When people want to visit the Philippines, the capital Manila is usually their first choice.
The “Pearl of the Orient”, (or the “Rome of the East”) as it’s called, Manila has a lot of great stuff to do, a lot to see and you can have a great time when you’re there, and great private resorts to accommodate you.
During my time as a travel writer, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting and working with each of the hotels and accommodations listed in this article.
What we usually refer to as Manila, is actually called Metro Manila: it’s not just one city, but many. To make things even more interesting, Manila is also the name of the oldest part of the City of Manila.
Outside of Metro Manila, there are some of the best tourist destinations the Philippines has to offer: the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, Pampanga, Zambales, and Antipolo, to name a few.
If you are just looking for a Manila weekend quick-escape on a relaxing beach resort, or just want to go sightseeing the beautiful Filipino nature over a staycation in a motel or resort, Manila has got your back.
With that in mind, let’s check out together some of the best private resorts near Manila.
1. Anton’s Loft Designer Resort Pansol
The first one on our list is a luxury private resort in Laguna Province called Anton’s Loft Designer Resort Pansol, it’s located in Calamba City. It is only 2 miles away from Laguna Lake, and 6 miles away from Jose Rizal Shrine and Ayala Greenfield golf courses.
Anton’s Loft Designer Resort Pansol has a semi-indoor pool filled with natural hot spring water, spa tubs, gorgeous designed interiors, and an incredible garden. It is the perfect spot to refresh and rejuvenate yourself.
They also have free WiFi in the public areas, a terrace, and a barbecue area. Definitely the best private resort in Laguna for family gatherings.
2. Awilihan Private Paradise Resort
Located just an hour away from Manila, along the shores of Taal Lake in Tanauan City, the Awilihan resort is perfect for a tropical getaway for families and groups.
Awilihan is a resort with a swimming pool and a waterfall cascade, sports facilities (such as volleyball, basketball, and table tennis), 3 bedrooms, and a capacity for 30 guests.
If you are feeling more adventurous, the resort can arrange a 20-minute trip to Napa Bali, an island in Taal lake, via boat ride. The resort is staffed 24/7 so you can expect to be serviced during your stay there.
It is probably one of the most popular private resorts near Manila in 2023 for its tropical-jungle feel.
3. Bungad Biluso
The Bungad Biluso, in Silang, Cavite province, is one of the most relaxing resorts in the Philippines. No videoke is allowed: guests are encouraged to chill outside in the peaceful ambiance of this villa resort, where they can enjoy the very unique countryside vibe.
They have swing chairs and hammocks outside, and it’s the ideal place for families and groups to get rid of stress and enjoy nature.
What we love about this hotel is the private swimming pool, and a cooking area for families to enjoy meals together.
It’s the perfect private resort in Cavite for families and groups and is often used as a beautiful special events place.
Address: Emilio Aguinaldo Hwy, Silang, Cavite, Philippines
Phone: +63 46 409 7937
4. Camp Resort
Located in the town of Pritil in Guiguinto, Bulacan, Camp Resort is a huge, idyllic place filled with the natural and countryside landscape perfect for private events such as weddings.
It is one of the most sought-after private resorts in Bulacan for corporate and team-building activities as well, and they offer rock-climbing sessions for groups.
It is a gorgeous mountain view resort in Bulacan, where many couples go for the perfect prenup and wedding experience.
Check here the timetable and transportation options for Manila to Bulacan.
Address: Camp Resort, Guiguinto, Philippines
Phone: +63 925 873 7678
5. Casa Amara
One of the best beach resorts near Manila, Casa Amara is a private villa in Batangas, far away from the noise and the stress of civilization, but not so far away: it’s in San Juan, just a 3 to 4 hours drive from Manila.
The state sits on the cliffside of a private beach with pristine, blue waters. During my stay, I noticed the infinity pool which is amazing, and the sea is calm and perfect for a swim.
It has room for up to 70 people.
If you need to disconnect from society a little, the resort is far away enough so that mobile networks do not work: but don’t worry, they have WiFi if you want to reconnect 🙂
Address: Bayan ng San Juan, Batangas, Philippines
Phone: +63 927 579 7772
6. Casa Kalinaw
Another fantastic beach resort in San Juan, Batangas, is an Airbnb – Casa Kalinaw. It’s a luxurious 2-story house with its own swimming pool facing the beach – it’s your choice if you want to swim in the pool or ocean.
