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Home to captivating white sand beaches and incredible diving spots, the Philippines attracts many travelers around the world. Prominent tourist destinations such as Boracay, Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, and Siargao are some of the country’s most-visited attractions, making the Philippines a top vacation destination and a hotspot for luxury getaways for honeymoon packages and family trips.
Situated alongside these famous destinations are luxurious hotels and resorts in the Philippines that offer world-class service and amenities. Some of these accommodations are within the Philippine capital of Manila, while others are nestled by the beach or the mountainside and are accessible via flights. Whether you're looking for honeymoon resorts or beach resorts in the Philippines, there are plenty of options for you.
If you’re planning to tour the Philippines and visit some of the best spots in the country, there are many 5-star accommodations and Philippines luxury resorts where you can stay. We’ve curated a list of the best luxury hotels in the Philippines, some of which are the most expensive hotels/resorts in the Philippines if you want to splurge for the ultimate vacation.
With more than 7,641 islands dotting the archipelago, it's no wonder the Philippines is home to the best beaches in the world. Several Philippine beachfront hotels and island luxury resorts are nestled on the pristine coastlines of the tropical country. Staying in these resorts will allow you to have easier access to island hopping in the Philippines. Take your pick from this list of the best beach and island luxury resorts in the Philippines:
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One of the exclusive 5-star luxury beach resorts Philippines is the Amanpulo Resort in Cuyo municipality, northeast of Palawan, the country’s biggest province and among the world’s best islands. The 89-hectare property sprawls across Pamalican Island in the Sulu Sea.
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Set by the hillside and the white-sand beach, the private casitas are built with natural materials such as coconut shells, pebbles, and marbles made from Cebu. Exclusive Amanpulo rates include a personal chef/butler service and access to the private plunge pools. To get there, guests need to board a private jet that lands on the island’s private airstrip.
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Scattered around the world’s best island beaches is a group of 5-star sustainable resorts peacefully nestled on El Nido, Palawan’s top island attractions such as El Nido Resorts Pangalusian Island, El Nido Resorts Miniloc Island, El Nido Resorts Lagen Island, and El Nido Resorts Apulit Island. The El Nido Resorts Group is the first and longest-running DOT-approved Travel Bubble program in the Philippines, and among the best resorts in El Nido.
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Each El Nido resort features sea-view accommodations, including Apulit Island’s stilt water cottages, Miniloc Island’s traditional thatched-roofed villas, Lagen Island’s beachfront cottages/forest suites, and Pangulasian Island’s contemporary beach and pool villas. If you want to go on one of the El Nido island hopping tours, these resorts are also easily accessible for boats. You may also try other activities in El Nido Palawan including visiting Snake Island Palawan and other El Nido Palawan tourist spots. There are also other luxury resorts here that you may book via El Nido tour packages.
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Tucked in the world-famous Boracay Island, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa is the first and only five-star international deluxe resort on the famed white-sand beach. One of the best resorts in Boracay, it is set alongside private pools, its luxurious suites nestled amid the lush hillside with sea views.
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If you're looking for things to do in Boracay, there are a lot you can try at the resort. Get pampered at Chi - The Spa where seasoned therapists will indulge you with a rejuvenating massage. A world-class dining experience awaits you at the resort’s 4 luxury restaurants. Make the most of your stay and browse our Philippine tour packages and book a Shangri La Boracay promo, Boracay tour packages, and Boracay packages with airfare.
Aside from Shangri-La Boracay, there are more 5-star hotel and resort options that you can choose from in Boracay. Check out our Discovery Shores Boracay promo, Movenpick Boracay promo, and Crimson Boracay promo for the best deals.
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Featuring laidback charm and rustic beauty, Two Seasons Coron Island Resort & Spa is a 5-star private eco-paradise accommodation in Coron, a world-class wreck-diving site in northern Palawan and home to the cleanest freshwater lake in Asia, Kayangan Lake. Just 350m away is Malcapuya Island, one of the attractions included in Coron Palawan tour packages and one of the best beaches in the Philippines.
