If you are thinking of vacations in the Philippines, this is a stunningly luxurious place.

Philippines, an archipelago, comprise of over 7000 islands and is situated in South East Asia in the Pacific Ocean with the beautiful modern city Manila as its capital. This country is a true amalgamation of various cultural influences making it a perfect blend of Western and Asian traditions.

Philippines has witnessed a tourism transformation in the recent years and today, it is one of the most sought after vacation destinations. One of the top reasons for this is because it is the ultimate island getaway with luxury resorts offering a panoramic view and refreshing experience to each tourist.

Some of the best luxury resorts in Philippines are Amanpulo situated in the idyllic Pamalican island, Buri Spa and Resort in Batangas Channel, Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa on Panglao island, Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa and Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa.

A stay in any of these is nothing short of a paradisiacal treat with the powder white beaches, turquoise seas and lush tropical gardens. If you are looking for privacy and seclusion, then these luxury resorts offer the ultimate way to relax and rejuvenate in Nature's lap.

Philippines can also boast of some of the world's best five star hotels built to pamper and indulge your senses.

The Peninsula Manila built in the heart of Makati has won accolades from all kinds of tourists who visit this country. The strategic location of this five star wonder is what makes it stand apart from the other luxury hotels. It is built in close proximity to all the main shopping centers and also to both the domestic and international airport.

Food is another indulgence here; visitors can enjoy gourmet cuisine from across the globe seated in the lap of luxury. The other five star addresses of this country include Mactan Resort and Spa, Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Intercontinental Manila and Dusit Thani Manila.



Golfing is another passion of the Filipinos and the proof of this lies in the lush green golf courses. Some of the best clubs and golf courses include the Alta Vista Golf and Country Club situated in Cebu, Rancho Palos Verdes in Davao, Canlubang Golf and Country Club in Manila, Villamor Golf Club located in Manila, Caliraya Springs Golf and Country Club situated in Laguna.
Undulating fairways, pot bunkers, stunning views and sand traps are all part of the luxury amenities offered by these courses.
Yachting is another luxury that you can indulge in while on holiday in the Philippines. You could either go on a yacht tour or hire a private yacht to sail across the white sandy beaches and idyllic islands. The island of Mindoro is famous for its stunningly breathtaking coral gardens, the memory of which is sure to linger for a lifetime.
One of the best sailing packages is offered by Yacht Charter Philippines located in Puerto Galera; the package includes accommodation in luxurious and secluded villas with an ocean view and a sail in a 36-foot cruiser yacht. Maricaban islands is another prime anchorage with panoramic scenery; you could either opt for daytime trips or the overnight stays to wake up to the sound of waves lapping outside your window.
The Philippines offer:
  • Tropical weather.
  • Over 700 islands.
  • Excellent food.
  • Friendly fun-loving people.
  • Safety and security
  • Scubadiving, golfing and yachting.
  • Beautiful flora anf fauna.
  • A modern infrastructure.

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