Hotels in Philippines

Eight Javanese-inspired villas located on the island’s southernmost tip.

Surrounded by 123,000 acres of protected forests, jagged limestone cliffs, and hidden lagoons, travelers to sister resorts El Nido Lagen Island and El Nido Miniloc Island can take their pick of daily activities: bird-watching, kayaking, rock climbing, or simply watching fish swim below one of the

The capital's Manila Hotel, with its embroidered linens, ornately carved teak beds, original brass chandeliers, and black-and-white floor tiles, reflects the antithesis of the sleek design aesthetic that pervades much of Southeast Asia.

A longtime backpacker haven 200 miles south of Manila, Boracay finally has a luxury property worthy of its white-sand coastline. Situated in a sheltered cove alongside two private beaches, the 219 rooms and villas are decorated with indigenous touches (woven abaca rugs; capiz shells).

On Siargao Island, in the southeast corner of the Philippines, two Paris transplants recently opened this haven for surfers and Manila urbanites. The property’s five airy beachfront cottages have dark doyok-doyok–wood floors and small balconies with rattan hammocks.

Since its days as a rustic backpackers’ haven—where power was supplied by generators and ice was ferried in—Boracay Island, 200 miles south of Manila, has grown into a stylish tropical retreat. Now resorts attract a global mix of travelers to these powdery shores.

This pair of 11-story towers in Makati, Manila's financial hub, was originally built in 1976 to impress delegates attending the IMF world conference and underwent a major overhaul in 2008.

On its own beachfront cove, with palm-filled grounds, two pools, a child-friendly indoor playroom, and a Chi spa. 

Many of the 30 rooms overlook the sea.

Barefoot elegance is the prevailing vibe on this tiny island, where the 2 ½-mile stretch known as White Beach is often singled out for having the softest sand in the world.

Curvilinear, blonde-wood paneling envelopes the 696 guestrooms at this prestigious property, just 20 minutes from the international airport. With generous views of the pulsing financial district, the hotel contains a range of meeting spots for power-player guests.