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Published on August 26, 2022

If you’re looking for a place to unwind and relax with the natural wonders of many islands, the Philippines has got you covered. Like Badian Island Wellness Resort or Mithi Resort & Spa, there are many wellness resorts that offer opportunities to take in the Philippines’ majestic natural scenery while melting your stress away. Beaches, like Bonbon Beach, are perfect locations to take in the ocean or the beautiful sunset. Samal is a small quiet island outside of Davao City, a perfect place to reconnect with yourself and practice mindfulness activities like yoga. With many options, here are some of the best wellness spots in the Philippines you should visit on your next trip to kick back and unwind.

Badian Island Wellness Resort | Instagram @badianisland

Badian Island Wellness Resort

Located in Cebu, relaxation is guaranteed when you stay at the Badian Island Wellness resort. While Badian is more well-known for its action-packed activities for local and foreign thrill-seekers, the resort gives its guests a gentler and quieter experience than what the town is known for. The concept of the resort is focused on the well-being of its visitors, bringing them back in harmony with nature.

Being located away from busy cities, Badian Island Wellness resort gives its visitors the joys of living a peaceful island life. You’ll feel the stress melt away with rare forms of pampering and an open-air setting with untouched views. Choose from various treatments, including a warm flower bath, seaweed bath, pure virgin coconut oil message, and more holistic natural wellness practices.

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Mithi Resort & Spa

Surrounded by lush green vegetation and turquoise waters, Mithi Resort & Spa is a wellness lover’s haven in the Philippines. The resort is the perfect place to rejuvenate yourself while embracing Bohol’s beautiful tropical sights. Palm-thatched rooms are set on the island for you to relax in the middle of the natural landscape of Bohol. Some relaxing activities you can partake in include stand-up paddle boarding or taking in the sunset at the pool bar. If you’re in the area during your next trip to the Philippines and are looking for somewhere to destress, consider staying at Mithi Resort & Spa.

Sunset at Bonbon Beach | Instagram @ferdzflow

Bonbon Beach

Hop over to Romblon Island for a slice of calm, courtesy of Bonbon Beach. Considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the Philippines, Bonbon Beach is famous for its long and narrow white sandbar. At low tide, beachgoers can stroll across the sandbar extending over a mile to the tiny Bang-og Island. Since Romblon Island is known to be difficult to reach, you’ll most likely be able to wind down and have the serene beach to yourself. 

Samal Island | Visit Southeast Asia


Outside Davao City is the small island of Samal, also known as the Island Garden City of Samal. Just like its namesake, the island is home to a large island garden and has something to offer travelers looking for an adventure or kickback. One of the resorts to stay at on Samal is Chema’s By The Sea. The resort is known for its rustic cottages and cabanas with a balcony overlooking the ocean. It also allows for a quiet and lovely place to reconnect with yourself and practice mindfulness activities such as yoga or strolling along the white sand beach.

Boracay Island | Instagram @philippinediscoveries

Boracay Island

Boracay Island, one of the top beaches in the Philippines, is blessed with a long stretch of powdery white sand beach, crystal clear waters, and stunning sunsets. While Boracay Island is well known as a party destination, it is also known to be a favorite wellness destination for tourists. There are many ways you can destress on the island. You can visit one of the many spas located on the islands, with some having opportunities to get a massage at the beach. You can also relax by participating in water activities, such as island hopping or watching the sunset on a banana boat. Either way, Boracay Island has many options for you to relax, making it one of the best wellness spots in the Philippines.

From taking in the natural beauty of the islands to visiting the many wellness resorts, there are many locations wellness seekers will enjoy in the Philippines. When planning your next wellness journey in Southeast Asia, consider visiting these areas in the Philippines.