Hardcore adventurers may frown on glamping or glamorous camping all they want, but the trend has gone global. In the Philippines, several glamping sites have sprouted up, promising a communion with nature sans the so-called character-building discomforts.
No guest pitches tents, builds fires, or washes dishes in these sites. (Unless, of course, they want to.) These outdoor glamping setups in the Philippines are perfect for nature lovers who don’t really want to rough it.
Charlie’s Point, Reserva, Baler, Aurora
Up to US$156 for two people
Glampers are greeted by a riverside view in this place, located in a Philippine town that’s known more for being a surfing destination than a camping hub. Campers here stay at spacious weatherproof pitched tents with carpeted floors, a bed that’s perfect for two with hotel-grade pillows and linens, and rustic bathroom facilities. Chef-prepared meals, towels, night lanterns, and water are also provided by the glamping spot along with a 24/7 butler service and security detail. There’s no room for boredom, as there’s a Balance Center for yogaholics, as well as a a variety of watersports and side trip options.
Pulong Sagingan, Barangay Maitim II West
Tagaytay City, Cavite
starts at US$62 per person
Aside from the pitched tent with a mattress and beddings, guests at this glamping spot are treated to a 30-minute outdoor facial treatment or foot massage. They also feast on a BBQ dinner by the campfire. Toiletries, towels, and a playground with a trampoline are also part of the upgraded camping experience.
Sitio Nasigdan, Barangay Villa Libertad
El Nido, Palawan
starts at US$88 for two people
Located eight minutes away from the beach, this glamping site also serves as a showcase of Palawan culture. The interiors of the pitched tents are handcrafted by local artists. Room service — or, should we say, tent service? — is available. The best part about this glamping accommodation is that each tent comes with its own bathroom facilities, with an option for hot showers. Even the complimentary toiletries are locally made organic personal care essentials.