5 must-visit resorts in The Philippines

By Lia Feliciano,

The Philippines is known for its warm people and even warmer weather. What better way to enjoy it than heading to one of the country’s hottest resorts?

Crimson Resort and Spa

Lapu-Lapu, Cebu

Mactan Island is home to award-winning Crimson Resort and Spa. Here, guests live the luxe life with topnotch service, premium rooms, a three-tiered infinity pool, a private beach, a club, a sports bar and a café. Its villas offer 115 square meters in living space and feature private plunge pools.

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Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Lapu-Lapu, Cebu

With a number of freshwater pools, manmade waterfalls, and saltwater lagoons, all inspired by an 18th century Japanese village, its easy to see why Plantation Bay is recognized as one of the best resorts in the country. Leisure is the primary focus in this resort, and it takes pride in its five restaurants meant for guests’ indulgence as well as its spa, games room, and tennis court.

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Princesa Garden Island Resort

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Princesa Garden Island Resort features amenities including water villas, a massive outdoor pool, a boardwalk, a chapel, an entertainment center and a seaside volleyball court. One of its restaurants, Golden Elephant Seafood Village, sits above the sea and dishes up Asian fusion for lunch and dinner.

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Astoria Palawan

Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Astoria Palawan caters to travelers looking to unwind. The resort features a mix of rustic charm and modern convenience, visible through its nature-inspired interiors and room features. Suites include LCD TVs, microwave ovens, induction stoves, refrigerators and living/dining areas.

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Misibis Bay

Bacacay, Albay

As Bacacay’s top five-star hotel, Misibis Bay is subject to very high expectations. It doesn’t disappoint. Guests can enjoy a leisurely swim in either the infinity or lagoon pools, experience one of the wellness treatments at the spa or, for the more adventurous, ride along one of the nearby trails using the resort’s ATVs.

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Estacio Uno Boracay

Boracay, Aklan

This resort in famous Boracay offers top-notch amenities including a huge swimming pool and a seaview bar. It also has an onsite restaurant serving Filipino classics as well as International favorites. Sound a bit too chill? The resort also offers water sports and activities for guests to enjoy including parasailing, helmet diving, and stand-up paddling.

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Pulchra

San Fernando, Cebu

With the Latin word for beautiful as its name, Pulchra is a must-visit for anyone wanting the ultimate in luxury and to experience Cebu’s natural beauty. The resort has its own private beach where guests can bask in the sun and villas and suites equipped with private pools. Looking to relax? Undina Spa has several treatments that’ll leave you rejuvenated.

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