Top 30 Philippine Resorts For Every Kind Of Traveler

Written by Bianca Versoza

The Philippines is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia, thanks to its beautiful beaches, amazing diving spots, and stunning natural formations. These places of interest are often found near resorts that serve as a relaxing getaway or a base for fun adventures.

If you’re looking for some help choosing the best resort to stay in on your next local adventure, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re visiting on a budget or splurging, traveling solo or with family, or looking for the perfect honeymoon spot, below are some of the best resorts the Philippines has to offer to every kind of traveler. 

How to Choose the Best Resort in the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago composed of more than 7,600 islands. We have a very long coastline peppered with resorts on all kinds of beaches—including those with dark or light-colored sands, calm or raging waves, and crowded or remote shores. We also have other interesting mountainous areas that are worth visiting, and the resorts in these places are sure to give you a great vacation as well.

That said, you’ll find that there are so many resorts to choose from. Before you book a room or suite in any of them, you should make the extra effort to check the following: a

Location

First, you need to know if the resort that caught your attention is located in the area you actually want to go to. Some resorts might have all the amenities you want, but they could be located far from the destinations you want to visit. Decide on the location you want to go to, then look for the perfect resort that matches your needs.

Amenities

Next, check if the resort you hope to stay in has the amenities you want. Fancy staying in a bathtub with hot water after swimming? Want easy access to transportation so that you can come and go anytime? The resort you want must be able to cater to your wants.

Customer Reviews

Read customer reviews before booking a room at any resort. Resorts will always showcase their amenities in the best light. However, previous guests are often very honest about their experiences.

For example, I had a colleague who was drawn to a beachfront resort hotel’s enticing social media posts and almost booked a room for his family. Thankfully, he checked reviews because previous customers complained about bathroom drainage problems. They opted for another room elsewhere and had a delightful stay.

Price

You already know this, but make sure that the resort you want to stay in is well within your planned budget. See if the resort has any hidden fees they’re not telling you about (like extra charges for outside food or if the final price listed online already includes all the proper taxes.

Other benefits

Check if the resort you plan to stay at offers some perks or benefits that will make your stay comfortable. For example, if you’re traveling with the entire family, including the dogs (or cats), the resort should be pet-friendly. Or, if you’re on a business trip, it sometimes helps if your room has its own WiFi router, as opposed to a communal one. 

The Best Resorts in the Philippines

Now that we’ve discussed how you can choose where to stay, let’s go over some of the best resorts in the Philippines. 

Top Budget Philippine Resorts

The Philippines has many resorts offering pleasant stays at reasonable—even cheap—prices. The ones on our list may not be the cheapest among all of the possible lodgings, but they are worth more than every Peso (or Dollar) you part with. 

Crystal Beach, Zambales

Zambales, a province located in Central Luzon, is a popular destination among tourists thanks to its beaches, coves, and abundant marine life. One of the best and most highly-rated resorts you can stay here in would be Crystal Beach in La Paz, Olongapo.

There are many things to do here in Crystal Beach. For example, you can roam around the wide white sand beach or swim in the crystal-clear waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, grab a surfboard and catch some waves—perfect for beginners, as the waves are not too challenging. 

Plus, Crystal Beach is an official campsite and retreat center, making it great for huge crowds or friend groups who want to soak in the atmosphere of the great outdoors.

Crystal Beach offers many overnight accommodation options, ranging from letting you camp in your car to staying inside a fancy room for up to three people. There are also dorm-type rooms. Room prices range from 799 PHP (about $14 USD) per person to 16,800 PHP (about $296 USD) for a group of six. You can split that bill to lessen the cost.

Camiguin Volcan Beach Eco Retreat & Dive Resort

Known as the “Island Born of Fire,” Camiguin in Mindanao is home to seven volcanoes—the eruptions of which have shaped the island into the beautiful paradise that it is now. Visitors come here to enjoy its beaches, waterfalls, hot springs, and other things. One of the resorts you can use as your base is Camiguin Volcan Beach Eco Retreat & Dive Resort.

