Guimaras is an underrated province situated in the Visayan Region of the Philippines. Often overshadowed by the neighboring province of Iloilo (especially the insta-famous Gigantes Islands), this island province offers relaxing beach coves, lush landscapes including mango plantations, and island hopping activities. Though most tourists only venture here for a day trip, we suggest staying here for a few days to appreciate its laid-back, rural charm.
In this guide, we’ll tell you about the best Guimaras beach resorts and bed-and-breakfasts so you can plan your beach getaway accordingly.
- 1. Andana Resort Guimaras
- 2. Nature’s Eye Resort
- 3. La Puerta Al Paraizo Beach Resort
- 4. Costa Aguada Island Resort
- 5. The Lazy Tiki
- 6. Magic Island Resort
- 7. Playa de Paraiso
- 8. Avista Grande
- 9. Raymen Beach Resort
- 10. Alobijod Cove Resort
- 11. Kenyama Beach Resort
- 12. Cabugan Nature Resort
- 13. The Clara Beach and Guest House
- 14. SunSea Resort
- 15. Villa Elena
- How to get to Guimaras
- Tips for booking Guimaras Beach Resorts
1. Andana Resort Guimaras
Featuring luxurious facilities and unparalleled views of the ocean, Andana Resort Guimaras is one of the best Guimaras beach resorts that you can book.
This beach resort is ideal for those looking for first-class accommodations. It has a large infinity pool, access to a sandy beach, an in-house restaurant and an alfresco bar serving Filipino dishes, and various watersport activities – including snorkeling, diving, and a waterpark.
Choose among the Poolside Twin, Poolside Queen, and Poolside Suite. There is also the Presidential Suite, which comes with standard resort amenities and a private jacuzzi. For a unique experience, try out their insta-worthy beachpods, located at the beach area.
2. Nature’s Eye Resort
Nature’s Eye Resort is one of the most top-reviewed beach resorts in Guimaras. Secluded and quiet with a private beachfront, this resort is ideal for couples and families who are looking for a relaxing vacation.
The resort features beautiful wooden interiors, with well thought-out amenities. You can choose among the Standard Bungalow, Deluxe Bungalow, Cottage, and King Studio.
Spend your day gazing out or, better yet, swimming at the private beach. Prep your camera for the amazing sunrise and sunset views. If you want to explore the attractions in the island, you can also ask for a private island hopping or day tour excursion from the resort.
Nature’s Eye Resort: Book discounted rooms here
3. La Puerta Al Paraizo Beach Resort
Situated in Nueva Valencia with a stunning white-sand beachfront, La Puerta Al Paraizo Beach Resort is a great vacation resort for solo visitors, couples, and families.
While here, you can relax and appreciate the lush surroundings and beautiful oceanfront. Explore the outdoors through the walking trails. Premium villas and rooms ensure that you can sleep comfortably at night. Choose among the Standard Room, Deluxe Single, Deluxe Double, Superior Double, Hilltop, Family Room, and Quad Room.
Other facilities include a swimming pool, a restaurant that serves local and select Western dishes, a bar, a garden, and cottages along the beach area.
4. Costa Aguada Island Resort
Want to discover one of Guimaras’ hidden gems? Costa Aguada Island Resort is an eco-tourism resort located in Inampulugan Island in Guimaras. It is ideal for those who want to have a relaxing, secluded stay with options for various outdoor activities.
It has a serene beachfront, an outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, and a bar. Aside from swimming in the beach, there are plenty of things you can do here including snorkeling, hiking, cycling, or horseback riding.
This Guimaras resort offers affordable fan and airconditioned rooms. Choose from the Double Standard, Deluxe Room, Standard Family, and Deluxe Family.
Costa Aguada Island Resort: Book discounted rooms here
5. The Lazy Tiki
Opened to the public in 2022, The Lazy Tiki is one of the newest beach resorts in Guimaras. It is located in Buenavista in a secluded property, making it ideal for quiet family vacations.
This cozy resort offers hotel-like amenities. Choose among Budget Single Room, Deluxe Room (King/Twin and Queen), and Bungalow with traditional design.
Spend your day beach bumming or swimming at the private beach or arrange a romantic dinner setup by the beach. From here, you can also visit Church Navalas and Roca Encantanda — one of the landmark houses in the island with a view of La Isla de Siete Pecados (The Isle of Seven Seas).
The Lazy Tiki: Book discounted rooms here
6. Magic Island Resort
Get whisked off into a secluded paradise by booking a stay at Magic Island Resort, one of the many islets in the province.
This island resort is divided into the Main Island and the smaller Swan Island. The resort has an in-house restaurant that serves seafood, local dishes, and kakanin as snacks; a swimming pool; and watersports equipment such as paddle boats. Boats are also available for island hopping.
You can choose between standard rooms and outdoor cottages: Triplex Room, Balcony Room, and Vietnam Houses which are large enough for groups. The Swan Rooms are located on the small island, ideal for those who prefer a quieter environment.
To get to Magic Island Resort, you need to take a boat ride from Jordan Wharf for about 45 minutes.
7. Playa de Paraiso
Located in San Lorenzo — one of the prime tourist locations in Guimaras, Playa de Paraiso offers a convenient tropical escape close to the city. It is pricier compared to similar resorts but also offers more comfort. It’s ideal for family, friends, and even corporate events.
This Guimaras beach resort has a private beach, an outdoor pool, and an in-house restaurant. A range of activities is available including cycling, clear kayak, banana boat, and buggy and ATV rides.
Accommodations include Fan Room, Standard Double, Standard Room, Superior Beach Front, and Deluxe Room. Car camping is open for those who want to experience a unique stay outdoors. Cottages and a beach pavilion are also available for day tours.
