Eight Luxury Beach Destinations To Explore In The Philippines In 2023

The Philippines is an archipelago of more than 7,000 islands and is home to many five-star hotels and resorts. Whether you’re planning to visit Palawan, Boracay, Cebu, or Davao, you’ll find luxury accommodations that will suit your preferences.

These resorts and hotels offer world-class amenities and top-notch services, ensuring that every stay is a pampered one, you may even find accommodations in less-frequented destinations. Ready? We’ve curated a list of some of the luxury hotels in the Philippines perfect if you want to splurge for the ultimate vacation.

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Amanpulo Resort (Palawan)

First on the list is Amanpulo Resort in Cuyo municipality, Palawan, one of the most exclusive five-star resorts in the Philippines. Palawan is home to the Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Philippines. White-sand beaches, private casitas, and exclusive Amanpulo rates include a personal butler/chef. In order to get there, guests need to board a private jet that lands on the island’s private airstrip.

AManpulo Resort Palawan
Photo via Instagram @amanpulo

El Nido Resorts (Palawan)

Palawan has been voted the best island in the world. Well, no doubt, El Nido Resorts is the first, longest-running, and among the best resorts in El Nido. They’re also one of the eco-friendly resorts in the Philippines. Travelers can choose from these four island resorts: Apulit, the eco-adventure island; Miniloc, the eco-discovery island, Lagen, the eco-sanctuary island; and Pangalusian, the eco-luxury island.

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa (Boracay)

Nestled in the world-famous Boracay Island, Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa has been awarded as one of the best resorts in Asia. It is set alongside private pools, luxurious suites, restaurants, and a spa where you will be welcomed by seasoned therapists to indulge you with a relaxing massage. 

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa
Photo via Instagram @shangrilaboracay

Crimson Resort Mactan (Cebu)

Home of the famous infinity pools in Cebu, Crimson Resort Mactan is one of the five-star hotels in the Philippines. Its Aum Spa has been awarded by the World Luxury Spa Awards as the Philippines’ Best Resort Spa. Their Jet Lag Relief treatment is a must to relax those aching muscles when experiencing travel fatigue. The resort is undergoing a much anticipated makeover and will be re-opening this July.

Crimson Resort Mactan Cebu
Photo via Instagram @crimson_mactan

Discovery Samal (Davao)

Last but definitely not least, we have the Discovery Samal, which is set to open very soon. It is a new luxury resort managed by the DISCOVERY Hospitality Corp. (DHC) situated on the beautiful Samal Island in Davao del Norte, Philippines. Discovery Samal is one of the newest additions to the DHC portfolio, some of their hotels and resorts are Discovery Shores Boracay, Discovery Suites Ortigas, and Club Paradise Palawan. The resort is set to open in mid-2023.

Banner Photo via Instagram @amanpulo.

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