Camiguin Volcan Beach is a relatively new resort located on the northwest coast of the island. It is nestled in a palm grove that faces the sea on one side. We recommend this place because of its many offerings at very affordable prices.

The resort’s accommodations start at 2,600 PHP (about $45 USD) for a room for two, which should be roughly 1,300 PHP (about $23 USD) per person. Many of their rooms feature terraces facing the sea for maximum relaxation. Some of them are even conveniently in front of the resort’s dive school, where you can prepare before going on a dive into the local assortment of dive spots.

Steps Garden Resort, Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Puerto Galera, located in Mindoro island in southern Luzon, is a popular destination for Manila-based people looking for a quick getaway. It boasts many attractions, from dive sites and forest trails to secluded waterfalls. If you’re coming here, we recommend you stay at Steps Garden Resort. 

The Steps Garden Resort features Greek and Mediterranean-inspired accommodations reminiscent of Santorini in the Aegean Sea. The accommodations, all overlooking Sabang Bay, make for a relaxing break away from the stresses of the city. It offers a relaxing and refreshing vibe at low prices.

Rooms for two start at 1,900 PHP (about $33 USD). The resort can also arrange for water activities such as diving or snorkeling, jet ski rides, windsurfing, and beach hopping. I personally enjoy lounging around the resort’s pool as opposed to having some fun on the water, though, since it’s more relaxing—especially during lean months.

Hippocampus Beach Resort, Malapascua, Cebu

Malapascua Island in Cebu is famous for its diving spots that feature the rare thresher sharks in their natural habitat. This ecotourism gem might be small, but it boasts stunning white sand beaches and a vibrant underwater scene worth spending a lot of time learning how to dive. For those who come here to enjoy the island’s offerings, I recommend staying at Hippocampus Beach Resort, located at Bounty Beach—the main beach in Malapascua and the most popular destination at the southern end of the island. 

Hippocampus is a beach resort that offers comfortable accommodations, relaxing feels during the day and fun vibes at night. It caters to guests who want first dibs on sea activities, as well as visitors who want to stay near the beach but work remotely either day or night. Standard rooms for two can be booked for less than 1,800 PHP (about $31.50 USD) per night. The resort has its own restaurant, but you can go around and eat in nearby cafes (since there are a ton of them). 

Santa Fe Beach Club, Bantayan Cebu

Bantayan Island is a good place for Cebu tourists looking for a relaxing beach experience made even better with lots of fresh seafood. This place is home to many great white sand beaches, and one of the resorts we recommend staying in when you visit here is Santa Fe Beach Club.

Santa Fe Beach Club is a family-run resort located near the Santa Fe-Hagnaya port. It was originally built as a beachfront family rest house, but it was later converted into the popular resort that it is today. You can rent a room for two for about 3,000 PHP (about $53 USD), but that price can drop depending on the season. 

It might take a bit of time and effort to get here, especially if you’re coming from the city, but the resort’s hospitality and very laid-back vibes will make it worth coming. It’s what actually won me over the first time I went here.

Secret Spot, Siargao

The world-famous island of Siargao is known for its beaches, island hopping, and massive waves surfers love to ride. The best way to enjoy what this tantalizing island has to offer is to stay here for a long time—perhaps a week or so. And the place to do that is to book a room in the highly-rated Secret Spot in General Luna.

Secret Spot is an Eco-Homestay that’s designed for longer stays than the usual hotel. You’ll want to stay here for a minimum of two nights (trust us, you’ll want more). The Eco-Homestay is a good base for your Siargao adventures, thanks to its centralized location and the availability of transportation options.

Stays in Secret Spot range from 3,800 PHP (about $67 USD) for two nights in the simplest room to 60,000 PHP (about $1,053 USD) for a month-long stay in the villa, which is a very good offer. You can even cook your own meals here—a feat many resorts don’t allow—and work remotely.

Isla Hayahay, Bohol

The province of Bohol is known for the Chocolate Hills—more than a thousand unequal mounds of land that cover a wide stretch of land. But aside from this, Bohol is also known for its myriad of natural attractions, such as white sand beaches, coves, and vibrant diving spots. To enjoy everything this place has to offer, you need to stay in a good place. Our recommendation would be Isla Hayahay.

