2013 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the Philippines

Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Samal Island
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The Philippines is an ideal destination for honeymooners. The entire process from the planning to the wedding day itself is really tiring and what you really need afterwards is a relaxing vacation in a beautiful place. The Philippines can offer just that.

Amanpulo Resort Beach Front
Amanpulo Resort Beach Front

This is a country known for fantastic hot weather, perfect for relaxing by the pool or on the beach with a celebratory cocktail. The Philippines is also known for friendliness and great customer service, which makes relaxing much more realistic and enjoyable.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Philippines, or you simply haven’t planned a honeymoon before, here are my recommendations for enjoying yourself to the fullest.

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa Beach Front
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa Beach Front

Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu

Offering gorgeous grounds, a full spa, and a beach just a few steps from your luxury suite, you’ll find everything you want at Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa. The resort is extremely well maintained and the views are truly spectacular. The resort offers a wide range of activities such as diving, wake boarding etc. The restaurants offer a wide variety of foods and drinks and tastes very good too!

Thunderbird Resort, Poro Point Sunset
Thunderbird Resort, Poro Point Sunset

Thunderbird Resort, Poro Point

If you also want to witness the beautiful sunset in the northern part of the Philippines, the Thunderbird Resort at Poro Point in San Fernando La Union is your type of place. The resort is complete with amenities and considered one of the few luxury resorts in the north. Excellent food awaits you, as well.

Buri Resort and Spa in Puerto Galera
Buri Resort and Spa in Puerto Galera

Buri Resort and Spa, Puerto Galera

Showcasing the lush jungle that the Philippines is known for, Buri has both incredible views of the mountains and Batangas Bay. Considered as the best resort in Puerto Galera. Experience the stunning sunsets, gorgeous beaches, beautiful gardens and good food at Buri Resort and Spa.

Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa in Marinduque
Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa in Marinduque

Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa

Treat yourself to a really stunning visit to the unique Bellarocca Island at Marinduque. With its white Santorini-inspired architecture on rolling terrain contrasted with the azure blue of the sky above and the clear water below, Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa offers a fantastic experience unlike any other place in the Philippines and across South-East Asia. Glistening in the sun on a small, jungled island in the middle of beautiful, calm seas, you’ll fall in love at first sight.

Room with a View at Misibis Bay
Room with a View at Misibis Bay

Misibis Bay

Another unique and private resort away from the rest of the world, Misibis Bay is beautifully designed with various pools and a pristine beach waiting for you. Misibis Bay is a private tropical hideaway built on a pristine stretch of beach along the southern tip of Cagraray island in Bacacay, Albay. This breathtaking, 5-hectare island resort may be reached via a 50-minute flight from Manila to Legazpi, then a scenic travel by land (45-minutes), by a private helicopter (15 minutes), or by a fast watercraft (30 minutes).

Apulit Island Resort in Taytay Palawan
Apulit Island Resort in Taytay Palawan

Apulit Island Resort

Apulit Island is a very special place. Want to hang out at the beach? What about sleeping in a cabana out over the water. Traditional and contemporary design was used to create a truly unique, exotic experience. Formerly called Club Noah Isabelle, Apulit Island Resort in Taytay, Northern Palawan, offers an idyllic getaway for those in search of a tropical paradise. The sprawling resort is set within a pristine cove with a wide expanse of white-sand beach lined with coconut palm trees. It boasts of an unspoiled location and showcases a wealth of wildlife, colorful tropical fishes, and scenic landscapes.

Amanpulo

Amanpulo offers the pristine vistas and grand comforts of a true spa experience at a resort.  Amanpulo on Pamalican is part of the Quiniluban Group of Cuyo Islands, situated in the north of the Philippine province of Palawan. Located 288 kilometres south of Manila, Pamalican is five kilometres long and only 500 metres across at its widest point.

Pangulasian Island Resort Pool Villa
Pangulasian Island Resort Pool Villa

Pangulasian Island Resort

Another one of the El Nido Resorts, you’ll experience luxury with modern designs that make the place friendlier to the planet. Pangulasian Island is El Nido Resorts’ luxury island hideaway in Bacuit Bay, El Nido. The resort is set fronting a pristine beach and against a backdrop of tropical forest. Also known as the “Island of the Sun”, Pangulasian has breathtaking views of both the sunrise and sunset. Frolic in the 750-meter stretch of white sand beach and be amazed by the Coral reefs located within minutes from your suite. Discover diverse flora and fauna thriving in its forest.

