Top 10 Weekenders from Pottly N Tubby's #MomBoss Marie Field Faith
Mompreneur and model Marie Field Faith juggles being a mother to 3 young curlies, Pottly, Tubby and Bayla and working it as owner and founder of Pottly N Tubby, an imaginative play decor shop for kids.
And because she believes in the power of play as the perfect bonding tool to create memorable experiences with family, she has made it her mission to find the best Must-Visit Weekend Getaways to make the most of this crazy, hot summer!
Why Go On A Road Trip?
Marie shares, “Allowing children to experience the wonder of adventure is truly priceless. You don’t need to go far and wide, no need for fancy places or pristine beaches to let your child enjoy the magic of the outdoors.“
Why is it worth it to let your kids wander to wonder?
It widens their perspective of the world
Takes their focus away from gadgets
Allows them to discover natural play once more
Do Your Research and Prep
Of course it takes some planning to ensure you make the most of your time away with family. Here are Marie’s tried and tested tips:
Read multiple reviews from various sources and platforms
Manage expectations. Before the trip, share with your family where you are going so they know what they are up for.
Know your budget price range
Check the places above and below your budget just to see the similar listings in the category. Who knows? You might just find an unexpected gem.
Check out Marie’s Top 10 Weekend Getaways!
1. CALA LAIYA
Just 2-3 hours away from the city, Cala Laiya is perfect for day trips and quick breaks. With 2 beautiful pools, wide open spaces and low lying mango trees to climb on. There’s a beach right in front for paddle boarding and kayaking. Their casitas are designed in a modern container style which gives privacy for the family as each casita is individually situated around the lush grounds.
2. LANDRINA BEACHSIDE VILLAS
A modern beach villa in Morong, Bataan, Landrina truly provides an escape as once you reach your destination, all you will want to do is relax and unwind. With beautifully appointed rooms and bathrooms, private pool and beach access within a 5min. walk. This is a great private getaway for the modern family.
Landrina Beachside Villas
3. LOTUS POD BED & BREAKFAST
Just 2-3 hours away from Metro Manila, tucked away in a green sanctuary in Laguna, Lotus Pod is a true gem for those who are in the know. The kids love this place as it’s got fishing, wall climbing, zip line, a tree house and big pools! Yet everything is done so mindfully that nothing feels artificial. Watch your kids play while devouring their yummy organic merienda.
4. PRADO FARMS ECO-RESORT
A haven close to Manila, Prado Farms is an eco-resort with organic farming at its heart. Located in Lubao, Pampanga, it is a 3-hour drive from the Metro. Providing both farm tours and overnight stay, this farm is a joyous celebration of simple living and educating kids (and adults) on the importance of growing our own food and taking care of our planet.
5. PITCHPINE VACATION HOME
Scandinavian-style home in Tagaytay, a good place to bring the family to destress and just spend time together, making meals together, playing board games, enjoying the pool. A beautiful place to disconnect and forget the busyness of modern life. Pitchpine is set up to provide you with maximum comfort and rest.
Pitchpine Home Tagaytay
6. SIROM BEACH HOUSE
Located in Pangasinan, this Beach House is a good choice for long weekends. Beach front with a big pool, the kids love the little crabs crawling just by the shore. Also easy to watch your kids as the place is enclosed with and forward facing only. Lined with sun beds and lounges around the pool. It’s a great place to chill and decompress.
Sirom Beach House
Rent your own pool villas and enjoy the beauty of Zambales. A newly developed resort, Sundowners is set in front of the beach with a long curved pool that changes lights at night, making you feel like you are swimming with unicorns. Spacious villas appointed in minimalist tropical chic style. With full kitchen so you can cook your own meals or eat at the Reef Bar.
8. THE LAKEHOUSE AT CALIRAYA
A beautiful Airbnb house in Caliraya, this place is great for family gatherings or get togethers with friends who also have kids. A spacious lakehouse with sweeping views of the lake, it is easy to just sit back and enjoy the view. For fun, they have a lake trampoline, kayaks and paddleboards and their own pool too!
Lakehouse at Caliraya
9. YBONITA FARM & VILLAS
Experience farm life in this gorgeous farm in Calatagan. Kids can take part in feeding the animals and enjoy the freedom of unstructured play. With access to the beach. Ybonita also offers balsa trips with bbq lunch to complete your family getaway. The food here is farm to table so very healthy and really yummy too!
Ybonita Farm and Villas
10. VEUE BEACH CABINS
A 2019 Traveler’s Choice Award Winner, Veue Beach Cabins is located in Pangasinan, right in front of the beach. With industrial modern minimalist beach cabins surrounding the pool, it’s a good place to stay to explore Pangasinan and enjoy the summer break. Fly a kite by the beach and discover the marine institute nearby.
Veue Beach Cabins
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