By digging on Airbnb rentals, you might just stumble upon an entire island rental that would make you want to stay in the most secluded parts of the Philippines for good. The Philippines is not a country of more than 7,000 islands for nothing. Here are some of the best Airbnb rentals we have found.
Are you ready for the island life?
Floral Island Resort, Talacanen Island
Nestled right in the middle of an elongated island known as Talacanen, this resort not only gives you privacy but also that ultimate island experience. This solar-powered six-villa resort can accommodate up to 28 people and, yes, intimate private weddings are allowed here.
Apart from their friendly pets, this place also includes a chill-out space in the middle of the ocean and a restaurant where your meals will be cooked – Filipino cuisine at its finest, pals. So, go request that massage by the veranda where you can stare at the sky touching the oceans, or cocktails for your romantic night; Floral Island Resort may be secluded but it sure offers a touch of luxury.
Serenite, El Nido, Palawan
Not exactly an entire island but something better–a yacht. El Nido, Palawan, is known for its white-sand beaches and steep karst cliffs and instead of staying at one place, Serenite allows you to explore the entirety of El Nido during your stay. This 36-foot yacht is equipped with a kitchen and a fridge packed with food, a basic bathroom and two bedrooms.
If you don’t fancy sleeping in bedrooms, there are two mattresses on the deck for that perfect night of stargazing. And by day, you can also set up a solar-powered shower on that very same deck.
Adult Only Private Island, El Nido, Palawan
Surrounded with approximately 70 hectares of jaw-dropping coral reefs, this Adult Only Private Island in El Nido is indeed, a must-visit. If two private bedrooms, two spacious common spaces, an infinity pool and fast internet connection are not enough for your island escapade, this property also offers 5.5 luxurious private baths.
Equipped with solar-panels and high ceilings, working comfortably on your laptop on a hot, Philippine summer is not going to be a problem here.
Ginto Island, Palawan
Hedged with 80 hectares of white-sand beach and seemingly endless clear turquoise waters, Ginto Island in Palawan is perfect for those seeking tranquility, privacy and adventure. This property offers a hanging bed made of bamboo that extends from tropical trees, and by night, you have the option to put their unique transparent tents on the hanging bed, or simply set up the tent on the sand, enjoy the stars and sleep with the beach humming you sweet lullabies.
This property can accommodate two people and gives you those if-you-get-stranded-on-an-island feels. There is a basic bathroom and the chef would be more than happy to cook for you. If you’re up for some adventure, let your host know so they can arrange a unique serviced camping experience for you.
Kalinawan Adventure Camp, Samal Island
Still located in the southern part of the Philippines, Kalinawan Adventure Camp will surely unleash the child in you. Perched on the sweet spots of Samal’s rocky side, this place has no seashore, if that’s what you’re looking for. Better have something that’ll protect your feet because this Airbnb rental offers a unique rough side of the beach by the cliff, and, of course, getting there also means rough ride. But it’s all worth it.
From the cozy gazebo, where you can hammock the night away, to the open cottages, where mattresses and mosquito nets are laid neatly to the priceless view of the sea by day and the magical fireflies by night, this place will make you fall in love with nature.
Aside from kayaking, snorkeling and scuba diving, other must-do activities here include rappelling, rock-climbing and trekking. Just let the host know so they can prepare all the gear for you and your pals.
Isla de Dios, Coron, Palawan
Because of the remoteness of this property, getting here, as the host noted, requires a lot of patience and good sense of humor. But is it worth it because Isla de Dios will give you that warm welcome you deserve. This property includes 13 beds but if you include the common spaces that are all equally comfortable, this place can sleep up to 16 guests, perhaps even 20. From the cozy interior to the simple fixtures, this place is carefully designed to keep you warm but also to let the ocean feels in.
It has three en-suite double bedrooms and a huge mezzanine at the second floor with five single beds and one double bed. Its living room is packed with board games for your gadget-free interactions and the equally huge dining room can seat up to 15 people for a great lunch or dinner experience.
For the outdoorsy folks, you will never run out of beaches to swim, coral reefs to check out, and greeneries to trek.
Boli Hai Private Island, Bolinao, Pangasinan
If you can imagine a nipa hut and a treehouse having a baby, this property would be it. A 10-step ladder will get you to the open cottage with two mattress and two hammocks but spacious enough to add three more mattresses. Boli Hai Private Island is perfect for all romantics who want to get away from the chaotic city life and be more in touch with nature.
This place offers nothing special and luxurious, except for the endless view of waters and the magnificent Tres Marias Islands. Well, two of those three islands since this property is erected on one of them.
There is a private bathroom and a 24/7 boat and boatman for any emergency needs or for your boating escapades. Aside from boating, giant clam snorkeling and wind surfing and paddle boarding, you might want to try a classic Filipino water activity: balsa.