Picture remote, tropical islands with breezy palms over pristine white sands and azure blue waters, The Philippines is a country made up of 7,641 islands which offer you, your own private slice of paradise! From Boracay’s white-sand beaches and the seaside cliffs of Palawan to the unique chocolate hills of Bohol and majestic waterfalls of Siquijor, the Philippines is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The Asia Collective’s carefully curated selection of the Best Hotels in the Philippines will help you make the most of your time in this understated utopia.
THE BEST HOTELS IN THE PHILIPPINES
Nay Palad Hideaway is the original barefoot luxury destination nestled in a private bay on the magical island of Siargao, set between luscious ancient mangroves and pristine white sands where you can enjoy your own slice of heaven. Bordered by a rich tropical jungle, underground caves and unspoiled beaches there are plenty of activities to indulge in; from massages and holistic treatments to yoga and meditation or for the adventurous sorts take a private boat ride out to secluded islands, go deep-sea fishing or sailing. The resort will even arrange an outdoor cinema for you to enjoy and they also have a treehouse where you can dive into delicious cuisine for date-night or just relax.
Nay Palad Hideaway is comprised of ten luxurious private villas; one Perlah villa with private beach access, four deluxe beach-view villas, four superior garden villas and one superior family villa. Their talented chef tailors a unique menu dependant on the fresh produce of the day and whether you’d like to have your dinner by the seaside, in their whimsical treehouse or the comfort of your own private villa, it’s entirely up to you. So sit back and enjoy or as Nay Palad likes to say “Welcome to the barefoot state of mind!”
- Prices for Nay Palad Hideaway, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $630++ per person/per night. Click for best available prices.
Located just a short walk to Cloud 9, one of the best surfing spots in Siargao, Siargao Bleu is a beautiful sea-facing beach retreat offering a selection of rooms and suites. Stay in the simple and sleek terraces and garden deluxe rooms or the floating cottages that sit perfectly around the water’s edge of the crystal blue, deep pool. Use the complimentary kayaks to glide from your room to the resorts spa, offering an array of mixed massage techniques and services or grab a bite to eat at the biggest seafood restaurant on the island, serving up locally sourced dishes including king crab, fresh fish and more local delicacies.
The hotel offers a personal butler, airport transfers, an outdoor cinema and an array of activities such as yoga, sunset Zumba, water aerobics and diving can be organised by the hotel. Looking for an adventurous and relaxing getaway? Check out, Siargao Bleu!
- Prices for Siargao Bleu, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $160++ per night for a Terrace Room for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Situated on the picturesque Pamalican Island surrounded by stretches of white-sand beaches, lush palms, turquoise waters and a beautiful deep coral reef, Amanpulo is a peaceful refuge to escape too. The property offers modern and luxe casitas, or 12 stunning villas for an extra special stay, walk just meters from your room to access the beach or stay back and relax in a hammock on your private outside deck, whatever you choose let Amanpulo ensure a perfectly relaxed stay.
Amanpulo offers plenty of activities to keep you going including diving, snorkelling with sea turtles, fishing, sailing, and yoga. For something adventurous, embark on their newest excursion via seaplane or helicopter to a South Sea pearl farm. After a busy day, take some time to rejuvenate at the signature Aman Spa or venture to the organic garden to pick out your own ingredients, and have the team customise your meal to indulge your appetite.
- Prices for Amanpulo, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $1,150++ per night for a Treetop Casita for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Address: Seven Commando Beach, El Nido, Palawan (Location map)
Only accessible by boat from Corong Corong Island, Vellago resort is a luxurious yet laidback boutique hotel situated on Seven Commandos Beach, the perfect spot to snorkel, explore or sip on a coconut in the sun. Vellago resort is an exclusive, adult-only hotel made up of only 6 rooms, from a Queen Room with a generously sized en suite, large bed, Filipino features and balcony views to a Beachfront Villa with direct access to the sea, outdoor bathtub to sink into for ultimate relaxation and large living spaces to potter around.