8. Avista Grande
Avista Grande Beach Resort is a beachfront resort offering affordable rooms, ideal for couples to groups. Its beach is good for swimming and it’s also a 10-minute walk from Alubihod Beach.
Facilities include a swimming pool; a floating restaurant that serves seafood and local cuisine; and a seasalt swimming pool with diving, sliding, and tarzan swing features. Aside from these, you can also avail of watersport activities including banana boat, paddle boat, and jetski.
Rooms are spacious and clean and come with hot and cold shower, complimentary toiletries, and cable TV. Upgraded rooms also have a mini-refrigerator and terrace where you can enjoy the sea view.
9. Raymen Beach Resort
Raymen Beach Resort is one of the most well-known resorts in Guimaras, as it is often used as jump-off point for island hopping tours.
This laid-back beach resort offers affordable rooms, which includes fan and airconditioned rooms with cable TV, hot shower, and/or mountain or beach view.
It features a small pool ideal for kids, a sandy beachfront for swimming, and a restaurant serving Filipino food. Laundry, massage, and babysitting services are also available.
10. Alobijod Cove Resort
This casual beachfront resort is located in Alubihod Beach, a popular beach destination known for its fine, white sands. Alobijod Cove Resort is one of the most popular beach resorts in Guimaras due to its convenient location and affordable rates.
It offers a range of accommodations including Double, Triple Deluxe, Quad Deluxe, Queen Deluxe, Premium Twin, Premium Queen, and Family Room. Outdoor cottages are also available for day tours.
11. Kenyama Beach Resort
Kenyama Beach Resort is popular among locals for its location — it is close to Guisi Beach and Guisi Lighthouse and also serves as a jump-off for island hopping tours. It used to be run by a Japanese (hence the name) but has since been managed by the locals.
This resort offers different rooms, including the Twin Room, Queen Room, and Group Rooms which come with bunk beds. All rooms are airconditioned with private bathroom; others also offer an ocean view. Although the resort’s facilities are somewhat outdated, it is nonetheless a decent option for those who are looking for a quieter area to stay at in Guimaras.
12. Cabugan Nature Resort
Cabugan Nature Resort is an ecological retreat ideal for nature enthusiasts. They offer different types of affordable rooms, some with lagoon view or beach view.
While here, various outdoor adventures awaits — including swimming, kayaking, island hopping, trekking, and caving. Don’t miss out on wonderful sunset views as well. If you simply want to laze around and unwind, this is a great place for that too!
Resort facilities include an in-house restaurant serving Filipino food, a floating cottage within the lagoon, bonfire, and leisure sports such as basketball and volleyball.
This is an island resort, which means you need to take a boat to get here. From Jordan Wharf, head to Sitio Dungca-an and then ride a boat for 5-10 minutes to the resort.
13. The Clara Beach and Guest House
Located at the tip of San Lorenzo, The Clara Beach and Guest House is a cozy resort offering a relaxing, secluded stay.
The resort features a homey, rustic design with wooden architecture, quaint rooms, a small pool, and an in-house restaurant that serves gourmet local and international dishes with vegetarian options. While the beach isn’t ideal for swimming due to mangrove trees, you can walk along the shore to reflect and appreciate the calm and beauty of the ocean.
It offers a range of affordable rooms, including the Small Room, Budget Room, Beach Cabin, Deluxe Room, Deluxe Suite, and Beach House.
This place is ideal for those who want to enjoy an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Over the past years, it stands as one of the top-rated Guimaras beach resorts.
14. SunSea Resort
If you’re on a budget, SunSea Resort is one of the most affordable resorts in Guimaras. With its convenient amenities and location, it’s a popular option among families.
Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, an in-house restaurant, a fitness center, a garden, and a shared lounge. Leisure facilities including billiards and darts are available. It has no direct access to the beach, but you can still enjoy terrace and sea views while dining at the restaurant.
Accommodations include Deluxe Double Room, Deluxe Family Room, and Junior Suite. Each room is equipped with airconditioning, flat-screen TV, seating area, and bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Other rooms have a balcony.
SunSea Resort: Book discounted rooms here
15. Villa Elena
For those looking for a private resort in Guimaras, Villa Elena is a highly rated, Mediterranean-style villa that can accommodate up to 13 people plus additional room for staff.
The villa offers amazing views of the Siete Pecados and Roca Encantada. It has four bedrooms with airconditioning and private bathroom, heated showers, spacious living rooms, a fully equipped kitchen for making your own meals, a swimming pool, and access to two beaches.
This is a great option for families who want an exclusive, relaxing getaway in the island.
Villa Elena: Book via Airbnb
How to get to Guimaras
The closest airport to Guimaras Island is Iloilo International Airport. From the airport, make your way to Ortiz Wharf where there are pump boats that can take you across to Jordan Wharf in Guimaras. The boat ride takes about 15 minutes.
Once you get off at the wharf, there are tricycles you can charter to take you to your resort.
Tips for booking Guimaras Beach Resorts
Here are some useful tips for booking beach resorts in Guimaras:
- Guimaras isn’t as developed as other provinces in the country, so aside from Andana Beach Resort it’s hard to find a first-class accommodation. Instead, most resorts have a laid-back, casual vibe. In general, Guimaras is a great destination for those who want to get away from the city, but if you are looking for more option, try searching for Iloilo resorts and hotels instead.
- Some areas in Guimaras do not have stable data signal. So make sure to ask the resort about their WIFI or mobile data access if you need to be online all the time.
- Bring enough cash. Many resorts do not accept cards for payment.
That concludes our guide on the best beach resorts in Guimaras Island! Do you have other suggestions or questions? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Katherine Cortes is a long-time backpacker and a freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).