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When in the Philippines, there really aren’t enough to tell thee how you love them. If basking in the soft glow of a sunset that goes on for miles, or swaying in a hammock under the shade a fragrant palm frond sounds like your idea of romance and the perfect place to pop the question then the Philippines is definitely for you. The Philippines is one of the only places where you can have a wedding while being serenaded by the rhythmic crashing of azure blue waves on some of the whitest and best beaches in the world. Or perhaps you’re the kind of couple who crave adventure and want to say your “I do’s” beside an active volcano. If your ceremony is closer to home and you want to spend some quality time with your new beloved, then an anniversary to our own private remote islands or breathtaking secluded lagoon. The Philippines is the only place in the world where you can spend your anniversary dining on a lake surrounded by fireflies. Or spice it up and try something new and daring when you go tandem helmet diving in the depths of a coral metropolis or spelunking into an ancient and majestic cavern.
There’s something for every couple on one of the 7,641 islands in the Philippines. When it comes to romance, any time is the best time to visit Philippines. See for yourself why many couples continuously say “I do” to romantic adventures in the Philippines.
Almost everyone when they envision their dream wedding pictures gazing into the eyes of their loved one amidst a backdrop of an endless sapphire ocean horizon, as the sound of gentle rolling waves soundtracks your vows (and drowns out any loudly crying wedding guests). Luckily for you the Philippines has over 7,640 islands for you to plan your ultimate tropical wedding destination.
At the El Nido resorts you and your guests can enjoy an intimate ceremony in your private garden chapel in an isolated cove.
Or head to Boracay where you can exchange vows on white sand beaches with a tropical sunset flooding the sky above.
For breathtaking photos make your aisle a dock that reaches far into the sea in the stunning city of Cebu.
Get a resort right on the beach that your whole party will be talking about at one of the many private wedding packages Bohol has to offer.
Did you and your significant other meet in an unconventional way? Maybe you have a unique hobby that you want to incorporate in your vows? Afterall, it’s your special day – you should be able to celebrate however you want. Your Philippines trip can make your wildest dream wedding a reality.
Some couples want to live lavishly and have the best #glamlife social media photos around. That’s why in the Philippines you can have your dream wedding aboard a luxury yacht. For the classic luxurious experience look no further than The Manila Bay Yacht Club, the oldest Asia. Or head northwest of Manila to the Subic Bay Yacht Club to get incredible photos surrounded by luxury liners.
Take your wedding to new heights when you exchange vows in a helicopter. In Pasay City you can take to the skies and celebrate over the most one of a kind and breathtaking landscapes. You’ll have the only wedding photos with a sunset backdrop in the actual sky!
Do you and your s/o share a passion for history and get awestruck at classic architecture? Then book your wedding ceremony at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, which is part museum part and part historical building filled with ancient artifacts. If you’re the more artsy type you and your guests can get your creative juices flowing at the Pinto Art Museum in Rival. With modern art inside and modern landscaped gardens outside, the creative possibilities are endless for wedding photos that are pure works of art.
Even traditional weddings are anything but traditional in the Philippines. However, if old world charm and classic elegance describes your dream wedding then you’re bound to find the perfect iconic wedding venue on your Philippines trip.
For year round wedding perfect weather and beautiful seascapes book your wedding venue in Tagaytay. Not only is this city known for it’s cool climate, it also has incredible views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano Island. It’s also home to some of the most pristine and fairytale-like gardens – perfect for a dreamy wedding. For a private lush cove that’s sure to brighten any ceremony check out the Hillcreek Gardens Tagaytay. If old world charm and stunning flora are what you’re after then feel like royalty at the enchanting Fernwood Gardens Tagaytay – a 5 hectare glass encased greenhouse.
Intramuros is Manila’s historic walled city. Not only does Intramuros attract history buffs, but newlyweds-to-be looking for the most iconic wedding venues around. Reserve the royal treatment and pull up to your fairytale wedding at an actual castle in your personal horse and carriage book your ceremony at the historically enchanting La Castellana. For stunning views of the entire city (and even more stunning photos) book your reception at Rooftop Intramuros.
