The Philippines is defined by its crystal-clear shores, rich jungles and friendly people, making it a favoured backdrop for wellness travel. Home to over 7,000 islands the pristine getaway is celebrated for its great outdoors and serene hideouts, some of which are now owned by sustainable luxury wellness resorts to welcome guests to a real-life paradise. If you’re looking for your next wellness retreat or spa escape in The Philippines, add these gems to your list…
The Farm at San Benito
A pioneer for holistic wellness in the region, The Farm at San Benito is a tranquil resort famous for its immersive detox retreats. Set within the lush jungle, the property combines modern science with traditional healing remedies to provide a unique approach to wellness. Located 90 minutes from Manila Airport, the retreat makes you feel like you’re worlds away, with three main onsite sanctuaries to choose from: the Holistic Sanctuary, the Healing Sanctuary Spa and the Aqua Sanctuary. Each programme is tailor-made and results-driven making it an ideal spot for urbanites looking for an undisturbed escape amid nature surroundings.
Prices from US$998 for a two-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
Occupying its own private island in the Sulu Sea, Amanpulo is Aman’s luxury venture into The Philippines, offering a beautiful beachfront resort accessible only by private plane. Each island-side cottage boasts ocean and rainforest views, some with private pools for those willing to splurge. Immerse yourself at the stunning spa, a peaceful space for quiet contemplation and start your mornings with yoga and pilates while watching the sunrise from the pavilion.
Prices from US$2,750 for a two-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
Up in the hills of Tagaytay, Qiwellness Living overlooks the beautiful Taal Lake, showcasing a calm, lesser-known boutique respite. The property is inspired by centuries-old architecture and cuisine from China, combined with modern touches. Here, guests can book into the quiet spa, indulge in a tea experience and soak in the natural surroundings that create a sensorial journey from the moment you arrive—highlighted by the sound of a Chau gong as you step into this hidden oasis.
Prices from US$271 for a one-night retreat | qiwellnessliving.ph
The Mithi Resort & Spa
Bohol’s premier spa resort is a 14-hectare haven boasting half a kilometre of pristine white sand beach. Pamper yourself at this luxury spot and leave all your worries behind as you experience the best of its wellness offerings and stunning environment. Activities include the spa, gym, kayaking, paddle boarding, tennis and more. The iconic Dream Islet is a private romance spot that has been host to many private dinners and proposals.
Prices from US$85 per night | mithiresort.com
Badian Island Wellness Resort
Eco-friendly hotel Badian Island Wellness Resort is set within tropical grounds with a white-sand beach. The 30-year-old property focuses on holistic wellbeing with its natural spa treatments, yoga sessions and organic eating and drinking lifestyle. Its on-site Spa Village features pampering treatments while overlooking the waters while the Thalasso pool is the ideal way to continue the experience post-treatment.
Prices from US$390 per night | badianwellness.com
The five-star Shangri-La Boracay sprawls across 12 hectares of the serene island. Surrounded by the lush tropics, the hotel has 219 rooms and villas showcasing contemporary style, updated with Filipino touches. Guests can marvel at the azure ocean views from every angle, while the CHI spa is the perfect oasis for island retreating.
Prices from US$181 per night | shangri-la.com