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You Can Find These Pretty Swimming Pools in the Philippines

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Photography: Bellarocca Island Resort and Spa (Main Photo)

Summer is an excuse not just to book a trip but to explore our country's hidden gems as well. Though in our year-round tropical climes it's perfectly acceptable to hit the beach absolutely anytime, there's really nothing like the charm of the season to get you in the mood for a swim. Your feed's also starting to itch for some sun, we reckon, so why not take a dip and a snap? Below, we've rounded up 10 photogenic, picturesque pools—right here in the Philippines:

Hue Hotels & Resorts, Puerto Princesa

It's difficult not to fall in love with this beautiful pool we spotted on blogger Camille Co's IG. Hue's rooftop swim is unique beyond belief! Envisioned to be hip and creative while providing premium accommodations in Palawan, the 122-room hotel prides itself in its design forward and culturally rooted architecture.

Amorita Resort, Bohol

Secluded atop a limestone cliff on the southern edge of Bohol’s Panglao Island, Amorita is a tranquil seaside retreat that marries world-class service with signature Filipino hospitality. Managed by boutique hotel group One-Of Collection, the luxury resort overlooks the azure Bohol Sea and elegantly punctuates the vibrant tropical landscape along Alona Beach.

Vista Aplaya, Batangas

Get ready to walk the tightrope between sky and sea here. Vista Aplaya's mirrored infinity pool sits right on the horizon, and clever angling can make for the most ethereal sherbet-tinted sunset shot. Anilao also happens to be a prime spot not too far from Manila for diving, so that's a huge bonus!

Bellarocca Island Resort & Spa, Marinduque

Never been to Marinduque? Bellarocca's stunning grounds should be reason enough for you to make the journey. White Santorini-inspired structures blend into lush green terrain—the perfect backdrop for any dream getaway. Built on Elephant Island and nestled near the hidden islands of Mindoro, expect nothing but the trappings of paradise.

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Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort, Cebu

The tranquil Sumilon Island remains one of Cebu's best-kept secrets: in fact, it's the first marine protected area in the Philippines and was made a fish sanctuary in 1974 under the guidance of Siliman University Marine Reserve. Explore and you'll find white sand beaches, mangrove lagoons, and natural limestone-studded caves lurking nearby.

Azumi Boutique Hotel, Alabang

Introducing a chic, eco-friendly pin that's just a quick drive from Manila! Book here for a concept hotel that's minimalist, stylish, and smartly designed—everything in Azumi is engineered to make sense. A plus: Azumi is home to the only saltwater infinity lap pool in the metro.

Ariara Island, Palawan

See for yourself why The Times Magazine gave Ariara the Best Private Island crown on its Most Glamorous Places in the World list. This is the hideout to snag for the most decadent of house parties and barkada trips! The entire island is available to let for up to 18 guests and was designed by renowned Filipino architect Jorge Yulo, so if you're in the mood to take your friends on an incomparably luxurious vacay, you know where to look.

I'M Hotel, Makati

Right in the heart of Makati, I'M boasts a ton of firsts: it's the first five-star hotel in Makati's Poblacion district and it houses the first Onsen Spa in the Philippines, making it the largest urban spa property in the country. The clear-bottomed pool is a sight to behold even mere seconds after entering the building (think of it as an interactive experience between swimmers and lobby loungers).

Dedon Island, Siargao

Barefoot luxury is Dedon's middle name. Speaking of names, the resort reopened as Nay Palad Hideaway last March 29. Featured in publications like Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Living, W, and Forbes, expect to pare down in unparalleled intimacy against Siargao's pristine backdrop.

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Ananyana Beach Resort & Spa, Bohol

Balinese-flavored architechture is Ananyana's star feature! Sip a cocktail with a toe in the pool and your eyes on the sea—if you like to double dip, you're welcome to have both here. Spend the day roaming Panglao's smaller islands then go for a dive, or simply chill by the shore for hours on end.

 

This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Realliving.com.ph editors.

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