Food and TravelQuiet staycation suggestions for Holy Week

Quiet staycation suggestions for Holy Week


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The heat is on and it’s that time of the year when you should be walking on sandy beaches and lying on your back, enjoying the sun. However, as tourist spots tend to get crowded and traffic becomes bothersome, the most ideal way to relax and unwind is to simply stay in the city.

Here are suggestions to help you plan your upcoming staycation this coming Easter time:

1. Mellow down at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila Superior Twin Room

Bask in the warmth of Philippine hospitality with a special stay package starting at Php 6, 400. Complimentary service consists of access to the hotel’s indoor temperature-controlled swimming pool on Level 22.

Foodies are in for a treat this Easter with special selections from Cucina and Café Pronto. From a filling family lunch to sweet Easter-themed goodies, you will definitely have plenty of flavors to feast on!

For more information, call (632) 720-7777 or follow @marcopolomanila on Facebook and Instagram

2. Disconnect from stress at Diamond Hotel

Let go of the stress with Diamond Hotel’s Easter Staycation Package from April 14 to 21 for an “Easterrific” family staycation as a better alternative to get family and friends together. SRates start at Php 6, 500 for an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room inclusive of one free ticket to the Easter event on April 21.

Other perks to this package comprise of a breakfast buffet for two at Corniche, use of Health Club and Spa, access to the swimming pool, 30% discount in all dining outlets except in-room service, minibar and alcoholic beverages, and 20% discount on massage and reflexology.

For more information, call (632) 528-3000 or email

3. Do nothing and anything at New World Makati Hotel

Easter in pool, wellness and relax. Eggs and water background for party and spa

Transport yourself to a magical wonderland if you book yourself a stylish room at New World Makati Hotel. Easter packages start at Php 6,000, inclusive of breakfast for two, complimentary Internet access, and two passes to the hotel’s Easter fair and egg-hunt activity. Explore a magical world of Easter from April 12 to 21.

For more information, call (632) 811-6888 ext. 3679 or follow on Facebook at and on Instagram at @newworldmakati

4. Stay solemn at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Free your mind from the daily yoke of work and transport yourself into the tropical oasis located at the heart of the city. Nothing beats the tranquility brought by Sofitel’s lush greenery, lagoon-shaped swimming pool, and the majestic Manila Bay sunset as its backdrop.

Their Easter Getaway Room Package starts at Php 8,000 per night for a minimum of two nights, which comes along with sumptuous culinary offerings, various recreational facilities, and an Easter program for young explorers.

For more information, call (632) 573-5555 or email

5. Acquit yourself in Alpha Suites

Unwind with their Easter-cation in the City and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones without needing to leave the city. This guarantees everything you need at your reach with their special Easter in-room setup, 50+ amenities, free movie screenings of family-favorite blockbusters, a comprehensive range of sports and recreation facilities and so much more.

This grand getaway has a nightly rate that starts at Php 5, 850 from April 13 to 21.

For more information, call +63(2)-737-0088 or email

6. Cool down at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City

Discover this sunny metropolis in Filinvest City and avail of the Oasis in the South 3D/2N staycation package in a Deluxe Room or Suite. Choose from any of these additional freebies: a relaxing massage, premium movie tickets with snacks, Happy Hour at the Deck Bar, or two Summer Cocktails at the Lobby Lounge all for two persons.

Rates start at Php 8,800 inclusive of buffet breakfast for two persons at Café Eight.

For more information, call 863-2222 or email

7. Feel at home in F1 Hotel Manila


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Enjoy a hassle-free vacation and focus on reflecting this Lenten season with F1 Hotel’s staycation promos. Avail of their Happy Easter Room Package in a City Suite for only Php 5,300 per night or in a Fort Suite for only Php 6, 400 per night, inclusive of breakfast buffet for two, swimming pool use, and 30% discount on Enchanted Forest Easter Party to complete the fun-filled getaway.

For more information, call (632) 908-7888 or follow @f1hotelmanila on Facebook and Instagram

8. Sit and reminisce at Seda Vertis North

Beat the heat in the largest premier hotel in Quezon City. Have an urban escape with their Egg-Citing City Escape offer, inclusive of fun activities and dining perks for a starting rate of Php 6,400 that comes along with breakfast buffet at Misto for two, access to Family Movie Time and Kiddie Cupcake Decorating to maximize your family bonding time.

For more information, call (632) 739-8888 or email

9. Calm your mind at Taal Vista Hotel

Enjoy a cool and relaxing vacation with the family at Tagaytay’s iconic Taal Vista Hotel, just an hour away from Makati. Book an overnight stay for two adults and two kids for as low as Php 8,980, inclusive of breakfast buffet, 20% discount on buffet lunch/dinner at Veranda, and four VIP ride-all-you-can passes at Sky Ranch, so there’s no need for you to fall in line!

There is also the Weekend with the Junior Chef” on all Saturdays of April and May, wherein you and your kids can participate in fun culinary activities. Avail of this promotion for only Php 9,500, inclusive of an overnight stay, two vouchers for kids’ cooking camp (pizza making and cupcake decorating) with matching sets of “kiddie chef” aprons and toques, delicious buffet breakfast at Veranda for two adults and two kids ages five and below, and 20% discount at the Veranda buffet lunch and dinner.

For inquiries and reservations, visit or call (0917) 809-1254 or e-mail

But if you’re looking for an extra dose of fun…

Fulfill your fantasy at Unicorn Island.

Subic Inflatable Island is going bigger this summer. Just a few hours away from Manila, this Instagrammable summer destination comes back with massive additions to give each and every one an experience to remember—and, of course, capture.

Their new “Colossal Creations,” Vortez and Unicornzilla, will surely be more than enough reasons to make you to drive up north.



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