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10 Most Beautiful Beach Resorts in the Philippines

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Find out where the best beach resorts in the Philippines are. Aside from Palawan, which top tourist destinations in the Philippines have the most stunning resorts? What's so special about them that make them worth the trip? Read on to learn more. 

Home to more than 7,000 islands, the country has no shortage of beautiful and pristine beaches scattered across the best tourist spots in the Philippines. This means that resorts and hotels on the beach are also aplenty. With tons of choices, it is sometimes hard to choose where to spend your holidays.

For some people, they would rather spend their money on trips and experiences rather than a place to sleep. But for others, a vacation is not complete without staying at one of the best luxury beach resorts to spend your downtime in.

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No matter what you choose, it is important that you spend your holiday in a place where you can enjoy it. After all, it’s a vacation, and you should at least treat yourself once in a while for a more comfortable stay.

We compiled the list of the most beautiful resorts in the Philippines, including some of the best 5-star hotels in the Philippines and the best places in the Philippines for family vacation to help you decide where your relaxing getaway should be.

10. Bohol Beach Club, Bohol

Aerial view of Bohol Beach Club in Panglao, Bohol

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Bohol Beach Club is one of the resorts in Bohol, famous for its private beach with powdery white sand lined with palm trees and well-manicured grounds. It's a picture-perfect tropical destination located in Panglao Island of Bohol, one of the top tourist spots in Visayas. They also have an outdoor pool surrounded by the garden, which feels like an oasis more than anything else. 



Bohol holiday sale packages from ManilaThe resort offers 88 rooms, with 80 Deluxe Rooms having a panoramic view of the ocean and the pool. The 8 Beach View Suites have their own unique view of the beach and the Bohol Sea. The rooms are all modern plus a touch of traditional Filipino style, with the use of local handicrafts and wooden furniture.

Bohol Beach Club is also a good home base if you're going to try Bohol experiences such as snorkeling, diving, and a Bohol island hopping tour. It's also a great place to relax after going on tours like a Bohol Balicasag Island tour, Bohol countryside tour, and a Loboc River cruise. The resort is also pet-friendly and provides easy access for people with special needs. It is also a romantic destination and is included in many vacation packages for couples.



 

 

9. Plantation Bay Resort, Cebu

Aerial view of Plantation Bay Resort in Cebu, Philippines

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One of the most amazing resorts in Cebu, Plantation Bay is a tropical paradise that has one of the biggest privately-owned lagoons.

They offer spacious colonial-style rooms and villas that can accommodate even big families. They also have well-manicured grounds and excellent amenities such as award-winning restaurants, a spa, pools, and scuba diving facilities. 



The resort has easy access to the beach as well and offers several activities such as jet skiing and banana boat rides. Plantation Bay is a popular beach resort for travelers who want to fill their Cebu itinerary with Cebu tours, including Cebu island hopping, sardine run, and Kawasan Falls canyoneering while staying at a kid-friendly resort. The resort is also easily accessible from many Cebu tourist spots.

 

 

8. Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa, Coron Palawan

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa in Coron, PalawanPhoto from twoseasonsresorts.com

Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa is a 5-star eco-friendly resort in Coron, Palawan, one of the best places to visit in the Philippines. This island beach resort is located in Bulalacao Island and offers 42 bungalows with a mix of tropical urban designs. They have a spa, infinity pool, bar and restaurant, sports center, fitness center, kids center, conference room, and a library, which means you won't have a problem filling up your Coron Palawan itinerary.



It is also a 100 percent self-sustaining island resort, has its own desalination plant, and uses solar panels for power. Its location gives you the best home base for availing of Coron tours, including island hopping in Coron and tours to other Coron Palawan tourist spots.

Coron holiday sale packages from ManilaCoron is not only one of the top tourist spots in Luzon, but it is also one of the best diving spots in the Philippines. You'll see why during your stay at Two Seasons, as it is not only nestled in a lush tropical garden, but the island is also a turtle and giant clam sanctuary. So if you want to experience nature, this hotel is up to your alley. You can also enjoy the private beach, the sandbar, and a vibrant house reef.

 

 

7. Miniloc Island Resort, El Nido

El Nido's Miniloc Island Resort facade at dawn

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Another pride of El Nido in Palawan is Miniloc Island Resort, an eco-discovery island resort. It offers guests a coastal village vibe with its native-designed water and beachfront cottages. They also offer complimentary activities such as volleyball, table tennis, badminton, frisbee, soccer, billiards, and kid activities.



El Nido holiday sale packages from ManilaMiniloc Island is also close to Bacuit Bay which makes popular attractions included in El Nido tours such as the lagoons and other El Nido Palawan tourist spots accessible. The island has a house reef with a variety of marine species, so swimming with fish meters away from your accommodation is not a bad idea. 

 

 

6. Balesin Island Club

Balesin Island ClubPhoto from balesin.com   

Balesin Island Club in Quezon is one of the most famous beach resorts in the Philippines. This resort island club is known for being exclusive and you can’t simply stay here even if you have the money.

Balesin Island Club is the first members-only resort in the country, with seven villages patterned after some of the most alluring destinations around the world. These seven villages are Bali, Phuket, Mykonos, St. Tropez, Costa del Sol, and Toscana.



