With its mesmerising tropical sceneries, we can definitely conclude that the Philippines is one of the most ideal places to spend any vacation. Luxurious accommodations, genuine Filipino hospitality, superb cuisine... what more could you ask for? While most hotels certainly have it all figured out, a few honourable mentions deserve to be disclosed for giving that extra punch, specifically, through their innovative swimming pools. They have captured the hearts of travellers and conquered their social media feeds, and we’re here to show you why.
With Palawan owning many of the most stunning waters and beaches in the world, it’s not surprising that many hotels of high-end nature have continued to sprout across its islands. With more competition, Astoria Palawan in the capital city of Puerto Princesa easily stands out because of its eco-friendly approach to providing guests both luxury and comfort while keeping the raw beauty of the islands in place. Apart from its retention pond and own water park, the resort is also famous for another water facility that truly captures the magic of Palawan – the infinity pool. The pool brings ease for guests who prefer to just stay in the waters for as long as they want by incorporating the sunbeds in it.
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Rates start at ₱4,000++ / night
Book directly with Astoria Palawan and get ready to pack your beach bags for a Sandbar Adventure! Only 20-minutes boat ride away and you'll have an amazing time on a shifting sandbar. Starting from Php 800/person, you can enjoy a boat ride, cold towel, beach towel, a bottled water, 2 bibingkinitan and fresh buko. Click HERE to book now.
Busuanga Bay Lodge
Ever thought of living on your own island? Probably the closest you can get to for now is staying in Busuanga Bay Lodge in northern Palawan, just 45 minutes by air from Manila and Cebu. Situated in the so-called "last ecological frontier in the world", this boutique resort hotel does its part in maintaining a harmonious relationship with the local community and the environment. The designs and food options, for example, are carefully thought out to prevent as much damage to the surroundings as possible. One more thing that you’d surely admire about the resort is its humble infinity pool. With the vast Busuanga Bay area in your view and some sunbeds to lay down on, you’ll be treated to one of the most rewarding island experiences you could have.
Rates start at ₱18,000++ / night
When you hear of a resort strategically perched on top of a limestone cliff in one of the country’s more charming provinces, you know you’re in for one amazing vacation. The multi-awarded Amorita Resort has a wide selection of offerings not found in other resorts including its own marine sanctuary which can be explored by guests who are looking for some adventure in diving. But if you just want to relax and feel the tropical sun and breeze soothe you to your content, Amorita Resort’s infinity pools (yes, they have more than one!) will handle it for you. While you get water-pampered, you can enjoy the unending view of the ocean which is filled with some tourist boats every now and then.
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Rates start at ₱8,400 / night
Book Amorita Resort's Serendipity Package and reward yourself with a luxurious getaway in one of the most beautiful provinces in the country – Bohol. From only ₱8,500++ enjoy daily breakfast, one blissful one-hour massage per adult, an afternoon tea break, and roundtrip airport or seaport transfers. What are you waiting for? Pamper yourself and grab this special offer now! Click HERE to book.
Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa
Lying on the southernmost tip of Bohol, Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa promises nothing less of paradise. The 16-hectare property isn’t just about the beach or the hills. It also comprises of flat land, a ravine and caves to give every sort of guest his or her own opportunity for a memorable personal stay. Entering the resort, one will immediately take notice of how much of a Filipino creation it is, with the accommodations structured out of indigenous materials complemented with modern touches for that luxurious vibe. On top of its villas having their own private pools, an infinity pool awaits in the grounds for everyone to enjoy. While facing the Bohol Sea, one look at the pool creates the illusion that it is an extension of the body of water itself.
Rates start at ₱17,000++ / night
Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan
An award-winning spa, a weekly beachfront open-pit grill and villas and casitas decorated with authentic Cebuano touches – these are just some of the reasons why many travellers choose to stay at Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan for a getaway in Cebu with their families or partners. While the feeling of instant isolation may hit you once you enter the resort, it provides all the convenience you will need for a productive stay. Another raved feature of the resort is its infinity pool which faces the Mactan waters so perfectly. If you’re looking for a place to just chill and laze the afternoon away with your significant other, this is the place to be. It also transforms into a venue for the resort’s weekly water aerobics session and the Saturday foam party, so you get the best of more than two worlds in one amazing location.
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Rates start at ₱7,000++ / night
Embrace summer with Crimson Resort & Spa Mactan and enjoy special privileges for two such as buffet breakfast at Saffron Café, free one-hour use of the karaoke room at Score Sports Bar and many other awesome perks including complimentary mini bar items, use of snorkeling gears, ₱500 cash rebate per night, 20% off on non-motorized watersports facilities and 40% discount on spa. Plus get a chance to win a 2-night, 3-day stay in Kamuela Sanur, Bali Indonesia. Click HERE to book now!