After a deep nights sleep, wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast from the comforts of your balcony, or tuck into the all-day menu offering light bites, fresh seafood and specials of the day. Celebrating a special occasion? Let the hotel prepare a romantic, intimate dinner on the beach with candles and a fire pit, the perfect end to an already delightful day. The hotel offers an abundance of activities such as island hopping, kayak tours and snorkelling excursions or if you prefer, stay back at the hotel and relax with a Swedish massage!
- Prices at Vellago Resort, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start from US $530++ per night for a Deluxe Queen Room for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Address: Find El Nido Resort locations here
El Nido Resorts consists of 4 sustainable island resorts situated on the award-winning island of Palawan: Apulit Island known for eco-adventure, Miniloc Island known for eco-discovery, Lagen Island known for eco-sanctuary forests and Pangulasian Island for an eco-luxury experience. They all offer a unique and enriching experience amidst the beautiful and serene natural landscapes that Palawan is famous for. Each island resort has a different look and feel but the five-star service, warming hospitality and memorable experiences are all consistently superb, creating the most memorable stay!
Adventure around the island via the hiking and biking trails, relax with their indulgent spa service, stay entertained at the arcade game room, or educate yourself at one of the nearby ecotours. The resort is also family-friendly and provides babysitting/childcare upon request.
- Prices for any of the El Nido Resorts, some of the best hotels in the Philippines, start from US $500++ per night for two adults. Click for best available prices.
From the moment you step off the boat shuttle, you will realise how exclusive and luxurious your time at Club Paradise will be. True to its name Club Paradise is a truly lush and serene staycation, boasting unspoilt landscapes, a 700-metre pristine beach perfect for activities such as kayaking, snorkelling and diving, and a great base to go explore the rest of Coron Island! The resort has 48 modern rooms, their traditional Filipino huts and cottages each have secluded balconies which offer a grand view of every sunrise and sunset.
After a day of enjoying the many activities Club Paradise has on offer, retreat to the resorts Glow spa to indulge in a heavenly treatment or keep your blood pumping with a trip to the well-equipped gym. You are sure to never go hungry with a selection of dining options they have, tuck into some fresh seafood at the Firefish restaurant or enjoy a refreshing shake and healthy juice at the Shack Bar, conveniently located next to the resort’s pool and a perfect refresher on a hot day!
- Prices for Club Paradise Palawan, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $350++ per night for Garden Suite for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Set on the sublime island of El Nido, just meters away from the water’s edge, Maligaya presents cosy boho-chic beachfront bungalows. Each room is simplistic but charming with outside terraces, indoor living spaces, large beds, wooden furnishings, open-plan bathrooms, balcony views and a garden to enjoy. Filled with natural light and whitewashed walls enjoy a bright and airy setting to reside too after a day in the sun.
Wake up to a light continental breakfast, consisting of fresh fruit, warm pastries and coffee, served by kind, warming and welcoming staff. The hotel offers a tour desk for you to pick from a variety of excursions, from a trip to the big blue lagoon, the charming Corong Corong beach or stunning Nacpan beach, just moments away – there’s something destined for everyone!
- Prices for Maligaya Beach Bungalows, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $220++ per night for a Garden Bungalow with Sea View for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Framed by the crystal waters of El Nido beachfront, swaying palms and white sands, Dryft is the ultimate luxury camping experience. The rooms (aka huts) are perched upon bamboo sticks or nestled within the leafy surroundings, each hut offers sea views and garden spaces to relax, and plenty of natural light soaking through. The huts feature a large wooden bed with white crisp sheets contrasted against bright, Aztec pillows, a bedside table and wicker basket storage box. Simplicity is key to making these huts so authentic and exclusive. At the centre of the huts is the restaurant, a large, wooden architectural art piece designed locally.
The restaurant serves up fresh, local and sustainable dishes, indulge in southeast delicacies with an island twist. The hotel offers boat to island shuttle, as well as transportation from El Nido town every day, once you arrive, prepare to relax and embrace the island vibes. If you want to experience true island life with a touch of glam, Dryft is a must-do!
