Romantic Places in Philippines
Islands of Palawan Province Sugary white sand beaches dot the 1,780 islands lying between the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea. Two world heritage sites are also found here: the coral-rich Tubbatbaha Reef and the limestone karst landscape of Puerto-Princesa National Park. Miniloc Island Resort El Nido Island, Philippines T: +63 2 894-5644. US$ 425-, all inclusive www.elnidoresorts.com Miniloc Island Resort is set in a cove with a backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs. Reminiscent of a coastal village, Miniloc’s quaint charm is enhanced by its crystal clear waters teeming with tropical fishes. Located about 260 miles southwest of Manila.
Amanpulo Pamalian Island, Phillipines T:+63 2 759-4040. 29 bungalows. US$ 624- www.amanpulo.com Aman-style luxury on a private white sand beach island in the Sulu Sea; located 225 miles south of Manila. Ananyana Beach Resort and Spa Doljo Beach Bohol, Philippines T: +63 38 502-8101. 12 bungalows. US$ 220- www.ananyana.com Luxury thatched roof-huts on a sandy beach in this secluded Central Visayas isle. Open-air restaurant serves Filipino-Mediterranean food like penne with pork adobo. This romantic hotel is located an hour’s flight and half hour drive (they’ll pick you up) from Manila, Islands of Siargao Del Norte Province Siargao, a teardrop-shaped island facing the Pacific Ocean in the Philippine Sea, features mangrove forests, white sand beaches and an awesome wave break known to surfers as Cloud 9. The island hosts an annual international surfing tournament which attracts world pros. Fly in from Manila to Cebu, then take a Cebu Pacific flight to Siargao’s tiny airport.
Dedon Island Resort Siargao Island Siargao Del Norte, Philippines T: +49 (0)40 307 086 690. US$ 1,150-, 9 villas. Includes all meals and activities except deep-sea fishing www.dedonislandresort.com Created by a former Belgian soccer star turned high-end outdoor furniture maven, the resort showcases his woven furniture made by Philippine master weavers. This romantic hotel resort combines high-end design with high-end adventures.
Kalinaw Siargao Island Siargao Del Norte, Philippines T: +63 921 320 0442. US$ 195- www.kalinawresort.com Two Parisian designers created this chic romantic beachside hotel.