Isla Hayahay Beach Resort & Restaurant is located on Panangan Island, off the coast of Calape in Bohol. It’s a popular destination for huge groups, both locals and international travelers alike. There are many things to do here, like snorkeling, diving, island hopping, Dolphin watching, and more.

What’s amazing about Isla Hayahay is that all of its offerings are very affordable. The cheapest room, which is good for two, only costs 1,400 PHP ($25 USD) per night. When hunger strikes, the resort’s restaurant, which is popular among locals, serves delicious food at a low price. A huge boodle meal for 8 to 10 people, for example, merely costs 1,200 PHP (about $21 USD).

Astoria, Palawan

Puerto Princesa, in Palawan Island, is known as the Philippines’ Final Frontier. This beautiful city hosts many natural attractions, such as the world-renowned Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. Here, we recommend you stay in one of its many captivating resorts and hotels, the best and most affordable of which is Astoria Palawan.

While Astoria Palawan isn’t the cheapest resort in the area, it offers the most value for money with its almost five-star accommodations and close location to beautiful white beaches. The resort also has its own waterpark for guests who want to have fun in the water without going to the sea. 

Astoria’s rooms and suites start at 3,800 PHP (about $66 USD) per night, but you get what you pay for large, clean rooms, warm and attentive staff, and a relaxing atmosphere that will refresh you before you return to the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Top Philippine Resorts For Families

Up next, we have some of the best family-friendly resorts where you can take your spouse and the kids for a nice and easy vacation. Some of them are also pet-friendly and allow you to take your furbabies with you.

Fairways and Bluewater, Boracay

When thinking of a place in the Philippines to have fun on the beach with family, one of the names that comes to mind would be the world-famous Boracay. If you’re coming here with your spouse and kids, we always tell travelers to check in at Fairways and Bluewater.

Fairways and Bluewater is an affordable yet luxurious resort designed to cater to families. It is located in Boracay Station 1 (the “premium” area), which gives you easy access to the beach. There are also a myriad of activities to enjoy here, such as crystal kayaking, banana boat riding, horseback riding on the shore, parasailing, and more. You can also play golf on the resort’s golf course. And if you don’t want to do any of these things and just relax, there’s also this beachfront infinity pool my cousins really like.

The resort also has a number of restaurants, cafes, and bars for your dining needs. Some are found near the beach, beside the pools, and other areas. I personally recommend the Ventana Aquarium—a dining area that has a stunning view of the Sibuyan Sea from the inside.

Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort, Lapu-Lapu City

Lapu-Lapu City, in Mactan, Cebu, boasts many pre-colonial historical landmarks even locals like to visit. This city is also known for its captivating beaches, delicious seafood cuisine, and warm hospitality. All of these are best experienced when you stay in one of the best family-oriented resorts in the city, the Bluewater Maribago Beach Resort.

Bluewater Maribago is one of three Bluewater resorts in the Philippines, which always offers the best oceanfront views to its guests. It offers many amenities, including a spa where you can get relaxing treatments, a Kids Club where your young ones can play and have fun safely, a gallery featuring works of art created by local artists, and several dining options serving delicious food in various settings.

There are a ton of accommodation types to choose from as well; some of them are close to the spa, some are found near the resort pool, and others are found near the beach. These are all designed to cater to a minimum of two guests and can accommodate families with ease.

Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan, Cebu

Visitors to Mactan Island in Cebu will find that it is filled with many tourist destinations, including popular diving spots, stunning beaches, rich historical sites, and sumptuous dining options. One of your must-stay-ins in this part of the Philippines is the Crimson Resort and Spa.

Crimson Resort and Spa is a luxurious, family-oriented resort near the beach. It has its own exclusive beach area where you can swim and play with your kids under the sun. There are indoor infinity pools as well, in case you don’t want to bother going to the shore. Parents wanting to de-stress can hit the resort gym or spa for a relaxing time while their young ones play inside the secure Crimzone for a Kids’ play area. The resort also offers several activities, such as kayaking, jet skiing, island-hopping tours, and scuba diving. 

