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7 Wellness Destinations in the Philippines

Written by Patrick

Relax your body and mind at one of the wellness destinations in the Philippines!

The Philippines is known all over the world for its beautiful natural attractions.  With white sand beaches in Palawan, Bohol, and Cebu, thousands of tourists fly to the country every year to enjoy the ultimate tropical experience.

What makes these beaches and resorts even more enticing to tourists is the wellness experience they offer.  These wellness destinations offer various services to pamper guests for a truly unforgettable experience.

There are so many wellness destinations in the Philippines to choose from.  If you plan to relax your weary body and recharge your energy after many days of work, here are 7 wellness destinations in the Philippines you may want to visit:

1 | The Farm at San Benito

The Farm at San Benito

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Location:  Lipa, Batangas

While it doesn’t have a white sand beach to boast of, The Farms at San Benito is one of the most popular wellness destinations in the Philippines.  This world-class luxury eco-resort in Batangas is often frequented by Philippine celebrities and the elite.  The resort, nestled in lush green jungle, offers holistic medical treatments and services such as myotherapy, aqua hydrotherapy, mindful movements session, massages, and many others.

The Farm at San Benito has been awarded “Best Medical Wellness Resort in the World” and about 80 other prestigious international awards.

2 | Mithi Resort and Spa

Mithi Resort and Spa

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Location:  Panglao Island, Bohol

Mithi Resort and Spa has got everything you need for a relaxing and fun tropical getaway.  Apart from the half kilometer stretch of pristine white sand beach, the resort offers world-class treatments such as spa and massages.  Found within the 14-hectare resort grounds are Cambagat Cave for adventure-seekers to explore, full-sized tennis courts, and their iconic Dream Islet which is perfect for romantic dinners, wedding proposals, and other special celebrations.

3 | Atmosphere Resort and Spa

Atmosphere Resort and Spa

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Location:  Dauin, Negros Oriental

Located within an old coconut plantation on the island of Negros, Atmosphere Resort and Spa boasts of its spectacular beach front location and lush landscapes.  It offers luxury resort experience with its top of the line accommodations and amenities, scuba diving courses, and a variety of wellness and fitness services including yoga, cycling, mountain biking, running, and healthy eating. The resort also offers local tours, island hopping, snorkeling, dolphin watching, bird-watching, and swimming with whale sharks.

From its Bali-inspired rooms and serene tropical gardens to impressive service and their advocacy to sustainable tourism, Atmosphere Resort and Spa is truly a great place on the island to relax, unwind, and recharge to face the ever-challenging world.

4 | Badian Island Wellness Resort

Badian Island Wellness Resort

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Location:  Badian Island, Cebu

Operating for more than 30 years, Badian Island Wellness has been offering luxurious and therapeutic open-air relaxation through various services such as natural spa treatments, yoga exercises, and organic eating and drinking.  It boasts of its Thalasso or ionized seawater outdoor pools said to heal and revitalize the body.  Additionally, the upscale resort also offers activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, yoga, and zumba.

What makes the resort even more beautiful is its goal to provide jobs to local residents at the same time help boost tourism in Cebu.

5 | Nurture Wellness Village

Nurture Wellness Village

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Location:  Tagaytay, Cavite

A health and wellness resort combined with the cool climate of Tagaytay?  Surely a piece of heaven on Earth!

Claiming to be the pioneer in the Philippine spa and wellness industry, Nurture Wellness Village offers a unique brand of natural healing and therapy.  The resort is located within a coffee orchard and boasts of its Filipino wellness experience through its Ifugao native huts, Filipino-themed decor, local spa treatments, and of course Filipino fusion cuisine.

This multi-awarded resort is great not only for health and wellness but also for corporate events and special celebrations like weddings and proposals.

6 | Banwa Private Island

Banwa Private Island

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Location:  Roxas, Palawan

For a getaway that is away from anything, Banwa Private Island is the perfect destination for you.  Located in the Sulu Sea, Banwa Island is easily accessed by private transportation such as seaplane, helicopter, or jet but can also be accessed via commercial transportation although the travel time is much longer.  The island itself is a protected area and the waters surrounding it is home to a thriving marine ecosystem.  It boasts of being the few places on Earth where you can experience nature at its most untouch state. 

Aside from utmost privacy and tranquility, the resort offers personalized services to offer guests the experience that best fits their preferences.  It has luxurious villas and al fresco dining offering healthy and balanced cuisine, all the natural produce coming from an organic farm in the nearby settlement.

The resort offers various watersports, golf, tennis, hiking, and of course, spa and wellness facilities including a fully equipped gym, massage suites, and Pilates studio. 

7 | Chi, The Spa at Shangri-la Boracay

Chi, The Spa at Shangri-la Boracay

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Location:  Boracay Island, Aklan

Is there something more rejuvenating than a spa at the country’s ultimate beach destination?  Located on a rocky peninsula, the spa village complex is detached from the other structures within the resort therefore offering utmost privacy to guests.  Services offered include body treatments like probiotic body scrub, soothing after-sun wrap, and natural coco luxe splash bath, as well as massages including traditional Boracay foot massage, signature Philippine hilot massage, and many others.

Other wellness destinations you may want to visit on your next trip to the Philippines include Eskaya Beach Resort & Spa (Bohol), Chi, The Spa at Shangri-la (Boracay and Mactan), El Nido Resorts Pangalusian Island (Palawan), and The Retreat Spa (Okada Manila).

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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