These Local Resorts Will Make You Feel Like You're In Bali

No need to book that plane ticket!
PHOTO: Facebook/Villa Jovita

Beyond the island's famous beaches, Bali has been attracting tourists to its quieter side filled with temples, traditional villages, and scenic, secluded resorts surrounded by greenery. If a trip to Indonesia is beyond your budget right now, don't feel bad—these local garden resorts will make you feel like you flew to Bali for the weekend! 

San Rafael River Adventure

Rate: Rates for the cottages start at P10,000* per night
Location: Barangay Talacsan, San Rafael, Bulacan, Philippines

This riverside retreat is like a secret Balinese resort, and it's only a short drive from Manila. Located in San Rafael, Bulacan, San Rafael River Adventure boasts scenic accommodations—you can spend the weekend in glass cottages and treehouses! Don't miss out on the resort's infinity pool; it's surrounded by a lush forest and it overlooks the river. 

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The Farm at San Benito 

Rate: Price available upon request 
Location: 119 Barangay Tipakan 4217 Lipa City, Batangas Philippines

The Farm at San Benito offers luxury in paradise. Nestled in the outskirts of Lipa, Batangas, the holistic medical wellness resort has picture-perfect villas that give you absolute privacy. If you can manage to get yourself out of their cozy beds, the resort offers various detoxification programs and spa treatments for a full-on R&R experience. 

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Villa Jovita

Rate: Price available upon request
Location: Santa Cruz, Agoncillo, Batangas

Bali's highly Instagrammed spots like the love nest, high swing, and even the colorful umbrellas at La Plancha can be found locally at Villa Jovita. The resort is located in Agoncillo, Batangas, and is perfect for a quick weekend trip with your BFFs! 

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Take a dip at the multi-level pool that cascades down to the river!

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Moon Garden Tagaytay

Rate: Room rate starts at P3,836* per night
Location: SVD Road, San Jose, Tagaytay City

This private garden Airbnb in Tagaytay is quite literally a hidden paradise—it's accessible only through a one-vehicle road. Enjoy leisurely walks through their wide, peaceful garden, or read a book in one of their small huts by the pond. It's an ideal spot to slow down and regain your focus over the weekend. 

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FN Tip: You can spend the night at the Bird House, a spacious open-air hut that's surrounded by the garden. You won't mind sleeping without aircon though, thanks to Tagaytay's cool breeze. 

*Ed's note: Rates may change without prior notice.

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