14 Best Wellness Retreats In The Philippines - Updated 2024

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Made up of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is all about glitzy metropolises, beautiful beaches, and verdant rice fields. This country also has several amazing places to visit, such as Manila and Vigan, must-visit islands, underground rivers, and tons of jungles. What’s more, it has all the essentials that make it a wellness travel destination. The country is home to some of the most fabulous of the world’s wellness retreats. These sanctuaries, which offer health and spa-centred escapes in tranquil and scenic locations, are loaded with Filipino hospitality. Besides being close to nature, they offer an amazing roster of spiritual activities that make for a uniquely Filipino holiday when combined with a healthy diet. To that end, check out the best wellness retreats in the Philippines.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to spa and wellness services. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 11, 2024.

1. Shangri-La Boracay, Boracay (from USD 530)

Reconnect with yourself at Shangri-La Boracay, which offers an array of services and activities to soothe not just the mind but also the soul at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La. Separate from the main building, the spa overlooks the hotel’s private bay, making for a dreamy spot for rejuvenation.

Start your wellness journey here with a Traveller’s Retreat package, which includes treatments to chase away jet lag. It costs 8500 PHP (152.65 USD) and lasts two blissful hours. If you’d like to experience a little bit of everything, Boracay Journey is the perfect introduction to the spa. It includes a facial, a massage, and a body wrap and lasts two-and-a-half hours.

Apart from its many individual massages, body treatments, and facial treatments, the hotel offers the option of having experts craft a customized treatment plan for you. However, note that this requires you to stay more than one day.

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Shangri-La Boracay

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Barangay Yapak

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

2. Mithi Resort & Spa, Panglao (from USD 723)

Boasting one of the best spas on Panglao Island, Mithi Resort & Spa is the place to be if you’re looking for world-class facilities. Mithi Spa has been serving customers for 20 years and boasts a range of services to boost wellness both inside and out. Alongside luxurious spa facilities and indulgent massages, you’ll also find a range of treatments designed to help you get rid of toxins. A hot tub and sauna are also available on-site for quiet relaxation.

What’s more, the resort also offers a roundtrip shuttle to help you get to and from the airport with ease.

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Mithi Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Barangay Bingag, Panglao Island, Bohol

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

3. Misibis Bay, Cagraray Island (from USD 261)

Located in Cagraray, Misibis Bay is a posh tropical getaway with heavenly wellness facilities. The spa here offers a host of signature massages, body treatments and scrubs, and even foot baths. What’s more, it even has wellness packages for interested travellers. Top off your spa visit with a soak in the hot tub or lay at the beach under a sun umbrella.

When you’re not sipping coconut-filled drinks at the sea-view pool, indulge in watersports such as kayaking off the beach. Dig into Bicolano cuisine and seafood at the on-site restaurants. You’ll love the rooms and private villas here, which are surrounded by island foliage. For a lavish experience, go for villas with private plunge pools or Pacific-view rooms, both of which come with swish bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs.

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Misibis Bay

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Cagraray Island, Albay, Bicol

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

4. Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay (from USD 387)

Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay is one of the best meditation retreats in the Philippines. Perched on a hillside and overlooking a private white-sand beach in Boracay, this seaside sanctuary boasts a spa offering traditional Filipino treatments. The resort even offers yoga and fitness classes right by the beach. However, that’s not all. The resort also has a blissful selection of ocean-view pools where you can enjoy a refreshing dip.

Three restaurants serve everything from Asian to international fare. The best way to spend the day here is by relaxing on a lounger under an umbrella at the white-sand beach. Accommodations might range from rooms to villas with a plunge pool, but they all have sea views and deep-soaking tubs in the bathrooms.

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Crimson Resort and Spa Boracay

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Punta Bunga Cove, Barangay Yapak

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms

5. Mandala Spa & Resort Villas, Boracay (from USD 106)

Find your inner peace when you book your vacation in Mandala Spa & Resort Villas. This 4-star wellness resort in Boracay features villas with circular high ceilings, polished wooden floors, and modern amenities such as an iPod dock, flat-screen television, and a CD player. Free WiFi is also available here.

