The perfect time to start planning your vacation is the start of the year, so we rounded up the best vacation spots in the Philippines for a relaxing and luxurious getaway.
We know, we know. It’s only the start of the year, but it’s actually the best time to get ahead of your travel plans. Why? Because one, booking early gets you bigger discounts. Two, the slots on your desired dates are more likely to be available if you reserve early. Lastly, don’t you want to look forward to something exciting to get you through the days?
With so many beautiful islands and resorts in the Philippines, it could get overwhelming to choose which one tickles your fancy. So we made a list of the best resorts in the Philippines for a luxurious getaway that’s sure to give you the R&R you deserve.
Discovery Shores Boracay
Discovery Shores Boracay is an award-winning 99-suite luxury resort along Station 1 of White Beach. The sprawling property features the highly-acclaimed Terra Wellness Spa and well-loved restaurants Sands, Indigo and Forno Osteria. Discovery Shores Boracay is part of the prestigious Lifestyle Collection of Preferred Hotels and Resorts.
Location: Station 1 Balabag, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, PH, 5608
Just a 20-minute drive from Mactan Cebu International Airport, Shangri-La Mactan is described as a lush garden retreat within a tropical paradise. The resort is a multi-faceted leisure destination providing a compelling mix of luxury relaxation and wellness, lively entertainment, and excitement.
Location: Punta Engano Road, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, 6015, Philippines
Astoria Palawan is a five-hectare resort in the heart of the Philippines’ Final Frontier, Puerto Princesa. The property is the brand’s nod to the natural charm of Palawan. That is why you can expect nothing less than the perfect quiet escape away from the metropolis.
Location:Astoria Palawan Kilometer 62, North National Hwy, Brgy. San Rafael Puerto Princesa City, Palawan 5300
Bayud Boutique Resort Siargao
Tucked away in the peaceful barangay of Malinao General Luna, Bayud Boutique Resort is a slice of heaven in the beautiful island of Siargao. Bayud, which means “wave” in Surigaonon aims to provide guests with signature hospitality and quality service to give a seamless Siargao experience. It’s the perfect destination to disconnect, unwind, and simply enjoy island life.
From P6500/night (with a minimum stay of two nights)
Location: Malinao, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
Nay Palad Hideaway Siargao
Formerly known as Dedon Island, Nay Palad Hideaway nestles between ancient mangrove forests and the soft white sands of Siargao, in the Philippines. In easy reach of tropical jungle, underground caves, untouched beaches, deep-sea fishing, and the legendary Cloud 9 barreling wave, Nay Palad Hideaway lets you create your own rhythm, turning each day into a different story. It’s an experience of hospitality, freedom, and beauty that can never truly be described—only shared.
Location: Siargao Island, 8419 Malinao Rd, General Luna, Surigao del Norte
Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan
Nestled in one of the country’s most prestigious tourist destinations, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan is a sprawling 6-hectare beach resort and spa located in Mactan, Cebu with 40 luxurious private pool villas featuring individual plunge pools and 250 guestrooms that combine both comfort and style with its contemporary Asian style.
Location: Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan, Cebu, Seascapes Resort Town, Mactan Island, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu 6015 Philippines
Palawan’s Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort
Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort is a 4-star luxury Puerto Princesa resort with one of the best beaches in Palawan.
Location: Sitio Sabang, Barangay Caayugan, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines
Majestically situated high on a mountain cliff overlooking the sea and the beautiful Santiago Cove. Villas are crafted in traditional Greek architectural styles and offer the warmth of Filipino island charm and the convenience of modern amenities. Known as the ‘Santorini of the North’, Vitalis Villas welcomes guests with a blue and white expanse of villas.
Location: Sabangan, Santiago, 2707, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
Kahanamoku Bed & Breakfast Baler
Kahanamoku Bed & Breakfast offers secluded accommodations at the foot of a hill and across the street from an internationally known surf spot in the Philippines. Surrounded by both the tranquility of nature and the allure of the Pacific Ocean, they cater to a wide range of clients. Staying here gives you the experience of the shy yet stunning side of Baler.
Location: Cemento Beach, Barangay Zabali, Baler, Aurora 3200
Costa Pacifica Baler
Situated along Sabang Beach in Baler, Aurora, Costa Pacifica is a vibrant resort destination that offers 78 well-appointed rooms and services. At Costa, experience the best of Baler from its magnificent waves, friendly people, delectable food and its rich local culture.
Location: 0 Buton St., Sitio Labasin, Sabang Beach,
Baler, Aurora, Philippines, 3200
Solina Beach & Nature Resort, Iloilo
Relish moments of bliss while at Solina Beach and Nature Resort. Take a leisurely dip in the swimming pool, enjoy Ilonggo fusion dishes and seafood fare at Angga Restaurant, or chill out with some cocktails in hand at Dayon Tower Bar.
Location: Brgy, Provincial Road, Balasan – Carles Rd, Carles, 5019 Iloilo
Puerto del Sol Pangasinan
Whether you like a refreshing swim within the resort’s outdoor pools, frolic along stretches of unspoiled cerulean beaches, in the mood for serious outdoor adventure or a quiet dignified retreat, Puerto del Sol has them all.
Location: Barangay Ilog Malino Bolinao, Pangasinan
Aureo La Union
Aureo Resort is your sanctuary to relax and unwind. From serene beaches to infinity pools, we provide a tranquil environment to recuperate after a tiresome work week.
Location: Munar Residence Rd, San Fernando, 2500 La Union
Set on a remote private island in the Sulu Sea, Huma Island is a luxurious beach resort that is 7 km from the beach at Pass Island and 4 km from the Calumbuyan Island coral garden.
Location: Diciligan Island, Busuanga, Palawan