Is the world getting you down? Perhaps you’ve spent far too much time stuck in traffic. Or maybe work is piling on your shoulders faster than you could bear. Or you simply need an escape from the chaos of everyday life. If you think this is you, then you probably need a spa retreat.
Picture this: waking up to fresh air, filling your body with the freshest and healthiest forms of nourishment, and freeing your mind of any stressors. The best part is you can enjoy the luxuries and benefits of these spa resorts in the Philippines. That’s right; you can find your center and live happy right on our own shores. Check these out!
Nurture Wellness Village, Tagaytay
Rated as one of the top spas in Asia by CNN Go and Asia Spa Magazine, Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay caters the whole nine yards of wellness retreats. You can pick from a variety of international massage therapies if you need a quick soothe. You can avail of detox services, on top of holistic weight loss programs if you want to take cleansing and living healthy to the next level. You can even enlist meditation gurus and lifestyle counselors for a complete mental and psychological turnaround. You can experience all these amidst the backdrop of lush organic gardens, unique accommodations, and the cool air of Tagaytay. Now doesn’t the sound of that soothe you already?
Mandala Spa & Resort Villas, Boracay
For almost 20 years, this multi-awarded spa resort on a Boracay hilltop has set the bar for rejuvenation treatments and wellness retreats in the country. Mandala Spa & Resort offers a plethora of services, each carefully designed not just to pamper your body, but also to ease your mind. They have 3 award-winning treatments: the Hilot Trilogy, designed from the ancient Filipino massage techniques; the Shodhana Karma, inspired by traditional Indian Ayurvedic practices; and Watsu, or water therapy, which they pioneered in the country. On top of these, they also offer a one-day detox and flush service, a wellness program specially created for couples, organic beauty treatments, yoga, and healing arts.
The Sanctuary Spa at Atmosphere Resort, Dumaguete
The Sanctuary Spa at Dumaguete’s Atmosphere Resort has been nominated several times for Best Spa Design at the Asia Spa Awards. As you stroll through the tranquil garden, with its streams and waterfalls, and as you relax in the stylish outdoor pavilions scattered around the grounds, you’ll see why. The Sanctuary’s ambiance not only elicits feelings of peace and relaxation but also of luxury and indulgence. Their services include a variety of spa treatments and massages, detox programs, yoga sessions, and life coaching and counseling, too. What sets The Sanctuary apart, however, are their kid-friendly programs and activities. Children from 8-15 years old can participate in their own treatments, which usually include fruity facials, fun manicures and pedicures, and shortened massages. It’s a perfect place to visit for the whole family.
Handuraw Spa at Eskaya Resort, Panglao
Eskaya Resort and Spa consistently ranks in the top beach resorts in the Philippines. With stunning views of Bohol Sea, stylish and cozy accommodations, unique dining experiences, and exemplary service, it has indeed placed itself as an idyllic destination. But apart from the sunset views, fun water activities, and general R&R, Eskaya Resort is also a go-to spot for spa resorts in the Philippines. Handuraw Spa is located on a hilltop, with commanding vistas of Bohol’s crystal clear waters. Avail of their different Filipino and Asian spa treatments, and feel yourself transform; thanks to the beautiful surroundings and skillfully executed therapies.
Bahay Kalipay Detox & Yoga Retreat Center, Puerto Princesa
Unlike the rest of the list, Bahay Kalipay Detox & Yoga Retreat Center is more low-cost but more participation-heavy. They don’t offer luxurious day spa treatments. Instead, they focus on a more holistic, permanent, and committed shift to a healthy lifestyle. The retreat center offers a yoga immersion program integrated with detox, a vegan diet, and Inner Dance, among other healing modalities, which is designed to detoxify you physically, mentally, and even emotionally. Their thrust is towards living simply, and celebrating what nature has given freely. Yoga practitioners of all levels, as well as aspiring serious hobbyists, are all welcome to join the community, which is always bustling with fun-loving, conscious individuals and unique activities.