Discover Hidden Gems At These Local Destinations

Experience first-rate service at some of the most scenic spots and resorts all over the Philippines.

This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s October Issue.


The Henry Resort is a brand-new leisure hub that showcases the best of Dumaguete. Escape to its elegantly styled rooms with well-thought out amenities and explore everything the neighborhood has to offer. 

Entrance to The Henry Resort Dumaguete
Image via The Henry Resort Dumaguete’s official website

There are also several communal spaces where guests can sit back and relax while enjoying the view of the sprawling garden or the sea. For foodies, Café Sans Rival at The Henry is one of the city’s most known dining spots. 

Because Dumaguete is a perfect jump-off point for dive tours, the owner has also made sure to build an eight-foot dive pool and it’s currently the only resort in town to have one.

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This boutique hotel is nestled amidst an old coconut plantation in Sorsogon City. Its 30 bespoke rooms feature modern Filipino interiors filled with handcrafted furniture using local materials like rattan, abaca, and pili. 

Siama Hotel's AA Suite
Image via Siama Hotel’s official website

Reconnect with nature in the hotel’s lush garden and unwind in peace or with friends and family. Gather in its restaurant which offers a taste of local flavors through Siama’s homegrown recipes. 

Siama is also a great starting point to explore what Sorsogon has to offer. Travelers can swim, surf, and dive at Gubat, a less crowded beach destination. Visit the scenic Paguriran Island Lagoon, go boating at Bulusan Lake, swim with whale sharks in Donsol, and walk along the pink sand beaches of Matnog which are all 30 minutes to an hour away.


Mindanao’s crown jewel the Island Garden City of Samal is surrounded by aquamarine waters and lush greenery. Discovery Samal offers modern comforts and a wide variety of activities and its suites boast unparalleled views of Davao Gulf and feature top-notch amenities.

Discovery Samal's Three Bedroom Villa
Image via Discovery Samal’s official website

Discovery Samal’s food options such as Morning Catch, The Shoreline, and Garden City Café are all dedicated to delivering unforgettable dining experiences to satisfy every craving. 

Meanwhile, guests can also bask in the sun in the resort’s expansive infinity pools or along the biggest stretch of resort beach in the whole island.


Nouveau Resort gives guests a luxury experience in Camiguin Island. The resort offers world-class accommodations just across the diving destination of Mantigue Island. 

Nouveau Resort in Camiguin Island
Image via Nouveau Resort’s official website

For a more relaxed pastime, the Olympic-sized Nouveau Infinity Pool overlooks the ocean and is surrounded by the resort’s gardens. Guests may nurture and renew their minds and bodies at the Sea Winds Spa as well.

Nouveau Resort also offers a variety of cuisines such as Mi which features a diverse selection of Asian flavors and Waves Beachside Grill which has an open space design that welcomes the peaceful sound of the ocean.

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Banner image via Discovery Samal’s official website.

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