Manila, Philippines – Christmas gatherings and out of town trips may have been canceled due to the pandemic, but destinations like Lio Beach has sustained their momentum and offers intimate holiday escapes under the successful “travel bubble” format being run by El Nido Resorts.
The scheme offers a comprehensive end-to-end travel solution, such as an RT-PCR Covid test by QualiMed, a private hangar, and a dedicated carrier by AirSwift which lands at the private Lio Airport.
At the resort, the personnel follows the tourist safety protocols pioneered by El Nido Resorts, the first tourism destination in town to earn a certificate to operate from the Department of Tourism.
The successful travel bubble prompted the reopening of Lio Beach last month, with Huni and Seda Lio offering more lodging options. Lio Beach takes pride in its sustainable practices and a good mix of rest and play, and activities like kayaking, paddleboarding, trekking, bird watching, stargazing, and children’s coco leaf art classes.
The festive spirit of the season lives on, with a New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and Countdown by the beach. To support Lio’s merchants, Globy’s, Fatchoy, and Manille will serve a beachside dinner for Huni Lio guests, while a gala dinner in Seda Lio will be prepared by local chefs. Acoustic entertainment will follow as guests await the countdown to 2021.
Lio Beach remains a safe community with its strict observance of health standards, and a Covid-19 response committee for a safe environment and worry-free experience.