The resort’s main highlight is the award-winning Mandala Spa. This spa boasts a Watsu water therapy pool that will make you feel rejuvenated in no time. In addition to this, you can join the daily guided yoga sessions at the hillside Yoga Shala. There’s also a fitness centre here if you want to work out.

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Mandala Spa & Resort Villas

Wifi Available

Address: Station 3, Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Malay, Aklan

Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

6. Badian Island Wellness Resort, Badian (from USD 189)

Overlooking the lagoon and mountains, Badian Island Wellness Resort is a 5-star, eco-friendly resort that features a cascading saltwater pool and organic gardens. Here, you’ll be able to stay in a luxurious suite with private balconies. Free WiFi is also available, so you can stream movies and shows on your devices in your spare time.

For entertainment, you can play volleyball and badminton with your companions. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in the exclusive Thalasso pool, then order a gourmet meal in the on-site restaurant. For a relaxing time, head to the Badian Spa Village and request a beauty treatment or a massage. A sauna is available here as well.

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Badian Island Wellness Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Badian Island, Cebu

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

7. Club Paradise Palawan, Coron (from USD 303)

Escape to Club Paradise in Coron, Palawan, for a truly secluded wellness vacation. Indulge in a traditional Filipino hilot massage in the serene Glow Spa that lies in a quiet area. What’s more, the resort even sets up an outdoor spa right on the beach when the weather is nice. If that isn’t enough, there’s a complimentary foot spa waiting for you on the terrace in your room when you check in.

This fabulous beachfront property also has water sports, a dive centre, and an around-the-clock outdoor pool. After a relaxing session during the day, enjoy a buffet spread at the restaurant and sip on cocktails at the bar. Rooms here in the form of traditional huts are the epitome of barefoot luxury with modern amenities and a balcony overlooking the jungle.

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Club Paradise Palawan

Wifi Available

Address: Dimakya Island, Palawan

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

8. Edgewater Dive and Spa Resort, Puerto Galera (from USD 79)

Treat yourself to the spa and wellness centre at Edgewater Dive and Spa Resort in Puerto Galera. With all sorts of massages, including full body and couples massages, body scrubs and treatments, and sun loungers on Sabang Beach, this place is the zenith of wellbeing. You’ll love the rest of the resort too, which is tucked in a cove in Puerto Galera overlooking Verde Island Passage.

Aside from a restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool, the resort even has a dive shop that offers activities such as diving and canoeing. Begin your day with a hearty American or full English breakfast and dig into some of the most delicious seafood on the island. Rooms and suites all have terraces and top-notch amenities, and select units even feature bathtubs in the bathrooms.

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Edgewater Dive & Spa Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sitio Kabilang Gulod Palangan

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km)

9. Soultribe Beach Retreat, General Luna (from USD 162)

The chill Soultribe Beach Retreat is the ultimate wellness outpost in General Luna in Surigao del Norte. Since it lies right on the beachfront, the property supplies guests with beach chairs and umbrellas so that they can laze on the sand. What’s more, they even offer massages right on the beach. For those interested in reinvigorating the mind, body, and soul, the place even has yoga classes.

The rest of the resort is equally impressive. It features an outdoor swimming pool, free bikes for exploring the area, and concierge service to cater to every whim and fancy. Choose between luxury jungle glamping tents and beach cabanas. The former have wooden decks with views of the jungle while the latter have ocean-view decks with hammocks. Nevertheless, they all come with plush beds and chic bathrooms for a comfy stay.

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Soultribe Beach Retreat

Wifi Available

Address: Malinao Road, Siargao

Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

10. Raffles Makati (from USD 225)

The wellness experience at Raffles Makati is sure to leave you asking for more. Willow Stream, its spa and wellness centre, is a sanctuary within a city and offers everything from massages to manicures. You can also take advantage of its body treatments and foot baths or attend fitness and yoga classes to revitalize your mind and body.