Everything is authentically recreated for each village, from the architecture, landscaping, interior design, and food. So it feels like you are visiting these world-class destinations in one location.

Balesin is a 500-hectare tropical paradise located 60 nautical miles east of Manila and members can access it via a 25-minute plane ride from Manila.

5. Nay Palad Hideaway, Siargao

Nay Palad in Siargao

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Nay Palad Hideaway (formerly Dedon Island Resort) is a luxury boutique accommodation in Siargao. It's nestled between the forests and turquoise waters of Siargao. The resort has nine thatched villas with traditional Asian style mixed with contemporary designs, making it one of the most picturesque Philippine beach resorts. If you can afford to indulge, you should add a stay here to your Siargao itinerary.



They offer an outdoor bar, pools, a children’s playground, and quirky hanging pods around the property. You can relax in their manicured gardens with comfortable and stylish couches scattered around the property. It's a great place to relax after a tiring but fun day of Siargao island activities, including Siargao island hopping to Naked Island, Daku Island, and Guyam Island, and a Sugba Lagoon tour. Siargao is one of the top tourist spots in Mindanao, so you will have plenty of things to do during your trip.

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4. Apulit Island, El Nido

Aerial shot of Apulit Island in El Nido. Palawan

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Apulit is an eco-adventure island resort and it’s located in Taytay Bay in North-eastern Palawan. Known for its over-the-water cottages, this Philippine beach resort is set to one of the most amazing seascapes in El Nido.

They have 50 water cottages that combine traditional Filipino architecture with contemporary design. All cottages are built on stilts and have an amazing view of Taytay Bay, the surrounding islets, and limestone cliffs.



Even if Apulit is in the remote part of Palawan and surrounded by nothing but nature, the resort offers several activities to keep the guests entertained. They have facilities for volleyball, soccer, billiards, badminton, table tennis, and frisbee,  as well as other popular outdoor activities such as scavenger hunts and sand sculpture making, all of which you can add to your El Nido itinerary.

 

 

3. Misibis Bay Resort, Albay

Aerial view of Misibis Bay Resort in AlbayPhoto from misibisbay.com    

A 5-hectare tropical getaway sitting on Cagraray Island in Albay, Misibis Bay is one of the best beach resorts and honeymoon resorts in the country. It is a beautiful and luxurious resort hiding in the Bicol region. They offer rooms and beach-front facing private villas in traditional local designs and modern amenities.

 

 

The resort boasts an amazing landscape, beautifully designed pools, and a garden. They also have a kids' room, an activity center, conference rooms, a fitness center, and a spa.



If you get lucky, you might be welcomed by a traditional Ibalong dance, which aims to express warmth and goodwill to people.

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2. Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa, Bohol

Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa in Bohol​​Photo from esakayaresort.com       

Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa in Bohol is the only Philippine resort included in the prestigious Small Luxury Hotel group and Rolls Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Yearbook, a book that features the best luxury hotels and resorts in the world. This makes it one of the top resorts in the Philippines and sums up the level of service and the beauty of the resort.



Located on the coast facing Bohol sea, Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa offers an infinity pool, private villas, and a top-notch spa that sits on the top of a hill overlooking the sea, so you will have plenty of things to do in Bohol during your stay there. Like other 5-star hotels in the Philippines, private airport transfer and free use of a golf cart, kayak, and mountain bikes are also included in the rates.

Activities around the resort include diving and snorkeling and just enjoying one of the best beaches in the Philippines. Make sure to add some Bohol activities to add to your Bohol itinerary.

 

 

1. Amanpulo Resort, Palawan

West Villa Clubhouse of Amanpulo Resort in Palawan

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Amanpulo is a private island resort in Palawan, a province famous for its beautiful islets, emerald green waters, limestone cliffs, and amazing seascape. If you're looking for the best beach resort in Philippines, this can arguably be it. It is partially owned by Aman Resorts International, a luxury hotel group. Expect nothing but a luxurious off-grid vacation that is often associated with most Palawan tours.



Puerto Princesa holiday sale packages from ManilaAccessible only through a chartered or private plane, this private island that houses one of the best Philippines luxury resorts boasts spacious casitas and private villas. These casitas and villas were built using natural and mostly local materials. The experience also includes a private butler for the duration of your stay and a private pool. Some villas even have their own personal chef.

Guests who want to remain physically fit even while on vacation can enjoy the tennis courts and the bikes.  Amanpulo is located on an island rich in indigenous faunas and birds, proof that Amanpulo is one of the best resorts in the Philippines.

 

 

Aerial shot of Boracay's White BeachWith more than 7,000 islands, there are endless beach resorts in the Philippines that you can discover as you explore the country. If you're heading to Boracay, check out our Shangri La Boracay promo, Discovery Shores Boracay promo, Crimson Boracay Promo and Movenpick promo. If you're an island lover, research island hopping tours that you can add to your itinerary.  Try a different experience and try glamping in the Philippines. Check out other reasons why you should visit the Philippines. Let us help you make your online trip booking hassle-free with our best Philippine tour packages.