The Lind, Boracay

By now, everybody knows that Boracay is a top-class destination for travelers looking for a beach escape. If you’re looking for a highly-rated, family-friendly resort on the island, look no further than The Lind Boracay.

The Lind Boracay is a five-star hotel resort located in Station 1. It offers many first-class features for families, such as a super-clean beachfront with sun loungers, a kid’s club near the beach area so they can play safely while mom and dad get a tan, swimming pools for all age groups, a jacuzzi that will help you relax, and a fitness center so you can keep your figure while gorging on the resort’s delicious food offerings.

Speaking of food offers, The Lind’s three restaurants serve a wide assortment of international dishes. Whether you’re gunning for today’s fresh catch or hoping to eat your favorite non-seafood dish near the sea, there’s something for you. 

Dusit Thani, Mactan, Cebu

Aside from hosting many places of historical value, Mactan Island is also home to beachfront accommodations that combine elegance with warmth that’s good for your entire home. One of these is Dusit Thani, a five-star hotel resort.

Dusit Thani combines Thai and Filipino warmth and hospitality to provide guests with the best stay ever. You’ll see this on display in the hotel premises, as well as the rooms you will be staying in—they are all designed for maximum comfort, no matter what accommodations you choose. Additionally, everyone who ever stayed here can attest to how the hotel and resort staff are attentive enough to meet all your needs to the best of their ability.

This popular hotel resort also has many features for you and your kids to enjoy: pools overlooking the sea, restaurants offering Thai and other cuisine, a gym where you can continue shedding off pounds while on vacation, and more. There’s a playground and beach camping area for kids as well. Dusit Thani can also organize various kinds of tours for you so you can make the most of your stay in Mactan and Cebu.

Lakawon Island Resort, Cadiz, Negros Occidental

Negros Occidental was once just known as the “sugar bowl of the Philippines,” as it supplied more than half of the country’s sugar. But more recently, some of its cities have established their own identities. For example, Cadiz City, in northern Negros, is known as the “City of Whales” because of whales found on its shores. Now, Cadiz is known for another thing—the stunning Lakawon Island Resort.

Lakawon Island Resort is a private island that boasts tranquil blue waters and pure white sand. You can only go here via boat from a place called Cadiz Viejo. It has many amenities, such as its own dock, a floating restaurant, many cottages, comfortable sleeping quarters, and lots of beach areas. 

I personally love Lakawon’s laid-back and relaxed atmosphere. You can get some drinks in the nearby floating restaurant or have some quiet by sitting on the beach. This place will help you take your worries off of your mind so you can enjoy moments with your loved ones.

Playa La Caleta, Bataan

Bataan, in Central Luzon, is an ecotourism destination that sees a growing number of visitors each year—a home to many local wonders such as beaches, waterfalls, and mountains. One of the places we recommend staying here when you visit is Playa La Caleta, a resort hotel in Morong.

Playa La Caleta is a favorite tourist spot for couples and families looking to camp and soak in nature. Guests can stay in glamorous glamping tents, two-story beach lofts, tree houses, and more. These comfy stays are perfect for all the fun activities at and around the resort. Whether you’re into surfing, swimming, beach bonfires, movie nights, or hiking nearby trails, there’s a lot to enjoy here.

What I personally love about Playa La Caleta is its obvious love for Bataan’s natural beauty. I have good memories of this place, strolling on the beach or taking a nearby hike. This is a really good place to make memories with your family.

Movenpick Resort & Spa, Boracay

If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort in Boracay but don’t want to spend as much as you would at The Lind, Movenpick Resort & Spa is perfect for you. This resort, located near the northern tip of the island, is a haven for families who enjoy doing activities together, whether it’s on the beach or not.

Movenpick Resort is super family-friendly. It has many rooms, suites, and a villa that can accommodate families of different sizes. The resort also has several features designed for kids, such as a children’s pool (complete with water toys), an indoor playroom, and an outdoor playground. You can even order healthy dishes from a menu specially designed for kids.

When you’re not playing with your kids, you can dine in the resort’s restaurants and bars or get a massage at the Sagay spa. 

Top Philippine Resorts For Couples

Looking for a nice hot spot to go on a honeymoon with your beloved? Here are some of the best resorts to go to.

