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On your next vacay: experience remote and luxurious resorts in the Philippines

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Home to more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines has no shortage of remote retreats to whisk intrepid travelers off the grid.  The Southeast Asian destination counts abundant marine life, colorful reefs and pristine beaches. Make your way from her busy capital city of Manila and branch out to remote islands within the Southeast Asian archipelago. It is here on the Eden-like islands of El Nido and Palawan and the misty hills of Bohol that you’ll find the most delightfully remote resort retreats, nestled within deep and lush jungles with the pristine shoreline just a stone’s throw away from your villa doorstep.

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Amanpulo

Amanpulo resort on Pamlican Island, Palawan

Set on a private island in the Sulu Sea, this luxury beachfront resort accessible only by private plane is a 7-minute walk from the airstrip and 2 km from Amanpulo Dive Center. 

Sophisticated, island-style cottages have sitting areas, and patios with sea and rain forest views. All include Nespresso machines, minibars and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded cottages have private pools or beachfront settings. The 1- to 4-bedroom villas include kitchens, lounges and outdoor pools, plus butlers, chefs and loaner cars.

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This beachfront property is located on an isolated beach with a local fishing community nearby. Within an hour’s drive, guests can reach El Nido’s city center conveniently. The resort offers seven rooms that are situated between a pristine beach and virgin forest. On-site facilities include a full service spa, east coast island hopping, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding, and daily yoga. Kite boarding is also available from November through February. Ideal for all travelers, Qi Palawan Resort is the place to explore the real Palawan.

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Tugawe Cove Resort

Tugawe Resorts

A wooden bridge leads guests to Resort Tugawe Cove. It has a private beach area and an infinity pool which overlooks the sea. Nestled within limestone hills, there is also a lake which runs through the property.

Providing breathtaking views, the rooms are also spacious and fully air conditioned. They have large balconies with comfortable seating areas and luxurious bathroom facilities. The rooms come equipped with 32-inch flat-screen TVs, a DVD player and free toiletries.

Tugawe Cove Resort features a light house. The resort also provides island hopping tours, as well as, kayak and jet ski rental facilities. Other recreational options include hiking, snorkeling, billiard and fishing. Guests can also enjoy relaxing massages.

It takes a 2-hour boat ride and an hour’s drive from the resort to Pili Airport. Alternatively, guests can take a 45 minute boat ride and an hour’s drive to Virac Airport.

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Amarela

The private beach area of the resort provides utmost relaxation while the outdoor swimming pool offers soothing views of the mountain. Fishing, diving, and snorkeling are some of the on-site water activities available. Guests are also invited to relax at the library or marvel on the art gallery which showcases wood crafts, paintings, and sculptures made by local artists.

Set in the southwest of Panglao Island, 5.2 mi from Hinagdangan Cave and 27 mi from Bilar Man-Made Forest, Amarela Resort is a tropical retreat that highlights a private beach area, a restaurant on site, and an outdoor swimming pool.

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Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa

Residing along a beautiful beach and surrounded by lush tropical plantation, this boutique-styled resort offers guests a lap of luxury. The resort’s infinity pool is the central aesthetic attraction as it blends perfectly with the nearby sea. Recreational activities for your enjoyment include badminton, ping pong, scuba diving, jet skiing, and island hopping. The resort’s mini-library features DVDs and several books, providing a nice way to unwind after a long day. Several dining options are provided ranging from poolside cuisine to the al fresco garden restaurant where traditional Filipino and international dishes are served.

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Apulit Island

Apulit Island

Located in Northern Palawan, El Nido Resorts Apulit Island – Taytay provides a perfect getaway for those seeking a tropical paradise. The resort lies within an unspoiled cove with an expanded white sandy beach lined with coconut palm trees. With its ideal location, the resort showcases the island’s richness of wildlife, tropical fishes, and scenic landscapes. El Nido Resorts Apulit Island – Taytay offers 50 water cottages decorated with traditional architecture in combination with contemporary design alluring guests to simply sit back and relax in the tranquility of the island. Guests may opt to swim or snorkel at the resort’s house reef which is abundant with marine life, or indulge in the newly built swimming pool. A 60-meter high limestone cliff is also available for rappelling with its great view of the cove. Al fresco dining is offered at the Clubhouse restaurant, or guests may spend their time with various facilities, including a massage cabana, a marine sports center, game area, a boutique, a beach bar, and the Octagon Pier – a platform used for private cocktails to weddings. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available at the Clubhouse.

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Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

Atmosphere Resorts & Spa

Set beautifully among an old coconut plantation on Negros Island, guests can take in spectacular beach sights when staying at Atmosphere Resorts & Spa. To make your stay a memorable one, you can choose to step into the resort’s breathtaking underwater world, surrender to the spa, appreciate your mind and body by joining a yoga class, or simply relax by the infinity pool. Every room is decorated in a boutique style, ensuring your experience in the Philippines will be a long lasting and unique one. Atmosphere Resorts & Spa is an accommodation that is most ideal for guests seeking an unforgettable experience.

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Cauayan Resort

Cauayan Resort

Set amid lush greenery, Cauayan Island Resort offers luxurious and peaceful accommodations in El Nido. The resort features an outdoor infinity pool, and a restaurant on site.

Offering views of the beach and garden from the private balcony, villas are furnished with modern interiors, a clothes rack, a flat-screen TV and mini-bar. Some villas include a daybed to relax in after a busy day. Indoor and outdoor shower facilities are also available.

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Dedon Island

Dedon Island

There are more than 7,000 islands in the Philippine Archipelago, but there’s nowhere else on Earth like Dedon Island. This unique resort is located on the southeastern tip of reef-ringed Siargao, one of the last islands of the Asian continent. Blessed with lush tropical jungles, white-sanded beaches and countless surfing breaks, including the world-famous Cloud 9 barreling wave. 

On Dedon Island, you need never open your wallet, never sign for a drink or meal, never so much as think about money. Every massage you indulge in, every excursion you undertake, all the equipment you use — from paddleboard to Jeepney to our state-of-the-art amphibious boat, complete with crew — is covered by a single flat rate. 

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Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa

Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa

Relax to the sound of the waves as Siargao’s triple A resort- Siargao Bleu Resort & Spa takes you to a one-of-a-kind island paradise vacation at the Philippine’s Surf Capital as the beach fronts a spectacular view of crashing waves and the famous CLOUD 9, a 5-minute walk. The resort boasts as the grandest and only spa resort in the island with 40 luxury accommodations with a personal butler upon request to assist you with all your needs, jacuzzi tubs in the floating cottages, a 1600 square meters swimming pool (the biggest in the island), free wifi all over the place, free airport and seaport transfers, free shuttle services in the Cloud 9 strip, SPA services a call away with highly trained therapists, a fitness gym, an array of resort and island activities to choose from like swimming with turtles at this private island, 24 hours security and as the property bring you close to the water, they offer you the only seafood restaurant in the area. In Siargao Bleu, every guest is VIP!

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Ticao Island Resort

Ticao Island Resort

Designed for both business and leisure travel, Ticao Island Resort is ideally situated in Masbate; one of the city’s most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Ticao Island Resort ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, airport transfer, babysitting. 

Guests can choose from 14 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including private beach, massage, garden, water sports (motorized), water sports (non-motorized). When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Masbate, make Ticao Island Resort your home away from home.

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