UPDATED: Top 20 Luxury Resorts in the Philippines 2019

Philippines is made up of over 7,100 islands and here you can find hundreds of fine beautiful beaches and luxury resorts that will surely make your vacation grand. Here are the top 20 luxury resorts in the Philippines (in alphabetical order)

Aman Resort Amanpulo is the most luxurious resort in the Philippines with skyrocketing rates that can go over $1,000 per person. For elites who want only the best destination especially for their honeymoon then there’s no better place than Aman Resorts. It’s exclusive and private first-class resort that only the most famous and wealthy can indulge.You can reached this resort through private flights. Rates range from $850 to $4,725.

Amanpulo- Aman Resorts

Website: http://www.amanresorts.com/amanpulo/home.aspx 

Balesin Island  is a mere 25-minute plane ride from Manila. It is located east of Mauban, Quezon beside the Polillo Islands and nestles at the gate of Lamon Bay, one of the richest, undisturbed fishing grounds in the Pacific. A true island paradise. Not open for the public, membership fee is around Php 3M.


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Balesin Island / Photos by Johann Sy

MORE PHOTOS: Balesin Island Club | A private paradise for members.


Misibis Bay Resort is in Cagraray Island of Bacacay, Albay. It’s 5-hectare wide and has a tropical landscape where you can see the jungle, volcanoes and their beautiful white sand beach. This is the place of luxury where you’re just a few steps away from a great adventure. Rates start at $470 to as high as $1489.

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Misibis Bay Resort

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Lagen Island Resort is another luxury resort in El Nido, Palawan. It’s a resort situated in luscious forest and it’s perfect for couples who want to go in their tropical honeymoon. They have Forest rooms that are priced at P19,576 a night, Water or Beachfront cottages at P23,655 a night and the Forest Suite at P26,102 a night.

Lagen Island Resort

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Dedon Island in Siargao


To be found on the south-eastern coast of Siargao, just along the region of the Philippine Deep and the renowned surfing spot of Cloud 9, Dedon Island lies amidst the prehistoric tropical forests and the picturesque, clear blue waters, and is well loved for its unique architectural design, biodiversity and extraordinary journey it offers its visitors.

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on Feb 10, 2019

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Comments (60)

  • Apo Mabini

    This is where the filthy rich pinoys, the “one percenters” , play while the rest of the country live in squalor. A classic display of ancient Roman elitism and upper class culture callousness. It may not happen in this lifetime of mine, but one day, this nation will wake up and rise up against the social elite and corrupt politicians. 250 years of “siesta”, 50 years of “Hollywood” and 2 years of “sushi” didn’t wake up the population with all that suffering. I wonder when will we wake up as a nation.

    • Alg

      Stop whining and ranting on how poor filipinos can’t afford these resorts. This post was not to brag about how “one percenters” can afford this! Just because the less fortunate can’t afford these, doesn’t mean that those who can can’t enjoy it. A classic display of crab mentality where if one suffers all must too, don’t you think?

      • Mookie

        yep.. if I can pay extra for some privacy with my wife I’d do it in a heartbeat. That idea and I can also add to call these list as “Things you do for your love” resorts lol.

      • Lainee

        Couldn’t agree more! It seems that 99% of poor filipinos love to play guilt trip just because they can’t at least once in their lifetime afford to enjoy such luxuries. Hence they linger in these thoughts that people who enjoy this kind of lifestyle are corrupt or have dirty business/es and not because they worked hard and saved up thus they deserve to reap what they sowed. No wonder why poor stays poor and rich becomes richer. Tsk!

  • Sayung Lacandazo

    I would like to see one of this plac some day, I been in peurto galira it was ok .my next vacation. is one if this place very soo…

  • Travel Adventure

    Weew! Wishing one day I can visit any of these expensive resorts. I am fascinated with Balesin Island I first heard about this resort when it was used as the venue of the wedding of Heart Evangelista and Chiz Escudero but omg! the membership alone is a wild dream hehe!

  • LavT

    You missed the stunning island of Pangulasian in El Nido, Palawan…..lovely and superb!!

  • Sheldon

    Infinity resort should be included, Lalaguna Villas and Out of the Blue cant be compared to it, ita a league of its own in Mindoro.

  • Lou E

    Truly these resorts are for the high end market. I have luckily contracted to work for three months in Dedon Island when it used to be Pansukian Resort before it was sold to the new owners thus named Dedon Island. I’ve seen the type of guests the resort is targeted too. It’s pricey and not for middle income earners. It is pricey for a reason. However, the rest of the Siargao island is yours to explore for cheaper price, so the answer is stay in cheaper accommodation that is within your budget.

  • Lana T

    Be careful! You can’t put Plantation Bay and Antulang on this list alongside Amanpulo, Shangri-la and the El Nido resorts. Plantation bay may be pricey but it is nowhere near luxurious. The place has a Disney feel with fake volcanoes in pools and outdated rooms. Crowd not too cool either, not private enough. And Antulang! What a joke! Have you been there? Slimey old pool. Plastic monoblock chairs at a so-so restaurant! . Decor has no rhyme or reason. No beach to speak of, just a cliff above the ocean. And service? Forget it. The people are nice — but this is NOT a luxury resort, when service staff has no 5-star training. Please, please be responsible do your research before posting this stuff! You can mislead people and make them waste their money on false claims to “luxury”.