One of the best resorts in Coron, it is set next to two 200-meter long beaches. The deluxe bungalows have private verandas and plunge pools with unobstructed views of the sea, which grants the best sunrise and sunset backdrops. Savor the taste of paradise when you dine the famous Two Seasons four cheese pizza at the hotel’s restaurant. It is also a good home base for when you want to experience island hopping in Coron and explore other Coron Palawan tourist spots.
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Sprawling across a 700-meter white beach, Club Paradise Palawan is a 19-hectare 4-star island resort in Coron that features over 54 beachfront thatched-roof casitas, a huge outdoor swimming pool, an international restaurant, and an indoor entertainment bar and lounge.
Various accommodation options, including Sunset Villa, Sunrise Villa, Oceanview Suite, and Garden Suite are complete with ensuite bathrooms and private verandas with sweeping sea views. At the Glow Spa, guests can experience a different kind of luxury upon trying the resort's signature "Four Hands" treatment to relax the muscles.
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One of the top luxury hotels in the Philippines is Shangri-La Mactan, a 5-star luxurious beachfront accommodation with 5 bars, 9 dining outlets, and 2 outdoor pools. It boasts spacious suites nestled on Mactan Island in Cebu province, home to world-class international hotels in the Philippines.
This top-ranking Cebu luxury resort has breathtaking sea views with spacious deluxe suites surrounding the tropical gardens. All rooms have private balconies and cozy amenities such as premium beds, cable TV, and a private bathroom with a shower, bathtub, and toiletries. The resort also pampers guests with signature spa treatments inside private spa villas.
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Home to one of the best infinity pools in Cebu, Crimson Resort Mactan is among the top 5 star hotels in the Philippines and one of the best resorts in Cebu. There are various accommodation overnight stay options, from deluxe rooms to villas. For those looking for a Cebu tour package, book our 4 Days and 3 Nights Crimson Resort Mactan vacation packages for couples and Philippines honeymoon packages. You may also book Cebu island hopping tours to complete your experience.
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All suites have contemporary and stylish interiors with unique yet exceptional amenities such as open-plan bathrooms, sunken tubs, and pull-out sofa beds. The gardens have wide patios with direct beach access. There’s an Active Zone for kids, featuring the Crimzone Pool, Pirate Ship, Game Zone, and Arts & Crafts.
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Nestled on the unspoiled white-sand beach of Panglao Island and one of the best resorts in Bohol, Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa is a 4-star boutique-style resort with modern Filipino architecture in Bohol, home to the famed Chocolate Hills and tarsiers or the world’s smallest primates.
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Aside from Handuraw Spa’s rejuvenating treatments, the resort boasts a stunning infinity pool where guests can have a relaxing dip. Modern amenities at Kubo-style villas include a private pool, indoor and outdoor showers, and a whirlpool tub. An ideal Philippines honeymoon package at the Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa includes a candlelit dinner by the poolside.
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Overlooking the Bohol Sea by the cliffside, Amorita Resort is a quaint 4-star luxury boutique resort nestled on the quiet end of fine and white-sand Alona Beach. Enjoy a worry-free and relaxing staycation in the Philippines when you get pampered at the resort’s in-house spa.
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Granting you a choice of tranquil garden or sea views, all 98 elegant and minimalist suites come with plunge/lap pools, separate lounge/dining area, flat-screen TV, coffee/tea maker, and an ensuite bathroom with a bathtub. A 4D3N stay at Amorita Resort with complimentary breakfast and airfare are included in the Bohol tour packages and vacation packages for couples. Another resort you should consider in Bohol is Mithi Resort. From these resorts, you can go on Bohol countryside tours, Loboc River cruise, Bohol Balicasag island tours, and other Bohol island hopping tours. You won't run out of things to do in Bohol.
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Up next is Nay Palad Hideaway, a Bali-inspired resort and the only 5-star accommodation in the Philippines that offers barefoot luxury in Siargao or the country’s surfing capital and one of the top tourist spots in Mindanao. Surrounding this luxurious resort are glass-walled and thatched-roofed bungalow villas with an indoor lounge, fireplace, tree platform, private pool, and cushioned hammocks.
