Are you and your significant other looking for places you can go to for a sweet, romantic getaway? Worry no more! Rachel and I will help you! 🙂 Look no further because one of the best countries you can go for your next honeymoon is Rachel’s home country, the Philippines. We’ll share here our top Philippines Honeymoon Destinations you should consider for your next honeymoon!
If you’re an avid reader of our blog, you’d know how much we love traveling around the 7000+ islands of the Philippines. Our Instagram page is even full of pictures of our favorite Philippine destinations. We’re not being biased just because it’s Rachel’s home country, but the Philippines is just really one of the countries you have to visit soon. It’s full of beautiful places, yummy delicacies, rich culture, and of course, hospitable Filipinos. If you and your partner just got married, take a look at our list of Philippine Honeymoon Destinations that will make your sweet, romantic getaway really memorable!
WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
You can get accommodation starting from 800-1000 PHP (less than $20 USD) for a room in a guesthouse. Can you imagen if you are two of you traveling in the Philippines, it will be $10 USD each.
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Best time to visit the Philippines
If you don’t know, Philippines has only 2 seasons- wet and dry season. You should be prepared with the weather in Manila because it is hot and humid during the months of March to May, and can extend up to June! The wet season starts from June to November.
But due to climate change (which affects Philippines the most), the rainy season can start as early as May. The best time to visit the Philippines is during the month of January, as the weather is expected to be the coldest of the year plus you won’t compete with the locals during December’s holiday rush (traffic and all). It depends on your preference after all.
Philippines Honeymoon Destinations
Batanes is a remote island in North of the Philippines. It’s popular as a wedding destination so if you’re lucky, you can even catch a wedding in their churches or beaches. We enjoyed the amazing landscapes and the unrivalled magical sunset, which is definitely a romantic scene for you and your partner. This sunset is at Rolling Hills, one of our favorite Batanes tourist spots. Also Marlboro country is another place that you can’t miss when visiting Batanes.
Found in the northern part of Luzon, Banaue is one of the tourist spots in the Philippines. This is the perfect place if you want to take a break from the city and inhale the fresh air, feel the cold breeze, and feed your eyes with stunning views. Banaue and Batad rice terraces are amazing and it’s great to get lost around the area! It’s definitely more romantic when you’re kinda lost and wandering with your partner.
Hike the downtown up to Banaue Viewpoint because it really feels good to be at the top of the mountain! Banaue is one of the spots where you will realize how beautiful nature is. You should also try watching Ifugao cultural shows and dance to the sound of gongs. Your partner will surely love the fun experience!
3. Anilao, Batangas
Ah, one of our favorites! We loved our diving experience in this quiet barangay in Mabini, Batangas. It is just a 3-hour drive from Manila and is a famous spot for diving enthusiasts. You can also do snorkeling here, as the water is clean and clear.
It’s the perfect spot to relax after a long week. Seeing each other dive, witnessing their reactions, and even kissing underwater (ha!) as they see the beautiful creatures below are just really fun and romantic. Those underwater shots you’d take will really make good memories of you together. The picture above is from Sepoc Island!
Read our blog post about what to do and where to sleep in Anilao.
4. Tagaytay, Taal Volcano
After falling in love with each other, definitely both of you will also fall in love with the views from the viewing point in Taal Volcano, but you will fall in love deeper with the view from the Red Lava Viewing Point, where you can view the crater of the volcano. No worries if you do not like hiking. It was just an easy hike, that even a kid can do it.
Now if you love volcanoes and lakes, then it is recommended for you to visit Taal Volcano in Tagaytay. It Is the 2nd most active volcano in the Philippines and a popular tourist spot in Batangas. It´s a must in the places to visit in the Philippines.
Read our blog post to guide you in planning for your trip to Taal Volcano.
5. Samal Island, in Davao
Pride of the south, Samal Island! This is one of the places a couple should go to when they visit Mindanao, Philippines for their honeymoon. It is a beautiful escape from the daily hustle and bustle of the city, as well as a romantic place for you and your partner.
The views here are priceless, and the locals are welcoming. We loved snorkeling, diving, and island hopping here. We also loved the local food of Samal. This place is definitely worth the visit and we recommend Samal Island as one of the Philippines Honeymoon Destinations!