Club Paradise in Coron Palawan
Club Paradise in Coron Palawan

Club Paradise, Palawan

A shining example of friendly and luxurious offerings. Visit the dugong (manatee) dive center or relax on chairs between the pool and the beach. Club Paradise resort can arrange island tours and beach activities, while Dugong Dive Centre offers diving courses. Other facilities include a spa, karaoke room and souvenir shops. Enjoy Buffet spreads at Ocean Restaurant include local and international favourites. Diners can watch cultural performances on selected days. Wine and cocktails can be enjoyed at Dugong Bar. Club Paradise Resort can be reached via a one-hour flight from Manila to Busuanga, followed by a 30-minute jeepney ride to the port and a 30-minute boat ride to the island.

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort in Cebu
Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort in Cebu

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Along with more traditional options, you can enjoy glamping at its finest at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort. Check out their luxury tents with full amenities and do something different on your honeymoon in the Philippines. Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort is the only resort on the island, 24-hectare Sumilon Bluewater offers 4-star accommodation with direct access to coral reef beaches. It features free Wi-Fi in public areas and an outdoor pool. Spacious cottages at Bluewater Island Resort Sumilon feature a private veranda with lounge chairs. They are air conditioned and have a TV, work desk and safe. Hot/cold shower is available in the private bathroom.

Infinity Pool at Amorita Resort in Bohol
Infinity Pool at Amorita Resort in Bohol

Amorita Beach Resort

One of the most popular resorts in Bohol, Amorita Resort, which means my little darling, is a beach resort in Panglao Island, Bohol located at a quiet end of Alona beach. Amorita is the perfect destination for private and intimate escapes making it perfect for weddings, honeymoons, and families. If you are looking for a perfect honeymoon spot in Bohol, you can’t go wrong with Amorita.

Antulang Beach Resort
Antulang Beach Resort

Antulang Beach Resort in Dumaguete

Nestled 40 kilometers south of Dumaguete City, Philippines, ANTULANG BEACH RESORT is proud to be the first Philippine resort to offer private pool villas to guests.  Beaches, reefs, nature walks – you can get it all here. But the real highlight at Antulang Beach is the private pool villas. Your own pool and Jacuzzi? Perfect for a honeymoon.

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel is a world-renowned Triple A resort located at the beachfront of Station 2 in Boracay Island, Philippines. It has 52 rooms and suites and offers a modern Filipino design that captivates the essence of luxurious living in a tropical island setting. A great place if you want to relax and recover with traditional Filipino Hilot Massage, hot stone massage, body scrubs, facials, and holistic treatments of all kinds. Plus, of course, the beach and the pool.

The Manor Camp John Hay
The Manor Camp John Hay

The Manor Camp John Hay

Want to do some golfing on your honeymoon? This is the spot in the Philippines Summer Capital. Beautiful rooms and a gorgeous setting as well as some of the best golfing in the Philippines. The Manor Camp John Hay is not only distinguished by its impressive architecture and cozy interiors, but also blessed with an environment that truly sets it apart from other hotels in Baguio City. This four-storey structure, designed to blend neatly with towering pine trees, provides a magnificent view of the Cordillera mountain range. Here, one can literally open windows to cool, fresh air.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Samal Island
Pearl Farm Beach Resort in Samal Island

Pearl Farm, Davao

The Pearl Farm Beach Resort is situated on the peaceful side of Samal Island, the hotel is a 40 minute boat ride away from the chaos of the city. Providing scenic views, the hotel rests quietly amongst the tranquil clear shores of the sea and a hillside cliff. The exotic hotel rooms, with wooden floors and local decorations, are equipped with modern facilities. The Parola bar is a great place to sit and enjoy a cocktail and light snack while watching the sunset. The exotic hotel is the ideal destination for diving enthusiasts and travelers who want the perfect island vacation getaway. Unbelievable and unique beach front rooms await you at Pearl Farm.

For me, these resorts are the 2013 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the Philippines. Check out their websites and see what each has to offer. You can’t go wrong, and at least one will steal your heart just in time for your honeymoon.

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