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5 celebrity-approved local destinations to inspire you for your next trip

By Raychele Mendoza Published Jun 22, 2022 4:40 pm

Now that travel is slowly normalizing, it’s time for us to pack our bags, head off to our favorite local spots, and work on our tans.

Celebrities have been spotted in various local destinations around the Philippines, enjoying the sunshine, relaxing, and unwinding at beaches and resorts.

Need some travel inspiration?

Check out some recent celebrity vacations to popular destinations around the country to inspire you to travel this year.  

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay 

Boracay has been a staple beach destination for both local and international tourists. The island, once named the Best Island in the World by international travel magazine Condé Nast, offers a perfect getaway for you and your friends.

Model Cristina Nadin was recently spotted enjoying the sun and sand in Boracay. For those who want to enjoy a luxurious stay on the island like her, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Boracay, a five-star establishment offers a private retreat, as it's secluded at the northern end of Boracay Island.

El Nido Resorts in Palawan 

Take a break and visit El Nido’s beautiful lagoons and reefs. This popular destination on Palawan island is best known for its white-sand beaches, coral reefs and scenic cliffs.

Filipino-American model Kelsey Merritt showcased the island’s best sceneries in her Instagram posts. You can enjoy the same scenery seen on her feed at El Nido Resorts or opt for more budget-friendly options in the area.

The Farm at San Benito in Batangas 

Are you looking for a chill destination that doesn't require air travel? The Farm at San Benito is known for being one of the top health and wellness resort destinations in the world. This gem in Batangas is perfect for family getaways or digital detox retreats.

Actress Liza Soberano was seen in this multi-awarded medical wellness resort enjoying a healthy meal with her loved ones. This is a perfect spot if you are looking for a safe haven and healing sanctuary. 

Bellevue Resort in Bohol 

With its beachfront location with direct access to pristine sands, Bellevue Resort in Bohol is a favorite of celebrities like Julia Barretto, who recently showed off stunning views at the private sanctuary.

The 5-star resort offers guests luxurious accommodations, and the best scenery Bohol has to offer, with views of the serene shores of Panglao Island. 

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Nay Palad Hideaway in Siargao 

Nay Palad Hideaway (formerly known as Dedon Island Resort), nestled between mangrove forests and white sands, is a little paradise in Siargao where Sarah Lahbati had her bachelorette party in 2020.

 The luxury resort prides itself on its amazing view and amenities as well as its organic farm that offers fresh vegetables and herbs.