Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Boracay
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is all about seclusion and top-notch service. Your stay here begins in pure luxury, as you ride in a private speedboat from the Boracay shore to the resort’s door. There are over 200 suites and villas in this resort that combines classic, contemporary, and regional influences in the décor. One of the best rooms to stay in is the Seaview Suite, which as the name might suggest, offers stunning views across the water especially at sunset. To learn a bit about the area’s sea life, head to the onsite marine sanctuary to view a collection of fish, corals, and clams. The Shangri-La is located within an eco-reserve, and it has a variety of dining options and a spa village onsite as well.
El Nido Resorts, Lagen Island
Part of the El Nido Resorts chain, the Lagen Island is their so-called Eco-sanctuary Island Resort, as it is as a sanctuary for various mammals and birds. It’s the ideal hotel destination for those seeking to relax, experience tranquility, and be captivated by the lush forests. They have hiking and biking trails, offer spa services, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, arcade/game rooms, and nearby ecotours. The resort is also family-friendly and provides babysitting/childcare upon request.
Plantation Bay Resort, Mactan
The Plantation Bay Resort is situated on a large privately-owned waterway along spacious and secluded grounds in Mactan, Cebu City. You can sometimes find an available room for $150 to $200 during the regular season, but there are much more luxurious options available as well. For example, the Quantum Villa, with its four bedrooms and private pool gazebo, will cost you about $800 per night. If you like to stay active when you travel, you can take advantage of this resort’s tennis, archery, beach volleyball, and rock wall climbing facilities.
Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort, Puerto Princesa City
Fall in love with the wonders of nature by surrounding yourself with the fresh air, greeneries, and blue skies that Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort has to offer. This eco-friendly hotel ensures that guests will have the adventure they’ve been longing for by providing a relaxing, comfortable ambiance and allowing them to appreciate the beauty of the beachfront view. It’s located just 20 minutes away from the Subterranean River, and its hotel attendants are very willing to assist in arranging tours.
Aman Resort, Amanpulo
One of the most popular Filipino resorts that always tops the luxury lists is the Aman Resort in Amanpulo. Aman is named after the Sanskrit word for “peace” and the Tagalog word for “island”. It’s located on the private island of Pamalican, which is in the Cuyo Group of islands. This is a very romantic getaway destination that’s a top pick of the rich and famous. Basically, it has everything a celebrity would look for in a resort: privacy, exclusivity, attentive service, and unbeatable amenities.
Buri Resort and Spa, Puerto Galera
There are just 12 deluxe villas at the Buri Resort and Spa, making it a tranquil and intimate setting for a getaway it the Philippines. It’s located in Puerto Galera, which is about three hours away from Manila. This is a fairly new resort (just opened in 2001) but it’s quickly made a name for itself on the local luxury scene. Buri was named one of the top 32 Most Beautiful Bays in the world by the Paris-based Club des Plus Belles Baies du Monde.