Panoramic sea views and immaculate surroundings set the resort apart from other laidback hotels in Siargao. The resort also features a luxurious spa facility and several outdoor pools with relaxing cabanas. For thrill-seekers, book Siargao tour packages and discover the best surf spots and enchanting lagoons on the island. If you book one of the Siargao island hopping tour packages, you will be able to visit Daku Island, Guyam Island, and Naked Island. Some of these packages also include a Sugba Lagoon tour and visits to other Siargao tourist spots.
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Started as a simple farm turned into a lavish getaway destination, the Pearl Farm Beach Resort is one of the most luxurious resorts in the Philippines and is located in Samal Island, known as the largest resort city in the Philippines. Fronting the resort are huge swimming pools with a picture-perfect view of Mount Apo, the highest mountain in the country.
As one of the best Samal Island resorts, it has high-class amenities such as premium beddings, cable TV, coffee/tea maker, and ensuite bathrooms are inside each cozy villa and cottage. Some suites have a pocket garden and a private balcony with a staircase leading to the beach. An array of local and international dishes are also available at the on-site restaurant.
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Tucked away in lush greenery next to a postcard-worthy beach, Misibis Bay Resort is a 5-star accommodation in the province of Albay, home to the perfectly cone-shaped Mayon Volcano. Nearby attractions such as Cagraray Eco-park, Mount Namantao, and Pinamuntugan Beach are less than 8KM away.
This tropical paradise resort features over 150 rooms and villas with modern furnishings, plush beds, a separate lounge area, and decadent open bathtubs with ocean views. A total of 5 swimming pools with sun loungers are scattered throughout the resort. At night, soothe your tired muscles and get signature massage treatments at the Essences Spa.
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Atmosphere Resorts and Spa is a 4-star tropical beachfront resort in Negros Oriental province, home to Dumaguete or the City of Gentle People. The resort houses one of the best spas in Asia, the Sanctuary. True to its commitment to healthy living, the resort offers treetop yoga sessions and organic dining choices.
Accommodation options include deluxe suite rooms, garden apartments, pool suites, and penthouses. Each room provides guests with a choice of a California king bed or two beds setup. It comes with first-class amenities such as an outdoor rain shower, a solar-powered heater, and a spacious veranda with a private infinity pool.
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Travel back in time at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, a 4-star open-air museum and heritage resort park reminiscent of an 18th-century village in Bagac municipality of Bataan, a top heritage and eco-tourism destination in Central Luzon. Most of the 22 colonial homes around the area are structural replicas that originated from Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, and Tuguegarao provinces. You can event start your Bataan tours by exploring the property before heading to other Bataan tourist spots.
One of the notable structures in this top Bataan resort is the iconic Hotel de Oriente, the first-ever biggest hotel in the Philippines during the 18th century. All 217 suites feature ornate woodwork and antique furniture. An overnight accommodation package comes with a complimentary breakfast, kayak experience, and heritage tour.
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A combined luxury and nature experience awaits you at Tugawe Cove Resort, a 4-star tranquil hillside resort in the idyllic beach-dotted Caramoan Island, Camarines Sur. It is located on top of Lauing Bay, featuring panoramic views of the nearby Sombrero, Loto, and Litao islands.
Wake up to the humming of the birds and the breathtaking view of the sea or lake when you stay in the resort’s hillside, lakeside, and hilltop rooms. Available amenities include flat-screen TVs, a built-in closet, and a wide veranda. For those craving Bicolano cuisines and pizza dishes, drop by Cecilia’s Restaurant and Pizza Bar. Then, lounge by the beachside pool.
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Inspired by some of the world’s famous destinations, Balesin Island Club is an exclusive 5-star multi-themed resort set off the eastern coast of Luzon in Quezon province, which is home to pristine beaches like Cagbalete Island. The 14-suite Balesin Royal Villa features a breathtaking view of Lamon Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountain Range and is one of the best Quezon province resorts and the most exclusive beach resorts in the Philippines.
It stands over 500-hectares of land with 7 villages scattered throughout the area. Aside from resembling Bali, it also mirrors other world-famous islands and attractions such as Phuket, Mykonos, St. Tropez, Costa del Sol, and Toscana. The resort boasts a 30-meter long black pool, the first of its kind here in the Philippines.
