Top 7 Beach Resorts In And Near Iloilo City, Philippines - Updated 2024

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Found in a province of the same name, Iloilo City is a charming municipality with a quintessential charm. Thanks to its Spanish colonial heritage, tourists will find iconic landmarks within the city’s borders, such as Jaro Metropolitan Cathedral in Jaro Plaza, the 19th-century Neo-Gothic Molo Church, and the 1920s Nelly’s Garden, to name a few. Museo Iloilo is your go-to destination if you wish to know the city on a deeper level. For art enthusiasts, you’ll find stunning modern masterpieces at the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art.

What can you look forward to in Iloilo City?

  • As the capital city of the “Province of Festivals,” Iloilo City hosts many events. One you shouldn’t miss is the annual Paraw Regatta, Asia’s longest-standing traditional craft event and the largest sailing event in the country. This is the kind of event that I would love to write more about in hopes of exposing its intricacies and history to a wider group of people.

  • Another cultural event I want to witness is the Dinagyang Festival, which occurs on the fourth Sunday of each January. It’s a celebration of different tribes through dance, art, and even food!

Why visit Iloilo City?

  • Other than vibrant celebrations, the city is known for its food. It was actually recognized as one of UNESCO’s Creative Cities for Gastronomy in 2023 because of its thriving food community, traditional cooking practices, use of indigenous ingredients and more! I would definitely be eager to connect with the locals by trying their delicious food.

Despite all of the exciting things happening here, those visiting Iloilo City to relax will also not be disappointed. There are not only several Airbnb vacation rentals but also plenty of lavish resorts to have a beach holiday in the Philippines. Browse through this list of top beach resorts in and near Iloilo City, Philippines.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 12, 2024.

Beach life in and near Iloilo City

While Iloilo City offers many historical sites to visit, its surroundings boast natural treasures that all travelers, especially beach lovers, will appreciate.

In the city itself, you will find Villa Beach, a long stretch of sand lined with restaurants. A must-try is Breakthrough Restaurant, which is known for its fresh seafood (so fresh that the fish and other sea creatures are floating around in tanks until needed). I would want to try the baked scallops and sizzling crab meat, as I love tasting local flavors when I travel.

To make the most of your time here, plan to come between November and May, when you have the most chance of sunny skies. Avoid coming in August, which is the peak of the rainy season. If you do come during the summer, make sure to dress accordingly in breezy clothes and pack an umbrella or hat and sunscreen to avoid sunburns.

Beach resort in Iloilo City

1. Sea Garden Resort Iloilo (from USD 39)

This beachfront resort with a pool in Iloilo City is just a short walk from the ocean, promising you a relaxing coastal stay. Sea Garden Resort Iloilo features cozy accommodations, including family suites. After enjoying a restful sleep, head to the in-house coffee shop for a pick-me-up and indulge in continental, Asian, or American breakfast to fuel yourself for the day ahead.

Furthermore, the two outdoor pools are perfect for a swim when you are not exploring the nearby beach. Your little ones can enjoy themselves in the dedicated kids’ pool, which features fun water slides. The on-site restaurant also offers child-friendly meals.

  • Property highlights: One of the three pools here overlooks the sparkling ocean.
  • Nearest beach: This beachfront resort will keep you close to the water that's just beyond the property.
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Family Suite has air-conditioned interiors as well as an outdoor dining area for plenty of bonding moments.
  • Activities/tours: This accommodation offers a kiddie pool with a playground and several water features to guarantee a fun time.
  • Ideal for: Families, as this place has large accommodations and a children's playground.
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Sea Garden Resort Iloilo

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Coastal Road, Barangay Camangay, Leganes
8.98 km (5.6 mi) from Molo Church

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace

Other beach accommodations in and near Iloilo City, Philippines

2. Sajo Plaza & Residences (from USD 68)

Nestled a short walk from the shoreline of Iloilo Strait, Sajo Plaza & Residences provides several accommodation options for a perfect beachfront holiday. You can choose from a two-bedroom or a single-room apartment depending on your preference. However, regardless of your choice, all apartments feature a living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a balcony to admire the ocean views.

Besides having fun on the beach, you can even enjoy a session of karaoke with your loved ones for an additional charge. Take advantage of the paid laundry facilities and a mini market on-site to have a stress-free vacation. Additionally, your pets can enjoy a stay here for an extra charge, and pet bowls are provided for your fur baby’s convenience.

