Top 5 Luxurious Island Resorts in the Philippines
The Philippines has always been a favourite place to visit by tourists from all over the world because of the sheer amount of beautiful sights and sceneries it offers. While some people enjoy the crowd and the nightlife islands like Boracay have, some would rather have the peace and the quiet, as well as the most luxurious experience they could have in a short while.
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If you’re one who has always dreamt of being treated like a royalty while staying in some of the most beautiful islands in the country, then here’s a rundown of the top luxurious island resorts in the country.
5. Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Davao
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Experience a 360-degree view of paradise in Pearl Farm Beach Resort. This island resort in Davao offers visitors an escape from the hustle and the bustle in the city, exposing them to the culture of Mindanao. With its luxurious lodgings, villas, and houses on stilts, Pearl Farm gives its guests a glimpse of the art in the region. Aside from the serenity that one can find in the resort, the resort also offers activities that will make their stay a unique and a memorable one. Some of these are the aqua-sports and water activities, Mandala Spa, Taklobo and Coral Tours, and the Parola Lounge which holds movie nights from time to time.
Rates: P14,625 to P59,375 per room
Also read: Davao’s Finest: Pearl Farm Beach Resort
4. El Nido Resorts in Palawan
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El Nido Resorts takes pride in being a group of 4 island resorts in El Nido and Taytay, each offering a different holiday experience to its guests. Apulit is an Eco-Adventure island resorts for the thrill-seekers. Minilo is an Eco-Discover island resort for the young and young at heart who wishes to explore. Lagen is an Eco-Sanctuary island resort where people get to be completely one with nature, while Pagulasian, being an Eco-Luxury island resort, is for those who want to get the fanciest kind of holiday that’s worth every penny.
What ties the 4 islands together, though, are the hospitality from the locals and the staff, the unique experiences they get to have, and the natural landscapes that surround them.
Room Rates: P25,500 to P43,300 per night (depending on the island and the room they wish to stay in)
3. Huma Island in Busuanga, Palawan
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Huma Island is another private island resort nestled in Busuanga, Palawan. It features 81 luxury guest villas, 8 gourmet dining stations, a spa complex with authentic Arabi Hammam, its own Dive Center, and other premium resort facilities including a fitness center, conference room, library, and kid’s club.
Offering a picturesque view of the pristine turquoise sea, the 81 villas feature facilities and items that assure guests of the most comfortable vacation experience. These include: WLAN, television, private Jacuzzis and bathrooms, and an indoor and outdoor showers. 64 of these villas stand on stilts over the water. Every guest is also provided with “Villa Hosts” which helps them plan and arrange the activities they wish to do – from island hopping to snorkelling.
Rates: $1300 to $2800 (During the High Season)
Also Read: Huma Island: A luxurious paradise in Palawan
2. Ariara Island Resort in Calamian Islands, Palawan
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Located north of Palawan, this island resort is accessible via a helicopter or a boat transfer from a domestic flight. The resort could accommodate up to 18 guests with their four cottages and villas which offer a great view of the sea, the neighboring islands, and the sunset. Rates of a night’s stay in the island vary depending on how huge a group of visitors are. These rates are already inclusive of the exclusive use of the property, fullboard meals, and a one-way transfer from Busuanga to Ariara.
Rates/per person: $475 per person per night (for 15-18 guests) to $715 per person per night (for 6-8 guests)
Also read: Ariara Island: A Private Paradise in Palawan
1. Amanpulo in Pamalican Islands
Amanpulo is a 6.5km island known for the white sand beaches and the crystal clear water that surrounds it. It is said to be a “whisper-quiet private island retreat” in the Cuyo Archipelago, and can only be reached by guests via a private plane. Guests may choose from the two accommodation options Amanpulo has: the villas and the casitas. Villas are said to be “designed for indoor and outdoor living,” has up to 4 bedrooms, and features a private swimming pool. Casitas – inspired by the Filipino bahay kubo (native house) – gives guests a direct access to the beach, and a view of the turquoise sea. Two of the casitas in the resort also feature private plunge pools.
The resort also offers a variety of aquatic and land activities – from sailing and scuba diving to nature walks and stargazing.
Rates: $1100 to $7200 per night (Excluding taxes and fees)
Also read: Amanpulo: A peaceful islet in an archipelago