El Nido Resorts, Miniloc Island, Palawan

Palawan is a treasure trove of natural wonders, including the beautiful limestone rock formations of El Nido. Moreover, this municipality boasts vibrant coral reefs, soft white sand, and crystal-clear turquoise waters. If you and your spouse want all of that, we suggest staying in El Nido Resorts on Miniloc Island.

El Nido Resorts’ Eco-Discovery island resort Miniloc offers a one-of-a-kind resort experience for couples. You can stay in beachfront rooms to get a better feel of the sand before bedtime or stilt houses to stay as close to the water as you want. Don’t worry about sleeping above the waters—the resort is situated in a cove, so the water is as calm as it gets.

There are many things you and your partner can do here. For example, you can go on tours around the area to explore nearby lagoons, rent a kayak and paddle together within the cove, or simply swim in the area and enjoy relaxing moments together.

Discovery Shores, Boracay

Couples looking for a good place to spend their honeymoon breaks in Boracay have a great option in Discovery Shores—an award-winning luxury resort is a popular wedding venue and has earned a spot in the top 25 destinations in Asia according to Conde Nast.

Located near The Lind, Discovery Shores stands proudly in front of the beach at Station 1. Guests can choose to stay in one of its many suites, all of which provide great views of the beach or other areas in the resort vicinity. Discovery Shores also has three of the best restaurants in Boracay, serving steaks, seafood, pasta, wines, and many other cuisines perfect for candlelit dinners with your beloved.

If you are planning to get married—or have been married for years but want to hold a recommitment of vows—Discovery Shores is perfect for you.

Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa, Bohol

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway for you and your partner, and you want it specifically in Bohol, look no further than Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa—a stunning beachfront resort that’s designed to give couples the best vacation in the Philippines.

Eskaya is a boutique resort that offers unique accommodations for guests. There are seven kinds of villas, each with its own pool so you can dip together in private. Some of these face the sea, while others have a view of lush gardens. Whatever suite and view you choose, it’s bound to be perfect for a honeymoon or a quick getaway for just the two of you.

If you’re hungry, this resort has a restaurant that serves local Boholano cuisine, other Filipino favorites, and international fare. Eskaya also has an open-air spa that offers relaxing treatments while you enjoy the fresh sea breeze.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Davao

Samal Island is one of the top destinations in Mindanao, the southern part of the Philippines. It is a favorite getaway for those who want a quick escape from busy Davao, as well as those who want to experience the best of southern Filipino culture. The best resort to stay here and enjoy it in would be Pearl Farm Beach Resort.

Originally a pearl farm used to cultivate the precious gem, Pearl Farm Beach Resort was long converted into a private luxury resort. It combines native Filipino design, nature’s unspoiled beauty, and distinct Mindanao hospitality to give you the best stay possible. Each room, stilt house, or suite you stay in here boasts premium bedding, artistic designs, a stunning view of the sea, and more. Some suites also have pocket gardens and private balconies so you can enjoy the breeze in seclusion.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort’s amenities have made it a top destination for couples on a honeymoon. The luxury, privacy, and comfort all add up to give you and your partner a stay you’d remember.

Misibis Bay Resort, Albay

While Albay province is locally renowned for the volcano with a nearly perfect cone (Mayon), it is also famous for Misibis Bay, a tropical paradise located on Cagraray Island. This resort is a top destination for couples and is actually a household name among many locals—when you ask them about the best resort in Albay, they will undoubtedly say “Misibis” and point to its location.

Now, why is Misibis Bay Resort that special? This five-hectare island is known for its luxury and tranquility, making it a popular destination for couples who want peace and quiet. Guests stay in well-equipped rooms, are pampered by attentive staff, and enjoy the seclusion of being on an island away from the stresses of the city. 

Misibis Bay offers many accommodations for two. Some of these face swimming pools, gardens, or the sea. I recommend staying in the beachfront villas if you want to enjoy water activities together. This is a resort where you’d love to spend your honeymoon.

