The Philippine Islands in Southeast Asia is home to some of the most beautiful luxury resorts and beach villas. With more than 7,000 islands, the Southeast Asian archipelago has an abundance of marine life, colourfull reefs and pristine beaches. According to Oxford Business Group, tourism in the archipelago grew by 8% per year since 2010.
A luxurious adventure can be experienced in Amanpulo, a private island on the 89-hectare Pamalican Island in the Sulu Sea. The island is one-hour away from Manila through a 15-seater chartered flight that will land directly to the islands private airstrip. Upon arrival, guests can immediately relax on the beautifully appointed villas that have been designed using local materials like Cebu marble and coconut shells. High end villas include the services of a butler, personal chef and private plunge pools.
Another option for travellers is El Nido Beach in Palawan with its sea views, lush gardens and breezy hammocks. A fun retreat in Palawan is taking all the necessary measures to reduce its carbon footprints by going back to the basics like locally made soaps, herbs from an organic garden and open air architecture to gain the best advantage from fresh air. The beach resort is as private and exclusive as other resorts in luxury destinations all over the world.
The Caramoan Islands is located in an idyllic corner in the southern part of the Philippines. Upon arrival to the island, guests will be greeted by hummingbirds that thrive in the dense forests, limestone cliffs, waterfalls and lakes. At the beach, guests can experience a ride in a kayak or they can donsnorkelling outfit to try their hand on the water activity. However, to reach the resort, careful planning is required because it not easily accessible from the capital city of Manila. On the other hand, all the efforts are definitely worth the adventure experienced on the island.
It only takes less than 3 hours to travel from the Philippines to Thailand to experience a different culture. At the beach resorts in Hua Hin, there are rooms with 65 square meters of living space with a spacious open balcony that allows you a breathtaking view of a tropical garden.