Antipolo is easily a crowd favorite weekend destination thanks to it being only a short drive away. Though it’s only a couple of hours’ ride from the city, the difference in landscapes and views are amazing. You can visit rooftop cafes overlooking the Manila skyline, you can go on hikes in the Sierra Madre mountains, or you can also rent private resorts to chill amidst nature. Since summer is just around the corner, we’ve rounded up 8 of the best private resorts in Antipolo you can book.
Beverly Hills Private Resort
#18 Begonia Street Beverly Hills 1870, Antipolo
0906 146 8574
Rates start at P20,000 for 20 pax, day tour
The highlight of staying at Beverly Hills Private Resort is their large swimming pool that overlooks a forest and the Metro Manila skyline in the distance. After you’ve had your fill of swimming, you can walk around the grounds or stay inside the spacious house. Indoors, you’ve got access to four bedrooms, four comfort rooms, a wide dining area, and the kitchen upon request. Outdoors, you can stay in the kubo or the veranda surrounded by greenery. There’s also free WiFi and karaoke at your disposal. Send Beverly Hills Private Resort a message on Facebook to book your stay.
The Grounds Resort
Lot 7 P. Oliveros St. Brgy. Dela Paz 1870 Antipolo
0917 153 2277
Rates start at P12,500 for 9 pax, day stay
The most relaxing thing about staying at The Grounds Resort is being surrounded by towering trees. The rustic, log cabin design of the entire place contributes to the bundok vibes city-dwellers desperately crave. You can relax and enjoy the breeze, pull up a garden chair, and read a book. The Grounds Resort can also host small, intimate weddings and has in fact successfully done so in the past. Book your stay by messaging them on Facebook.
Town & Country Heights in San Luis, Antipolo
0915 1587 339
Rates start at P5,500/night for 6 pax
The Villa is a newly-opened resort in Antipolo that’s absolutely perfect for intimate summer getaways. Its main features are the private pool in the middle of the property and a 360-degree rooftop. The air-conditioned villa has one queen-sized bed and one sofa bed. You get to bring your own food and use the outdoor grill but there’s also a paluto service available upon request. Aside from swimming, you can watch Netflix on the Smart TV and try out the Play Station 3. Book your stay here.
Blk 16 Lt 9 Mt. Banahaw St., Grand Heights Subdivision 1870 Antipolo
0927 966 5597
Rates start at P9,000/day for 20 pax
Big group? Tyvo Resort is an events place that accommodates a minimum of 20 people at their four-story building. It’s perfect for planning a birthday party, a reunion, or even a wedding. Guests are given access to the swimming pool with a view of the Metro Manila skyline, a karaoke, and a billiard/game room. There’s also the Party Hall for larger gatherings, bedrooms, and a furnished cooking area. And since an outing without eating barbecue is not an outing at all, Tyvo Resort also has a charcoal grille guests can use. Send them a message on Facebook for reservations.
Pestano Farm Trail 1870 Antipolo
0998 557 1319
Rates start at P23,500/night for 15 pax
Privacy in nature is what you’ll get to experience at Villa Elisha. It’s tucked into the woods of Phillip’s Sanctuary Eco-resort, a 30-hectare private forest sanctuary in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountain Range. Villa Elisha has bedrooms and lofts that can comfortably accommodate 15 people and a private pool you can take a dip in at any time. Philipp’s Sanctuary also has an obstacle course, hanging bridge, fishing lagoon, ATV courses, and more you can explore. Book your stay here.
Timmy in the Woods
#3 Mount Everest Avenue, Goldenhills Subdivision 1870 Antipolo
Rates available upon request
Timmy in the Woods is a famous venue for beautiful photoshoots, debuts, weddings, and intimate family outings. Tall trees surround the perimeter of the pool and the two-story villa. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, you’ll have all the time in the world to bask in that here. Book it here.
M. Tanabe’s Private Resort
Rates start at P11,000 for 10 pax
M. Tanabe’s Private Resort is a newly-opened resort in Antipolo that lets you enjoy a 4-6 ft. pool and a Jacuzzi. There are pull-out beds and bunk beds available in one air-conditioned bedroom and a minibar and Smart TV in the spacious living room. You can bring food to cook at the fully furnished kitchen complete with a refrigerator, grill, stove, and cooler. There’s also a parking space that can accommodate 8 vehicles. Book your stay here.
The Rest House Antipolo
1st Avenue, #2 Zinnia Drive, Beverly Hills Subdivision 1870 Antipolo
0906 146 8574
Rates start at P18,000 for 20 pax
Lush greenery surrounds The Rest House Antipolo. The house has a porch, a terrace, and three bedrooms with bunk beds for the ultimate barkada sleepover bonding. Guests also have access to the private resort’s large pool with a smaller Jacuzzi at the side. Send them a message on Facebook for bookings.