Santiago Bay Garden & Resort
Camotes Islands. Now that’s a name you’ve probably heard at least once by now. The islands comprising it are witness to century’s worth of history, as well as to the rustic landscape that abounds with it. Unlike the more luxurious resorts from key hubs in the country, Santiago Bay Garden & Resort offers accommodations that are fairly accessible to visitors who have a taste for simplicity. Still, it is highlighted by amenities that almost rival those of higher-end resorts mostly because of the majestic views that go with them. The two infinity pools of the resort overlooking the sea and white sand beach serve as the perfect settings for a relaxing sunset lounge after the day’s tours.
Rates start at ₱1,000++ / night
Perth Paradise Resort
So maybe you like more greens than blues? Perth Paradise Resort, located in Sipalay, Negros Occidental, may not be a brand many people have heard of in terms of luxury getaways, but it is certainly on the right track in convincing people that it is a destination worth a second look at. The resort not only offers a promising home for vacationers in the Jewel of the Sugar Island, but a myriad of water activities like kayaking, island hopping and jet skiing to fulfil your tropical escapade dreams. To top it off, it has its own infinity pool that provides a majestic view of the lagoon below. Compared to the other properties, your eyes will be treated more by the nearby islets which serve as the perfect frame for the much-awaited sunset.
Rates start at ₱1,300++ / night
Antulang Beach Resort
Negros Oriental may not be a place that instantly comes to mind when we think of a Filipino vacation, unless you bring up its city, Dumaguete, which already made a name for itself for its historical and cultural attractions. The former is home to Antulang Beach Resort which, upon searching on Google, you would think you’re looking at photos of a resort in Palawan or Bohol. That just makes the resort all the more intriguing. It is even the only resort on the island that features private pool villas and heated outdoor jacuzzis in its accommodations. With its positioning on the edge of a cliff, it’s easy to say that its infinity pool offers nothing less than a spectacular experience.
Rates start at ₱2,800++ / night
Azumi Boutique Hotel
Who says paradise can’t be found even in the crazy world of Manila? As hectic as it is, it’s easy to forget that there are, in fact, several places in the city for people to unwind in, and Azumi Boutique Hotel is one of them. Located in Alabang, this hip hotel redefines modern luxury with its minimalist yet elegant use of colours and elements to make everything look undistracting to the eye. It also has the only saltwater infinity lap pool in Metro Manila which automatically puts it a spot higher in our list of favourite pools in the capital. The facility sits on the rooftop of the property which lets you enjoy a panoramic view of the city and appreciate it from afar, especially at night!
Rates start at ₱2,700++ / night
If it comes down to anything luxury, Luxent Hotel in Quezon City is pretty much somewhere at the top of the list. It is a four-star property that delivers a wide range of work, play and staycation amenities while being in the convenient location in the entertainment, shopping and recreation centres of the biggest city in Metro Manila. Fancy having a night out with your friends? Timog Avenue’s stretch of bars and restaurants will keep you busy all night long! At the 6th floor of the hotel lie its two swimming pools, one of which is for children. An infinity pool offers an additional unique thrill for guests. Its one side facing the building is made up of glass wall which makes for the perfect underwater Instagram shots. And on the other side, you’ll get to see a beautiful view of the city that’ll make you forget all the buzzing happenings down below.
Rates start at ₱4,500++ / night
The Lind Boracay
From the moment The Lind Boracay touched the shores of what has often been dubbed as "the most beautiful island in the world", it has set the bar high for giving luxury coastal living its definition. Guests not only flock to stay in its over a hundred chic rooms and suites, but to experience its world-class spa, vibrant bars and restaurants, and of course, its unique infinity pool. When not relaxing in the resort’s equally gorgeous beach level pools, guests can be found indulging in the signature facility located on the third level. The pool looks as though it is an extension of the ocean itself with coconut trees protruding into the view, adding to that all-impressive tropical feel.
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Rates start at ₱11,100++ / night
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Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa
Boracay may be home to one of the famous beaches in the world, but that doesn’t keep our eyes from looking at the hillside section of the island where Shangri-La's Boracay Resort and Spa rests. Hailed as the first and only deluxe resort in all of Boracay, Shangri-La offers a more peaceful alternative to travellers’ stay in the island, without depriving them completely of its natural tropical charm and staycation fun. Speaking of charm, its infinity pool has all the right elements for a calming swim under the sun. Instead of a single stretch or block of pool, Shangri-La’s version boasts curves and a more playful touch, giving it the impression of a typical river leading to the ocean.
Rates start at ₱20,000++ / night
With these pools becoming more and more of a trend nowadays, it’s not easy to pull one off. But these resorts definitely did.
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