Bataan is home to some of the most stunning wildlife and natural landscapes, making the perfect backdrop for a stunning ceremony and even more stunning wedding photos. For a classic and uniquely tropical backdrop, book your party at the Country Pool Villas in Abucay. For the most unique and fantastical wedding pics book a spot at Pradera Verde, especially during the Lubao International Balloon festival, when hundreds of multicoloured hot air balloons decorate the skies.
Bukidnon is the place to experience some of the Philippines most lush mountainsides and sprawling green farmland. It also makes a gorgeous backdrop for a traditional wedding. Need a reception venue big enough for the whole family to attend? At the Monastery of Transfiguration, where you’ll say your “I Do’s” in a tranquil wedding chapel known for its world class and artistic design. Not only will you feel like royalty when you celebrate your wedding at the Princess Garden in Maramag, but you’ll also be treated to breathtaking views of stunning flower fields and regal mountainscapes.
With everybody having a busy schedule, it can be easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. That’s why for couples looking to get away from it all, they choose instead to get lost in each other’s eyes on their couples getaway trip to the Philippines. With the deepest blue oceans and most dazzling beaches, we make spending quality time in the Philippines a breeze – literally. Whether you want to just sit back and relax, or try something new to rekindle the flame, we encourage every couple to get away in the Philippines.
Nothing brings couples together like sharing an incredible meal. Whet your appetite with some of the most unique delicacies in the world. Nothing gets sparks flying like looking into each other’s eyes over a romantic dinner for two. For an incredibly classy and impressive time try modern Neo-Filipino fare at Lámpara in metro Manila. Not only will their dishes set the mood, the bistro will too – they dim the lights every night at 9pm to create an intimately romantic atmosphere.
For a truly romantic dining experience that’s right out of a fairytale take your beloved out to dine under the stars – and fireflies! In Bohol you can eat an all organic gourmet dinner while fireflies guide your way on a night time river cruise. A one-of-a-kind romantic evening you’ll be talking about for anniversaries to come.
For many couples a romantic getaway means reconnecting with nature, yourself, and of course each other. In the Philippines it’s very popular for tourists who want to spend quality time with their partner and reconnect with the natural world to book a wellness retreat.
For spending quality time with one another absolutely free of distraction, book a stay at Bahay Kalipay in Palawan. This literal “happy house” is designed for you and your loved one to reconnect to each other and the natural world. They do so by having no modern amenities and banning all smart devices! Surround yourself with nature and find inner peace.
If rekindling the fires of passion and intimacy is what you’re seeking out of a couples retreat than a stay at the Harmony Healing Resort in El Nido is a must. Book a 3 Day Tantra retreat for you and your partner to become closer than ever and realign your energies, all while basking on a rapturous remote beach.
They say variety is the spice of life, and what better way to switch up a boring routine than with a romantic adventure trip to Philippines? Here you and your beloved can experience nature to the max and take your relationship to new extremes.
For some couples there’s nothing more romantic than basking on a stunning white-stand beach and dipping your toes into the crystal-clear waters of paradise. Take your beach vacation to new levels in the Philippines by taking the plunge on a diving tour. The Philippines have diving tours for beginner and expert divers. Scuba dive along reefs with more than 400 species of coral, or helmet dive to the ocean floor to encounter spectacular marine animals.
When you’re in love it can sometimes feel like your heart is leaping out of your chest. If your relationship doesn’t do that anymore, get your adrenaline back when you go canyoneering with your partner in the Philippines. The Kawasan Falls in Cebu boast 50-60 foot waterfalls for adventurous couples looking to take a giant leap in their relationship – literally!
If you and your partner are looking to slow things down but still want an unforgettable adventure, there’s no shortage of breathtaking nature hikes you can partake in in the Philippines. For an easy romantic stroll, a hike up the grassy hills of the Batangas will give you epic coastal views of the towns below. Take your love above the clouds when you climb Mount Pulag – the highest peak in Luzon.
To make the most of your adventure in the Philippines you should definitely see an island or two, or three, or four…hundred. The Philippines comprises 7,641 islands, so you and your loved one can easily get away from your getaway, again and again and again. That’s why we strongly encourage island hopping tours.
