The Stunning Places in the Philippines Filipino Celebrities Love to Vacation At
Every now and then, celebrities find time to take a break from their busy schedules. For a guaranteed relaxing vacation away from the city, some celebrities already have their favorite resorts and beach islands in mind for their quick escape. Apart from Boracay, here are other equally pristine travel destinations that celebrities love to head off to.
Balesin Island Club
A celebrity-favorite for weddings and vacations, this private, members-only island resort is located at the eastern coast of Luzon. Heart Evangelista is one of the exclusive club's frequent celebrity guests. Even though the GMA-7 star is scared of flying, she braves the 25-minute plane ride just to unwind at the picturesque seaside villas of Balesin. Aside from Heart who got married at the resort, Coleen Garcia is also one of Balesin's celebrity brides.
The Farm at San Benito
The Farm at San Benito is another popular getaway destination among celebrities. It is a "holistic wellness resort" located in Lipa, Batangas. According to its official website, the resort is "only one of its kind the Philippines and among the most lauded in Asia and the world." A sanctuary for most of our busiest stars, the wellness resort's services and treatments are a mix of western and eastern traditions. Iza Calzado is one of its loyal patrons.
Palawan has always been a must-see place for locals and tourists alike, but among its gorgeous isles, Pamalican Island captivates the most. Here in Pamalican nestles the famous celebrity hot spot, Amanpulo. An hour away from Manila by air, the private island offers five-star accommodations. Stars such as Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, Juliana Gomez, and KC Concepcion have been spotted flaunting their eye-catching beach ensembles, adding more glitz and color to the island's verdant seascape.
While Boracay was taking a breather, it was the islands of Siargao that filled in the void. Beach-loving locals and celebrities raved about Siargao—so much so that director Paul Soriano wrote a love letter to the island through his Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 entry, Siargao. Lovi Poe was one of the beach beauties spotted at the island.