Located in Makati, just south of Manila, Raffles has a litany of amenities such as an outdoor swimming pool and five restaurants and bars on the property. The rooms are particularly luxurious with jaw-dropping city views, amazing amenities, and indulgent bathrooms with robes, bespoke products, and jetted tubs.

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Raffles Makati

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1 Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms

11. Nypa Style Resort Camiguin, Mambajao (from USD 43)

Located in Mambajao, Nypa Style Resort is one of the most luxurious wellness retreats on the island of Camiguin. The resort boasts a spa and wellness centre that doles out the most heavenly massages, body treatments, and beauty services. What’s more, the resort even offers yoga classes early in the morning to refresh the mind and body. The rest of the resort focuses on relaxation, too. It offers an outdoor swimming pool and delicious meals served at the restaurant.

Begin each day with an à la carte or continental breakfast, which can even be brought up to your room. All rooms come with terraces, access to gardens, and garden views. The entire resort radiates a rustic-chic style, making it the perfect getaway.

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Nypa Style Resort Camiguin

Wifi Available

Address: Bug-ong, Mambajao, Camiguin

Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

12. Atremaru Jungle Retreat, Puerto Princesa (from USD 79)

Deep in the lush jungles sits Atremaru Jungle Retreat, which overlooks the blue waters of Ulugan Bay. Featuring a spa and wellness centre, the resort offers everything from massages to body treatments. There’s even a relaxation area where you can unwind before and after your spa treatment. Furthermore, the resort has a gorgeous outdoor swimming pool, a bar, and a restaurant that serves delectable Filipino fare.

The best bit? The private beach is just a few steps away. Accommodations feature a rustic charm with huge patios with hammocks. Plush beds and immaculate bathrooms complete the rooms and suites.

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Atremaru Jungle Retreat

Wifi Available

Address: Barangay Buenavista, Purok Madahon, Palawan

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

13. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, Lapu-Lapu City (from USD 194)

Stay on the palm-lined grounds of Plantation Bay Resort on the island of Mactan. Overlooking the azure waters of Hilutungan Channel, the resort is a wellspring of relaxation with its Japanese-inspired spa and four pools. What’s more, there are five restaurants on site serving various cuisines. Even intrepid travellers have many sports facilities to indulge in all day long.

The resort scores high in wellness; it has amenities such as a fitness centre and a pool peppered with sun loungers. Indulge in yoga or massages or simply laze on the loungers at the beach. Top it off with a soak in the hot tub or a restful session at the hammam or sauna. Rooms come with lagoon or pool views. Marble bathrooms with deep-soaking tubs are the cherry on top.

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Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Wheelchair accessible

Address: Barangay Marigondon, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

14. Qi Palawan, El Nido (from USD 384)

With just eight rooms, Qi Palawan, which lies an hour away from El Nido, is the perfect place to escape from it all. Your day will begin with complimentary early-morning yoga classes at the open-air rooftop studio with sea views. After yoga, indulge in traditional Filipino and Swedish massages at the spa. Mealtimes are all about fresh and healthy salads and Filipino-Spanish cuisine made from ingredients sourced from their own organic gardens.

Besides being a great venue for watersports, the beach is the perfect place to laze during the day. Plus, the outdoor swimming pool is excellent for a refreshing dip and lounging around. Stay in rustic cottages that come with modern bathrooms, TVs, and on-demand movies.

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Qi Hotel

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Sitio Palabuayan, Barangay San Fernando, Palawan

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

Perfect and peaceful Philippines

With some of the world’s most gorgeous islands, the Philippines is the perfect destination for a wellness retreat. These Filipino resorts, which lie in various scenic outposts across different islands, have everything from private beaches to spas. So, if you’re looking for a spiritual retreat in the Philippines, check out the establishments mentioned above.

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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