There’s something about infinity pools that just lures you in, inviting you to dive into the deep blue and just surrender to its embrace. Not to mention, they’re really perfect for getting that ultimate vacation shot that’s going to look simply divine on your Facebook cover photo.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go all too far or even spend a whole lot to enjoy this widely popular resort feature. Here are five top-notch resorts and hotels in and around the metro that can give you an all-access pass to your dream infinity pool experience under P10,000.
1) Acuatico Beach Resort
Laiya in San Juan Batangas is home to numerous resorts that offer gorgeous beaches, romantic sunsets, and quick weekend getaways perfect for the tired and weary urban warriors. More specifically, Acuatico offers a fantastic infinity pool that will certainly have you wishing for more of those long weekends.
It’s perfect because it’s just a little more than a couple of hours away from Manila, and the development of the area has led to a vast improvement in road conditions. Upon getting there, it’s easy to see how it is indeed a top luxury resort. There are 21 beachfront rooms and villas, all with utmost privacy guaranteed, and designed with Balinese influences. Room rates start at P5,600, inclusive of breakfast.
2) Luljetta’s Hanging Gardens and Spa
If you’re coming from the North and find Batangas too far for your liking, you can instead opt for somewhere closer. Luljetta’s is located in Antipolo and is just a little over an hour’s worth of drive. Its infinity pool is uniquely located in the sense that instead of being surrounded by a stretch of the big blue ocean, you get a view of green rolling hills, and even Manila’s urban buildings up ahead.
For those who want a more unique way of catching a romantic sunset, their infinity pool could be that spot for you and your significant other. They also have other hydrotherapy pools, which is great for those who would like to relax and just feel better in general. As for the rooms, you can enjoy a double bed amenity in the Councilor’s studio (at 12sqm) for P4,800+. The suites, meanwhile, can accommodate up to 4 people with rates starting from P7,300+ and going up to P18,000+.
3) Azumi Boutique Hotel
If you can’t afford an out of town trip due to time constraints, you can stay right inside the city and still get your infinity pool fix. The Azumi Boutique Hotel located in Alabang is a perfect excuse for you to plan an urban staycation. It certainly can be surreal dipping into the blue pool as you look over the rest of the southern metro splayed out below, especially if you go at night and see the endless twinkle of bright lights on the horizon.
The best part is that you can be lucky to snag one of those booking deals and get a twin room for as little as P2,800, most certainly a steal for those always on the lookout for a good price. That’s a cost-efficient staycation for you right here.
4) Punta de Fabian
Another entry from the east of Manila, Punta de Fabian is located right in the heart of Baras, Rizal. “Filipino Zen” is the theme, and of course, no resort experience would be complete without the pools. They have a couple of them as a matter of fact, and while you can enjoy their lagoon-shaped swimming pool or Jacuzzi, it’s definitely the infinity pool that you should go for, first and foremost.
It gives you a sprawling view of the province below, and just up ahead you can see Laguna de Bay spreading its way to the south. A standard, single occupancy room will cost you a mere P3,000. The bigger rooms, meanwhile, such as the Family Room, Loft Room, and PDF Suite, costs P6,000 to P6,500.
5) Luxent Hotel
This hotel describes itself as “Delightfully Surprising,” and you know what, it really is. It’s a very unassuming hotel in Timog, Quezon City that for sure, not a lot of people even know they have an infinity pool. Like the southern Manila option in this list, this northern getaway venue also offers an interesting display of city lights and life—and traffic, yes, right from the poolside.
What makes it utterly distinctive, however, is the glass wall of the pool (don’t worry, it’s on the inner side of the pool, and not the one on the side of the building) making for totally Instagrammable underwater shots.