Cover Tatler has listed some of the most luxurious islands and resorts in the Philippines (Photo: Diego Rezende/Pexels)

It's always summer in the Philippines' most luxurious islands–grab some refreshments, bask in the sun, and enjoy the sweeping views

The Philippines does not fall short when it comes to beautiful panoramas. It is home to Palawan, where you can tour many untouched beaches surrounded by crystal clear blue waters; Bohol where white sands and world-class diving spots await; and Cebu which boasts astounding coral reefs. 

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In the listicle, Tatler takes you to the most luxurious resorts in the Philippines: 

1. Amanpulo, Pamalican

There are plenty of things to love about Amanpulo; top of the list is its extremely exclusive location in Pamalican, a quiet and mesmerising private island in the Cuyo archipelago of the Philippines. The picture-perfect paradise is famous for its incredible white sand beaches and pristine reefs that guests can explore at their leisure. As a world-renowned resort, Amanpulo definitely walks the talk and prides itself in its impeccable service and attention to detail. 

Filipino and Italian cuisine are also among this resort's main highlights. While there on holiday, be sure to tour the island via private boat ride and book yourself a bespoke beach-front dinner right in front of your casita or villa. 

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Tatler Trivia: Amanpulo offers its own small plane that shuttles visitors to and from the island at 1pm and 4pm every day. 

2. Club Paradise, Palawan

It is almost a sin to miss visiting Club Paradise on the wonderful island of Palawan. Not only is this resort home to a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, but its rustic and colourful lodges also provide a staycation experience like no other. Here, guests can explore the sparkling blue waters and even go scuba diving via a fully equipped dive shop.

3. Kandaya Resort, Cebu

A trip to Cebu shouldn't end without a dip in its pristine seas. Among the places that offer the best beaches is the Kandaya Resort where land, sea, and sky meet and blend seamlessly to form a scenery like what one can only see in movies. 

Lodgers can choose between Deluxe rooms that feature complimentary use of the resort's game room, gym, kayak and paddle boards, recreational bicycles, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts; and the slightly bigger beach pool villas that have its own pool in the backyard. 

4. Shangri-La, Boracay

Boracay is a popular destination among foreign tourists and residents from the bustling city of Manila, along its shores nestles Shangri-La where family, friends, and lovers can enjoy the peaceful island scenery while indulging in a five-star hotel experience. 

Awarded as one of the Best Resorts in Asia by Conde Nast Traveller's 2021 Readers' Choice Awards, Shangri-La Boracay provides a luxurious stay through its 219 rooms and villas that showcase contemporary style with Filipino touches. 

Guests will also enjoy the resort's lush green sceneries and azure ocean views from all vantage points.

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5. Discovery Shores, Boracay

Another popular spot on Boracay island is Discovery Shores where guests can experience sheer bliss while stepping on the white, powdery sands and immerse themselves in a wonderful night of drinks and music.

This 99-suite luxury resort has raised the bar higher with its spectacular views, gustatory delights including fresh seafood and wine, and intricately-designed function rooms for all sorts of events. 

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6. Amorita Resort, Panglao, Bohol

The Amorita Resort in Panglao, Bohol is among the resorts that piqued the interests of locals and tourists alike. The place delivers the highest quality services from the time visitors arrive, up until they leave. 

Just recently, it launched Project ECHO (actions and initiatives on Environment, Community, and Heritage by One-Of Collection) which brings greater sustainability to its operations. "Project ECHO represents our efforts to bring greater sustainability to our operations and to our host communities," Amorita says on its official website.


7. The Farm at San Benito

Take a breather and enjoy a quick trip to The Farm at San Benito. Located just hours away from Manila, this resort gives guests the chance to relax in their premium suites and luxury villas surrounded by lush greenery. 

The Farm at San Benito is known for its wellness facilities and services that are manned by licensed medical professionals. 

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8. Pangalusian, Palawan, El Nido Resorts

At first glance, Pangalusian, Palawan simply takes your breath away The eco-luxury island resort is the perfect hideaway for people who are slightly overwhelmed by their daily dilemmas. The area makes sure that every guest will have the opportunity to swim in its crystal blue waters and relax in its rustic yet modern-looking houses. 

9. Nay Palad, Siargao

Enjoy the island life when you stay in Nay Palad, Siargao. The resort promises a fancy experience that makes guests think they "left the real world behind."

"From now on, every delicacy you desire, every drink you fancy, every massage you need, every adventure you seek, is yours for the asking. There’s just one thing we ask in return: Treat this palm-fringed paradise as your home, and let us make your dreams come true," says Nay Palad on their official website.

Here, guests can enjoy various activities such as exploring the tropical jungle, underground caves, and fishing the deep sea.

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10. Anya Resort, Tagaytay

Anya Resort in Tagaytay is just a drive away from Manila. It invites people to rejuvenate themselves within the location's spacious 7.2 hectares of lush greenery. "Our impeccable service, luxurious accommodations, and diverse activities make us a prime destination in the south of the Metro. Anya Resort Tagaytay offers a varied selection of culinary treats with its three restaurants serving international cuisine," the resort shares on its website. In fact, chef Chele Gonzalez of Gallery by Chele recently took over Samira and introduced a brand new menu. 

11. Pearl Farm, Davao

Fall in love with the ocean over and over again when you stay at Davao's Pearl Farm. Dubbed as 'Samal Island’s jewel,' the place caters to your every whim, and has accommodations that are ideal for those travelling alone, with friends or with children. Why not try out their two-story suites with private stairs directly leading down to the glistening waters.

It also features a variety of amenities including an infinity pool where guests can see Mount Apo, the Philippines' tallest mountain. It also highlights the Pearl Farm Marina Cafe that can satisfy your sweet cravings with its delectable pastries, gelatos, and a variety of drinks.


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