As a popular resort destination, you'd think the Philippines would be chockful of all-inclusive hotels and resorts. That's not the case, however. In fact, only a select number of places offer all-inclusive packages that include the room, meals, most alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and activities. Whether you're looking for a no-fuss seaside escape or a peaceful nature retreat, these luxury resorts are sure to be worth every penny. Here are the best luxury resorts with all-inclusive packages in the Philippines.
1. Siargao: Nay Palad Hideaway
Much of the resorts with all-inclusive packages are located in Palawan. So, if you want something different, then Nay Palad Hideaway (formerly Dedon Island Resort) should be on your list. An all-inclusive stay here includes all meals and all types of beverages, massages, spa treatments, fitness, daily housekeeping, laundry services, baby cot, land transfers, and, of course, excursions and activities (island-hopping, motorized water sports and activities, surfing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, donut rides, kayaking, Hobie Cat, sailing, paddleboarding, cycling, hiking, and cooking classes).
2. Palawan: Banwa Private Island
At P5,000,000 a night, Banwa Private Island is definitely up there when it comes to luxury resorts. Keep in mind, however, that you don't just book a room or villa... you charter the whole island and all of its amenities. The whole experience includes a full staff of chefs, private concierges, as well as adventure and marine specialists. Almost everything is included, save for Banwa's exclusive wine list.
3. Palawan: Amanpulo
Amanpulo isn't exactly all-inclusive, it's more of a full-board resort, which means select meals are included in the price. The rest will cost you extra. If you want less hassle, you can book the island resort's all-inclusive package that comes with a chauffeur, accommodation, meals, experiences, wellness and spa, and even flights.
4. Palawan: El Nido Resorts
Choose from El Nido's three different island resorts and experience it at its best with its all-inclusive packages. You won't have to worry about getting there, planning tours, and more since the staff will take care of it all. The best part is you can tailor your vacation the way you want it since the package allows you to have a custom and intimate experience.
5. Lipa City: The Farm at San Benito
All-inclusive experiences aren't just limited to island resorts. Take The Farm at San Benito, for instance, and its programs. Divided into four categories, the all-inclusive packages are made to return guests to their "ideal, balanced state and achieve holistic optimum wellness." It comes with accommodation, a welcome drink, detox meals and juices, use of the resort facilities, and fitness activities such as yoga, meditation, power walks, mandala flower arrangement, health talks, and more.
* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.