Agoda: Five Unique Stays Inspired by Your Imagination for Your Next Weekend Getaway


From sleeping in an airy tent by the beach to channeling those L.A. vibes, or going on an art-themed holiday, these Agoda properties will let you experience those…and more.

Dreaming of your next adventure? Agoda.com’s search data shows that people are hungry for travel whether they’re flying solo, as a couple, as a group, or with family. And Filipinos in particular, are keen to explore more domestic destinations once able to safely take trips again.

Having stayed indoors for a good part of the year, who wouldn’t be looking for a completely different travel experience this time around? When it comes to traveling, tourist attractions and must-try food spots tend to be the highlight of every trip. Here’s a pro tip—you can actually make your holiday more memorable without having to go all-out with your itinerary, by choosing accommodation that is a destination in itself. Agoda brings you many spacious options for you to social distance in style, while enjoying unique experiences from your wildest dreams—without leaving the comfort of home away from home. So while scrolling for your next escapade, let your imagination free and check out these out of the ordinary properties.

Palawan: Live that tent life at Dryft Darocotan Island

Glamp (glamorous camp) in style and comfort with an added treehouse vibe. Away from the crowds of El Nido and nestled on a private beach in the heart of Palawan, Dryft Darocotan Island offers three types of accommodation choices from teepee-style lodging to whimsical glamping tents, and spacious elegant “hive huts”—all with easy access to the ocean. It’s the perfect getaway for when travel opens up again.

Batangas: Recenter your mind and body at The Farm at San Benito

Feeling a little out of sync with your mind and body? With the everything that’s happening around us and with gyms and spas having been closed for majority of the year, it has been challenging to take care of our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Now, as you try to get back on track, take this chance to detox and turn over a new leaf at The Farm at San Benito. With its calming ambience, award-winning restaurant “Alive” with great options for vegan and organic cuisine, and its Healing Sanctuary Spa, you can revitalize your body and soul as you go on a luxurious health retreat with assurance of the utmost care for sanitation and hygiene standards.

Siargao: Live your Malibu beach house dreams at Apsaras Tribe Resort

What better way to enjoy a holiday than to catch a wave or two in the surfing capital of Philippines? Make your stay in Siargao more memorable by checking in at Apsaras Tribe Resort with its structural design reminiscent of an L.A. beach house complete with stilt-elevated foundations, boxy profile, wooden decks, and bright blue paint.

When you’re not hanging ten on the island’s famed waves, you can still channel the sweet vibes of that California life by lounging by the bar at the pool.

Tagaytay: Go on an art-themed holiday at La Bella Boutique Hotel

Looking to head out to Tagaytay for a quick getaway from Manila? One might mistake La Bella Boutique Hotel for a Santorini-inspired hotel, but upon taking your first step within its threshold, you’ll find that it is more than that. Its interiors blend artistic styles beautifully for a minimalist aesthetic with just the right splashes of color. Each room is a feast to the eyes, with tasteful art touches exclusive to every single one. Well-curated painting, sculptures, and woodworks are displayed in common areas for everyone to enjoy.

If that was not enough inspiration to travel to La Bella Boutique Hotel, do check out the glass walled swimming pool and eclectic lounge areas.

Baguio: Settle in for a nice retreat at Good Morning Baguio Farmhouse

Ready for a change of pace and scenery? Check in at this quaint Agoda home for a night or two for a peaceful escape. Aside from offering cozy interiors and three sizable bedrooms, the Good Morning Baguio Farmhouse features a private herb greenhouse perfect for cozying up with a book and your morning cup of joe, winding down the day with a cup of tea at dusk, or lazing around under a starlit sky.


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Gabriel

Introvert, wanderer, blogger, foodie, a hip-hop music writer, and one of the co-founders of a tech start-up company called GigsManila.