  • Rudi

    Sollte mal kontrolliert werden wie es wirklich ausschaut – ich sag nur Photo Adobe da laesst sich viel machen!!!

  • Yrral

    For those Filipinos who cannot afford to have a honeymoon in these resorts , my advise is run to get elected as the town mayor , governor , congressman , etc. If you when , then follow what these politicians are doing….then of course you can afford to see and go to these places in a short period of time.

  • Lucky T

    These are luxury resorts. They aren’t for everyone. Kung di nyo afford, no need to be sad and bitter. Marami pang ibang beaches sa Pilipinas na magaganda at abot kaya ng budget nyo.

  • Jed

    Wow nice. Included Dumaguete on the List. Great!!

  • Dominique

    makaka-afford lang nito na Pilipino is yung mga taong nagnanakaw sa kaban ng bayan. kawawang Juan!

    • Marlene San Gabriel Eagle

      I was able to reach this place but I did not steal from the government. I worked hard and guided well my children. Provided them to good education( almost all the times borrowing money from different lending institutions… They landed a good job and was able to bring me in more or less than 8 of these luxury destinations. I am just a simple teacher and I’m glad I gone this far…Still looking forward to have footprints on other luxury destinations in and out of the country before I die. Work hard + dedication and commitment deserve a reward.

  • Tracy

    How come Bellarocca is not included?

  • Ipi

    Philippines at its best..sadly only foreigners can easily afford.most likely owned by foreigners even

  • Diverthree

    Try Dive Solana resort and other luxury resorts in Anilao Batangas, its near and better.

  • Ner

    If you’re going to visit Davao, better go to Pearl Farm Resort Davao. It’s very affordable.

  • Cez

    I have a travel and tours business and I can give you a good deal for Misibis Bay. I just eent there the other day. 🙂 please email me at upstravelandservices@gmail.com


  • Doksuni

    The wife and I stayed at the Shangri-La in Boracay in the summer of 2013. We were on a late honeymoon so the resort offered us villa with it’s own pool, butler, and access to a private beach. The staff was the absolute best. Looking forward to going back again…

  • Filipina Mendoza

    ive never been to any of these, cant afford anyway im about to finish the 81 provinces of the Philippines, 17 more to go….

  • Mogul artes

    time will come when these resorts will be reclaimed by ordinary people ans not just used the moneyed thieves and make believe people

  • Kate

    It’s very nice but sad to say only rich people can afford to go in these kind of beach resort. how about middle class and poor people that they can’t afford to pay this expensive place or beach resort?

  • benj

    Amanpulo is dream and to do list for me next year! This is a great list, thanks.

  • Diane Gonzales

    I think Balesin should also be on this list.

  • Chris

    that’s why these are called luxury resorts not cheap budget hotels. you’ve got to pay more for something special. lets face it, its not for everyone. if you are poor, strive hard to be rich. no need to be bitter.

  • PalwanResortOwner

    Of course, these resorts are expensive. Didn’t it say “luxury”? These are targeted at the high-end of the market. Most of these places charge in US Dollars.

  • Desiree Marfil

    It’s very nice beaches in the Philippines but its too much expensive . There’s a lot of nice beaches in other part of the world that cost less. It so sad that only rich, VIP people can afford. .hehee

  • Maria

    You missed out on a couple of resorts:

    1. Pangulasian Island Resort – The most expensive resort owned by the El Nido group.

    2. Two Seasons Coron Palawan

    4. Ariara Island Palawan

    5. Noa Noa Island Palawan

    6. Huma Island Resort and Spa

    7. Dedon Island Mindanao

    8. Malcapuya Island Resort – the newest and most luxurious resort owned by the Henann group

    Lots to update on your list.

  • Rigoberto Ocampo

    We were at Miniloc Island Resort last month and we find the place so beautiful as well as its Staff. They have superb food and services. It’s worth the prize and we are planning to come back before the yearend.

  • mae

    for those poor Filipino who wants to experience honeymoon after the wedding lol…can’t afford to pay for the very expensive rate of those hotels…and resort their only doing it for business to become more rich…oh oh so sad

  • mae

    only rich people can afford to go in these kind of place…but for those poor filipino can’t even experience to see these in reality

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  • Cebu Resorts

    I am glad to know that Philippines has these best places. This is amazing. I love Philippines!

  • Zoe Mei Resort

    Cool! Your posts about Philippine Resorts are very amazing. They are also very informative which is an advantage to those who are eager to spend their vacation in different resorts in the Philippines. There are really lots of things in the Philippines to be proud of.

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  • Sheila

    oh God.. want to experience Eskaya Resort. its sooo nice!

  • Gilbert Ramos

    This is fun! I think this is worth it but expensive, For those who are looking for cheap destinations check out DPC Yellow Canvass its a free canvassing tool.
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  • Kamal ahmad

    Too bad, only 1% of Filipinos can afford this type of luxury…. Any special discount for low-income Filipino honeymooners?

    • Anish

      Yah Kamal akhoi, mafi discount…miskin bará

  • I want to experience 1 out 0f 20 luxuries resorts of the Philippines, that mentioned in this blog…=)

    Thanks for this informative post..Keep it up…=)

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    classiest way to go to these destinations are through a helicopter offered by me!



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