Part of Southeast Asia, the Philippines is a country comprised of more than 7,000 beautiful islands in the Western Pacific Ocean. From the Banaue Rice Terraces to the Puerto Princesa Underground River to the Mayon Volcano, the country is full of incredible attractions that draw in millions of visitors every year. Luckily for travelers, the country’s resorts are equally as impressive as its famed attractions.
1.Discovery Shores Boracay
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Discovery Shore Boracay is an iconic, award-winning, and unforgettable resort located on one of the Philippines’ most beautiful islands, Boracay. Visitors will be treated to soft, white-sand beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, fiery sunsets, and a pulsating nightlife. Two of the island’s best restaurants can be found at this resort. The Sands Restaurant offers exceptional dishes, spectacular views, and impeccable service. The Indigo Restaurant provides exquisite wines and gustatory delights – the resort’s most prestigious and popular dining destination. Guests will have the opportunity to experience oneness with nature and sheer bliss at the resort’s Terra Wellness spa. They’ll enjoy spa treatments that rejuvenate and revitalize the mind, body, and soul, in a wonderfully breathtaking setting.
Station 1, Barangay Balabag, Boracay Island, Philippines, Phone: +63-27-20-88-88
2.El Nido Resorts Philippines
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El Nido Resorts Philippines is a collection of breathtaking and sustainable island resorts within the Palawan province of the Philippines. From the Apulit Island to the Miniloc Island to the Lagen Island to the Pangulasian Island, visitors will enjoy lush-green, tropical vegetation, pristine, white-sand beaches, and crystal clear, turquoise waters. Apulit Island offers 50 overwater cottages featuring traditional Filipino architecture. Pangulasian Island boasts accommodations that include a Canopy Villa, Beach Villa, Pool Villa, and Kalaw Villa. Visitors will enjoy activities ranging from birdwatching to exploring mangroves to sunset cruises to luxurious spa treatments. The rooms all provide tons of natural light, fresh, ocean air, elegant décor, and magnificent views.
El Nido, Palawan, Philippines, Phone: +63-29-02-59-34
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Astoria Boracay is a magnificent, five-star resort located on the small, but beautiful island of Boracay, Philippines. The award-winning resort offers 3,000 square-meters of lush, tropical vegetation, over 71 luxuriously-appointed rooms, and first-class amenities. The beachfront accommodations feature natural, multi-hued décor with design elements driven by Gallego & Associates. The rooms all have complimentary Internet access, private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, cable programming, and climate control. During the course of their stay guests can enjoy refreshing dips in the resort’s swimming pool, snorkeling in turquoise waters, relaxing on the beach, and sensational gastronomy. Visitors can check-out watersports activities at the island’s famed Bulabog Beach, or explore the Crystal and Buslugan caves for a little change of pace.
Station 1, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-62-88-11-11
4.Badian Island Wellness Resort
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Badian Island Wellness Resort is a world-class resort situated on the small island of Badian, just off of Cebu’s coast in the Philippines. The resort provides the perfect blend of health and well-being for all of its guests, while maintaining a harmonious connection to nature, Guests can leave their stressful city lives behind and enjoy attentive, personalized service, relaxation on the beach, and tranquil soaks in the turquoise waters around the island. Guests will have the option of indulging in the resort’s soothing spa treatments that range from warm seaweed baths to deluxe four-hand massages to cucumber and pure honey lemon facials. Guests can enjoy water activities such as kayaking, scuba diving, and windsurfing.
Badian Island, Cebu, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-24-01-33-03
5.BE Grand Resort, Bohol
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Combining laid-back, waterfront chic with contemporary design, BE Grand Resort, Bohol provides a luxury experience on Panglao Island, Philippines. The resort boasts blissfully wonderful spa experiences, diverse dining options, and engaging service. The 208 beautifully-appointed villas, suites, and guest rooms are designed for convenience, and feature authentic Philippine furnishings. Some of the room amenities include mini-bars, private baths, coffee and tea making areas, and flat-screen TVs. Many of the guest rooms provide stunning views over the pool and Bohol Sea, as well as indigenous trees, expansive gardens, and vibrant bougainvillea. There are several facilities throughout the resort for guests to use, including a dive and water sport center, dive pool, karaoke and game room, fitness center, and spa.
Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-84-12-90-00
6.Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
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Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is an award-winning beach resort located on the picturesque island of Mactan, in the Philippines. Guests will appreciate how close the resort is to the international airport, only a 20-minute drive away. The resort has a beautiful infinity pool that seamlessly blends with the shimmering Hilutungan Channel. The property is surrounded by soft, ivory sand and emerald waters, and shaded by towering, rustling palms. There are 40 expansive villas that provide opulent comfort, equipped with earth-tone furniture and private plunge pools. The resort’s 250 guest rooms combine contemporized native accents and neo-Asian décor with modern conveniences. The Crimson Resort is perfect for family vacations, romantic getaways, and guests looking for laidback tropical elegance.
Lapu Lapu City, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-24-01-99-99
7.Ambassador in Paradise Resort
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Ambassador in Paradise Resort is situated in an idyllic location on the beautiful island of Boracay, in the Philippines. Visitors will fall in love with island’s soft, white sands, towering palms, and calm, crystal-clear waters. Guests will appreciate the resort’s modern architecture, native décor, and exceptional service. The resort’s accommodations boast plenty of natural light, are spacious, elegantly designed, and furnished with contemporary pieces. They’re equipped with bathrobes, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. The resort offers several adventurous activities that include parasailing, helicopter tours, and ATV riding. During their stay guests can enjoy rejuvenating spa services, use of the resort’s fitness center, and onsite dining.
Station 1, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-62-88-55-98
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Amanpulo is a luxury resort that can be reached by private plane only, located on Pamalican Island, within the Sulu Archipelago. The five-star resort is surrounded by beautiful, tropical flora, soft, white-sand beaches, and turquoise waters. The accommodations loosely resemble traditional bahay kubo dwellings, and feature open floorplans with twin-roofed design. The casitas offer perks that range from seclusion within the forests’ lush-green canopy to direct beach access through sandy footpaths to breathtaking ocean views from the hillside. Guests will have unrivaled access to exciting water activities, such as windsurfing, sailing, and scuba diving. Opulent amenities range from private wooden sundecks to rain showers to private swimming pools to large bathrooms with marble accents.
Sulu Archipelago, Pamalican Island, Philippines, Phone: +63-29-76-52-22
9.Henann Garden Resort
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Henann Garden Resort offers travelers luxurious accommodations at reasonable prices, on one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Boracay, Philippines. Guests will be just steps from the island’s world-famous, soft, white sand beaches, and crystal clear, emerald waters. They’ll also be within walking distance of many of the island’s attractions, restaurants, and cafés. The resort is equipped with a business center, swimming pool, mini shop, fitness center, and a private beach area, complete with umbrellas and sun loungers. Guestroom features include individually-controlled climate control, cable television, private bathrooms, and refrigerators. With its idyllic location near the beachfront, guests can enjoy soothing and rejuvenating treatments at the resort’s Kai Spa.
Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-62-88-66-72
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10.Henann Lagoon Resort
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Henann Lagoon Resort is a magnificent, beachfront resort located on the beautiful island of Boracay, Philippines. This resort provides everything any family, couple, or solo traveler could possibly desire for a vacation experience of a lifetime. The 222 luxuriously-appointed rooms are equipped with spacious balconies that offer breathtaking views over the resort’s marvelous lagoon-swimming pool. Guests can enjoy world-class, international cuisine poolside under a canopy of towering palm trees. Some of the additional facilities on the property include a business center, fitness center, café, and mini shop. The rooms provide a bright and airy atmosphere, elegant décor, and opulent amenities.
Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-62-88-28-28
11.Henann Regency Resort and Spa
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Henann Regency Resort and Spa offers striking Mediterranean-inspired architecture and unparalleled service, on the magnificent island of Boracay, Philippines. Visitors can experience the island’s powder-soft, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters like never before. The spacious lobby features beautiful marble floors, mahogany wood, and Asian-inspired décor. Guests can spend their days relaxing at either one of the resort’s pristine swimming pools; the pool near the East wing is equipped with a sunken swim-up bar and pyramid-style Jacuzzi. Guests will enjoy easy access to onsite dining, a fitness center, business center, and rejuvenating spa services. The rooms evoke a sense of elegance and sophistication, combined with laid-back, island charm.
Station 2, Boracay Island, Malay Aklan, Philippines, Phone: +1-63-27-13-55-55
12.Henann Resort Alona Beach
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The largest beach resort on Panglao Island, Henann Resort Alona Beach provides luxury accommodations in a truly one-of-a-kind setting. The resort is situated on 6.5 hectares of pristine sandy beaches and lush, tropical vegetation. With 400, well-appointed rooms and suites, and a convention center capable of holding 1,000 guests, the resort provides the ideal location for any type corporate retreat or meeting. The resort boasts three, shimmering, swimming pools, a fitness center, mini shop, the Coral Café, Sea Breeze Café, Kai Spa, and 120 meters of private beach. Guests can spend their days enjoying sensational gastronomy, sunbathing on ivory beaches, and wading in the island’s emerald waters.
Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-85-02-91-41
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Nestled along a gorgeous, white sandy beach, surrounded by northern tropical landscape, Kandaya Resort is located on the island of Cebu, Philippines. This is a place where land, sky, and sea meet seamlessly to provide a postcard-perfect backdrop for guests to enjoy. Kandaya offers travelers over 40 accommodations, tailored services, and luxurious amenities in a tropical island setting. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy several fun activities in the clear, turquoise waters around the resort, including scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, sailing, and kayaking. From the Deluxe Room to the Ocean View Suite to the Beach Pool Villa, guests will be treated to elegant décor, chic furnishings, and breathtaking views.
Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-22-60-60-06
14.Misibis Bay Resort
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Tucked away on the province of Albay, and known for the marvelous Mayon Volcano, Misibis Bay Resort is the perfect place for all those wanting to balance adventure and tranquility. This private island resort is a tropical paradise where guests can relax under the swaying palms trees, or enjoy adventures under the sun. This beautiful island in the Philippines can be reached with a 50-minute flight from Manila, followed by a 30-minute, scenic watercraft ride. Guests can enjoy activities ranging from kayaking to jet skiing to riding ATVs to swimming with whale sharks. After a day filled with adventure, guests can immerse themselves in relaxation in one of the resort’s well-appointed, garden view rooms, or Asian-inspired villas.
Cagraray Island, Bacacay, Albay, Philippines, Phone: +63-91-75-99-16-06
15.Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
© Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu is ideally situated on a private, white sand beach, just 6km from the Mactan Cebu International Airport. For guests wanting to access the island’s casinos, malls, city attractions, and spectacular golf courses, it’ll be about a 20-minute drive from the resort. This five-star, Mediterranean-inspired, oceanfront hotel provides the perfect location for travelers seeking both comfort and fun in a chic setting. During the day guests can enjoy exciting water activities such as parasailing, jet skiing, and scuba diving. At night the Ibiza Beach Club comes alive, guests will be treated to world-class, live entertainment combined with award-winning cuisine. Room features include floor-to-ceiling windows, fully stocked mini-bars, and flat-screen TVs.
