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[TOP PICKS] 7 Zamboanga Resorts for Pleasant Staycations

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There are so many things to love about Zamboanga City, including its beautiful beaches and islands. It’s no wonder that this city is a popular destination for tourists who are looking to relax, unwind, and enjoy some fun in the sun.

If you’re planning a trip to Zamboanga City, you’ll find plenty of hotels and homestays in the city proper, as well as resorts with pool so you enjoy a refreshing swim after exploring “Asia’s Latin City.” Here are some of the best Zamboanga resorts that you should check out.

1. Garden Orchid Hotel

Garden Orchid Hotel
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The Garden Orchid Hotel & Resort is one of the most established hotels in Zamboanga City, just 2 minutes away from the Zamboanga International Airport and within close proximity to other tourist attractions in the city. It’s perfect for business travelers and casual tourists who are looking for a good place to stay within the city.

Facilities include a swimming pool, a gym, a sauna, an in-house restaurant and a café, several function rooms, among others.

Moreover, it has over 200 rooms! Choose from the Superior Twin, Deluxe Double, Deluxe King, Junior Suite, and Bridal Suite. Each room is airconditioned and equipped with standard hotel amenities, such as hot & cold shower, cable TV, mini-bar, and refrigerator.

Garden Orchid Hotel: Book discounted rooms here

2. Marcian Garden Hotel

Marcian Garden Hotel
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One of the first luxury hotels in Zamboanga City, Marcian Garden Hotel offers a delightful stay for leisure travelers visiting the city. Consider this an oasis in the midst of the city, a place to retire after a day of discovering the attractions, food, and arts & culture of Asia’s Latin City.

This Zamboanga hotel and resort has a host of facilities including a swimming pool, in-house restaurants that serve international cuisine and Japanese cuisine, fitness center, airport transfer, and more.

Accommodations include the Superior Twin, Superior King, Deluxe Twin, Junior King Suite, and Exe King Suite. Each room is equipped with modern furnishings, including flat-screen TV, hair dryer, mini-refrigerator, ironing board, and safety deposit box.

Aside from its complete facilities, another reason to book this hotel and resort is its close proximity to Zamboanga International Airport.

Marcian Garden Hotel: Book discounted rooms here

3. Azzura Beach Resort and Hotel

Azzura Beach Resort and Hotel - one of the best Zamboanga resorts
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Looking for a beach resort in Zamboanga City for a casual beach getaway? Azzura Beach Resort and Hotel is just 20 minutes away from the city proper, with access to a soft, brown beach and a swimming pool.

Lie down in a towel while you’re basking under the sun, rent a kayak, or even ride an ATV across the beach! There are plenty of things for you and your family to do at this resort.

Day tours and overnight stays are available. There are various umbrellas, cottages, and gazebos that you can rent for a day so you can enjoy a swim at the beach. There are also hotel rooms available, including Standard Roomm, Family Room, Barkada Junior, Barkada Room, Budget Room, and Villas for groups.

Other facilities include a café, a shop, and a playground for children.

4. Santiago’s Resort

Santiago's Resort
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Santiago’s Resort is an affordable resort in Zamboanga City, ideal for families who want a quick getaway just a few minutes drive from the city proper.

The resort has swimming pools for kids and adults, various cottages for day tours, nice and clean overnight rooms (Standard and Barkada), and function halls for group events including one with videoke.

Aside from these, there are also other leisure facilities including volleyball court, billiard, darts, and table tennis.

5. Hannah’s Nature Camp

Hannah's Nature Camp
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Aside from city hotels and resorts, you can also find unique Zamboanga resorts! Hannah’s Nature Camp is an eco-friendly mountain resort ideal for nature lovers and those who want a respite from the hectic city life.

The resort features rustic cottages, some with spring-fed mini pools, where you can enjoy your stay in relaxation. Take a cool dip in the refreshing waters, appreciate the mountain views, take photos at its IG-worthy areas including the bird’s nest, and stay up late at night for stargazing. Situated away from the city and its light pollution, this spot is perfect for those who love astrophotography!

Here, you can bring your own food or grab a bite at the alfresco café. Make sure to bring ingredients for s’mores for bonfire at night.

6. Vista del Mar Resort

Vista del Mar Resort & Recreation Center is one of the most well-known beach resorts in Zamboanga City. If you’re a foodie, you’ve probably heard about their restaurant – a highly reviewed alfresco dining area serving delicious Zamboanga dishes and seafood such as curacha.

The resort offers rustic accommodations, including casitas by the sea and treehouses. Each room is airconditioned, with hot & cold shower, cable TV, and a mini refrigerator. The rooms are also surrounded by trees and greenery, ensuring that your stay is as peaceful as can be.

This beach resort in Zamboanga City is a good option if you’re looking for a beach vacation. From the shore, you can appreciate the view of Sulu Sea and distant islands and wait for a glorious sunset to end the day.

7. Dakak Beach Resort

Dakak Park and Beach Resort
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While technically located in Dapitan City, we’re including Dakak Beach Resort as it’s one of the most notable resorts in the Zamboanga Peninsula.

Dakak Beach Resort is a luxurious forest beach resort, ideal for those who want a one-of-a-kind experience while in the Mindanao region. It’s known for it beautiful 750-meter white-sand beach, lush forests, surrounding reefs that are perfect for snorkeling and diving, and various outdoor activities.

There are so many things to do here and it’s perfect for anyone who wants to relax, enjoy the outdoors, or engage in fun things to do such as horse back riding, rock climbing, zipline, ATV rides, and more. Not to mention playing golf in an 18-hole golf course with sweeping views of the mountain and the sea!

Accommodations include Deluxe Room, Prime Deluxe Room, and beachfront rooms, as well as a Presidential Suite for the utmost luxury and a Family Pavilion with 30 rooms.

Dakak Park and Beach Resort: Book discounted rooms here

Zamboanga City offers a range of accommodations, from hotels and inns to resorts located within and near the city. There is something for everyone in this city.

However, the beauty of Zamboanga City doesn’t just stop at its resort. The city is also known for its rich history and culture, with plenty of activities that will satisfy your wanderlust! Learn the art of weaving at the Yakan Weaving Village, eat curacha and other delicacies, take a day trip to the Pink Beach, island hop in Once Islas, and get to know the friendly and warm locals of Zamboanga.

Do you have other recommendations on Zamboanga resorts that we should include in this list? Let us know in the comment section below!

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