Iloilo is no doubt one of the top destinations in the Philippines. In fact, this province is dubbed “The Heart of the Philippines” due to its central location in the map and its numerous offerings. Iloilo has a rich culture and history, beautiful beaches — including the famous Gigantes Islands, as well as Concepcion and Sicogon islands, delicious food like la paz batchoy, colorful festivals including the Dinagyang Festival and Paraw Regatta Festival, and locals known for their hospitality and warmth. Aside from these, Iloilo is also close to other destinations such as Guimaras Island and Bacolod.
If you’re looking for the best Iloilo resorts and hotels, here are some options you might want to consider.
- 1. Solina Beach and Nature Resort
- 2. Bearland Paradise Resort
- 3. Balay Kogon
- 4. Huni Sicogon
- 5. Sheridan Boutique Resort
- 6. Grand Xing Imperial Hotel
- 7. Damires Hills Tierra Verde Leisure Farm
- 8. Sotogrande Hotel Iloilo
- 9. Ephrathah Farms
- 10. Marbuena Island Resort
- 11. Don Pilimon’s Farm and Lifestyle Resort
- 12. Iloilo Paraw Resort
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1. Solina Beach and Nature Resort
Solina Beach and Nature Resort is the perfect resort for your Gigantes Islands getaway. Located in a 7.8-hectare property in Carles, this resort offers comfortable rooms and convenient tour to the islands. They also support local livelihood, as majority of their staff are residents of Carles.
This resort offers four types of accommodations: Balay, Higdaan, Kamalig, and Balay Palangga. You can choose from different-sized airconditioned rooms, cabins designed for elevated glamping, villas for families, and honeymoon suites for couples which come with a private jacuzzi hot/tub. Whichever room type you choose, you’re guaranteed enjoyment and comfort as each one is fitted with modern amenities including airconditioning, cable TV, mini-bar refrigerator, coffee and tea amenities, bathroom with hot and cold shower, hair dryer, closet/wardrobe, and work desk.
Resort facilities include swimming pools (including a lap pool, an adult pool, and a kiddie pool), an 11-sqm jacuzzi, a restaurant that serves Ilonggo and international dishes, a bar, a fish pond where you can watch and feed koi fishes, a recreation area, a gym and fitness center, a bonfire pit, and a souvenir shop. You can also rent a function hall for private events, which can cater up to 50 people.
Location: Carles, Iloilo | Book discounted rooms via Agoda
2. Bearland Paradise Resort
Bearland Paradise Resort is a highly rated luxury resort, about 30 minutes away from Iloilo City. It is located along the coast of Tibauan in the southern part of Iloilo, with a clear view of Guimaras Island. This resort is the perfect choice when you want to enjoy an amazing vacation with your family, friends, and/or significant other.
This beachfront resort offers different types of accommodations, including 1- and 2-Bedroom Luxury Cabanas, Family Bungalow, Duplex Villas, and Family Suite. For those who want to stay in this upscale resort within reasonable rates, there are also Budget Rooms available good for 2 people.
Enjoy the resort’s facilities, including a beautiful infinity pool and jacuzzi, a kiddie pool, cottages, and its very own poolside amphitheater where you can enjoy meals or hold outdoor activities for your family or friends. It also has spa services, a convention hall, and a function hall.
Aside from these, you can also do a range of activities. Head out to the water and enjoy any of the following watersports: jet ski, banana boat, flying fish, water ski, wake board, kayak, SeaDoo Aqua Lounge, and windsurfing. There are also land-based recreational activities such as beach volleyball, tennis, badminton, and nature trekking.
Location: Tibauan, Iloilo | Book discounted rooms via Agoda
3. Balay Kogon
If you’re looking for a beach escapade, consider staying at Balay Kogon. This beach resort is located along Buaya Beach of Sicogon Island – one of the hidden gems of Iloilo. Its name is derived from “cogon” grass, which is used as material for local shelters. Balay Kogon offers beautiful quaint rooms featuring traditional Filipino architecture, sea-to-table homecooked food, and personalized service by its local staff.
