The tropical islands of the Philippines are the perfect setting for your next luxury vacation. Experience the wonders of nature in a secluded beach paradise, enjoy the best of Filipino cuisine prepared by the country’s top chefs, and relax at the nature-themed spa resorts with traditional Filipino healing massages. There’s more to explore in the Philippines where you can experience the finer things in life, as you travel through the country known for its warm hospitality.

Indulge in a luxury getaway in the Philippines, with these splendid experiences in amazing destinations.

Go Yachting at El Nido

Experience a tour of nature’s last frontier aboard a private yacht that brings visitors on a guided tour to Small Lagoon, Cadlao Lagoon, Pasandigan Cove, Paradise Beach, and Ipil Beach where you can try a variety of aquatic activities including snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Toast to an amazing sunset and the best things in life while coasting along the pristine waters of Palawan.

Photo by Erwin Lim courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Tee Off in Paradise

Golf enthusiasts can take a swing at Boracay’s gorgeous world-class golf course. The 18-hole course at Fairways and Bluewater Resort was designed to fit the island’s beautiful landscape. Golfers can enjoy beautiful scenery of the seascape while hitting that birdie in the award-winning golf course. Those who want to have a unique golfing experience can have tee time when the sun goes down, at the Club Intramuros Golf Club inside the historic ramparts of the walled city. It has an 18-course par 66 course open for resident and non-resident players every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. until midnight.

Intramuros. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Get a bird’s eye view with a helicopter tour

Take the scenic route among the clouds by booking a helicopter tour showcasing the stunning landscapes and seascapes of the Philippines. Some of the available tours give a unique perspective of Taal Volcano, Mt. Pinatubo, and the Ifugao Rice Terraces. Chartered helicopters can also bring guests to beach destinations such as Boracay, Puerto Princesa in Palawan, and Bohol.

Mt. Pinatubo. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.
Ifugao Rice Terraces. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.
Bohol Chocolate Hills. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Wine and dine at the Philippines’ best culinary spots

Experience Philippine gastronomy at its finest through Manila’s restaurants considered to be some of the best in the world. Toyo Eatery by Chef Jordy Navarra was named one of Asia’s Top Restaurants for 2021. It offers a Filipino-inspired menu that reimagines traditional favorites with modern presentations in a rustic chic setting. 

Photo from Toyo Eatery courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Grace Park is helmed by Chef Margarita Fores, hailed as Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2016. Its menu offers an elevated comfort food experience prepared with fresh local ingredients. Filipino food gatherings are the core concept of Hapag MNL, a private dining venture engineered by chef-owners Thirdy Dolatre, Kevin Villarica, and Kevin Navoa in a quaint, quiet setting in Quezon City.

Photo from Grace Park courtesy of the Department of Tourism.
Photo from Grace Park courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

The Filipino bar scene hits the high notes with The Curator, which is on Asia’s 50 Best Bars list for four consecutive years; and The Back Room, OTO, and Buccaneers Rum and Cocktails, which are included in the list of Asia’s 100 Best Bars.

Bask in a private island experience

Soak up the sun at resorts offering the luxe feel of a private island experience. Indulge in luxury at Palawan’s Amanpulo and Pangalusian, with white sand beaches and turquoise waters with stunning views from their private villas and casitas.

Amanpulo. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Shangri-la Boracay’s private villas are situated on the island’s pristine northern coastline. Guests will be welcomed by azure ocean views surrounded by lush greenery coupled with white-glove service from friendly staff.

Boracay.  Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Relax with a wellness retreat within nature

Experience the best in pampering services while communing with nature at luxurious wellness retreats. Nurture Wellness Spa’s therapists employ traditional Filipino healing methods using the power of botanicals.

Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.
Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

The Farm at San Benito offers traditional Filipino massages called hilot, along with modern treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy. The Farm’s accommodation packages include a holistic wellness program that includes mindfulness activities such as yoga and meditation.

The Farm at San Benito. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Atmosphere Resorts and Spa in Negros Oriental has been awarded as the Best Luxury Boutique Resort in the Philippines. Its wellness program includes daily yoga exercises; vegan, gluten-free menu; and luxury spa that offers a variety of treatments such as relaxing massages, Water Shiatsu, and healing baths.

The Ultimate Luxe Getaway Awaits in the Philippines

The Philippines  welcomes fully vaccinated tourists from all over the world without the need for quarantine. The country has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which selects destinations that meet international health and safety standards to travel without worries.

To learn more about the Philippines’ new and exciting adventures, as well as safety and travel updates, visit or download the Travel Philippines app at, Apple Store, or Google Playstore.