8 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the Philippines

If you are planning on settling down soon, or have gone through all the hustle of planning for your wedding, next up is to plan for your intimate, and dream honeymoon with your most beloved one. Haven’t found the perfect honeymoon destination yet? End the frustrating search and plan to spend your honeymoon on the perfect honeymoon destinations in the Philippines.

Apart from the great hospitality culture of the Philippines, the picturesque landscape of nature and stunning beaches of over 7,000 islands, will definitely bring a memorable escapade for couples and more options to have a romantic honeymoon getaway.

Best Time to Visit Philippines for a Honeymoon

The Philippines is a tropical paradise that is a great destination for a summer vacation with two seasons which are wet and dry. If you are going to the Philippines for a honeymoon, avoid visiting during the wet season from June to September when typhoons and tropical rain take place. The best time to visit is during the dry season from December to May where tourist usually flocks the must-visit destinations, so make sure to book your honeymoon ahead before you visit.

Get ready for a romantic and delightful honeymoon, for here are the 8 honeymoon destinations in the Philippines that will surely make the best out of your lives, plus Instagram-worthy.

Boracay

Internationally known as one of the best beaches in the world, and one of the best honeymoon destinations in the Philippines, Boracay is relatively a small island situated in the central Philippines popularly known for its abundance of resort options suiting every visitor taste from budget-friendly to luxurious ones. The summer paradise island is praised for its fine white sands and stunning beaches.

Boracay’s White Beach

This popular honeymoon destination offers water activities such as island hopping, parasailing, jet-skiing, cliff diving, and scuba diving.

To make your visit more memorable, enjoy an intimate dinner cruise with your loved one, and enjoy the breathtaking view of Boracay sunset.

Best Places to Stay in Boracay

Discovery Shores Boracay

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Henann Crystal Sands

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Coron

Situated in the Province of Palawan, Coron Island is also one of the best and must-visit honeymoon destinations in the Philippines for tourists looking for a more secluded and serene place. Coron Island is popular for its picturesque limestone mountain formations, crystal clear and sparkling blue lagoons, lakes, fine white sand beaches, and scenic dreamlike views.

Kayangan Lake
Coron’s Kayangan Lake

Be mesmerized by one of the must-visit tourist spots in Coron, the Kayangan Lake and Barracuda Lake which is a great diving spot for its underwater limestone formation, caves, coral gardens, islets, and some marine species such as barracudas. Also, go underwater diving to explore the world-class World War II shipwrecks.

Honeymooners can explore Coron by joining various tours such as Coron Tour A or the Coron Ultimate Island Day Tour.

Best Places to Stay in Coron

Club Paradise Resort

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Coron Soleil Garden Resort

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El Nido

If you are already in Coron, Palawan, and wanted to explore more around Palawan Islands, head to El Nido, Palawan which is also a perfect honeymoon destination in the Philippines. El Nido offers a romantic honeymoon getaway for couples who are into diving activities and is undeniably an enchanting destination for its white-sand beaches, sparkling blue waters, coral gardens, and magnificent limestone mountain-like rock formations.

El Nido Big Lagoon

Couples visiting El Nido can opt for island hopping activities to explore the 45 islands situated in Bacuit Bay from Tour A to Tour D. And if you want to go fancy, hop on the El Nido Party Boat to tour around the beautiful El Nido.

Best Places to Stay in El Nido

Baguio

Although the Philippines are known for its pristine beaches, the Philippines also has more to offer for couples wanting to spend their honeymoon in the country. If you want a more touristy and city-like honeymoon, head to the Summer Capital of the Philippines, Baguio City or also known as the City of Pines. The weather in Baguio City is colder than the rest of the country and can get colder from December to February.

Baguio City
Baguio City

There are a lot of tourist spots in Baguio City that are worth visiting such as Camp John Jay and the Session Road where the nightlife takes place. You can also head to Sagada to stay or camp overnight and enjoy your breakfast while watching the scenic view of the Cordillera Mountains. If you happen to visit Baguio city during late January or the first week of February, you can also enjoy the Panagbenga Festival which is a celebration of blooming flowers.

Best Places to Stay in Baguio

The Manor Camp John Hay

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Grand Sierra Pines Hotel

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Cebu

Situated in the central Visayas part, Cebu is a must-visit honeymoon destination for couples seeking beach vacation, culture, and history appreciation. The port capital and the Queen City of the South is known as the place of birth of Catholicism in whole Asia with preserve landmarks of the structure dates from the 16th century during the Spanish colonization.

White Beach, Moalboal, Cebu
White Beach, Moalboal, Cebu

Other than the white beaches, Cebu is the perfect place to explore Filipino cuisine where the traditional dish Lechon originates that is served during festivals, holidays, and special events. If you are visiting Cebu in January, don’t miss the chance to enjoy the Sinulog Festival that is an annually held cultural and religious festival.

Best Places to Stay in Cebu

Bohol

One of the most breathtaking and budget-friendly honeymoon destinations in the Philippines is the island of Bohol. It takes less than two hours of plane ride from Metro Manila and a short ferry ride from Cebu to reach Bohol Island. The serene and calm beach of Bohol offers a romantic honeymoon for couples and visiting Alona Beach to bask in the sun, or scuba diving is recommended to tourists.

Chocolate Hills
Chocolate Hills in Bohol Philippines

There are various activities that couples can do on the island such as watching tarsiers, watching dolphins in Pamilacan Island, and going on a cruise at the Loboc River. Also, the beautiful island of Bohol is popular for its mesmerizing geological cone hill formation known as the Chocolate Hills.

Best Places to Stay in Bohol

Siargao

If you and your partner are looking for a less touristy spot where you can chase the waves, head to the Surfing Capital of the Philippines, the Siargao Island. Situated in the Philippine Sea, Siargao is a tear-drop-shaped island that is a perfect destination for couples who are into surfing. The calm and secluded island of Siargao is a budget-friendly honeymoon destination offering white sand beaches and picturesque views of nature.

Surfing in Siargao
SIARGAO

Couples can go on island hopping, explore lagoons, and tour around Siargao to get to know more about the beautiful island. When in Siargao, don’t miss the chance to visit Cloud 9 which is considered one of the best-surfing sites in the world.

Best Places to Stay in Siargao

Siargao Bleu Resort

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Romantic Beach Villas

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Davao

Davao City is situated in the southern region of Mindanao, which is locally known as the home of the Durian fruit which is a spiky fruit emitting a pungent smell, and where the Durian Dome name was derived from. The highly urbanized city of Davao is the perfect honeymoon destination if you and your partner are looking for a more local experience where you can visit museums, local wildlife parks, and enjoy the Filipino cuisine. And if you want to head to the beach, you can ride a boat to explore the amazing beaches of the Philippines such as Buenavista Island, Isla Reta, and Dahican Beach.

Dahican Beach
Dahican Beach in Mati, Davao Oriental

For couples who are avid hikers, visit the King of Philippine Peaks, Mount Apo which is one of the towering mountains in South East Asia.

Best Places to Stay in Davao

*All hotel photos featured in this article were taken via Agoda.

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