Casa Kalinaw has a spacious interior, with an outdoor kitchen and BBQ, so you can take your vacation with your family to the next level.
This is a great option for a beach resort near Manila and can take up to 16 people at a time. Perfect for group vacations and family weekends: an exclusive place for a unique vacation.
Address: Lot 3-A, San Juan, 4226 Batangas, Philippines
Phone: +63 966 901 8030
7. Casa de Mercado
Located in Bacolor, Pampanga, this beautiful house is one of the greatest private resorts in Pampanga – perfect for private celebrations, birthdays, and small weddings.
Or maybe just as a weekend or holiday getaway, with a private pool for the adults and another pool for the kids.
It features a spacious garden, 3 bedrooms, and a videoke set you can use for free! The maximum capacity for this private resort is 25 people.
If you prefer to spend some time outdoors then only 12 km away you will find the Sky Ranch, an amusement park in San Fernando City. You can book a full day-pass ticket and enjoy all those rides for a whole day.
You can take a bus from Manila to Pampanga and get there in under 2 hours with just 218 PHP.
Address: Bacolor, Pampanga, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 536 9380
8. Domescape Glamping
As far as our private resorts near the Manila list goes, this option is the most unique and glamorous. You can find domescape glamping in Nasugbu, Batangas, about an hour away from Tagaytay City.
Based on my 6-day stay at this accommodation provider, it seems it’s more than a private resort, it’s a glamping site with luxurious geodesic domes, surrounded by the forest and natural pools. It’s a great outdoor experience, but without sacrificing your comfort.
It has many hotel-like facilities, including 6 fully air-conditioned domes, with a proper bed and mattress, a mini-fridge, and a microwave. A weekend glamping at Domescape is the best way to experience untouched nature right out of the bedroom window.
If you prefer to stay at a beach resort instead, check out our guide for the best beach resorts in Nasugbu, Batangas.
Address: Domescape 4231 Nasugbu, Philippines
Phone: +63 925 772 6363
9. Indira Beach House
Indira is a beach house for rent near Manila, only 4 hours away in Botolan, and well worth it. It’s a local favorite, with a lot of good amenities for your family or group.
Sauna, kitchen, outdoor dining area, BBQ place, but most important of all, an infinity pool and guest private access to the beach.
Indira Beach House Zambales has 2 bedrooms, fully equipped with all the modern comforts. It’s an excellent choice for those looking for a good time under the sun, with a morning swim at the beach, and an afternoon chill at the pool.
Overall, one of the best beach resorts with a pool in Zambales Province.
Address: Botolan, Zambales, Philippines
Phone: +63 916 252 1971
10. Joseph Private Resort
If you are looking for a swimming pool resort, look no further. This private resort in Antipolo has 4 different pool options for you, your family, and your friends.
Only 1.5 hours away from Manila, this two-story family suite is perfect for your stay out of the urban stress.
Joseph Private Resort has an outdoor barbecue area, a terrace overlooking the pool area, a bar & kitchen area, a unique kidney-shaped pool, and an amazing infinity pool. It can take up to 25 people and is fully airconditioned.
11. King Arthur’s Private Resort and Events Place, Metro Manila
King Arthur’s Private Resort and Events Place is truly worthy of a king. Just outside of Caloocan City in Metro Manila, this beautiful green resort in Metro Manila can be your next staycation spot or the place you need to host your intimate events without having to leave the City.
Birthdays, weddings, this resort can handle everything. It is the green in the middle of the city you need to relax. It has four open cabanas, eight umbrellas, and two pools (one for adults, one for kiddies).
It’s the perfect overnight resort if you just want to de-stress and go back home the next morning, it’s so close to Metro Manila! Also a great option for a private pool in Metro Manila during the hot days.
Address: Vista Verde Ave, Caloocan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 939 285 7836
12. Louisse Private Resort
This is the go-to place for those looking to get a great villa resort to get married. Louisse, a private resort located in Taytay, Rizal, and close to a good number of churches, is considered one of the best wedding places, only 4 km from the city center.
Louisse Private Resort is very well located, overlooking the busy metropolitan Manila area, but also being a very relaxing and cozy place, with a great city view private pool.
It’s an overnight resort, with a capacity for 30 people, and the package includes the use of the living room, videoke, dining room, kitchen, and more. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a wedding, this is it.
