These Luxurious Local Resorts Are Perfect for Your Next Getaway
Give yourself some well-deserved pampering.
There's much to be said about the virtues of getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There's also much to be said about how you can't put a price tag on memories. It doesn't hurt to splurge on luxurious experiences every now and then. Here are some resorts where you can do just that—and they're right here in the Philippines, too.
Pamalican Island, Palawan
Rates start at P63,000
A go-to destination for VIPs both foreign and local, Palawan's Amanpulo lives up to its reputation as one of the Philippines' most sought-after resorts. Casitas patterned after the
Lagen Island, El Nido Resorts
El Nido, Palawan
Rates start at P26,000
Sitting at the fringes of a lush Palawan forest and overlooking a calm, peaceful lagoon, a
Huma Island Resort
Dilingan Island, Busuanga, Palawan
Rates start at P26,000
It's only fitting that Huma takes its name from a Spanish galleon that, according to legend, got shipwrecked on an idyllic island in Palawan—the area is a treasure trove of natural beauty. Surrounded by crystalline waters that nourish a thriving coral reef, the island's namesake resort stands out for its water villas: An outcrop of Maldives-inspired
Eskaya Beach Resort
Tawala, Panglao, Bohol
Contact: 624-6480, 656-4205
Rates start at P16,000
The most common impression of Eskaya is that it's less a resort than it is a spa with its own beach. Seclusion and simplicity make up the Eskaya experience, with each villa having its own private pool. The resort doesn't advertise frill services like beach-hopping or diving, opting instead to focus on the two things to which you'll be treating yourself most: The full-service spa and the excellent food. You can indulge in a massage at the hilltop spa or dine al fresco along the waterfront for a stellar view of the Bohol sea.
Buenavista Island Resort
Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte
Contact: (082) 299-2992
Rates start at P105,000
If privacy is the height of luxury for you, then Buenavista Island Resort is the perfect stop. Rather than renting out rooms and villas, the resort's proprietors rent out the island itself. The resort has Balinese-inspired villas for you and your guests. The attentive staff is available at your call to offer massages, guide you on fishing trips, or even start bonfires for those evenings on the beach. The island is also home to a hawksbill turtle reservoir, so its protected waters are among the cleanest and clearest you'll find in the country.
Nay Palad Hideaway
Malinao, General Luna, Siargao, Surigao del Norte
Rates start at P71,000
Located in Siargao, Nay Palad Hideaway (formerly Dedon Island Resort) was founded by Carolin Dekeyser with the philosophy of barefoot luxury. Nay Palad Hideaway prides itself in its tailor-made, all-inclusive itineraries where guests can live out all their tropical fantasies without worry. There are only nine villas in the whole resort, with your choice of a garden view villa or an ocean view villa. Aside from the accommodations, there is an abundance of underground caves and untouched beaches as well as activities such as deep-sea fishing and, of course, the legendary Cloud 9 barreling wave.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountry.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Spot.ph editors.