Choose from the Garden Room, Hilltop Superior Room, Hilltop Deluxe Room, and Beachfront Room. Each room is fitted with modern amenities such as airconditioning, private bath with hot and cold shower, and balcony or lounge deck.
While here, try out Negrense specialty cuisine at their dining restaurant or arrange a private dinner by the beach. During the day, enjoy the beautiful shore or head on a boat trip to neighboring islands. There are also other activities that you can do, including board games, snorkeling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, cliff jumping, zipline, paragliding, and biking. For the adventurous, the resort can also arrange a guided hike to Mount Opao. Cap off your day at this beachfront haven with a relaxing in-room massage.
Location: Sicogon Island, Iloilo | Book discounted rooms via Agoda
4. Huni Sicogon
Huni Sicogon is one of the best Iloilo resorts for relaxation. This 2-storey boutique hotel is located along San Fernando Beach in Sicogon Island, surrounded by the ocean and lush forests and with exquisite views of Mount Opao.
This hotel resort has a beautiful infinity pool that will entice you to swim all day as well as a kiddie pool, an open lounge, a restaurant that serves traditional Negrenense dishes and fresh seafood, and a pool bar.
Aside from the facilities, you can also engage in a variety of water and land activities. For those who love the ocean, there are island hopping tours to Gigantes Islands or Sicogon, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, and bamboo pontoon. For land adventures, you can hike to Mount Opao, Alipata Highlands, and the lagoon nature trail. For couples who want a romantic ambiance, beachfront dining and stargazing are suggested activities.
Location: Sicogon Island, Iloilo | Book discounted rooms via Agoda
5. Sheridan Boutique Resort
Sheridan Boutique Resort is a Balinese-inspired boutique resort ideal for those who want a relaxing stay while still being near the city center of Iloilo.
While here, enjoy a restful and stylish staycation in one of their 10 rooms. The Casitas are Balinese-inspired rooms adjoined with balcony, offering a view of the man-made lagoon and the resort. You can also opt for a Deluxe Room or upgrade to the luxurious Presidential Suite. Each room is equipped with modern amenities including airconditioning, 32-inch LCD cable TV, coffee and tea making facilities, mini bar, safety deposit box, and bathroom with hot and cold shower. Booking also includes complimentary breakfast.
Resort facilities include an infinity pool with jacuzzi and a zen-inspired garden restaurant that serves Asian and Western dishes. The resort can also help arrange tours, including a city tour so you can visit ancestral houses, heritage churches, and popular local restaurants.
Location: Oton, Iloilo
6. Grand Xing Imperial Hotel
Grannd Xing Imperial Hotel is one of the most highly rated hotels in Iloilo City. It has a convenient location – just 22 minutes away from the airport and a few minutes ride away from city attractions.
It is famous for its rooftop infinity pool, which offers a nice view of the city and has its own pool bar. Other facilities include a restaurant that serves breakfast buffet, a bar/lounge area, a fitness center, free WIFI, and airport shuttle services.
This hotel has over 80 rooms that you can choose from, each equipped with trouser press and climate control, self-catering equipment including mini fridge bar and coffee/tea making facilities, and additional comforts such as hair dryers and shower caps. Selected rooms also have a view of Iloilo River.
Location: Iloilo City, Iloilo | Book discounted rooms via Agoda
7. Damires Hills Tierra Verde Leisure Farm
Enjoy a nature escapade at Damires Hills Tierra Verde Leisure Farm, a farm resort located about 30 minutes away from Iloilo City. Here you can take a breather and relax, enjoy the greenery and relaxing landscapes, and make use of the resort facilities including a picturesque infinity pool, a spa that offers traditional hilot, and a restaurant that serves delicious local cuisine.
Aside from these, you can also try a range of outdoor activities including ATV rides, zipline, bungee trampoline, hanging bridge, canopy walk, and hiking trails. There are also obstacle courses ideal for team-building activities.
Visitors can avail of their day tour cottages or hotel rooms and overnight cottages.
