Wanderlust magic: Accommodations you can book to celebrate love month

February 14, 2023 - 11:59 AM
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Airbnb-Valentines-destinations
Airbnb spots in the Philippines (Airbnb Philippines/Released)

Did you know that the Philippines is one of Airbnb‘s most romantic destinations for Valentine’s?

Filipinos can create memorable experiences with their loved ones this season of love by going on a getaway in these ideal second homes.

Latest data from Airbnb revealed that the Southeast Asian country has one of the highest proportions of couples traveling together during Valentine’s Day period, making it one of its most romantic destinations in the world.

Singles, couples, barkadas, and families can enjoy creating memories by checking in on the following spots ideal for each of them:

For singles 

Solo travelers can lose themselves in scenic views at a Morrocan-style tropical island home in Siargao.

They can enjoy the peaceful calm of watching the sun rise and set from their private rooftop, feel the breeze in their open living space overlooking the ocean, and explore the island’s best restaurants and surfing spots just a few minutes away.

Those who are more adventurous may opt to check in at the Soultribe Beach Cabana.

This Airbnb offers a spacious beach retreat with island activities for the spontaneous traveler, including island hopping, horse riding and day trips.

Its host also offers surfing lessons, massages, and yoga classes.

For couples 

Lovebirds can have their dream romantic escapade at Casa Malaya, a tropical-inspired villa in El Nido, Palawan.

This Airbnb spot is adorned with unique antiques and tribal Filipino pieces to please the eyes, while a private pool and spacious sun lounge serve as the perfect spot for alone time.

Couples will wake up to the soothing sound of hummingbirds at another El Nido villa: Colibris Corner, which has two exclusive rooms with beautiful island views.

It is also only a stone’s throw away from hotel restaurants with live music and DJ sets during happy hour.

For barkadas 

For groups of friends or couples on group dates, they can check in at Peakway Bell Tent in Cebu which has a glamping dome that can accommodate up to six guests and even pets.

The spot offers some of nature’s best such as mountains, lush greenery, and starry night views.

It also comes with an outdoor dining area exclusive to barkada use for barbecue nights.

Those who want to be closer to the metro can visit Windfarm Nature Escape, a Rizal-based camp.

They can enjoy and catch up around the campfire and bond in an outdoor kitchen with camping tables and chairs.

This Airbnb accommodation includes free parking, power outlets, and perimeter lights to walk safely at night.

For the family 

Families can also enjoy memorable getaways by checking in at a mountain farmhouse in Tanay, Rizal which promises the right balance of comfort and access to nature.

Family members can enjoy the cold breeze as they awake to breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

They can enjoy activities such as hiking, trekking, swimming, and visiting dragonfruit and butterfly pea plantations for wholesome fun.

For families who love the slow life, Alperi Farm is a 2,000-square-meter private farmhouse in Amadeo, Cavite.

This spacious Airbnb spot offers a sala, full kitchen, patio, outdoor dining area, three bedrooms, and two toilets and baths for their exclusive use.

Adults can enjoy the gym, theatre, and arcade room, while the youngsters explore the tree playhouse and outdoor pool.