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Deemed as the World’s Most Expensive Island Resort and the most expensive hotel in the Philippines, Banwa Private Island Resort is a 5-star private enclave set within a marine protected area in Puerco Island, northeastern Palawan. The resort is exclusively nestled on a barely touched island paradise.
Staying in one of its private villas costs around $100,000 a night, making it one of the world’s most expensive island resorts. Banwa’s villas have infinity pools and garden terraces with breathtaking views of the Sulu Sea.
The on-site restaurant serves farm-to-table Mediterranean dishes with fresh ingredients sourced from the organic farm. Underneath the resort is a deep well reservoir where fresh spring water flows.
The entry point for international travelers going on a vacation in the Philippines is the capital city of the country, Manila. Other international airports in the Philippines are located in Cebu and Davao provinces in Visayas and Mindanao. Surrounding these bustling cities are the top 4-star and 5-star hotels in the Philippines that are best for staycations and business travelers staying in the city.
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Spreading over 993 exquisitely designed guest rooms, Okada Manila Hotel is a 5-star oceanfront hotel in Pasay, the country’s transportation and entertainment hub. One of the best Manila Hotels, Okada Manila room rates are already inclusive of access to the hotel’s high-end leisure facilities.
Being a popular hotel in the Philippines, Okada Manila combines Filipino warmth and Japanese hospitality, as shown in their first-class service and unmatched luxury. Plenty of amenities surround the resort alongside a casino, a shopping center, and an oceanfront swimming pool.
Okada Manila is easily accessible from Manila Airport or NAIA, which is only 5KM away. Nearby attractions such as the Mall of Asia and Intramuros are less than 10km away.
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Another luxurious yet expensive hotel in the Philippines is the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, which is located in Mandaluyong or the Shopping Mall Capital of the Philippines. Across the hotel are the Shangri-La Plaza and two other famous shopping centers such as SM Megamall and Starmall EDSA-Shaw, both less than 900m away.
Amid the busy streets of the metro lies this luxury retreat with a world-class spa and over 631 suites and 6 international restaurants and bars. The rooms are divided into two wings, the Tower Wing and the Garden Wing. All suites with Shangri-La Hotel Edsa rates offer either the view of the Metro Manila skyline or well-landscaped gardens.
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Overlooking the Manila Bay seaside in Pasay, Conrad Manila is a 5-star deluxe hotel in the Philippines that sits atop the S Maison retail complex with a direct pathway leading to the Mall of Asia. Aside from elegant rooms and first-class amenities, it boasts a luxurious spa, a stunning infinity pool, and a lounge area with an array of Manila’s best selection of Premium Rums.
Being one of the 5-star hotels in the Philippines, Conrad Manila’s deluxe, executive, and premier rooms either have panoramic views of the bay, pool, or the Manila cityscape. Each suite is perched on high floors and equipped with a 42-inch flat-screen TV, espresso machine, a separate toilet, and a multi-jet shower.
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Set next to the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex in Pasay, Sofitel Manila is a 5-star first-class bayside hotel that features a mix of contemporary Filipino and French luxury. As one of the 5-star hotels in the Philippines, it features over 600 majestic suites and 8 luxurious dining venues.
Each suite has a formal dining room and a private balcony with idyllic views of Manila Bay. The most lavish accommodation is the Imperial Residence, which spans over 562 square meters and features four Luxury Club Millésime Rooms. Included in the VIP services is the option to convert your room into your personal gym, private spa, or home office.
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Situated just 750m away from The Mind Museum, Shangri-La at the Fort is an exquisite 5-star hotel at the heart of Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Its striking tower rises over 250 meters high in the middle of the urbanized business and leisure complex. High-end retail shops and expensive restaurants are within the hotel’s vicinity.
Shangri-La at the Fort is home to over 576 rooms and suites, 97 residences, 9 restaurants, and bars. Each suite has Italian wood accents, distinctive interiors, marble bathtubs, and floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping city views. For an ultimate culinary experience, all-day Cantonese and South American cuisines await you at the hotel’s restaurants.
