The most luxurious resorts in the Philippines

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Banwa Private Villas

The Philippines is home to some of the world’s most luxurious and sought-after accommodation, including a range of a stunning all-inclusive hotels, spa resorts and private islands.  Combined with a backdrop of idyllic white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and pristine coral reef, these remote retreats offer the ultimate tropical island paradise making travellers feel a world away from anywhere. 

Ms Norjamin Delos Reyes, Tourism Attaché at Philippine Department of Tourism Australia and New Zealand said,

“Located just a short flight from Australia and New Zealand, The Philippines is one of the most exotic holiday destinations, offering a range of luxurious resorts for stylish travellers.  Made up of more than 7,641 islands, our colourful archipelago offers an abundance of tropical backdrops, iconic sunsets, and dreamy white sandy beaches, perfect for those seeking an indulgent escape. 

“In addition to luxurious 5* hotels, travellers also have the once in a lifetime opportunity to hire out an entire secluded island to themselves, where they can enjoy tantalizingly unspoilt scenery, pristine turquoise waters and unrivalled luxury accommodation, all in complete privacy. Here we have provided only a snapshot of what there is on offer.”

Banwa Private Island

The recently opened Banwa Private Island is among the most expensive getaways in the world. Located around two hours from Manila, the luxurious private resort costs AU$142,000 per night and can accommodate just 48 guests at time in either one of six beachfront villas, each with their own jacuzzi deck and infinity pool, 12 garden suites, or the owner’s residence.  

A place of unspoiled beauty, the island also comes complete with a world-class team which will do everything in their power to ensure the perfect stay. 

Amanpulo, Pamalican Island

Accessible only by private plane, Amanpulo is a private Palawan island resort in the Philippines, blissfully marooned in the middle of the sea and ringed by a white sand beach and coral reefs.  Located around one hour from Manila, the boutique hideaway offers a taste of tropical island luxe, with a range of Casitas and Villas located on the beautiful hillside or along the beach.  Each villa comes complete with a private butler and private chef, allowing guests to lie back, relax and forget all their troubles. 

Huma Island Resort & Spa

Huma Island Resort & Spa is tucked away in the northern part of Palawan, offering a blissful escape from the ordinary and filled with adventure and romance.   Surrounded by beautiful islets and an abundance of colourful marine life, scenic beaches, and natural greenery, the exclusive hideaway features 81 villas and suites, 6 dining venues, an over-water spa complex, and a range of recreational facilities.  Huma Island Palawan reopens this month, following temporary closure for renovation.

Ariara Island

Ariara is the ultimate ‘off the beaten track’ destination, offering both action and adventure and peace and relaxation. Available to hire exclusively for up to 22 people, the island’s accommodation includes a range of beachfront villas, cottages and suites which are situated along the main beach and offer stunning uninterrupted views out to sea.  A yoga instructor can be booked to enhance spiritual wellbeing, and for those more adventurous travellers, windsurfing, jet skiing and snorkelling can also be arranged.      

Pangulasian Island

Pangulasian Island is an Eco-Luxury island resort located in Bacuit Bay, El Nido.  Set on a pristine beach with a backdrop of tropical forest, the resort offers the ultimate escape, with breathtaking views of both the sunrise and sunset.   Accommodation includes a number of luxurious villas, each one with its own personal balcony and some with a private pool.   Bespoke pampering, intimate dinners by the beach, and luxurious spa treatments can all be arranged. 

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