- Prices for Dryft, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $190++ per night for a Hut for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Set on the stunning Island of El Nido, known for its white sandy beaches, coral reefs, steep karst cliffs and magical blue lagoons, Panorama resort offers a unique and relaxing adult-only getaway. The resort’s exterior resembles halved coconuts that perfectly blend into the natural Jurassic lands and leafy greens of the island. The rooms are set around a deep, turquoise coloured swimming pool with large relaxing day beds floating just above the water’s surface. The interiors of the rooms are minimalistic and with traditional Filipino style, featuring deep colours of blue and grey contrasted against white-washed walls and warm wooden furniture.
Wake up your taste buds with an American style, continental breakfast before hiring out one of the resort’s bicycles for a day trip around the island, finish your day by sitting back, relaxing and enjoying a stunning sunset over the horizon whilst sipping on drinks at the resorts chill-out lounge. Panorama is the perfect spot to embrace the natural beauty of El Nido Island!
- Prices for Panorama Resort, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $150++ per night for a Junior Suite for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Address: Bancogon, Oslob, Cebu (Location map)
Situated in the small coastal town of Oslob, famous for whale shark encounters, Sumilon Sandbar and the mesmerising Kawasan Falls, Bluewater Sumilon is the epitome of paradise. Sumilon Blue creates a home away from home feeling for guests, with a selection of comfortable accommodation to choose from, from rooms with private verandas and sea views to secluded one-bedroom villas nestled above the cliffs of Sumilion Island, where you can enjoy your own private dipping pool and views of neighbouring islands.
Alternatively, experience the natural beauty of the Philippines while camping out under the stars in a supreme glamping tent with a large double bed, open decking and beanbags to laze on. The resort even offers bushcraft activities like primitive cooking, knife care and fire making, the ultimate camping experience! Unwind and pamper yourself with a trip to the Amuma Spa for signature treatments or indulge in a Filipino feast with an array of traditional dishes served up at the Pulo and Pavillion restaurant.
- Prices for Bluewater Sumilon, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $180++ per night for a Deluxe Room for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Cebu and head to a peaceful, tropical oasis with neat, landscaped gardens, private beaches, azure waters and an abundance of marine life. Badian Island Wellness Resort is located 100km south of Cebu city, right in the heart of the Philippines. The hotel is a secluded, idyllic retreat with 8.5 hectares of landscaped gardens, breathtaking views of South Cebu city and an impressive total of 42 suites to choose from; 6 villas with a private pool, 8 Badian suites, 18 Junior Suites, and 10 Family Suites.
Relax at the resorts natural spa with 2 pavilions and 3 Badehuases, enjoy their massages, wellness services and 3 layer thalasso waterfalls with bubble beds too. For those who want to take part in physical activity, the resort offers a game house, morning yoga, and afternoon Zumba or choose from a selection of water sports with anything from paddleboarding to banana boating and windsurfing. Alternatively, the hotel can organise many day tours and excursions for you to enjoy the rest of the island or simply relax by the hotel’s private beach!
- Prices for Badian Island Wellness Resort, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $150++ per night for a Junior Suite for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Situated 27 Kilometres south of Cebu City in San Fernando, Pulchra is an unforgettable, nature-inspired resort offering total serenity within a calm and relaxing setting that promises to provide health, happiness and rejuvenation during your stay, the perfect escape to be one with nature! The luxurious beach resort showcases traditional Filipino architecture blended with contemporary design to bring a choice of 4 stylish villas, choose from a Garden Jacuzzi Villa, Seafront Jacuzzi Villa, Pool Lagoon Suite, or two-bedroom Pool Villa.
Relieve your body as you enter the Spa, which is equipped with a private pool, steam saunas, and jacuzzi buses or be spoilt for choice with a selection of 6 in-house restaurants that will delight your senses with a variety of healthy dishes, complemented with signature drinks and a broad selection of wine that will leave you with an unforgettable dining experience. The resort also offers health and wellness activities, such as yoga, taichi exercises and a gym. If you seek a slice of heaven then Pulchra is a must-visit!
