7 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Philippines

by Billy | Updated: December 17, 2019

With over 7,600 islands, it’s not surprising that there are beautiful overwater bungalows in the Philippines.  

Located in the western Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

Going on a beach vacation at an overwater bungalow in the Philippines is 110% the right decision.

To help make your life easier, we’ve put together a list of the best overwater bungalows in the Philippines.

1. Pearl Farm Beach Resort

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Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Pearl Farm Beach Resort was previously a pearl cultivating and nurturing farm.

Located on Samal Island off the coast of Davao City, it’s a jewel that you’d be lucky to find (pun intended).

Pearl Farm Beach Resort boasts its privacy and luxury, which you’ll definitely enjoy in any of their overwater bungalows or villas.

Take time to relax, sunbathe, or enjoy the various activities ranging from water sports to movie nights.

If you’re an art fiend, this is the resort for you – each room was designed personally by Ar. Francisco and Bobby Manosa.

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2. Apulit Island Resort

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Apulit Island Resort is the eco-adventure island of the El Nido Resorts, a franchise of stunning island resorts around the Philippines.

Located in Taytay Bay in northeastern Palawan, this resort is the perfect location for the adventure-seekers.

You can definitely find time away from the thrilling activities to sunbathe and swim, but if that’s not enough for you, you can choose from diving, exploring the wildlife, spelunking, island hopping, and more.

As there are so many activities to choose from at Apulit Island Resort, there are dedicated guest activities coordinators to help you plan your days.

And of course, there are overwater bungalows for you to spend your time when you’re all activity-ed out.

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3. Huma Island Resort

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If the theme of your tropical getaway is luxury, Huma Island Resort is the place for you. This resort is located on a remote private island in the Sulu Sea, southwest Philippines.

The accommodation offers 81 villas with outdoor jacuzzis, sundecks, and a view of either sunrise or sunset. Each villa is decorated with luxury and stylish furnishing, you won’t know whether to spend your days lounging inside or hanging outside.

When you need a change of pace from the gorgeous waters, sunny beaches, and beautiful villa, you can visit the deluxe Asian spa with varying treatments, including the relaxing Arabic Hamman.

Bet you feel relaxed just reading this, don’t you?

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4. Lagen Island Resort

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Our second El Nido Resort location is the Lagen Island Resort or the eco-sanctuary island.

Located between a forest and lagoon in Bacuit Bay, Lagen Island has the densest forest out of all of Bacuit Bay’s 45 islands.

While you generally can find marine biodiversity on island resorts, this island is known for its diversity in birds and mammals.

Here, you can hike, swim, snorkel, or relax while engulfed in this stunning sanctuary island.

As you can imagine, Lagen Island Resort is a quieter vacation, so come here if you’re looking to immerse yourself in the Filipino nature.

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5. Miniloc Island Resort

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El Nido Resort

El Nido Resort number three on this list is number four on our list of overwater bungalows: Miniloc Island Resort AKA the eco-discovery island.

Yep, you guessed it, this island resort offers a variety of activities where you can discover the wildlife, the island, nature, and yourself.

From swimming with the five-foot-long jackfish to exploring the lagoons around Bacuit Bay, you’re sure to find activities of discovery perfectly tailored to you.

Even if you’re not into all the activities, Miniloc Island Resort is still a luxury island resort with beautiful villas, overwater bungalows, and plenty of beach space.

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6. Nalusuan Island Resort

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Nalusuan Island Resort

Located in Cebu, Philippines, Nalusuan Island Resort is by far one of the most beautiful island resorts in the world, due to its locational natural beauty. As there are only 17 rooms available, guests will be surrounded by serenity and seclusion – should they so choose.

There are a variety of adventurous activities available for those who like a little movement, but a garden, private beach, and spa, for those who want significantly less movement. The best part of it all, however, is that whatever you choose you’ll be in the comfort and beauty of an overwater bungalow.

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Honorable Mention

7. Pangulasian Island Resort

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While Pangulasian Island Resort doesn’t fall into the overwater bungalow category, we still felt like we needed to mention it in this article.

The fourth of the El Nido Resort franchise, Pangalusian is the eco-luxury island known as the island in the sun. This island resort is so luxurious, you might even forget that it doesn’t have overwater bungalows.

Here, you can walk along the white sand beach, enjoy the spectacular sunset and sunrise, or visit the marine sanctuary nearby.

Don’t forget what this island is all about though – luxury and sun. Take the time to unwind at Pangulasian and learn what it’s like to live in luxury.

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You’re probably overwhelmed with all of the perfect overwater bungalow island resorts in the Philippines.

It’s a lot to take in…

The good news is that no matter which one you visit, you’ll be satisfied. They are all so beautiful, sunny, and guarantee a wonderful tropical holiday that you’ll never want to leave.