Address: Leon Corner Manuel St. Melendres Subdivision, Ortigas Ave Ext, Taytay, 1920 Rizal, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 808 7171
13. Nokori Private Resort
If you are looking for a private house with a pool for rent near Manila, then look no further. Nokori Private Resort is located in Sta. Maria, Bulacan, and has a completely different style from the other resorts on our list: it’s a Japanese-style house!
Unique and modern, there you can experience something fresh and new, and I don’t mean the sushi cake you can get when you celebrate your birthday there – I mean the place is just beautiful.
They also have their torii gate, so make sure to take a lot of pictures. It’s more than just a private pool in Bulacan, it is truly a unique experience! They can accommodate up to 11 people for a night stay, and 100 people for a 4-hour event.
Address: Pulong Buhangin, Santa Maria, Bulacan, Philippines
Phone: +63 44 697 3012
14. Paradis Island PH
Why bother looking for a resort for your Laguna stay, when you can have an island? Paradis Island in Laguna is your own island private getaway.
Located in Lake Lumot, Cavinti, and has two villas, so you can rent them both and have the entire island for yourself. It has a lot of recreational activities for those wanting to explore the eco-friendly and unspoiled private island.
They can accommodate up to 16 guests in four bedrooms. Being an island resort, they have limited electricity, and water comes from a pump: it is a chance to disconnect yourself from the modern world for a weekend and have the greatest of times.
Address: Paradis Island, Cavinti, Laguna, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 713 7057
15. RJ’s Private Pool
Only 45 minutes away from Angeles City, in Pampanga, RJ’s Private Pool is just what we expect from a classic private pool resort. It has 2 villas and the White House available to book.
The villas have two rooms each with 2 queen beds and all of the amenities you expect: full kitchen, living room, and dining area, and outdoor grill space. They also have a basketball court available.
I and my friend saw that the White House has only 1 room with 3 queen-sized beds, so it’s better for smaller groups. They have two pools: one for adults and one for kids, and they only use fresh water: no chlorine will irritate your eyes.
Address: Brgy. Turu, Magalang, 2011, Philippines
Phone: +63 905 253 3257
16. San Rafael River Adventure
Located in San Rafael, Bulacan, San Rafael River Adventure (or SRRA as it is also known) is the only farm resort near Manila that is pet friendly.
They have a great number of good activities, an infinity pool, a floating pool, a slide and blob, and a river cruise! You can rent a cottage, only stay for the day, or go glamping – SRRA has lots of options.
San Rafael River Adventure even has luxurious one-of-a-kind Glass Accommodations with a river view.
You can go boating, jet skiing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, the list goes on. If you are indeed looking for adventure or just relaxation, you are sure to enjoy your stay.
Address: San Rafael, Bulacan, Philippines
Phone: +63 906 830 7419
17. Solis Mansion Hotel & Private Resort
This very well-located, modern, and accommodating hotel resort is only 10 km away from the Smart Araneta Coliseum and 14 km from SM Megamall.
This is where you will find a hotel room with a private pool in Manila. Guests will enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, a 24-hour front desk, and room service.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is just 23 km away, making it a good choice for international travelers.
18. Tanay Hideaway
Tanay Hideaway is a great mountain resort and an excellent choice for your next weekend getaway. This is a very private resort with a pool, billiards table, kids playground, and spacious gardens (hammocks and couches included).
But most of all, privacy. It is 80km away from Manila, in the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges, for those really wanting to get away from the urban environment.
It is the ideal place for private moments together with family and friends, to let go of all the stress and chaos from city life. All of their villas have what you would expect in terms of amenities, including dining rooms and kitchens, and BBQ grillers.
19. The Lake House at Caliraya
This resort house is all about connecting with nature, as it’s located in the lush forests of the Caliraya Lake Watershed, in Laguna.
The villas are entirely powered up by solar energy and are committed to recycling and composting all waste produced there.
Here you can feel directly inside the forest, but also be comfortable with all the modern amenities you can expect from a top-tier resort.
Book your stay ahead of time, and for the Lake House Caliraya, rates are available on their Airbnb page.
Address: Lumban – Caliraya – Cavinti Rd, Lumban, Laguna, Philippines
20. The Park Silang
I consider the Park Silang being one of the best resorts in Luzon to celebrate a wedding. It’s located between the cities of Tagaytay and Laguna, only a few hours away from Metro Manila.