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Rising over 30 floors, Raffles Makati is a superb 5-star hotel in the bustling business district of Makati City that features elegant and spacious suites with international dining options, a spa, 2 outdoor pools, a fitness facility, and a children’s playground.
Aside from providing a personal butler service, the hotel offers unmatched comfort and luxury through its lavish room amenities. Each suite comes with plush beds, floor-to-ceiling windows, a deep-soaking tub, a walk-in closet, a kitchen, foyer, and separate receiving/dining areas.
Raffles Makati is only 350m away from Ayala Museum, 2KM away from Manila Golf and Country Club, and 5KM from Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
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Nestled at the heart of Metro Cebu, Radisson Blu Cebu is a 5-star accommodation that offers contemporary suites with an outdoor pool, poolside bar, and a chic lounge with live music and entertainment. There are also fountains and walkways leading to the palm-tree-covered islands.
All rooms offer vibrant city views and the beautiful backdrop of the Mactan Island from a distance. Elegant amenities are available such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, a separate dining area, a kitchenette, and a private bathroom with a shower with designer toiletries.
Radisson Blu Cebu is only 200m away from SM City Cebu and Robinson’s Galleria Cebu and is accessible from many Cebu tourist spots.
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Redefining luxury and comfort at its finest, Dusit Thani Residence Davao is a 4-star Filipino-Thai accommodation that boasts elegant rooms with exceptional amenities and a spa/wellness facility. It is located in Davao City, home to the Philippine Eagle Center.
From deluxe rooms to bedroom suites, this top Davao hotel offers stylish and contemporary accommodation options. Some of the distinctive features of each room include a workstation, kitchenette, a separate bathtub, and shower. The hotel’s restaurant serves authentic Thai dishes and innovatively crafted cocktails.
While the country is rich with white sand beaches in the Philippines and historical attractions, there are also lush mountains surrounding the archipelago. Various mountain resorts offer panoramic sunrise views underneath a sea of clouds, some of these are mountain resorts near Manila and are accessible by land vehicle.
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One of the best world-class spa and wellness resorts in the Philippines and one of the best Batangas resorts is The Farm At San Benito, featuring over 12 types of hotel rooms in the Philippines with Bali-inspired interiors and Filipino designs. It is nestled in a lush garden setting in Batangas province, home to the famous Taal Volcano.
The Sulu Terraces is one of its featured accommodations modeled after the Philippine rice barns with wood-beamed ceilings and thatched roofs. Spacious lanais, koi ponds, and outdoor covered terraces surround the villas. For a rejuvenating experience, the resort offers touchless therapy for detox, pain management, and immune-boosting programs.
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Amid towering pine trees and a beautiful courtyard lies a 4-star hilltop hotel, known as The Manor at Camp John Hay. It spans over 246 forested hectares of land with a wood-paneled restaurant, a cozy piano bar, and colonial-style rooms in Baguio City, the Summer Capital of the Philippines.
The rooms are built with old-world architecture designs but are also fully equipped with modern-day conveniences. Each suite comes with cable TVs, separate living/dining areas, and outdoor verandas with garden or forest views. To make the most of your stay, don’t forget to book vacation packages for couples included in our Baguio hotel promo package and Baguio tour package.
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Overlooking panoramic mountain views, Rancho Bernardo Luxury Villas and Resort is the first luxury resort in Bagac, Bataan. This 5-star mountain resort sits on an 8-hectare property and boasts private villas with outdoor jacuzzis, koi ponds, event venues, and outdoor pools.
Guests will feel like royalty with the villas’ elegant amenities such as opulent king-sized beds, marble bathrooms with 24-karat mosaic tiles, deep soaking tubs, glass-enclosed showers, and Molton Brown bath amenities.
Spend Your Holidays at the Top Luxury Hotels in the Philippines
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If you’re planning to take a vacation in the Philippines, don’t miss out on these world-class accommodations that are worth your time and money. The 5-star hotels in the Philippines in this list offer ultimate vacation packages for couples and Philippines honeymoon packages. After all, your staycation in the Philippines is more memorable when you spend it with your loved ones.
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