6 Celebrity-Approved Summer Vacay Destinations

Time to plan your VLs, you guys!
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It's summer and we can absolutely feel the heat (the recent water interruptions in the Metro certainly don't help)! If you're still planning your VLs and waiting for your friends to agree on dates and locations, we've got some suggestions! Here are six local and international destinations that our fave celebs absolutely love:  

1. Palawan, Philippines 

What it's famous for: Palawan is known for tourist spots such as the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the Kayangan Lake in Coron, amazing beaches, and its rich biodiversity. Palawan's got awesome spots for diving, too! 

Who's been there?

The Kramer Family

The Kramers, Doug, Cheska, and their three kids Kendra, Scarlet, and Gavin, hit up Amanpulo, Palawan in 2018 to celebrate Scarlet's seventh birthday. The girls (and their mom) even wore matching swimsuits!

Heart Evangelista And Lovi Poe

The BFFs went to Palawan for a quick getaway in 2018 and boy, did they have fun! Heart Evangelista and Lovi Poe had fun swimming, getting tans, taking each other's photos, and, of course, eating their hearts out. Absolute friendship goals.

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Kathryn Bernardo And Daniel Padilla

Teen Queen Kathryn Bernardo actually celebrated her 21st birthday here! Back in 2017, she posted photos of her trip with boyfriend Daniel Padilla, Khalil Ramos, her best friend Arisse de Santos, and many more. Recreational kayaking in El Nido, Palawan never looked this good:

2. Boracay, Philippines

What it's famous for: Everyone certainly missed the white beaches of Boracay after the island closed down for months! After its reopening, tourists and celebs alike flocked back to the go-to destination and we can confidently say that Boracay is more beautiful than ever! 

Who's been there?

Maxene Magalona And Rob Mananquil 

The couple actually had one of their weddings here in 2018, before Boracay's rehabilitation! Their beach wedding was absolutely ~gorgeous~ and we can't stop looking at their photos.

Cristine Reyes

The actress visited the island when it officially reopened in October 2018 and posted a series of photos of her and daughter Amarah at the beach!

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3. Siargao, Philippines 

What it's famous for: Known as "the Surfing Capital of the Philippines," this island in Surigao Del Norte is also famous for its rich marine life, beautiful sunsets, and adventure-worthy caves.

Who's been there?

Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez

Along with their two kids, engaged couple Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez hit up Siargao and I think we can all agree that Sarah looks H-A-W-T in that swimsuit.

Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera

The soon-to-be parents of two had a quick getaway in Siargao with their eldest daughter Zia Dantes where the adorable kid actually tried surfing for the first time!

James Reid and Nadine Lustre 

Siargao is one of the real-life couple's go-to vacay destinations! We spotted them riding motorcycles, casually hanging out in their hotel room, and kayaking with dogs.

4. Bali, Indonesia  

What it's famous for: Beyond the beaches, people have fallen in love with Bali because of its amazing temples, colorful arts scene, photogenic and Instagram-worthy waterfalls and lakes, and one-of-a-kind Balinese cuisine!

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Who's been there?

Maine Mendoza

Before the couple confirmed that they were dating, Maine and Arjo Atayde were rumored to have spent a vacation in Bali with friends. Maine posted photos of herself (sans Arjo) looking positively glowing:

Iza Calzado 

For her bachelorette party in 2018, Iza Calzado jetted off to Bali with her closest friends, including KarylleDivine Lee, and Sunshine Dizon, and their photos are TDF. Iza and her "Bride Tribe" hit the beach, partied, got matching ~temporary~ tattoos, and distributed sashes and awards!

Pia Wurtzbach And Marlon Stockinger 

In 2017, the couple stayed at the west side of the island in Jimbaran, which is famous for its fresh seafood and beachside dining. The two of them blessed us on Instagram when they posted photos that they took of each other! Awww.

5. Los Angeles, California, USA 

What it's famous for: This particular state has so many theme parks, beaches, Hollywood, music festivals, and a pretty *diverse* climate. No wonder it's a go-to vacation destination!  

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Who's been there?

Lovi Poe 

Lovi Poe has been in the US since December 2018, with most of her stay being in Los Angeles, California. She also celebrated her 30th birthday there and has been sharing snaps of the Malibu beaches and dining in different cafes!

Kryz Uy  

The vlogger spent the summer of 2016 in LA, where she visited Beverly Hills and the famous Hollywood sign! She also went there with friends for her pre-bachelorette celebration in 2018.

6. Tokyo and Osaka, Japan 

What it's famous for: Their history, culture, the cool architecturethere's just so many things to love about this country and its people! Japanese food such as sushi, yakiniku, yakitori, and ramen are also must-tries. 

Who's been there?

Bea Alonzo 

While everybody was at the beach in the summer of 2018, Bea Alonzo hit up Tokyo, Japan with her family. She returned to the country later that year, this time with her boyfriend Gerald Anderson, where they hung out with deer at the Todai-ji Temple.

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Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil 

In 2017, the two dressed up in traditional kimonos and practiced with swords when they toured the Fushimi Inari Shrine! They also went to the famous Osaka Castle and munched on yummy Japanese dishes.

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