- Prices for Pulchra, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $300++ per night for a Lagoon Suite for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Situated on the prime beachfront of Bulabog Beach, boasting stretches of white sandy beaches, swaying palms and crystal blue waters you’ll discover the luxurious Aqua Boracay. The resort is comprised of 138 guest rooms each with unique artwork, modern furniture and large living spaces. The main attraction is the spectacular oasis-style pool located at the centre of the hotel, surrounded by cabanas and beach beds to enjoy one of the many day club events, sunset DJ sessions and of course – their crafty cocktails.
Their in-house restaurants Qtchn and sea.food by Chele offer a delicious spread of drinks and dishes to try. Aqua also showcases a fitness centre, a salon and its very own spa called Mist which features private rooms, superb massage techniques and beauty services. If you choose to venture out of the resort, the hotel’s activity centre will provide any assistance in arranging island adventures or water sport activities. Get ready for the full Boracay experience at Aqua!
- Prices for Aqua Boracay, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start at US $230++ per night for a Deluxe Room for two adults. Click for best available prices.
Experience the true natural beauty of the Philippines at Mithi resort and spa, a slice of paradise situated in the lush, tropics landscapes of Bohol with its turquoise waters and whitewashed sand beaches. Mithi resort is renowned for being Bohol’s most premier spa resort with world-class amenities from a well-equipped fitness gym, clay surface tennis court, recreation room, children’s playground and an infinity swimming pool.
Select from the Mithi Superior or Deluxe Room, the Mithi Deluxe Villa or the Mithi Sea View Villa. Each room boasts large windows that capture the natural light, making the rooms feel bright and spacious. The design is traditional with soft wooden furnishings, complemented by splashes of deep yellows, greens and blues. Walk just a few meters from your bedroom door to discover the resort’s private beach and large outdoor oasis consisting of 3 pools, where you can enjoy a refreshing dip or coconut in the sun!
- Prices for Mithi Resort and Spa, one of the best hotels in the Philippines start from US $170++ per night for a Mithi Superior Room for two adults. Click for best available prices.
The Farm San Benito is a 48-hectare luxury eco-wellness retreat resort located deep in the tropical forest of Batangas, only 90-minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Manila, but far enough away to seek the relaxation you deserve. The Farm is renowned for providing guests with some of the best holistic health programmes in the Philipines, accoladed by a rich collection of awards including ‘Best Medical Wellness Resort’ in the world. It boasts an in-house medical department that guides their guest detox programs, weight loss journey and stress management.
Enjoy luxe, chic accommodation in a natural setting with an array of spacious villas to choose from, complete with a koi pond, relaxation bale and private pool. Keeping to the concept, The Farm serves up locally produced food prepared daily, including popular vegan and raw dishes to nourish from the inside out! If that wasn’t enough to kick start your detox, the Farm also offers fitness and cooking classes.
- Prices at The Farm San Benito, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, which includes breakfast and additional activities start at US $200++ per night/per person. Click for best available prices.
Located at Kaputian Island Garden, The Pearl Farm beach resort is exclusively accessed by private boat to the island. The design of Pearl Farm is open and spacious, arrive at the creatively designed, iconic Parola wharf where you will be welcomed with a refreshing drink to sip whilst admiring the panoramic views and tropical beaches below. Choose from one of the beachfront accommodation options for a peaceful and serene stay, offering king-sized beds, outdoor seating areas, personalised toiletries, air conditioning and stunning views of the Davao Gulf and Mt. Apo, the country’s highest mountain.
The hotel’s facilities include two pools, spa services, a game centre and an all-day ding restaurant to treat your tastebuds to. Guests will also gain exclusive access to the Malipano Island, a private island owned by Pearl Farm Beach Resort with a pristine beach perfect for swimming, diving, reading or simply doing sweet nothing! The Pearl farm provides luxury seekers with the perfect exclusive beach escape!
- Prices at Pearl Farm Beach Resort, one of the best hotels in the Philippines, start from US $200++ per night for two adults. Click for best available prices.
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