A look at the country’s first post-lockdown summer

Many Filipinos miss the bliss of summer. Who can forget the exhilaration of going to the beach, traveling to different countries, or going on week-long vacations with friends?

Even if the country has slowly reopened its doors, it’s our responsibility to make sure that we’re safe during the summer season. Shopping malls, hotels and resorts are making sure travelers are safe with proper safety protocols.

It’s going to take a while before we can experience the joy of summer, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to let go of it completely.

Are you looking for fun summer activities that are safe for your family, friends, and loved ones? Here’s a list of activities, events and special promotions that’s happening all over the country. 

Vista Malls

Visit Vista Mall, Star Mall, Evia Lifestyle Center for fun activities such as an online easter event, exclusive breakfast club membership program and outdoor festivals. Don’t miss out on the malls’ interior since it features decorations inspired from well-known summer destinations.

If you live in Iloilo, make sure to check out Vista Mall Iloilo’s pet park if you want to experience summer with your fur baby and loved ones.

SM Supermalls

Enjoy cool summer nights at SM malls with their Happy Drive – Park and Eat, Happy Market, and Happy Sky which features a drone show and competition.

SM is also hosting a pet parade, a pet expo with Pet Express, and a special Pet Meet and Greet so your fur baby wouldn’t be left out from the fun. Don’t forget to stroll at the Paw Park if you enjoy long walks with your pet.

Okada Manila

Traveling to Japan will take a while but you can still reminisce at Okada Manila. Check out its Sakura festival which includes activities like origami, kimono experience, Japanese calligraphy and Japanese painting.

The hotel is also hosting a “Wanko Soba: Noodle Eating Challenge” where you can win a luxury stay, dining vouchers, and have your name featured in the Hall of Fame when you finish up to 150 bowls of Wanko Soba in thirty minutes.

Conrad Manila

Enjoy a sumptuous meal from different parts of the globe at Conrad Manila’s Brassiere on 3, China Blue by Jereme Leung, C Lounge, and Bru Coffee Bar. Savor yummy delicacies like dimsum, seafood, chocolate bombs, or you can select anything sweet from the Malagos Cocoa Library.


Don’t miss out on your favorite “neighborhood outdoor dining destination” as “Rockwell Goes Streetside.” Be entertained with special musical performances as you savor meals from Teppan Okochi, Mamou, Barcino, Single Origin, and more.

Robinsons Malls

You can also shop as Robinsons Malls holds its “Epic Summer Sale” from March 26 to 31. On top of huge discounts, customers will get a chance to win electronic gift certificates daily from the pick a prize promo when you shop at least P500 from Robinsons Malls stores or P1000 from Robinsons Supermarket.

Sheraton Manila

Unwind at Sheraton Manila through a selection of tailor-made staycation packages such as Staycation at the Sheraton, Suite Vubble Room Package and Culinary Staycation.

Summit Galleria Cebu

For those who are looking for a quick getaway in Cebu, perhaps Summit Galleria Cebu can help. The hotel offers a special “summer getaway” package where guests can book a room worth P2,300 per night and get a special breakfast for two and discounts from Providore Restaurant. Complimentary use of the gym, swimming pool, and WiFi access also included.

Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo

Take the time off from your busy schedule at the Courtyard by Marriott Iloilo’s special staycation packages. Visit courtyardiloilo.com to know more about the packages for you and your family.

Go Hotels

Are you looking for a comfortable place to stay in Mindanao? Go Hotels is the place for you. The Butuan and Iligan branches are offering a special room rate of P1,390 and P1,490 respectively until April 30.

BE Resorts

The BE Residences, BE Resort Mactan, and BE Grand Resort Bohol are hosting a “Summer is BE” campaign with special events and promos from March to May.

The BE Resort Mactan is also offering a “BE Early BE Late” promo where guests can check-in at 10 am and check out at 4 pm. On the other hand, guests of the BE Grand Resort Bohol can also enjoy hotel amenities from 9 am to 9 pm for only P999 as well.