Henann Crystal Sands Resort, Boracay

Despite the huge crowds coming to Boracay, you will still be able to find an ideal place for you and your spouse to be alone together in the area. One such gem that provides you with the comfort and privacy you desire is Henann Crystal Sands Resort.

Located right at the heart of Boracay Station 1, Henann Crystal Sands Resort features world-class amenities, including nearly 200 rooms found near the beach. The resort has huge, stunning pools where you can cool down while watching beachgoers walk around the shore. Some rooms even give you easy access to these pools so you can take a quick dip and go back to enjoy your privacy.

Henann Crystal Sands also offers memorable dining experiences for every guest. The resort’s main restaurant features a coastal Filipino design but offers international coastal fare from morning to evening. If you want to, you can have your meals delivered to your room for maximum privacy. There’s also a sunken bar right in the middle of the sky pool, letting you sip drinks as you enjoy the best view of the sea.

The Manor at Camp John Hay, Baguio

Couples who prefer a mountainous area instead of beaches can go to Baguio, known for its cool temperatures, pine trees, and strawberry farms. This popular city might be known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines, but it’s popular even during cool months. One of the places that’s perfect for a relaxing staycation here is The Manor at Camp John Hay.

The Manor at Camp John Hay is a four-story structure featuring impressive architecture and an old-world charm that perfectly blends in with the nature surrounding it. The hotel has more than 150 rooms, each with its own set of premium bedding, coffee, and tea-making facilities and a breathtaking view of the Manor Garden or the Pine Forest near the area.

Guests who come to The Manor will be tempted to just stay in all day because of the simple pleasures it provides. Of course, you can go around Baguio and enjoy what it offers to visitors, but for us, a staycation here feels more like a honeymoon than a tourist trip.

Punta Bulata Resort and Spa, Cauayan, Negros Occidental

Cauayan town in Negros Occidental hides many coastal gems for local tourists looking for destinations that aren’t well-known but are just as good. One of these is the highly-rated Punta Bulata Resort and Spa, a family-owned and operated resort tucked in Barangay Elihan. It’s located about 154 kilometers away from Bacolod, the capital of Negros Occidental province.

Punta Bulata is a secluded resort that offers peace and quiet away from the city. It boasts of many accommodations that can turn a simple outing into a special getaway for you and your beloved. Not all of its bungalows, cabanas, casitas, and rooms stand on the beachfront, but all of them have a stunning view of the sea. For couples who come here, I recommend the Superior Room with Balcony because it provides the most romantic and intimate setting while facing the Sulu sea.

If staying inside its native-style rooms isn’t enough, you can go swimming in the resort’s infinity pool or on the beach. You can also go diving or snorkeling around nearby Danjugan Island, which is known for the abundant marine life found underwater. Cap your stay with an early candlelit dinner while watching the captivating sunsets in this area.

Top Luxury Philippine Resorts

Finally, here are some of the most luxurious resorts in the Philippines. These stunning places take you to a paradise unlike any other in a nation that’s blessed with nature’s best.

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Boracay

Those looking for the most luxurious stay in Boracay need not further than Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa. Shangri-La’s Boracay is a five-star hotel resort located at the northwestern end of the island. It is not located in Station 1, 2, or 3 but has its own location in the Punta Bunga Cove & Bunyagan Beach area. 

This award-winning beachfront resort hotel has more than 200 accommodations featuring modern Filipino design. Each room has its own balcony with a daybed, allowing you to relax even if you don’t leave your room at all. 

Unlike other resorts in the Philippines, Shangri-La Boracay offers a private butler service for guests staying in Suite rooms. These butlers ensure that you will have the best stay in Boracay and will want to keep coming back for more. Stays in Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa start at 26,000 PHP (around $456.86 USD) per night.

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa, Coron, Palawan

Coron, in Palawan, has a unique charm that makes it attractive to local and international tourists alike. It is more laidback compared to El Nido and is generally best for guests who want to take things easy. Visitors who want to dial up their relaxation levels to eleven should go to Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa.

Located at the northern tip of Bulalacao Island (which is just a short boat ride away south of Coron), Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa offers guests a private paradise of pure white sand, crystal clear waters, and a quiet, laid-back vibe not found in other resorts in the area. Visitors stay in bungalows, each with hardwood floors, solar-powered water heaters, an in-room safe for valuables, and even a Bluetooth speaker, just in case you want to play your own music.