To see exquisite limestone cliffs and the bluest of blue lagoons take a scenic boat tour of Coron. There’s lots of uninhabited islands for you to explore and enjoy a rapturous sunset. To ensure you make the most of your island hopping adventure, you can tour the islands of El Nido for an entire day! Here you’ll uncover some of the most pristine beaches and meet exotic animals and wildlife both on land and underwater. If you’re seeking a bit of everything then consider island hopping in beautiful Boracay. Not only will you be able to relax and swim on an isolated beach, or partake in local festivals and lively nightlife! Spend the day sailing or scuba diving in a remote lagoon, then get ready to eat and dance the night away at some of the best five-star restaurants in the country.
When it comes to popping the big question a lot of daters chose to “go big or go home”. We might be a little biased but we think the Philippines is the perfect place for grand romantic gestures. We have some of the biggest mountains, largest jungles, and widest waters. Plus with over 7,641 islands finding that perfect proposal spot will be a breeze. Especially if that breeze is felt when you’re putting a ring on it on a private white-sand beach.
If you want to guarantee an “I do” make your way to Cebu. The Mactan Channel at sunset somehow makes this skyline even more sublime. The city is also gorgeously lit at nighttime, and lined with some of the most romantic restaurants. The perfect place to start the rest of your lives together.
Sometimes you don’t want to have a big splashy proposal and instead want to make the moment a special one just between the two of you. However, your proposal can still make a big splash when you do it on one of Boracay’s secluded islands. When you book a stay at Balinghai Beach you’ll find yourselves experiencing paradise on a beach enclosed by rock formations that separates it from the rest of the island. The ideal locale to make this important moment the most intimate.
Take your relationship to new heights when you propose in Bohol. At the Water to Forest Ecolodge in Loboc you can rent a bamboo cottage on stilts high above the jungle floor. You won’t get closer to nature when you’re staying in a bamboo cottage that overlooks the Loboc river right in the heart of the jungle. The only thing more breathtaking than the view will be the proposal photos you post after.
If you and your partner are the early-morning island hopping type then consider asking the big question on Naked Island in Siargao. This island is a little sandbar that offers incredible 360 degree ocean views.
For a proposal you’ll be talking about forever, pop the question at Baker’s Hill in Palawan. This theme park has something for everyone (and every type of proposal). There’s a zoo for animal lovers, botanical garden for foliage enthusiasts, and even a fairytale park to make your proposal fantasies a reality.
Special occasions don’t happen often, which is why when those important life milestones come around they should be celebrated in a special place. Your trip to Philippines will have romantic locales and daring adventures for you and your loved one to celebrate in style and continue your lifelong journey together.
When you picture your dream honeymoon you probably envision spending it by lying on a powdery soft sand beach with a coconut drink in your hand and the sound of gentle crystal clear waves crashing near. Well that vision can be a reality when you spend it on Nay Palad Hideaway on Siargao. Here newlyweds experience the utmost in rest and relaxation, you’ll also be able to fill your days kayaking, snorkeling, and even exploring secluded mangroves and jungle tapestries. You’ll also be treated the freshest and most appetizing meals every day of your stay as all the food on the island is locally sourced and sustainably made.
Celebrating wedding anniversaries can often leave couples in a rut. After years of marriage it’s hard to come up with new and exciting ways to celebrate your vows. When you visit Philippines you’ll never run out of things to do, especially when you celebrate it in Camiguin. For a unique experience head to the Ardent Hot Springs located right in the middle of a lush jungle. This escape features a spring that’s heated by nearby volcanoes – you’ll be able to see the steam rise from the waters as you take a totally natural relaxing soak. The mossy rocks and lush greens of the environment make for a movie-perfect romantic setting.
When you’re expecting your first child there’s tons of stuff you have to check off lists and prepare. You and your partner’s lives are about to change forever. That’s why more and more couples these days are choosing to have babymoons – a vacation you take before the birth of a new baby. Whether it’s your first or fourth, it’s important to take time to relax and destress before your lives become busier than ever. The Amanpulo resort on Pamalican Island in Palawan you can experience the utmost in secluded rest and relaxation – as it’s only accessible by private charter. Here staff will wait on you hand and foot so you’ll never have to lift a finger. Lounge by the pool or relax on one of the white sandy beaches that lace the entire premitier of the island. There are of course many health and wellness options like yoga and spas for you to centre yourself without exerting too much physical pressure.
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