The Most Expensive Philippine Getaways


We can dream, can’t we? 


There are literally thousands of islands to visit in the Philippines, each with its own unique character and charm. But while this is so, it’s no secret that the price of staying in one island is hardly ever the same as staying in another. Even in one stretch of sand, one resort will be more expensive than the other.


The thing is, we all know that those high numbers mean something – better amenities, better services, better lodging, a better view and an overall better experience. But what exactly do you get if you sell out the extra (hundreds of) thousands of pesos?


Amanpulo, Pamalican Island, Palawan

Guests are flown into a private island on the Sulu Sea by private plane. You’ll have the option to stay in the beach casitas or treetop casitas. The beach accommodations include a private walkway that leads straight to the beach. Meanwhile, the tree casitas are situated above the tree line right in the middle of nature. You can also opt to stay in a private villa right on the beach – with its own pool, lounge and kitchen. Did we mention you’ll also get your own cook and housekeeper?


Of course, the island itself is beautiful as well. White sand beaches, turquoise blue waters that are so clear you can see the sea floor, and lush greenery that will have you gushing for days.


Price range: Php57,500 – Php275,000 a night.


Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa, Boracay Island

Chances are, you know all about Boracay. It tends to be a busy island, with parties going on almost every weekend. Its filled with tourists to meet and activities to enjoy. But somewhere in the island lies Shangri-La Boracay, which serves as a relaxing haven for those that want to enjoy the powder white sand without the thumbing bar beats.


Shangri-La is arguably one of the most known hotel franchise in the world – and for good reason. Their level of service is virtually unmatched, and their food and amenity options are varied and reliable. You’ll get this all and more at their Boracay branch. 


Prince range: Php20,500 – Php120,000 a night.


Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa, Panglao Island, Bohol

Bohol is another popular island, though it definitely does not get the foot traffic that Boracay or Palawan do. And honestly, we don’t understand why. Bohol has its own stretch of fine-sand beaches and has a nightlife that is chiller than its counterparts but nevertheless is still notable. And when you stay in Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa, you won’t miss Boracay or Palawan at all.


Guests get to stay at their own native-inspired villas at Eskaya. And while the beach is both pristine and beautiful, each villa still comes with its own swimming pool.


Price range: Php26,250 – Php163,750 a night.


It might take us a while to get to these places, but it is free to dream. And having a goal as beautiful and enticing as these resorts definitely cannot be a bad thing.