Varied in landscape and culture, the Philippines is home to stunning scenery – and equally stunning hotels. Our islands lend themselves to host some of the greatest five-star accommodations on the globe. Here are our top five…
Mövenpick Mactan Island Cebu
Mactan Island, Cebu
The definition of luxury might just be Mövenpick Mactan’s presidential suite. The suite comes with a chesterfield sofas, a marble bathroom, a jacuzzi, and a personal butler. The top-floor room looks out to Hilutungan Channel, enjoying some of the best views the hotel offers. Food-wise, luxury comes in the form of a 15-course meal at the Ibiza Beach Club downstairs. A mixture of meat and seafood is served up with a Balearic twist.
The Bellevue Resort
Panglao Island, Bohol
Panglao Island is home to The Bellevue Resort, a slice of luxury removed from the bustling cities of The Philippines. Here, the most decadent room is the Jacuzzi Suite. The outdoor jacuzzi is just one of the room’s many features. Guests can feel environmentally positive about their stay, as the resort emphasizes environmentally friendly practices.
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
Arguably the most luxurious Shangri-La resort in The Philippines is their Boracay resort. Set amongst the white sands of Puka Shell Beach, this resort exudes finesse. Tree House Villas are perched on the side of the hill, overlooking the ocean. These come with private pools, jacuzzis and butlers.Chi, The Spa looks out over the private bay – a peaceful place to enjoy a Philippine Hilot massage.
Discovery Shores Boracay
Discovery Shores is one of The Philippines most prestigious resorts, situated on the white sands of Boracay. Rooms are filled with wooden furnishings and the latest technologies, like access to international news via press reader. Showers here come with a view, courtesy of the glass exterior walls overlooking the tropical gardens. Beachside happy hour runs daily from 4-7pm at the hotel’s Sand Bar.
Choose from ocean, garden or beach pool villas. The intimate resort is home to just 40 rooms, a spa, a yoga studio and the Kusina Restaurant. Villas are spacious and come with private pools. Relax at Daya Spa, and treat yourself to a Green Coffee Body Wrap. The wrap is exactly as it sounds –covering the body in green coffee to promote energy.
Makati, Metro Manila
Amidst the hustle and bustle of the metro stands Raffles Makati, where guests will feel right at home if their home had butler service, wooden flooring, marble bathrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows and oriental carpets. To complete the lush life experience, Raffles also has onsite dining options ranging from Provencal-inspired Mireio to sophisticated Café Macaron.
Radisson Blu Cebu
Cebu City, Cebu
Signature spa treatments, plush bedding, open-air dining and cocktail service… Radisson Blu in Cebu has everything you need for your next getaway. Guests can slow down after a busy day with a traditional afternoon high tea from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the hotels’s Dilmah t-Bar or with a refreshing dip in the hotel’s freeform pool.