Punta Engano Road, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-24-92-77-77
16.New World Makati Hotel
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New World Makati Hotel is an upscale, five-star hotel located just minutes from the Philippines’ vibrant capital city of Manila. Guests staying at this wonderfully sophisticated hotel will appreciate how convenient it is to reach downtown Manila. In the city they’ll have easy access to sensational and authentic Filipino cuisine, a variety of shops and boutiques, and plenty of chic art galleries. Manila is full of impressive attractions for visitors to explore, including the San Agustin Church, Fort Santiago, and Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex. The rooms feature a variety of gray and earth-tone colors, sleek, contemporary furnishings, large windows, and plush bedding. Additional room perks include flat-screen TVs with international channels, tea and coffee-makers, and marble bathrooms.
Esperanza Street, Makati City, Philippines, Phone: +63-28-11-68-88
17.Plantation Bay Resort and Spa
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Situated within 11 marvelous hectares of secluded property on Mactan Island, Plantation Bay Resort and Spa has been a top choice among discerning travelers for over 20 years. Visitors will appreciate the resort’s colonial-plantation architecture and large, privately-owned waterway – one of the biggest in the world. Guests can relax on the beach around the waterway and soak in breathtaking views of emerald waters, tropical plantation vegetation, and cloud dotted, blue skies. A PADI 5 Star Dive Resort, scuba divers can come and explore the colorful reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater caves. The unique spa resembles a Tokugawa Japanese village from the 18th century. Body scrubs, aromatherapy, and classic massages are just a few of the treatments offered by the spa.
Marigondon, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-25-05-98-00
18.Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa
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Conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Puerto Princesa International Airport, Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa is a luxury resort situated on the beautiful island of Palawan, Philippines. Upon arrival guests will receive a welcome drink, a warm reception from the staff, and details of their stay. Once guests make it to their accommodations, they’ll be delighted with the spaciousness of the rooms, the elegant décor, and modern amenities. They’ll want to quickly put on their bathing suits and head to the resort’s sparkling swimming pool for a refreshing dip. During their stay, guests will have access to resort amenities that include an entertainment center, complimentary Wi-Fi, fitness center, babysitting services, and gift shop.
Barangay Bancao-Bancao, Caniguiran, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, Phone: +63-27-44-78-78
19.Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
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Surrounded by clear blue waters, Puka Shell Beach, and lush hillside vegetation, travelers will find peace and solitude at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa. The resort boasts thoughtfully-designed accommodations that proudly display the hallmark elegance travelers come to expect from Shangri-La properties. The Seaview Suite is a roomy haven, with beachfront lodging expressed with indigenous materials, from accent lighting designed with locally found capiz shells to Abaca weave rugs. Guests will be close enough to the ocean to hear the rhythmic and relaxing sounds created by the waves. The resort offers a wide variety of watersport activities for guests to enjoy, like jet skiing, kayaking, kite surfing, parasailing, and wakeboarding.
Barangay Yapak, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-62-88-49-88
20.Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
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Future guests can imagine standing on a private balcony as tropical sunlight pours over them, taking in breathtaking views as the cool sea breeze kisses their cheeks. These are the kinds of moments recreated time and time again at the luxurious Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa. The resort has a Marine Sanctuary available for guests to explore via snorkeling, during their underwater adventure they’ll see coral, clams, and several species of fish. Resort features include a private, white-sand beach, two sparkling swimming pools, and poolside Buko Bar. There are plenty of fun water activities to be enjoyed, such as scuba diving, kayaking, jet skiing, and catamaran sailing.
Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, Philippines, Phone: +63-3-22-31-16-88
21.Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
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Guests will enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and breathtaking sunrises over Mount Kinabalu when staying at Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa. The resort provides an excellent home base for travelers wanting to explore both Malaysia and the Philippines. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of lush tropical forest, soft sand beaches, and crystal clear, turquoise waters, guests will have everything required for an unforgettable paradise getaway. Some of the resort amenities include a championship golf course, onsite dining, and the Spa at Dalit Bay. The elegantly-designed rooms offer plenty of space, use earth-tone colors, and are equipped with modern furnishings. Guests can partake in fun water activities such as windsurfing, stand-up paddle boarding, wakeboarding, and water skiing.
