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Pet-friendly resorts near Metro Manila

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Apr 01, 2022 12:28 pm

Is a vacation really complete without our furry friends? Though it's high time to take a breather and relax by the pool, it's extra fulfilling when you know your pups are being well taken care of too.

With lockdown restrictions now easing, it could be the perfect opportunity for the family to hit the road and enjoy a much-needed vacation—with their beloved pets, of course.

Not all pet-friendly vacation spots are built the same though, as owners should still consider factors such as whether or not the place has a pet-centered menu, if there are other animals around, or if their fur babies can even roam the area. 

PhilSTAR L!fe has teamed up with the Facebook group Best of the Best Manila to curate a list of the best recommendations—from real people—on various subjects. From the group's members, here are the Best of the Best pet-friendly resorts that are just 2-3 hours away from Metro Manila.

Hiraya Resort

Who said our pets don't deserve a little pampering too? Hiraya Resort offers a range of luxury villas, lodges, and dorms that can adjust to the family's budget while allowing the space for small to medium-sized dogs.

The wellness resort and eco-park prides itself on uplifting not only the holistic wellness of their guests but also in preserving the environment with their conscious efforts and supporting organizations.

Hiraya Resort is located in Romulo Hwy, Barangay Ninoy, Aguilar, 2415 Pangasinan. You may visit their website for further details and booking schedules.

The Farm at San Benito

This popular wellness getaway isn't just a favorite of celebrities, it's a favorite for their furry friends, too. The multi-awarded getaway resort provides an all-around holistic experience with their non-meat, vegan menu, daily yoga classes, and additional rejuvenation services.

Pet parents won't regret their stay as The Farm offers sprawling walkways and greenery for pets to enjoy, play, and even see a peacock or two.

The Farm at San Benito is located in Lipa, Batangas. You may visit their link directory here.

T Hotel

Amid the noise and bustle of everyday life, the T hotel's mantra rings true: "Everyone needs a retreat once in a while." With their suites and villa offering breathtaking balcony views of Tagaytay, T Hotel accepts pets under 22 lbs given they don't disrupt the peaceful stay of other guests. 

T Hotel is located in Calamba Rd, Tagaytay. You may visit their website for further details and booking schedules.

Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort

Whether you're looking for a drifting beach adventure or simply getting soothed by, this jam-packed resort in Calatagan has it all for you—and your pet!

While you're trying out their water therapy activities, hanging out by the floating cottages, or being the aqua sports MVP, the Stilts' Instagram page shows how cats and dogs are enjoying their time by the beachside.

Stilts is located in Calatagan, Batangas. You may visit their website for further details and booking schedules.

La Luz

With the many beach resorts found in Batangas' Laiya beach, the privately-owned La Luz Beach Resort stood out for the members of BOTB for its cozy feel. The beach was originally supposed to cater to a family of 13, thus explaining its privacy and vast pavillions.

La Luz Beach Resort is located in Laiya, Batangas. You may visit their website for further details and booking schedules.

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