Location: Janiuay, Iloilo | Book discounted rooms via Agoda
8. Sotogrande Hotel Iloilo
Sotogrande Hotel Iloilo is a great option if you want to stay somewhere quiet but still a drive away from the city. It’s ideal for casual tourists, as well as those visiting the province for business.
This hotel is located within Green Meadows Subdivition, Iloilo’s first lake community. Here you can enjoy a serene getaway with its 5-hectare man-made lake and verdant surroundings, swimming pool with slides, in-house restaurant, and access to premium facilities by the Green Meadows Country Club including a fitness gym, basketball court, tennis court, and badminton court.
It has over 100 modern rooms to choose from, including Deluxe Single, Deluxe Double, Deluxe King, and 1- or 2-Bedroom Suite. Some rooms have a view of the green meadow, while some have a fantastic lake view.
Location: Iloilo City, Iloilo | Book discounted rooms via Agoda
9. Ephrathah Farms
Ephrathah Farms is a farm resort where you can enjoy a serene staycation, explore plantations and greenhouses, and indulge in farm-to-table meals.
Its name is derived from the old name of Bethlehem in the bible, “ephrathah,” which means fruitful. Alongside its farm, it has hotel rooms including Deluxe Rooms and Dormitory-Type Rooms for groups. Amenities include airconditioning, private bathroom with hot and cold shower, cable TV, electric kettle with coffee and tea, and access to the mango-shaped swimming pool and kiddie pool.
Aside from relaxing or lounging at the pool, there are many things you can do here. You can join a farm tour, harvest your own vegetables, and visit the animals at the mini-zoo. You can also visit the dragot fruit (“pitahaya”) plantation during its fruiting season, from May to October. Other adventure includes ziplining, wall climbing, rappelling, ATVs and mountain bikes, boating, fishing, and camping.
Ephrathah Farms is located in Barangay Sariri, Badiangan, about 50 minutes away by car from Iloilo City.
Location: Badiangan, Iloilo
10. Marbuena Island Resort
Marbuena Island Resort offers a wholesome island getaway in Northern Iloilo. It is mostly known for its white sand bar, which shifts according to tide, and a unique nature trail that offers a panoramic view of the ocean and surrounding islands and mountain ranges. This trail continues into an old-growth forest where you can see local flora and fauna.
This resort offers fan and airconditioned rooms, which come with complimentary toiletries and breakfast.
Aside from swimming and beach bumming, there are different island activities that you can do including snorkeling (bring your own snorkel sets), fishing (bring your own fishing rod), kayaking, volleyball, and badminton. You can also go on an island hopping tour to explore various snorkeling spots and other islands in Ajuy.
Location: Ajuy, Iloilo
11. Don Pilimon’s Farm and Lifestyle Resort
Commune with nature and enjoy the view here at Don Pilimon’s Farm and Lifestyle Resort. This property is located in a mountainous area in Leon, Iloilo, surrounded by trees and with an overlooking view of the town.
Here you can completely leave all your worries behind. Grab a cup of coffee and sit down, take a walk outdoors, or enjoy the saltwater swimming pool. This resort has no restaurant, so you can bring your own food or avail of their catering service.
Accommodations include Farmer’s Rooms, Farmer’s Suite, and the Farmhouse which is ideal for groups of up to 8 people. There is also a camping site where you can rent tents for overnight use.
Location: Leon, Iloilo
12. Iloilo Paraw Resort
Iloilo Paraw Resort is a budget-friendly, family-oriented resort located along the coastline at Iloilo City. It was named after the Paraw Regatta Festival, which originated along its shorelines. This resort is ideal for those who are looking for an affordable beachfront resort in the city or those looking for a spacious event venue for intimate gatherings.
Accommodations include airconditioned Standard Rooms, Bunker Rooms, Family Rooms, and Barkada Rooms. There is also an airconditioned 25-bed dormitory room and a fan 35-bed dormitory room.
Facilities include cottages, swimming pools, a restaurant and a bar, and function halls where you can hold events for large groups of people.
Location: Iloilo City, Iloilo
These are just some of the best resorts in Iloilo, and there are still many other options to suit different budgets and preferences. Do you have other recommendations for Iloilo resorts and hotels? 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!).