10 Best Beach Resorts in the Philippines

by Angela Mark

Many people choose to vacation in the Philippines. It doesn’t matter whether you travel throughout the country to see the sites or if you stay in one location for your whole vacation, you’re certain to have a fantastic time in this beautiful country. Traveling here for the sole purpose of relaxing is a great idea. The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country composed of many islands; therefore, it is no surprise that the country has an abundance of beach resorts.

10. Fairways and Bluewater Newcoast Boracay

Couple enjoying a romantic tropical vacation

A couple enjoys a romantic getaway on a tropical island. Image source: leoks/Shutterstock.com

One of the most effective ways to improve one’s frame of mind is to just relax and let one’s worries fade away. The Fairways and Bluewater New Coast on Boracay Island are great spots for this.

In addition to the four pools and the white sand beaches, guests can play 18 holes of golf on a championship course, relax on their balconies while taking in the breathtaking views, and go for a stroll along the shore. You can also spend the day in the spa, getting a massage, and soaking in the whirlpool.

9. Bohol Beach Club

Aerial view of Bohol Beach Club at Dumaluan Beach in Panglao, Philippines

The Bohol Beach Club at Dumaluan Beach in Panglao, Philippines. Image source: MDV Edwards/Shutterstock.com

Bohol Beach Club makes it simple and enjoyable to maintain your fitness routine while on vacation by focusing on activities that can be done outside. Windsurfing, kayaking, pedal boating, and cycling are just some of the options available to you.

However, the Bohol Beach Club provides massages for people who have overexerted themselves in the sun. The buildings are clustered around an outdoor pool, and the beach is just a short walk away. This Panglao Island hotel, once a 3-star, has just undergone a complete renovation.

8. Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort

Scenic view of Lapu-Lapu, Cebu, Philippines

Lapu-Lapu in Cebu, Philippines, is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning scenery. Image source: MDV Edwards/Shutterstock.com

Enjoy the game of chess? At the Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, you can play chess with a twist—on a life-size “board” that’s right on the sand, not far from the beach volleyball court. The resort on Mactan Island is a great place to do scuba diving or jet skiing, among other water sports.

The guest rooms are minimalist in design yet exude opulence; some even feature Jacuzzi tubs. There are a total of five dining options within the resort, including Cove, widely regarded as one of Cebu’s best restaurants. As an alternative, you might have a massage that incorporates food by utilizing banana leaves, papayas, coconut oils, and honey.

7. Crimson Resort and Spa, Mactan

Swimming pool villa at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Cebu, Philippines

The pool villas at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan in Cebu, Philippines. Image source: Thomas_Lee/Shutterstock.com

The Crimson Resort and Spa on Mactan has been recognized as a top luxury resort around the globe by several magazines and websites. If you stay here, you’ll learn why. Villas with private pools, white sand beaches, and access to water sports like jet skiing, banana boating, scuba diving, and kayaking.

Some of the restaurants even serve freshly caught lobster, and you could get married on the beach. The restaurants provide a wide variety of cuisines, from fried bananas to shrimp tempura, and the suites are spacious and have their own sleeping tubs.

6. Plantation Bay Resort

Aerial view of Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Mactan Island, Philippines

The Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Mactan Island, Philippines. Image source: Travel Grapher/Shutterstock.com

Canoeing and paddleboarding are available directly on the beach without the need to leap the waves at Plantation Bay Resort. There is a private canal at the resort, and it’s one of the biggest in the world. There are excellent diving opportunities close to the resort, including coral reefs and sunken ships.

The hotel exudes the same kindness as the lush tropical plantation it was built to evoke. The restaurants provide a wide variety of cuisines, from fried bananas to shrimp tempura, and the suites are spacious and have their own sleeping tubs.

5. Shangri-La’s Mactan

Beautiful beach on Boracay Island, Philippines

Boracay Island in the Philippines is known for its beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and stunning scenery. Image source: ARTYOORAN/Shutterstock.com

The Shangri-La Mactan has 630 rooms available to guests over many buildings. Still, the resort’s gorgeous landscaping makes guests feel right at home. The resort on Mactan Island, about a half-hour drive from Cebu, caters to families with children by providing age-specific facilities and supervised entertainment. The resort features its own marine preserve, where you can see over 160 different types of aquatic life, including coral.

4. Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort

The color green has a calming effect on people since it makes us think of nature, making Daluyon Beach and Mountain Resort the ideal place to relax. This little resort can be found on the island of Palawan in the West Philippine Sea.

The beach, a huge pool, and even the jungle itself are all at your disposal. Daluyon is the nearest resort to the Puerto Princessa Underground River, which provides an alternative aquatic activity.

3. The Bellevue Resort Bohol

Scenic view of Doljo Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines

Doljo Beach in Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines. Image source: MDV Edwards/Shutterstock.com

The infinity pool at The Bellevue Resort Bohol on Panglao Island is the only place where the water is a deeper shade of blue than the sky or the ocean. The ocean is just a few paces away over the white sand beach, and the blue water here provides a stunning contrast.

The resort provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including scuba diving classes and Frisbee. Enjoy gourmet cuisine at the resort’s Cena restaurant, which overlooks the ocean, or relax in the resort’s full-service spa.

2. Shangri-La’s Boracay

Puka Shell Beach at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa, Philippines

Puka Shell Beach at Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa in the Philippines. Image source: Walter Eric Sy/Shutterstock.com

Shangri-La’s Boracay, with its lush vegetation, has a secluded, almost abandoned vibe. The resort’s location on Boracay’s Puka Shell Beach, with its white sands and lush vegetation, is hard to beat. From lazing on the beach to parasailing to scuba diving, there is no shortage of things to do in the water.

The spa has all you need for a relaxing day, including treatments utilizing Chinese and Philippine techniques. You can choose from a variety of restaurants, including one perched on a cliff where the specialty is seafood.

1. El Nido Resorts Lagen Island

Beach cabanas at Lagen Island Resort, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

The beach cabanas at Lagen Island Resort in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. Image source: jejim/Shutterstock.com

Lagen Island’s El Nido Resorts bill themselves as an “eco-sanctuary,” a location where the natural environment is protected as much as possible. The resort is surrounded by a forest on one side and a bay on the other. You can relax by taking in the sights, which range from the jungle to limestone rock formations.
After a day of sailing, hiking, swimming, or working out at the gym, a soothing massage is the perfect way to relax.

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