7107 islands – that’s certainly a lot! But that’s exactly how many islands make up the Philippines, a destination that has become popular for both adventurers and sun worshippers. Just as important as the destination is the accommodation in which you’ll spend the most treasured days of the year. The following five Airbnb’s in the Philippines offer comfort paired with great hospitality and that little extra something!
The choice of islands in the Philippines isn’t exactly small and in no way simple. So let’s skip straight to the next question: what accommodation should I opt for? Of course, I’d like to help you find that perfect accommodation for your holiday in the Philippines. Take a look below to see which houses, lodges and villas particularly caught my eye.
To start, here’s a real gem. On one side, the sea stretches right out into the horizon and on the other, there are palm trees and green fields for as far as the eye can see. This cottage situated on a hill is the epitome of peace and tranquillity. Here, you’ll spend the night in the pure wilderness, where you’ll have to do without the internet and other gadgets. Bryan, the owner of this little treasure, is there to offer you advice and guidance should you wish. For just £9 per person per night, you can enjoy an undisturbed holiday in Sipalay on Negros for two people.
How about your own private suite on a fruit farm? On Nana’s Farm on the lively island of Manila, you’ll find high standards on the second floor of this newly built country guest house. The accommodation is equipped for 4 guests and at just £17 per person per night, it’s a real bargain! Breakfast is included in the price, you’re responsible for the rest – which won’t be a problem thanks to the nearby shops and helpful staff. Even though this accommodation is not situated on the coast, the hosts provide you with a car, meaning you can easily drive there.
Wake up, step out the front door and immediately feel the sand between your toes! In one of the three little houses of Surfing Carabao Villa Amakan on Siargao, you’ll literally be able to smell the salt of the sea while you rub the sand out of your eyes in amazement. Located directly by the Pacific Ocean (yes, just 70 meters from the sea!), you can book this accommodation for four people for just £12 per person per night.
Because of its size and collection of individual islands, the Philippines is a backpacker’s paradise. Adventure is at the forefront here. You stay in one place only for a night or two before wanderlust leads you to new shores. I found the ideal accommodation for this on the southeastern coast of Negros. The Flying Fish Hostel is the perfect place to make new friends, share experiences with other travellers and recover from your exhausting trips. Depending on the room, you can spend the night here from a little as £8 per person. The city with its vibrant nightlife along with the beach is just a stone’s throw away.
Last but not least, an extravagant suite in Cebu. 72 square metres of quirky design will make your stay here a special experience. Even though you probably don’t want to hear this, bad weather does also exist in the Philippines. However, with top-class accommodation like this, that’ll be quickly forgotten. For £308 a night, this accommodation for two people is somewhat more expensive but is perfect for those looking for luxury!
The Philippines is always worth a visit! Whether you simply want to escape the cold winters in the UK or have a break from the stress of everyday life. I hope that I have been able to help you find suitable accommodation with my recommendations. So with somewhere sorted to get some shuteye, you should probably start planning your trip! ;)