Hotels and Resorts

The Funny Lion: The Coolest Boutique Hotel in Coron

Posted on July 10, 2017

Developed by the same young-at-heart team behind Amorita Resort and Momo Beach House in Panglao Island, Bohol, The Funny Lion is one of the newer additions in Coron, Palawan by the One-Of Collection boutique hotel group. Located in the quiet outskirts of Sitio Jolo, the brand-new establishment stands out as a relaxing retreat for both couples and families wishing for a private nook away from the hustle and bustle of the town center. It’s only a 10-minute drive by van orRead More

Buceo Anilao Beach & Dive Resort: An Underwater Photographer’s Paradise

Posted on July 4, 2017

The birthplace of scuba diving in the Philippines, Anilao in Batangas province has been luring divers from all over the world since the 1960s. Every square meter of this diving destination — only a two-hour drive south of Manila — explodes with a plethora of marine life, the undersea counterpart of the frenetic metropolis. After all, these warm tropical waters belong to the Verde Island Passage, the strait separating the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, where conservationists have found the richestRead More

Panja Resort Palawan: The Most Scenic Getaway in Puerto Princesa

Posted on May 10, 2017

Being the gateway to Palawan – heralded the world’s best island in recent years by travel publications – Puerto Princesa is no doubt experiencing a tourism boom with the city getting busier and busier. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway within the city, then Panja Resort Palawan (pronounced pan-yah) would be the perfect pick for you. Away from the bustling city center, the boutique resort sits on a hilltop surrounded by refreshing greenery and sweeping views of Puerto Princesa and Honda Bay.Read More

The Settlement Hotel: A Refreshing Retreat in Historic Melaka

Posted on April 6, 2017

I love hotels that evoke a genuine sense of place. After a few days in Singapore, I crossed the border to Malaysia to visit one of my favorite heritage cities, Melaka, to check in at The Settlement Hotel, a new boutique stay housed in a repurposed white-painted commercial building – a blank canvas for the owner’s private collection of Malaysian artworks and antiques. Like Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, this  marries the classic and contemporary, exuding the eclectic charm of the UNESCO WorldRead More

Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong: Peranakan-Inspired Boutique Hotel at Joo Chiat Heritage Town

Posted on March 29, 2017

If you’re looking for a unique, locally-inspired stay in Singapore, check in at Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong, a new boutique hotel that draws inspiration from the local neighborhood of Joo Chiat or Katong, the country’s first heritage town renowned for its Peranakan (Straits Chinese) heritage, evidenced by the exquisitely preserved shophouses in the area. Throughout the hotel, one can find Peranakan culture and heritage interpreted in a contemporary manner – a refreshing break from the standard modern hotels you findRead More

Green Windows Hotel: Budget Stay in Davao City Starts at PHP 188!

Posted on February 24, 2017

Looking for an affordable but decent stay in downtown Davao City? Look no further than Green Windows Hotel, a budget-friendly stay housed inside FTC Tower, a green-windowed commercial building along Mt. Apo Street. I think the best thing going for this hotel is its central location. Tourist attractions within the city center are just a short walk away such as People’s Park, Saint Peter Metropolitan Cathedral (Davao Cathedral), Museo Dabawenyo and Aldevinco Shopping Center. For a DIY guide to exploring theRead More