It’s just a perfect spot for private social celebrations, and they are pet friendly. The location is just breathtaking, relaxing, and secluded.
Their rooms are very spacious and have bathtubs and a private jacuzzi. An open swimming pool is also present, as 4 different venues for events, and state-of-the-art tents for glamping.
See also: Best Hotels and Spa resorts in Tagaytay
21. Tyvo Resort
The newest resort on our list, Tyvo Resort is located in Antipolo, Rizal, and the 3-story house is just incredibly beautiful. This place is just waiting to be your to-go weekend getaway in Rizal.
It sits in the mountainous part of Rizal, so they have an incredible view of the mountains on the one side, and the skyscrapers and city night lights on the other.
If taking incredible pictures is your thing, this is the best place for you. It is a perfect spot for a small celebration or wedding – the interior features a set of stairs, so the newlyweds can walk down to the applause and cheer of their guests.
Address: Blk 16 Lt 9 Mt. Banahaw St, Grand Heights Road, Antipolo, 1870 Rizal, Philippines
Phone: +63 927 966 5597
22. Villa Natura Taal
Overlooking the Taal volcano, the Villa Natura Taal events venue and resort can accommodate up to 14 people. It’s in Balete, Batangas, about 1.5 hour’s drive from Manila.
They feature 3 types of accommodations: the Pumpkin, Mahogany, and Oak Room. It is considered a perfect venue for those looking for a truly instagrammable garden, and a favorite among newlyweds (think of the prenup shoots).
Guests in the rooms can relax in the backyard, where the garden is also stunning, and swim at their pool. If you want lots of space, a garden to kill for, and perfect scenery for a wedding, this is the resort you want.
Address: Leviste Hwy, Balete, Batangas, Philippines
Phone: +63 917 855 2853
23. Villa Mar Private Resort
If you are looking for great times with your family and friends, but also a cheap private resort: Villa Mar Private Resort in Baliuag, Bulacan.
If you are on a budget but do not want to sacrifice quality or amenities, this is the place for you. It doesn’t have to be expensive to be good and relaxing.
The location is perfect for the summer season, with the amazing pool with a jacuzzi and falls, videoke, BBQ griller, and a billiard hall.
It also has free WiFi access and Bluetooth speakers for your musical needs. Last but not least, it has 24-hour CCTV security cameras and a night security guard on-site, so you know you are safe there.
Address: Luis, Tongco Street Barangka, Baliuag, Bulakan, Philippines
Phone: +63 942 453 4549
Located in San Narciso, Zambales, Zambawood is a hidden paradise of a beach resort. It’s a perfect place for creating incredible new memories with your friends and family, with a dreamy setting where modern architecture and picturesque nature combine.
One of the most beautiful luxury resorts out there, and it is only about a 1 km walk from La Paz beach.
During your stay, you will have a resident chef cook for you, housekeepers take care of things for you, and then you can go for a swim, surf, or a massage at the lounge.
The beach house has 5 bedrooms, with air-conditioning and a dedicated bath and shower. The house also counts with a well-equipped game room, outdoor dining deck, and swimming pool.
You can take a bus and get to Zambales in just over 3 hours for around 400 PHP.
Address: San Narciso, Zambales, Philippines
Phone: +63 915 991 4715
25. Ataalaya Farmhouse
Ataalaya Farmhouse is one of the most beautiful beachfront houses for rent in Batangas. The Batangas province south of Manila is spectacular, especially if you are looking for relaxing places away from the busy streets of the capital.
Ataalaya Farmhouse is an Airbnb at the top of a hill in a rural area of the town of Alitagtag called Sitio Cabagan. It is one of the most instagrammable places in Batangas with the natural landscape of Taal Volcano and the lake surrounding it.
it’s a perfect background for a photo shoot and one of the most exquisite places for your garden prenup ideas in all of the Philippines.
Looking for fabulous private resorts near Manila, that are great for you, can be a challenge sometimes. But now you know that great options are out there, and not very far away from the capital: from beach houses to mountain villas, this list has got you covered.
See also: What to Do in Manila
If you are planning on traveling to the Philippines, know that those are only 25 of the best resorts Manila City has to offer. Metro Manila and the areas around it are just a great place to visit, with many, many more places and people to discover.