activities like fishing, or simply relax and lounge in the poolside.

The villa itself has four bedrooms that can accommodate up to 15 people. It is fitted with modern amenities so you can enjoy the location without sacrificing comfort. Moreover, it’s located inside a quiet subdivision so you’re assured that you can enjoy a nice time without disruptions.

This private villa is also near interesting tourist spots in Laguna that you can visit with your family, such as Pagsanjan Falls.

  • Capacity: 15 people
  • Location: Cavinti, Laguna
  • Villa Ippa: Book via Airbnb

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