5-Star Hotel Guide


The Philippines exquisite islands and natural wonders will beguile you


Favourite 5-star resorts in the Philippines

Wake up to enthusiastic morning greetings of ‘magandang umaga po’ in the sunshine-filled islands of The Philippines. With thousands of tropical islands scattered across the archipelagos, the Philippines has it all: equisite islands, inviting beaches, emerald green rainforests, trekkable mountains, and some of the best diving spots in the world.

Land in the capital, Manila and embrace its chaotic charm, where a kaleidoscope of gourmet restaurants, art stores and palaces vie for attention. Elsewhere, you'll find the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Banaue and its acres of hilltop rice terraces, the mysterious underground Hinagdanan caves in Bohol and Tagatay’s volcano island with a charming 18-hole golf course in the highlands.

However we recommend flying on to Palawan, where you will find our two top tips for tranquility in the Philippines - Amanpulo in the Cuyo Archipeligo, and Banwa Private Island in an exquisite Marine Protecteed Area in Northeastern Palawan.

Both islands offer both an escape from the urban world and a reconnection with nature. If you dive, both are exceptional, but nature is also special here on land and in the air, with Banwa one of the few places you can see endangered hawsbill turtles hatching, swim with dugongs (Sea Cows) and watch Tabon birds and white collared kingfiishers during the day and rare Mananani Scops Owls at night.

The Philippines is an exotic mix of natural beauty, wildlife, paradisical beaches and rich cultural heritage in just the right blend.