  • Property highlights: Booking this beachfront accommodation means you'll have a view of Guimaras Island.
  • Nearest beach: The property is just across the road from the shores of Iloilo Strait.
  • Suggested rooms/units: Book the two-bedroom apartment with a private kitchen and a view of the ocean.
  • Activities/tours: From here, you can take a tour of the Iloilo Fishing Port and try the food at the local market.
  • Ideal for: Friends, as this rental has karaoke facilities for entertaining nights together.
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Sajo Plaza & Residences

Address: Sto. Nino Sur Villa Arevalo, Iloilo City
4.58 km (2.9 mi) from Molo Church

Parking Pets allowed Terrace Non-smoking rooms Barber/beauty shop Family rooms Ironing service Free parking

3. Shamrock Beach Resort Iloilo (from USD 49)

The gorgeous beachfront scenery and quality amenities of Shamrock Beach Resort Iloilo are all you need for a wonderful vacation. It features a magnificent seaside setting, surrounded by lush grassland to ensure that visitors will have a dreamily restful stay. Each of its rooms is fully air-conditioned and well-furnished with cozy beds fitted with clean sheets.

Plus, it is family-friendly and provides cots or cribs for visitors with infants as well as rooms that can accommodate up to eight people. For guests traveling by car, there are parking spaces available on the premises for your convenience.

  • Property highlights: This resort offers nipa huts along the shore so you can lounge or have a meal while admiring the ocean.
  • Beach amenities: Nipa huts
  • Ideal for: Guests who want to disconnect near the sea, as the beachfront property does not have WiFi so that you can leave work woes behind.

Tip from Content Creator

Miag-ao Church Miag-ao Church

Less than a 30-minute ride from this resort is Miag-ao Church. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is one of the four Baroque churches in the Philippines under the Spanish era. It is the only one in the Visayas, as the others are in Luzon.

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Shamrock Beach Resort Iloilo

7.0 User Rating

Address: Brgy. Nanga, Guimbal, Guimbal, Iloilo, Philippines, 5022
22.24 km (13.9 mi) from Molo Church

4. Wellkens Beach Resort

Wellkens Beach Resort is found within the bustling Villa Arevalo, 6.2 km (3.9 mi) from downtown and 40 minutes from Iloilo International Airport. For guests’ convenience, taxis and jeepneys are easily accessible to reach the resort and other things to do in Iloilo City.

With a sandy beach as your next-door neighbor during your stay, you can expect a vacation filled with saltwater swims and lots of sunbathing. Here, you can also try going on banana boat rides or kayaking excursions. I love new experiences, and these watersports are some that I’d definitely be adding to my list if I were in the area.

Wellkens Beach Resort sleeps guests in affordable accommodations with electric fans. While there is no WiFi throughout the hotel, local networks have strong coverage in the area. Fresh linens and towels are provided as well. On-site dining, barbecue facilities, karaoke, and a car park are some of the amenities in store for vacationers at this resort.

  • Property highlights: This beachfront property has a private garden as well as various watersports to keep you occupied throughout your visit.
  • Nearest beach: Villa Beach is just a short stroll from the resort.
  • Beach access: Public
  • Beach amenities: Covered dining areas, watersports, beach volleyball, and soccer.
  • Suggested rooms/units: If you're planning to spend most of your time on the beach anyway, book the Fan Room Without TV for a comfy place to sleep at the end of the day.
  • Activities/tours: For an exciting vacation, try the on-site jet skis, banana boat rides, paddleboards, and kayaks.
  • Ideal for: Adventurous guests, as the resort has plenty of watersports for them to try.

Tip from tour guide

Molo Plaza

Less than a 15-minute drive from Wellkens Beach Resort is Molo Church in Molo Plaza. Visit at night to see it and the fountain in front of it lit up.

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Wellkens Beach Resort

7.0 User Rating

Address: Villa Beach, Sto. Nino Norte Arevalo, Iloilo City, Villa Arevalo, Iloilo, Philippines, 5000
3.32 km (2.1 mi) from Molo Church

5. Bearland Paradise Resort (from USD 79)

Daydreaming of a fun-filled holiday in Iloilo province filled with bliss and relaxation? Make it a reality and stay at Bearland Paradise Resort in the municipality of Tigbauan. Since it has a beachfront location, guests have quick access to the sea and stunning scenery. Besides a beach area, this three-star resort has an outdoor pool, offering guests the best of both worlds. More so, it has on-site dining, and breakfast meals are prepared for vacationers daily.

There are 30 rooms laid across this cheap beach resort in Iloilo, and they are equipped with en suite baths, coffee-making essentials, and WiFi. Room service is accessible to patrons. Housekeeping, laundry services, and a car park are at your disposal as well. If you feel like exploring Iloilo City, it will only take you a 20-minute trip to reach the provincial capital.