Pantai Dalit, Tuaran, Sabah, Malaysia, Phone: +60-88-79-78-88
22.Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
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A cultural oasis nestled near a sparkling bay, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila offers inspired five-star luxury in the heart of the nation’s vibrant capital city. Designed by renowned artists Ildefonso P. Santos and Leandro Locsin, the structural masterpiece invites guests with its chic, geometric style. The hotel draws its inspiration from local tradition and culture, while celebrating the French art de vivre. From exhibitions and events to design details, guests will discover what makes this hotel so unique. The exquisitely-appointed rooms and suites are equipped with the finest comforts and luxuries for a rejuvenating retreat. Guests will enjoy delectable offerings and sensational libations at the hotel’s restaurants and bars. They can also revitalize, relax, and restore at the hotel’s soothing spa.
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila, Philippines, Phone: +63-25-51-55-55
23.The Farm at San Benito
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The Farm at San Benito has earned over 40 international awards for the innovative live cuisine, luxurious amenities, signature treatments, and holistic healing programs provided at this world-class resort. Over the course of their stay, guests can partake in daily movement activities that include walking, yoga, and fitness training. From the Holistic Sanctuary to the Healing Sanctuary to the Aqua Sanctuary, guests can receive relaxing, revitalizing, and rejuvenating treatments. The Sulu Terraces are modeled after traditional Philippine rice barns, complete with thatched roofs, wood-beamed ceilings, and rustic décor. The Palmera Suites provide contemporary furnishings, tropical modern design, and elegant décor. Additional room perks include complimentary Wi-Fi, bathrobes and slippers, and air conditioning.
119 Barangay Tipakan, Lipa City, Philippines, Phone: +63-28-84-80-74
24.Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos - Poro Point
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Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos – Poro Point is a Mediterranean-inspired, premier resort overlooking the West Philippine Sea and San Fernando Bay in La Union, Philippines. Dubbed as Asia’s “Santorini,” guests will enjoy the white and blue painted structures, shimmering swimming pools, and panoramic ocean views. The resort features luxurious villas and rooms, wellness and recreational facilities, a myriad of onsite dining options, a 9-hole golf course, state-of-the-art event center, and world-class casino. Guests will have the opportunity to try their luck at the casino’s black jack tables, craps tables, and slot machines. For outdoor enthusiasts, the resort is equipped with a volleyball court, basketball court, and tennis court.
Poro Point Freeport Zone, San Fernando City, La Union, Philippines, Phone: +63-7-28-88-77-77
25 Best Resorts in the Philippines
- Discovery Shores Boracay, Photo: Discovery Shores Boracay
- El Nido Resorts Philippines, Photo: El Nido Resorts Philippines
- Astoria Boracay, Photo: Astoria Boracay
- Badian Island Wellness Resort, Photo: Badian Island Wellness Resort
- BE Grand Resort, Bohol, Photo: BE Grand Resort, Bohol
- Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Photo: Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
- Ambassador in Paradise Resort, Photo: Ambassador in Paradise Resort
- Amanpulo, Photo: Amanpulo
- Henann Garden Resort, Photo: Henann Garden Resort
- Henann Lagoon Resort, Photo: Henann Lagoon Resort
- Henann Regency Resort and Spa, Photo: Henann Regency Resort and Spa
- Henann Resort Alona Beach, Photo: Henann Resort Alona Beach
- Kandaya Resort, Photo: Kandaya Resort
- Misibis Bay Resort, Photo: Misibis Bay Resort
- Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, Photo: Movenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu
- New World Makati Hotel, Photo: New World Makati Hotel
- Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, Photo: Plantation Bay Resort and Spa
- Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa, Photo: Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa
- Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa, Photo: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
- Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Photo: Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
- Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, Photo: Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa
- Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Photo: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
- The Farm at San Benito, Photo: The Farm at San Benito
- Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos - Poro Point, Photo: Thunderbird Resorts & Casinos – Poro Point
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