A real escape far from the hubbub of the Philippines’ big cities, this beautiful resort is nestled in Badian Bay on the southwest coast of Cebu island. A destination for spa lovers, this temple to wellness overlooks azure tropical waters and is completely enveloped by its green habitat in an area known for its stunning natural beauty and rural traditions.
Wellness is the central concept of Badian Island, and the Spa Village is where the real magic happens. The outdoor spa and Badehaus Pavilions offer views of the mountains and gorgeous Badian Bay, while providing you with a wide range of pampering options. Among its specialist treatments are a mineral-rich fresh bath using local seaweed, a four-hand massage, and a one-hour hilot massage that combines Filipino and Swedish techniques. There’s also a Finnish-style sauna and Thalasso waterfalls and pools.
Spacious suites and private villas make up the luxurious offering here. Decorated in a local style, they feature wooden floors and romantic lighting that shines through capiz shells. Junior suites have balconies with hammocks and an open-air marble bathtub, while the bright and breezy Thalasso pool villas have their own ionized seawater pool facing out over the bay complete with comfy sunloungers. They also come with a marble bathtub under a glass roof, for a spot of stargazing as you enjoy a long hot soak.
The idyllic sandy beach beckons you to kick off your shoes, while the water is not only great for swimming but kayaking and diving too. The breathtaking marine life in the local waters can be explored through the PADI-standard Badian Dive Center where experienced instructors and guides can take you to some of the best sites. Back at the resort, cultural nights include music and dancing, while by day yoga and meditation on the beach are well catered for too. Tours and excursions range from dolphin watching to trips to see the Kawasan Waterfalls.
Guests here have the chance to follow a healthy eating lifestyle, as the resort has its own organic vegetable garden and holistically prepared meals using fresh ingredients and local seafood. Enjoy dinner at the beach bar, or by the pool, under the stars, and rejuvenate with dishes from ampalaya salads to malunggay soup (made with a protein-rich plant high in anti-bacterial properties), alongside refreshing tropical fruit juices.