If you’re like me and you like trying new things, definitely plan your trip for the high season (between December and May). During this time, the resort offers a variety of watersports, such as windsurfing, banana boat rides, jet skiing, and more!

  • Property highlights: This luxury resort offers striking views of Guimaras Island, a host of watersports, and even a poolside amphitheater.
  • Beach amenities: Beach volleyball, view deck, watersports, beach bar
  • Suggested rooms/units: For a romantic getaway, book one of the Luxury Cabanas with complimentary breakfast.
  • Activities/tours: Enjoy the open waters by jet skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, wakeboarding, kayaking, water skiing, or riding the banana boat, flying fish, or aqua lounge.
  • Ideal for: Families, as this property has several family accommodations, including a deluxe villa, and plenty of entertaining activities for guests of all ages.
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Bearland Paradise Resort

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Tan Pael Subdivision, Brgy. Tan Pael, Tigbauan, Iloilo, Philippines, 5021
17.76 km (11.1 mi) from Molo Church

6. Adhara Boutique Resort (from USD 89)

Adhara Boutique Resort has all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday, from its dreamy beachfront location to its top-notch amenities. Guests arriving from Iloilo International Airport may avail of hotel pick-up and drop-off services for a reasonable fee. Once you arrive at the resort, a gorgeous private beach, manicured landscapes with towering palms, and modern rustic accommodations will welcome you.

Rooms here are minimalist but cozy and functional, featuring comfortable beds with fresh linens, air conditioning facilities, and smart TVs. For your convenience, daily housekeeping services are at your disposal.

When not swimming in saltwater or drifting away on a sun lounger, you can avail of massage services, enjoy karaoke, or sign up for horseback riding adventures. The resort also features a lovely outdoor pool for guests not in the mood for sandy toes and salty water.

  • Property highlights: At this beachfront property, you will never be bored thanks to the watersports and horseback riding opportunities offered.
  • Beach access: Private
  • Beach amenities: Nonmotorized watersports, loungers, and beach bar.
  • Suggested rooms/units: Book the air-conditioned Queen Suite with Sea View so you can enjoy the saltwater breeze from the private balcony or terrace.
  • Activities/tours: This resort offers guests snorkeling gear, kayaks, and paddleboards.
  • Ideal for: Large groups, since they can rent the Family House and take advantage of the variety of activities available on-site.
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Adhara Boutique Resort

Address: J.C. Zulueta Street, Poblacion South, Oton, Villa Arevalo, Iloilo, Philippines, 5020
8.4 km (5.3 mi) from Molo Church

7. Sol y Mar Beach Resort

Posted by SolyMar Iloilo on Thursday, April 29, 2021

Open to the public since 1992, Sol y Mar Beach Resort is one of the most established beach resorts in Iloilo with a swimming pool. It is situated in an idyllic beachfront location that is adorned with lush greenery, guaranteeing vacationers a soulfully relaxing stay. It offers semi-open cabins with thatched roofs by the beach where you can cool down after a sunny swim. You can also find hammocks where you can while away the time. The in-house Cafe La Playa Resto & Bar serves local specialties.

Sol y Mar Beach Resort also sleeps guests in tastefully furnished Balinese-inspired accommodations with cozy beds, bamboo chairs, and artsy murals. Lovers on a honeymoon will love the bungalow-style rooms with a private dipping pool and alfresco dining.

  • Property highlights: This family beach resort has plenty of options for lounging by the shore as well as several eateries.
  • Beach amenities: Picnic sheds, Japanese huts, open pavilion for events, and watersports.
  • Suggested rooms/units: Book a stay for the whole family in the Quadruplex with Green Pool, which guarantees private access to a pool.
  • Activities/tours: This resort is the ideal place for watersports such as paramotors, kiteboarding, jet skiing, and more.
  • Ideal for: Couples, as you and your partner can enjoy a private dipping pool if you book Bungalow II.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • " ... their beach floor isn't rocky ... really good for swimming ..." - Chris Sajo

Property details:

Sol y Mar Beach Resort

Address: 800 Km 20, Tigbauan, Iloilo Province 5021 Philippines

Travelers Review: Very Good 4.0 (from 12 reviews)

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Stay by the sea in and near Iloilo City

Old meets new in Iloilo City, home to Spanish colonial architecture, modern tourist attractions, and dreamy beach houses in the Philippines. It has destinations for all types of vacationers, whether you wish to discover its fascinating past or escape to the beach. If you are more interested in seaside escapades, you’ll find this list of top beach resorts in and near Iloilo City, Philippines, very helpful.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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