6. Coron, Palawan
Isn’t it obvious that we love Palawan so much? Another spot we recommend you include in your list of Philippines Honeymoon Destinations to go to is Coron. Kayangan Lake in Coron was our favorite spot in the island hopping. You both will surely love diving and snorkeling here.
Read here our favorite Coron tourist spots!
7. Port Barton, Palawan
Holding each other’s hands while watching the sunsets in Port Barton feels truer than those Romantic Disney movies. The island hopping is one of our favorite in the Philippines and it’s definitely better when you’re having an adventure with you love one. You can see turtles snorkeling and swimming. And if you want an amazing experience you can enjoy camping. The beaches are so perfect with white sand and blue water.
If you have time, don’t forget to hike Mount Tapyas. You have to hike for 20-30 minutes to get to the top and enjoy the picturesque views. It is surely worth it! Go at the sunset time
These three spots in Palawan are highly recommended as Philippines Honeymoon Destinations. Transportation is easy because you just have to ride ferries or speed boats to get to the islands. Or you can book tours according to your budget and preference.
Read here our favorite things to do in Port Barton!
8. El Nido, Palawan
This is on the top of our list despite of its actual location being on the southern part of Luzon. We just can’t help it because it is one of our favorite places in the world, so we recommend it as one of our top Philippines Honeymoon Destinations! We have been here a few times already and every single visit was unique, and we loved every single experience we had. We know that you will too! Our favorites are Big Lagoon and Small Lagoon (Rachel’s picture above).
You will seriously forget all the problems you have once you step on the clear waters and white sand beaches of El Nido. It was once a quiet place north of Palawan but because of number of people visiting here, it was developed but still beautiful!
If you love nature and beaches, you shouldn’t miss exploring the destination. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, diving, island hopping, and relaxing in this picturesque island.
9. Camiguin Island
Another one of our favorite tourist spots in the Philippines. Camiguin island is a paradise to discover, and it’s one of the Philippines Honeymoon Destinations you should consider too!
From Mantigue Island where you can enjoy snorkeling to White Beach popular for the sand bar, there are a lot of places to see and explore. If you want to relax on the island Hibok Hibok Hotspring will be your place when it’s getting cold in Camiguin. Perfect for warming up your skin and relaxing together as a couple.
Read here our favorite Camiguin tourist spots!
10. Siargao, Surigao del Norte
Siargao became one of the most popular places to visit in the Philippines because of its superb beauty. This beautiful island is a must to explore by you and your partner. You can surf, relax, swimming, island hopping and visit the romantic places in Siargao.
You can get here by plane from Cebu and there are also ferries coming from Surigao. The adventure awaits both of you. Beaches around Siargao are endlessly beautiful.
Read here Siargao tourist spots!
More Philippines Honeymoon Destinations
Cebu is home to numerous old churches, waterfalls, beaches, and yummy food. It is actually one of our favorite tourist spots in the Philippines as the list of activities you can do in Cebu gives you a looong list! For your honeymoon, beach resorts and diving sites are scattered around like grass. Some of the destinations you would like to visit are the following; Kawasan Falls, Bantayan Island, Malapascua Island and Moalboal.
11. Kawasan Falls
If you have seen those turquoise blue waterfall pictures on Instagram, that probably is Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu. This spot is very famous to locals and foreigners because of its beauty and the adventure it offers to visitors. Lit your love with the hues of this waterfall, definitely an empowering trip for your relationship.
Popular activities here include swimming, canyoneering riding a raft, and of course, eating Cebuano food. Read our blog post to know how to get to Kawasan Falls from different parts of Cebu.
12. Bantayan Island
You should also consider visiting Bantayan Island in Cebu if you and your most loved one really love beaches! This is a famous place for snorkeling and diving because of their clear waters and white sand. You can just relax on the shore or rent a motorbike to explore the island. Explore the island with a motorbike with your loved one, feel the wind and the beauty of nature together, absolute adventure.
13. Malapascua Island
Just like in Bantayan, activities you can do in Malapascua are diving, snorkeling, swimming and relaxing. We loved to dive and snorkel here because of its clean and very clear waters. The picture above is from Langog Beach our favorite place in Malapascua Island. This is one of the romantic and serene Philippines Honeymoon Destinations that we could recommend.
We hope they retain the cleanliness of the island. Read our blog post to be guided on what activities to do in Malapascua.
