7 Luxury beach resorts in the Philippines
With as many as 7,641 islands to choose from, it’s no surprise that the Philippines is home to some of the most idyllic and luxurious paradise escapes on the planet. From sleeping above clear blue waters in an exclusive sea villa to jungle-inspired wellness, and private islands, and sipping cocktails in gorgeous ocean-fronting infinity pools, you can shape your luxury escape in any way you wish. Here are just a few of the Philippines’ most opulent forest retreats and beach resorts for that ultimate indulgent break away.
Banwa Private Island
Banwa Private Island is situated in a marine protected area on the island of Palawan offering guests total privacy and tranquillity during their stay. A true natural sanctuary with diverse flora and fauna spread across 6 hectares of secluded tropical island terrain, an escape to Banwa Private Island promises to make guests feel rejuvenated and truly pampered. Making the most of its exotic location, you’ll be invited to enjoy stargazing experiences, diving among the thriving marine life, and a range of wellness activities and treatments to soothe the body, mind, and soul.
El Nido Resorts
For the ultimate remote paradise island escape, El Nido Resorts in Palawan are spread across four majestic islets which protrude from the characteristic clear blue lagoons the Philippines is so famous for. Including Apulit Island, Miniloc Island, Lagen Island, and Pangulasian Island, each of the four resorts offer decadent water cottages which jut over the ocean against a backdrop of tropical vegetation and limestone cliffs.
While you could easily spend your days relaxing and watching the marine life from your very own balcony, the resort’s aquatic location provides easy access to some of the Philippines most unique and exclusive activities such as snorkelling over the Giant Clams Garden and exploring nearby caves by boat.
The Farm at San Benito
Located in the lush leafy region of Batangas, a 90-minute drive south of Manila, The Farm at San Benito is an eco-luxury medical wellness resort spread across 48 hectares of green jungle.
With views of majestic mountains, an appetising menu of delicious nutrient-rich cuisine, and a range of onsite wellness treatments, The Farm is the perfect environment to unwind and re-energise. Guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to their accommodation at The Farm at San Benito – rooms include the luxurious Palmera Glass Villa with an outdoor bathtub and shower, and a range of stunning garden suites and villas, pool villas, and luxury residences.
Huma Island Resort & Spa, Palawan
The island of Palawan is home to some of the Philippines’ most spectacular tropical landscapes and Huma Island Resortreally knows how to make the most of its idyllic exotic location. Guests are treated to one of the resort’s luxurious water villas which elegantly wrap around the sandy shoreline and hover over the clear shallow waters. Each villa comes with its own hot tub – perfect for whiling away the time on a starry evening – while a range of indulgent spa treatments and guided water activities including diving are popular highlights.
Movenpick Resort & Spa, Boracay
On the northern tip of Boracay island, the Movenpick Resort & Spa offers an indulgent paradise escape with lush tropical surrounds and its own private beach. The resort includes an onsite wellness centre and spa and is a foodies’ haven with as many as seven restaurants and bars offering diverse cuisines. At the front of it all is Sol Marina Beach Club, the place to be for scenic sunset views and masterfully mixed cocktails and drinks.
Henann Resort Alona Beach
On the pristine sandy shores of Bohol’s Alona Beach and nestled among the leafy palms, the Henann Resort Alona Beachhas all the right ingredients for a relaxing escape in a tranquil paradise setting. The resort’s villa-style rooms boast opulent interiors and their own private plunge pools and verandas for the ultimate exclusive experience. Here, you could easily spend your days lounging comfortably on the beach or by one of the resort’s three crystalline pools which complement the seascape in front.
The Lind, Boracay
With its elegant modern interiors perfectly designed to integrate with the tropical island seascape, The Lind is a luxurious five-star beach resorts tucked away behind the bright sands of White Beach on Boracay Island. With rooms overlooking the warm turquoise waters, spa facilities, and an incredible infinity pool elevated above the beach and ocean, The Lind offers guests a true slice of contemporary coastal luxury living. And if all that isn’t enough, some of the rooms at the resort even offer their very own plunge pools with sea views.