There’s much to be said about the virtues of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There’s also much to be said about how you can’t put a price tag on memories. Every now and then, you must splurge on life-changing experiences.
Here are some of our favorite resorts where you can do just that. And they're right here in the Philippines too.
BOOK NOW From P63,405 per night
A go-to destination for VIPs both foreign and local, Palawan’s Amanpulo lives up to its reputation as one of the Philippines’ most sought-after resorts. Casitas patterned after the
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Sitting at the fringes of a lush Palawan forest and overlooking a calm, peaceful lagoon, a
Huma Island Resort
BOOK NOW From P25,962 per night
It’s only fitting that Huma takes its name from a Spanish galleon that, according to legend, got shipwrecked on an idyllic island in Palawan—the area is a treasure trove of natural beauty. Surrounded by crystalline waters that nourish a thriving coral reef, the island’s namesake resort stands out for its water villas: an outcrop of Maldives-inspired
Eskaya Beach Resort
BOOK NOW From P14,598 per night
The most common impression of Eskaya is that it’s less a resort than it is a spa with its own beach. Seclusion and simplicity are key to the Eskaya experience. Each villa has its own private pool, the perfect place to disconnect from the real world and recharge yourself. The resort doesn’t advertise frill services like beach-hopping or diving, opting instead to focus on the two things to which you’ll be treating yourself most: the full-service spa and the excellent food. Dining al fresco along the waterfront gives you a stellar view of the Bohol sea, and indulging in a massage at the hilltop spa before retiring to your Zen private villa reinvigorates even the most tired of souls.
The Island Buenavista
BOOK NOW From P105,000 per night
If privacy is the height of luxury for you, then The Island Buenavista is the perfect summer stop. Rather than renting out rooms and villas, the resort’s proprietors rent out the island itself. Balinese-inspired villas house no one but you and your guests, with nothing but Davao’s turquoise waters surrounding the island. The attentive staff is available at your call to offer massages, guide you on fishing trips, or even start bonfires for those perfect beach evenings. The island is also home to a hawksbill turtle reservoir, so its protected waters are among the cleanest and clearest you’ll find in the country.
Nay Palad Hideaway
BOOK NOW From P70,988 per night
Located in Siargao, Nay Palad Hideaway (formerly Dedon Island Resort) was founded by Carolin Dekeyser with the philosophy of barefoot luxury. Nay Palad Hideaway prides itself in its tailor-made, all-inclusive itineraries where guests can live out all their “tropical fantasies” without worry. There are only nine villas in the whole resort, with your choice of a garden view villa or an ocean view villa. Aside from the accommodations, there is an abundance of underground caves and untouched beaches as well as activities such as deep-sea fishing and, of course, the legendary Cloud 9 barreling wave.