If you've always dreamed of escaping to a tropical island getaway, you will find just that on one of the beautiful Philippine islands. The entire country is actually spread out over a series of 7,641 islands. Boasting moderate temperatures in the winter, there is surely a special island and resort to satisfy the most discriminating traveler.
First on the list of best resorts, is the fabulous Two Seasons found on Bulalacao Island, about 200 miles southwest of Manila. This 5-star eco-friendly resort features relaxing bungalows, dining experiences with stunning views and lush tropical gardens.
Tucked away in the central region of the Philippine islands is the Mactan resort on the island of Lapu Lapu. Accommodations feature lush views of both tropical gardens and crystal clear blue-green waters. Guests will enjoy luxurious amenities that truly earn this resort its signature name of "Shangri-La".
Yet another Shangri-La, this one tucked away on a small island somewhat closer to Manila, is the Boracay Resort & Spa. Enjoy your own private villa overlooking some of the world's most natural beauty. Trip Advisor touts this resort as the best on the island of Boracay.
Another getaway found again on the island of Lapu Lapu, is the Crimson Resort and Spa. Enjoy snorkeling, spa treatments, amazing service and of course, all the natural beauty found on a tropical island paradise.
Escape to this tiny island in the southwestern portion of the Philippines and enjoy paradise from your own private cottage. Enjoy a sunrise or sunset cruise, a visit to one of the local lagoons, or just admire the view from your own private veranda.
Discover more luxury holiday destinations in our Where to go on Vacation column. Also, make sure to check out our What to Wear on Vacation style guide.
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