While chilling on the beach with a cold drink in hand is most people’s idea of a perfect summer day, this year, why not plan your summer trip according to what kind of sport you’d like to try out with these resorts we’ve hand-picked specifically to suit your sport of choice.
For the more upscale traveler, Kahuna offers world-class accommodations and the chance to learn how to surf from the country’s best. Located on the beachfront of San Juan Beach, the resort is tied in with Billabong Surf School headed by Filipino-Australian surfer Luke Landrigan.
Situated on Boracay’s Bulabog Beach, famous for its windsurfers and kiteboarders, Lazy Dog is a peaceful, eco-chic retreat. Thoughtfully built around the natural landscape, it is dedicated to preserving the environment through small changes. Grab some kiteboarding lessons in the afternoon and party with the rest of the beach-goers at night. With the famous White Beach only a 10-minute trike ride away, you can pretty much have your cake and eat it, too!
(Need more info on the kiteboarding? Read about Juice.PH's own experience with the sport, here.)
Enjoy the renowned underwater aquatic sanctuary of Malapascua in Cebu and stay at Blue Water Beach and Dive Resort. Their fully-equpped staff of PADI-certified dive instructors ensure you get the full experience of diving at one of the best dive spots in the world. Plus the beachside ambience makes for a great post-dive inuman with fellow divers from around the world, recalling all the manta rays, thresher sharks, and other amazing fishies you saw in the Deep Blue.
If water sports isn’t your thing and you’ve been low on “me time,” take the Inner Dance and Raw Food Detox Retreat at Bahay Kalipay, a charmingly rustic, self-sustaining community. Recharge your batteries with five days of yoga, meditation, live raw food, and a healing program that's sure to nourish your body and soul.
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