Davao Del Sur Mountain Resorts on the Slopes of Mount Apo

Davao del Sur Mountain Resorts

The Davao region is blessed to have the highest mountain in the country, Mount Apo. The expansive mountain range extends to the regions of Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Cotabato. If there’s a place in Mindanao to enjoy a high-altitude climate, Davao del Sur has several resorts to enjoy the cool weather and view of Mt Apo just a couple of hours away from the city. Check out Camp Sabros, Montefrio Garden Resort, Haven’s Dew, Twin Mountain Resorts, Sir Ped’s, Altamers, and Jardin de Senorita.

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5 Eco-Resorts in the Philippines Perfect for a Weekend Getaway

Mt Purro Nature Reserve

When it comes to natural respites, the Philippines is abundant in destinations featuring different land and water forms. Beaches are the most popular spots, but the country also offers waterfalls, lakes, springs, streams, mountains, hills, and vast fields for those who want to reconnect with Mother Earth and recharge with her natural powers. The rise in infrastructure developments paved the way for people to recreate natural hotspots and merge them with modern facilities that cater to wellness, leisure, and unwinding. You’ll find these idyllic features in the five eco-resorts listed below that you should add to your next vacation plans:

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Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort: Culion’s Luxury Getaway

Sunlight Ecotourism Island Resort in Culion

Culion is a fascinating destination for those who enjoy off-beat natural tourist attractions and rich heritage. This former leper colony in Calamianes island is usually explored by those who go for an extended stay in Coron. But it doesn’t have to be another option. Sunlight Eco-Tourism island Resort offers a luxury nature getaway in the region while still keeping close to the heritage now in the running as an internationally recognized documentary heritage for UNESCO.

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Kuching Stay | Riverside Majestic Astana Wing

Riverside Majestic Astana Wing

A five-star and 272-room property, Riverside Majestic Astana Wing sits at the heart of Kuching City overlooking the winding Sarawak river. Conveniently located across the waterfront and walking distance to a lot of attractions in the city. It was a perfect home base for us as we cover the Kuching Jazz Festival in 2019.

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Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa: Luxury Amidst Borneo Rainforest

The Premiere Deluxe room at Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

We were riding a modified pick-up truck to take us to our home in Gunung Mulu National Park, the Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa. The painted sceneries of caves, forest, hornbills and more wrapping the truck got me excited on the things we may experience during our stay in this UNESCO world heritage inscribed site. It’s not easy going to this part of Sarawak, Malaysia. On air, only MASwings flies direct from either Kuching or Miri. The long arduous way is by road, boat and a little hike. And what better way to compliment a stay in this nature reserve? …

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RedDoorz Premium Near Greenbelt: Convenient Stay in the Heart of Makati

At RedDoorz Premium near Greenbelt

RedDoorz had an interesting story on how it started in Indonesia. It came from a need to find convenient stays around the city if traffic was a standstill and people couldn’t go home. Offering an affordable stay option nearby for the night instead of lingering aimlessly in the street was needed. Hence, RedDoorz concept was born. A tech-based company utilizing an app to search for partner properties nearby or a specific destination. Much like Uber or Grab users get to choose the level of quality from Basic, Plus and Premium. Recently I had the chance to try RedDoorz Premium near Greenbelt as I was conveniently looking for a place at the heart of Makati. I was taking a two-day weekend workshop and just wanted to stay nearby .

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Yangmingshan Tien Lai Resort and Spa: Soothing Hot Springs and Cool Clime

View from my room at Yangmingshan Tien Lai Resort

From one cool location to another. Coming from the serene Sun Moon Lake, we took a speed train to Taipei, then transferred to our all-familiar tour coaster up to the slopes of Yamingshan north of Taiwan. With elevations up to 1,120 meters above sea level and and just an hour’s drive from Taipei city, Yamingshan is a popular national park for people to enjoy cold weather, lush environment, natural wonders and hot springs. So fitting that our home for the night is the Yangmingshan Tien Lai Resort and Spa, a favorite destination to enjoy Japanese style indoor and outdoor hot springs in the Jinshan District.

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