The Philippines is made up of 7,000 beautiful tropical islands with jungle, mountains and beautiful beaches galore. This friendly country is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and boasts some of the best islands and beaches in Asia. The Filipino islands are also home to some of the top luxury resorts in all of Asia. These hotels and resorts guarantee you a tropical island paradise where white-sand beaches are lapped by azure seas and palms sway in the breeze, whilst the top-notch service will ensure you never forget your luxury island stay in the Philippines. As luxury hotel lovers we would happily book a luxury island getaway in any of these amazing hotels!
EL NIDO RESORTS, PALAWAN
El Nido is made up of eco-resorts located in the El Nido-Taytay municipalities in northern Palawan. With a collection of four resorts on Miniloc Island, Lagen Island, Alpulit Island, and Pangulasian Island, making it the perfect excuse to island hop and enjoy every aspect of your Palawan vacation package! El Nido Resorts are a group of sustainable island resorts offering genuine, local hospitality and unique and enriching experiences among the beautiful natural landscapes, whilst ensuring environmental sustainability is always a priority. Our top picks are Lagen Island and Pangulasian Island, but there is an island and resort for everyone!
AMANPULO, PAMALICAN ISLAND
One of the most popular resorts in the Philippines, Amanpulo by the Aman Resorts sits firmly at the top of international luxury lists. Amanpulo translates to ‘peace island’ and is located on the private island of Pamalican. Pamalican Island is exclusively accessed by private flights and is a top pick of the rich and famous who holiday in the Philippines. Amanpulo has a stunning powdery white sandy beach that surrounds the full 6.5km perimeter of the island while also boasting unspoilt tropical wilderness and a pristine coral reef. Amanpulo offers the ultimate in privacy, exclusivity, service and each of their Villas and Casita’s will leave you wishing you called Amanpulo home all year round.
HUMA ISLAND RESORT & SPA, PALAWAN
Huma Island Resort & Spa has been nicknamed the island of romance, enchantment and mystery. Huma boasts stunning Maldivian-inspired bungalows which are nestled over the crystal clear waters of Palawan, all which are equipped with the most modern and luxurious of facilities. Relax in luxury and indulge in one of their Philippines all-inclusive packages.
PEARL FARM RESORT & SPA, SAMAL ISLAND
Pearl Farm Resort & Spa was a Pearl Farm in its previous life. Today, each of the 70 guest rooms contain locally sourced materials and have details of the local Maranao and Samal cultures. Some of the rooms sit on stilts and these would certainly be our pick! The resort is located on an unspoiled beach and offers stunning views of the ocean. Divers will love Samal Island with two Japanese WWII ship wrecks nearby to be explored.
SHANGRI-LA BORACAY RESORT & SPA, BORACAY
The Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is all about seclusion, luxury and the very best of service. The resort is located in an eco-reserve and you’ll enjoy relaxing in luxury at Boracay’s most deluxe island resort. With over 200 suites and villas there is sure to be the perfect room for you, and you’ll love the majestic views from the seaview suites. The Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa is the oerfect escape into paradise.
BELLAROCCA ISLAND RESORT & SPA, MARINDUQUE
Bellarocca Island Resort & Spa offers a unique experience unlike any other place in the Philippines. The hotel has stunning Santorini-inspired decor and offers white washed walls, lush gardens and the bluest of waters. Suites, casa and villas have their own infinity pools perched upon cliffs and there is no limit to the unique amenities the resort has on offer.
DEDON ISLAND RESORT, SIARGAO ISLAND
Dedon Island is the ultimate all-inclusive boutique resort in the Philippines. Whether you are looking to indulge in the ultimate in luxury, relax and rejuvenate or surf the nearby famous Cloud 9 break, Dedon has something for everyone. It has been dubbed many times as one of the best and most unique resorts in Asia and we can certainly see why. We are itching to book a vacation as soon as possible to experience Dedon Island.
ABACA, MACTAN ISLAND
Opened in 2009, Abaca is one of the Philippines’ most exclusive boutique resorts located on the central Philippine island of Mactan. Abaca has just 6 Deluxe Suites and 3 Villas, all which boast large spa bathrooms, private pools and stunning interior design. Abaca offers guests a tropical hideaway with the tranquility of private deluxe suites that are set in a lush, tropical oceanfront retreat.
TUGAWE COVE RESORT, CARAMOAN ISLAND
Caramoan Island is one of the most remote and idyllic islands in the Philippines. The island boasts dense forests, limestone cliffs, waterfalls, lakes, wildlife and magnificent beaches. Tugawe Cove Resort is built in the middle of all this on a hillside about Lauing Bay and offers stunning views, an open-air restaurant and the all important infinity pool.
CAUAYAN RESORT, CAUAYAN ISLAND
Cauayan Resort is a recently opened luxurious resort located off the coast of El Nido in Palawan. The luxury resort embodies the pristine beauty of its natural surroundings with 24 stunning bungalows that are located around the lagoon or right on the beach. Cauayan Island is still an untouched tropical jungle so look forward to a tranquil, natural and relaxing holiday. The hotel also makes the most of its amazing location in scenic Bacuit Bay by running daily island hopping outings.
ESKAYA BEACH RESORT & SPA, PANGLAO ISLAND
Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa is located at the southernmost tip of Bohol in the Philippines. The resort is spread out over a sprawling 16 hectares and has just 15 villas, each inspired by Filipino culture and local customs on Panglao Island. Most of the villas have private swimming pools and the focal point of the beautiful resort is the stunning infinity swimming pool which blends in with the azure sea in the distance.
The Philippines has so many beautiful places to visit and beautiful places to stay! There’s countless other places we would love to visit including the island of Luzon as there are so many things to do in Tagaytay that we’ve been recommended by friends and readers!
Do you have any others that you would add to our list from your travels in the Philippines.
Our opinions are as always, our own.