Moalboal is a popular destination for diving with the sardines. There are beautiful places to visit around Moalboal like Kawasan Falls and Pescador Island. But our favorite tourist spot in Moalboal was Lambug Beach. We enjoyed an empty beach full of colorful starfish everywhere. If your partner loves the sea so much, bring her/him here for an adventurous yet sweet honeymoon!
Read here our favorite things to do in Moalboal!
15. Apo Island, Negros Oriental
Enough with the whale sharks, ha! If you want to swim with the sea turtles, then you should go and visit Apo Island in Dumaguete!
This town will give you the best photos- aerial and underwater. Make sure to equip yourselves with the best camera to capture the beautiful Dumaguete. Something to add to both of your Instagram highlights.
Click here to see what activities we did in this town that you and your partner should do next!
16. Siquijor Island
Aaahh, lovely Siquijor. I remember when we really had a hard time checking on our online job because of the difficulty of connecting here. Despite that, Rachel and I had fun in Siquijor! Consider visiting churches, waterfalls, and beaches in Siquijor as it will give you a break you deserve from the tiring city life!
Recommended beautiful beaches in Siquijor are Salagdoong Beach, San Juan Beach, and Paliton Beach (picture above). It is a fun way to get disconnected from your daily routine, surely a mood reset for the both of you. 🙂
17. Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
Kalanggaman Island is a small, quiet island but it didn’t fail to strike us with its beauty. The most beautiful part about this island is its sandbar and very clear waters. Kalanggaman Island we recommend as one of the tourist spots in the Philippines. We enjoyed so much taking underwater shots.
What we love the most is that you can camp here (for a fee) for an overnight stay. Camping with your loved one? Surely a good honeymoon idea! You get to rest and relax in peace and enjoy the beauty of nature. Definitely one of the top Philippines Honeymoon Destinations we recommend!
Read here how to get to Kalanggaman Island!
We really loved the beautiful Chocolate Hills of Bohol! This is one of the most famous landmarks of the Philippines that you must see. When it rains, the hills turn chocolatey brown in color, which explains why it is called the Chocolate Hills. Your partner will surely be awed by this unique experience, truly a memorable one for both of you.
Read our full travel guide to Bohol here.
19. Boracay Island
The famous white-sand beach of the Philippines, Boracay. It is not just popular to the Philippines, but to the whole world. People love visiting Boracay Island because of its beauty.
It is also visited by tourists because of the activities you can do here- snorkeling, diving, island hopping, riding a banana boat, riding a jet ski, visiting the oceanarium, parasailing, and the list goes on! You will really enjoy your stay in Boracay with your most loved one.
Read here things to do in Boracay Island!
We have been visiting twice Pagudpud so far and it’s one of our top tourist spots in the Philippines. It’s so quiet and a great place to take pictures. Most of the tourists are locals.
The beaches are so beautiful and the sunsets are so colorful. Plus there are many places to visit around Pagudpud which keeps us busy for a few days whenever we go to Pagudpud.
Read here our best things to do in Pagudpud that you and your partner should do for a romantic yet adventure-packed honeymoon.
21. Hundred Islands
This group of 123 islands is a popular destination in the Province of Pangasinan. Apart from enjoying the views, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling and there is a pilgrimage island. Most of the tourists are locals and you can even enjoying overnight camping if you wish. This destination isn’t very popular for foreigners but well-loved by locals. We totally recommend this as one of the beautiful Philippines Honeymoon Destinations you should consider visiting with your partner.
Read here to know more about Hundred islands!
There you have it! Which one of the 21 Philippines Honeymoon Destinations would your partner love the most? Share it with us and we’ll you tell you our best recommendations as a couple traveler!
Hope we have helped you in choosing your honeymoon destination in the Philippines. Have a romantic getaway! 🙂
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About the Author: Ruben, co-founder of Gamintraveler.com since 2014, is a seasoned traveler from Spain who has explored over 100 countries since 2009. Known for his extensive travel adventures across South America, Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Africa, Ruben combines his passion for adventurous yet sustainable living with his love for cycling, highlighted by his remarkable 5-month bicycle journey from Spain to Norway. He currently resides in Spain, where he continues to share his travel experiences alongside his partner, Rachel, and their son, Han.