Two Seasons also offers other amenities and activities you can enjoy on your own or with your loved ones. Stays in Two Seasons start at 27,000 PHP (about $476 USD), taxes not included.

Club Paradise Palawan, Coron, Palawan

Tourists who want luxurious stays in Coron but want a bit more action instead of laid-back vibes can go north of the main island to Club Paradise Palawan—an exclusive island resort situated right along the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. 

This luxury resort is located near Coron’s many tourist attractions, including its world-famous dive sites. It features beautiful white sand beaches and lush flora and fauna both above and below the island. Guests coming to the island can stay in any of the lively accommodations that are either oriented to face the sunrise or sunset and the lush gardens in the resort or the ocean in front of it.

What’s amazing about Club Paradise Palawan is that it offers luxurious stays at a lower price compared to other resorts on this list. Stays can be for as low as 8,197 PHP (about $144) per night for a minimum of three nights or 12,800 PHP ($225 USD) for one night’s stay.

Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu

Travelers looking for a luxurious stay in historical Cebu need not look further than Shangri-La Mactan. This hotel resort, owned by the same company behind Shangri-La Boracay, provides the same amount of luxury but in a location near the busy streets of Mactan Island.

Despite its location, Shangri-La Mactan is able to provide its guests with the best and most comfortable stay in its more than 500 rooms and suites. It stands proudly in front of the sea surrounding Mactan and lets busy city dwellers feel like they’re on a remote island somewhere, even though they’re just 20 minutes away from the local airport. Stays in Shangri-La Mactan start at 18,460 PHP (about $324 USD).

What’s best about Shangri-La Mactan is that it knows how to cater to people living busy lives. One of its more prominent offerings would be the Manumbalik Villa. This luxurious 222-sqm villa is located at the center of the hotel spa. This villa has its own butler service, a steam room, a vitality pool, and an outdoor sunken bathtub.

Amorita Resort, Bohol

For travelers who want to go to Bohol and stay in a luxurious resort, we recommend Amorita Resort, a four-star resort hotel in Alona Beach on Panglao Island. As an ASEAN Green Hotel Award winner, Amorita Resort is known for its care for the environment around it. It’s not a five-star hotel, but it will make your stay in Panglao as memorable as one.

Amorita really took advantage of the natural and unspoiled beauty of its surroundings and made it its own. It’s built on top of a limestone cliff found at the southern end of Panglao. This allows guests to have an undisturbed view of the sea, whether they sit on one of the seats near the edge of the cliff or swim in the infinity pool beside it. 

Aside from wowing you with its natural beauty, Amorita is bound to impress with its luxurious suites and satisfy you with delicious international food and drinks. Stays in Amorita Resort start at 10,100 PHP (about $177.88 USD) per night.

Amanpulo Resort, Palawan

If you’re looking for the ultimate luxury stay in the Philippines, look no further than Amanpulo Resort, a stunning resort nestled in private Pamalican Island near Palawan. Amanpulo has bagged many awards in recent years, particularly the Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Award in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Amanpulo is best described as a secluded island paradise where you can have the most relaxed trip ever. The immaculately white sand beaches are stunning, and since it’s not crowded here, you basically have all of it for yourself. There are several dining facilities, each serving delicious food options for every taste. The resort’s accommodations are luxurious as well, featuring premium interiors and exterior areas. You will find that although it’s pricey, you get more than what you pay for.

Visitors to Amanpulo should prepare to spend upwards of 78,500 PHP ($1,400 USD) per night for the most “basic” accommodation, the Treetop Casita. While the cost includes breakfast, a wellness class, use of kayak and paddle board, and more, it does not include transportation costs to and from Manila to Pamalican Island and back. Guests are advised to stay at least two nights to enjoy what Amanpulo has to offer.

Conclusion

The Philippines is home to many beautiful resorts for all kinds of travelers, both locally and internationally. These can be found anywhere, allowing all of us to enjoy what this amazing archipelago has to offer. Come and make memories in the Pearl of the Orient!