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Unique Hotels & Resorts in the Philippines to Visit for the Holiday Season

Celebrate the holidays like never before. We listed the top 7 unique hotels and resorts with extraordinary and relaxing holiday feels.

Extraordinary and relaxing. These words only sometimes go together, especially when discussing holiday vacations. Let’s admit it, going on a holiday vacation with our family is fun until everyone wants to do different things.

You may want to enjoy a glass of refreshing margarita by the pool but your partner wants to go sightseeing or restaurant hopping. Or maybe you want to have a relaxing massage but your kids want to play, do something new, and mingle with other people.

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Extraordinary and relaxing. It is tiring just to think of being in two places at once. Luckily, you now have a golden opportunity to reclaim your own definition of a holiday staycation without letting go of all the fun and adventure.

Be the first to experience the holidays in the top 7 unique hotels and resorts in the Philippines where extraordinary experiences go side by side with a relaxing stay.

Discovery Primea

Discovery Primea is at the height of the Philippines’ modern luxury holiday experience. It has luxury spelled out for everyone in the family like no other.

The Infinity Pool at Discovery Primea / Photo by Discovery Primea

Indulge yourself in the sophisticated Terazi Spa to heal and rejuvenate the body for the new year ahead. Visit the lifestyle shop Lily to get exclusive holiday shopping access to curated furniture, fashion accessories, home decor, and art pieces. You and your kids will also enjoy Discovery Primea’s 20-meter infinity pool overlooking the extravagant Makati City.

Discovery Primea knows how to bring the holiday spirit, especially to the dining table. Savor a diverse, unique, and generous holiday menu from the hotel’s very own Flame Restaurant, Flame Al Fresco, and Restaurant Tapenade. And make sure not to miss out on the finest whiskies from 1824 or a refreshing gin and tonic from The Gilarmi Lounge.

The Restaurant Tapenade at Discovery Primea / Photo by Discovery Primea

Book your Merry and Bright Holidays with Discovery Primea now to enjoy 15% off the best available rate. In the spirit of giving, the hotel will donate P500 from your stay to Waves for Water to support its local programs. It truly is a one-of-a-kind home for the holidays.

The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

A huge part of being unique is being artistic and The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences took that by heart. The hotel has sprinkled art into all aspects of living, including how you can celebrate your holidays.

The Andalucia Junior Suite at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences / Photo by Tripadvisor

The famous Pablo Bistro restaurant serves Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine and resembles a true Filipino holiday dining experience. Classic tapas, paellas, roasted chicken, and a selection of steaks--the restaurant can have you experience Europe and still bring that unique Filipino holiday spirit.

The Pablo Bistro Restaurant at at The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences / Photo by Tripadvisor

The holiday vacation experience also offers something for everyone in the family. This holiday season could be the time you and your kids appreciate local and foreign art from the Altro Mondo Gallery. If you want to celebrate the festivities with your relatives, leave it to the Picasso Loft to host the party with art and elegance.

Book your Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences staycation now to enjoy generous discounts for the holidays.

GK Enchanted Farm

Gawad Kalinga (GK) Enchanted Farm is the Disneyland of social tourism located in Bulacan’s Barangay Encanto. True to its name, the Enchanted Farm offers an enchanting and immersive experience of living inside the Gawad Kalinga community. Tourists and visitors can marvel at the magical stories of Filipino folklore while gaining firsthand experience in bringing prosperity and growth to a small community.

The Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm / Photo by NinjamMoves

It is a truly unique take on a holiday staycation but a very meaningful one too. A visit to the GK Enchanted Farm entails living with the locals and appreciating the calm and refreshing life on a farm.

Some of GK Enchanted Farm’s popular spots is the Kitchen Garden where locals grow what they eat on a lush landscape.  There is also the Bayan-Anihan Multipurpose Center designed to be a training avenue for farmers and other activities that capture Filipino values like bayan, bayani, bayanihan, and ani. Families can also enjoy quality time around the Enchanted Pond where kids can learn about aquatic life. But there’s a lot more!

Welcome facade of GK Enchanted Farm / Photo by Jodiasia

GK Enchanted Farm is all about seeing sustainable communities come to life, offering great insights to children about what true development is like. Enjoy the holiday season in the nature-immersed GK Enchanted Farm and experience a unique holiday this season.

Twin Glass Treehouse at Tudor in the Pines

Holidays in Baguio are always one of a kind. The temperature is cooler, the luminous night skyline view from almost every house is beautiful, and the landscape of pine trees is fantastic. All you need is the pouring of snow to have the perfect white Christmas.

But aside from an almost white Christmas, Baguio still has new cards up its sleeves. Something unique becomes more unique especially when you are in Tudor in the Pines. Located at the heart of a pine-filled complex, Tudor in Pines brags seven types of staycation suites perfect for a family holiday staycation.

Glass Treehouse in Tudor in the Pines / Photo by

One of the most famous and beloved suites for the holidays is the Twin Glass Treehouse. It is a glass treehouse standing 30 ft above the ground. The Twin Glass Treehouse has complete amenities--private bathroom, living space, and beds. A holiday staycation inside the Tudor in the Pines complex also grants you access to a picnic area, a beautiful garden, a fire pit, and the Glasshouse Lounge.

The Birdhouse

Hailing from the wonderful city of El Nido in Palawan, the Birdhouse is a unique glamping hotel that mimics a bird’s nest. Living spaces naturally extend to and become a part of nature--guests can experience sleeping under the stars. On top of that, all luxury rooms have an overlooking view of the gorgeous Bacuit Bay.

Luxury tent inside The Birdhouse complex / Photo by

The Birdhouse is a perfect place to have an extraordinary, restful, and relaxing holiday season. Your family can also enjoy farm-to-table dining experiences at the Nesting Table.