Lounging around the beach, taking a dip in an infinity pool, or dozing off in a hammock on the weekends make life much more bearable. Luckily, we have a number of breathtaking island resorts all over the country where we can do these and more. We even have spa resorts where you can complete your most relaxing vacation.
1. Atmosphere Resorts and Spa
Recipient of the World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 and the AsiaSpa Awards 2016, Atmosphere Resort's Sanctuary Spa makes sure that its guests take advantage of its variety of wellness options. They have eight unique full-body massages, including Thai Bamboo Massage and Filipino Warm Lava Shell; facials that make use of fruit and plant extracts; and water treatments. Sanctuary Spa also offers child-friendly spa services, such as fruity facials and short massages.
Maayong Tubig, Dauin, Negros Oriental
Room rates start at P13,000
Right by the beautiful waters of Puerto Princesa, Amanpulo not only offers a temporary respite from city living but also features full-on pampering especially in its in-house spa. Their hilot treatment makes use of local products such as banana leaves and cold-pressed coconut oil to guarantee a complete rejuvenation of the body.
Pamalican Island, Cuyo, Palawan
Room rates start at P82,670
3. Shangri-La's Mactan Resort and Spa
Like the rest of Shangri-La's spa facilities, CHI offers treatments based on Chinese and Filipino healing concepts. Services include a traditional hilot, thermotherapy with warm stones, and a Chinese foot massage that's perfect for stimulating blood circulation and relieving stress.
Punta Engaño Road, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Contact: (032) 231-0288
Room rates start at P13,500
4. Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa
If you're looking for an affordable service, Siargao Bleu Resort's Bleu Spa is your best option since it offers a complimentary one-hour massage for all resort guests. You can also enjoy other spa treatments in their outdoor pavilion, which has an amazing view of the beach and swimming pool.
Barangay Catangnan, General Luna, Surigao del Norte
Room rates start at P7000
5. Dos Palmas Island Resort and Spa
To complement the resort's tropical feel, Dos Palmas' Paranarian Island Spa makes use of natural oils and fruits for its services. You can choose to have your massage services done in your room, in their open pavilion, or in a beachfront villa.
Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Room rates start at P7200
6. Badian Island Wellness Resort
Badian Island's open-air Spa Village lets you experience a panoramic view of Badian Bay and surrounding mountains while getting pampered in the outdoor pavilion. Their all-natural service continues with their signature massage and scrubs, such as the seaweed massage, warm seaweed bath, ginger and nut scrub, and cucumber body mask.
Badian Island, Cebu
Contact: (032) 401-3303
Room rates start at P16,900
7. Sheridan Beach Resort and Spa
After an organic farm tour or an ATV jungle track tour around Sheridan Beach Resort, you can take a break and relax at the in-house Sheridan Nature Spa. Their spa menu features the signature Sheridan Hilot, Asian Blend Massage, and Royal Indonesian Double Treat that all make use of natural ingredients like herbs and spices.
Sabang Beach, Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Contact: (032) 236-1001
Room rates start at P6200
8. Mithi Resort and Spa
Aside from the usual Swedish and Shiatsu massage techniques, Mithi's spa menu features treatments from around the world. They offer Japanese Shitao Stone Massage, which is a head-to-toe treatment that uses volcanic stones; African Khanya Energy Balance Body Massage, which uses wooden African rattles on the body; and the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, which mimics the gentle and rhythmic movement of the hula.
Bingag Dauis, Panglao Island, Bohol
Contact: (038) 411-5878
Room rates start at P6500
9. Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa
Crimson Mactan Resort's Aum Spa is recognized by the World Luxury Spa Awards as one of the Philippines' best. It's perfect for those who want to feel young again. Their Gatas Bath with coconut milk not only relaxes your tired body but also restores your skin's moisture. Facilities include outdoor pavilions and cabanas, indoor therapy rooms, hot tubs, and a special spa pool.
Seascapes Resort Town, Soong, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu
Contact: (032) 239-3900
Room rates start at P18,500
10. The Farm at San Benito
The Farm at San Benito is possibly one of the crème de la crème when it comes to holistic spa treatments. It doesn't only offer body massages and therapeutic baths, but also nutritional consultations and a liver cleanse. There's even guided meditation and art therapy. Saying that it's a well-rounded wellness sanctuary is an understatement.
119 Barangay Tipakan, Lipa City
Room rates start at P13,670
*This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.