Father's Day Special: 12 Cool Staycation Ideas in the Philippines

Have you figured out where to bring your old man on this special day?

The Philippines is a country known for having the family as the most important unit of society, with fathers typically serving as the head of the household. They play a significant role in each of our lives and, while every day is a chance to celebrate the love we have for them, Father’s Day is that one time of the year when we can go all-out in making them feel truly special. In our vocabulary, a great staycation always does the trick. With that, here's our list of top hotel picks for a Father’s Day staycation in the Philippines!

Also read: Stays Secrets: Hotels in the Philippines with Cheapest Rates & Awesome Perks When You Book Directly

1. Bluewater Panglao

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Home to the iconic Amuma Spa and “floating” beds, Bluewater Panglao sets the bar high in giving guests a warm and truly Filipino care in Bohol’s Panglao Island. May it be in the staff’s services, the cosy ambience given in each accommodation, the relaxing gardens, stunning pools and of course, the fruit-bearing mango trees in the property — any father will find it easy to relax in its comfort.

Room rates start at ₱3,100++ per night


Have your dad celebrate the gift of family by taking part of Bluewater Panglao’s Alay Kay Tatay Father's Day special event this 17 June 2018. On this very special day, enjoy lunch buffet with live entertainment, discounted Amuma massage, giveaways for fathers, fun games, and so much more – all for only for only ₱800 nett per person! Woah, so fun and budget-friendly! Book as early as now and surprise your dad this Father's Day.

For bookings and reservations, call: +638 416-0702 or 0998 588 3436 | email: marcom.panglao@bluewater.com.ph

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2. Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa

Dads with an eye for design are invited to the contemporary and incredibly creative Hue Hotels and Resorts Puerto Princesa. With Instagram-worthy backgrounds at literally every corner, you and your dad can spend an entire day taking each other’s photos. Like Princess Eulalia, the inspiration behind the hotel, the hotel is fit for a modern royalty — kind of like our fathers. Beyond the creative, the hotel is also easily accessible from some of Puerto Princesa’s most valuable destinations.

Room rates start at ₱3,800++ per night


This Father’s Day, treat your dad to a tour around the heart of Palawan by availing the City Paradise Tour. Appreciate the amazing views from Mitra’s Ranch, taste some goodies at Baker’s Hill, take a walk on the wild side at Crocodile Farm and watch the sunset from Puerto Princesa Baywalk!

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3. Mountain Lake Resort

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Golfing has been a staple activity for men, especially for dads who love the outdoors and like to channel their competitive spirit every now and then. Just a few hours drive from Manila, Mountain Lake Resort in Laguna is famous for its Arnold Palmer 18 Holes which has a lake as part of the course and a breathtaking view of Mt. Banahaw in the distance. Fathers will also go crazy over the on-site Obstacle Course, Astro Camp, Fishing Village and the diverse options of accommodations found at The Residences Hotel within the resort.

Room rates start at ₱2,600++ per night

4. The Farm at San Benito

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Who says spas are only a mother-daughter thing? The Farm at San Benito in the province of Batangas is potentially one of the few places across the country that truly gives a holistic approach to giving vacations. The green-dominated property, which used to be a coffee and coconut plantation, is a therapy on its own and has been recognised internationally for its spa treatments and wellness programmes. These make the resort another strong contender for hosting a laid-back Father’s Day celebration.

Room rates start at ₱10,000++ per night

5. Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Pearl Farm Beach Resort used to be a weekend recreational haven for a man called Don Antonio Floirendo and his family. The resort is famous for its tribal living-inspired accommodations which mark the Davaoeños’ love for their culture. Along with its unique setting, the place is also home to a myriad of facilities and activities that will excite any dad coming to the resort. There are coral tours, picnic lunch, aqua sports activities, movie watching at the Parola Lounge, and a sports bar and gym perfect for the health-conscious pop.

Room rates start at ₱8,800++ per night

6. Dolores Tropicana Resort

For your old man who’s into life in the sea, there’s no better way to spend Father’s Day than flying to the Tuna Capital of the Philippines for some fishing activity. Then, complete your stay by staying in Dolores Tropicana Resort, popular for its sunrise views and the cold breeze coming from the Sarangani Bay. The remoteness of the city makes for a great private time for the entire family, and your daddy can eat as many seafood, fruits and a number of Filipino dishes at the resort’s Seafront restaurant as he fancies.

Room rates start at ₱1,400++ per night

7. Hotel Jen Manila

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We know travelling to remote provinces can take its toll on our daddies. The great news is that the city is also home to a number of hotels that offer a wide range of services for them. Take for example Hotel Jen Manila in Pasay City. The hotel has fast free WiFi (guaranteed all the time!), a 24-hour coffee shop and in-room dining, a vast selection of local and international dining options, massage treatments and even limousine rental if you’re really serious about splurging for your dad. Plus, he’ll get a chance to watch live sports and musical entertainment every day from 5pm at the Lobby Lounge.

Room rates start at ₱3,200++ per night

8. AG New World Manila Bay Hotel

A five-star property, AG New World Manila Bay Hotel’s facilities and amenities are simply hard to beat. From leisure to business, dining to shopping — the hotel has plenty to offer for all the anything-goes type dad. But one of the things that truly stand out from the hotel is its state-of-the-art fitness centre at Club Oasis, a great way to keep daddy fit and healthy even with all the luxury and convenient temptations throughout the hotel.

Room rates start at ₱4,800++ per night

9. Diamond Hotel Philippines

Not only is Diamond Hotel Philippines one of THE best places to watch the Manila Bay sunset, it also has a hip and highly rated poolside bar where we can join our fathers for a light meal and drinks during a staycation. The pool itself is entirely charming and rejuvenating that he’ll forget he’s still in the bustling Philippine capital. The hotel’s five-star facilities indoors, including the elegant rooms and the wide array of cuisines at Corniche Restaurant, are also something to look forward to.

Room rates start at ₱5,800++ per night

Also read: 10 Hotels Near Manila Bay with Stunning Sunset Views

10. Venus Parkview Hotel

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Dads always like things that are well-established, trusted and iconic, so what better way to show them that than treating them to an Executive Room with Balcony at Venus Parkview Hotel in Baguio City. The property has been around for over 40 decades and considered a landmark in the summer capital of the Philippines. The room overlooks Burnham Park and furnished with everything a true King of the household would ask for.

Room rates start at ₱3,900++ per night

11. Quest Hotel Cebu

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Cebu may be dubbed the Queen City of the South, but there’s no doubt that this world-renowned Philippine destination has a place for our own daddies too. Quest Hotel Cebu is known as one of the top properties in the city for a staycation. It focuses on both style and function — something our fathers will definitely appreciate. There are themed dinners to satisfy each of their cravings especially for longer visits, which consist of Filipino, Italian and Mexican dishes, among others.

Room rates start at ₱3,100++ per night

Also read: 10 Coolest Staycation Ideas in Cebu City

12. Grand Hoyah Hotel

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Subic Bay Freeport Zone is among those go-to destinations for a quick getaway with family and friends, and one hotel that conveniently provides options for both a relaxing and entertainment-filled staycation is Grand Hoyah Hotel. Some of the rooms have a veranda where your dad can spend a good hour or two admiring the view of the Bay of the Boardwalk Area. At night, he can let loose and belt out at one of the must-try Family KTV rooms in the hotel.

Room rates start at ₱2,300++ per night

Also read: 17 Coolest Staycation Ideas in Manila

Whatever our dads’ preferences are, these hotels are totally set to give them a Father’s Day celebration they’ll never forget. If I were you, I’d book that room right about now!

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