New remote Philippine island resort Nay Palad Hideaway offers cashless, shoeless ‘barefoot luxury’

Photo: Nay Palad/Facebook
Photo: Nay Palad/Facebook

Just nine villas comprise this new resort on a remote Philippine island that isn’t typically visited by tourists.

It’s called Nay Palad Hideaway, and it’s located on the far-flung but lush Philippine island of Siargao. The resort is just under an hour’s drive from the island’s small airport, which is reachable via Manila or Cebu and directly from Hong Kong and Singapore. Resort staff pick-up all guests arriving at the airport in a private jeepney.

The new resort is a sister property to Nay Palad Segera, the African home of these amazing sky nests that have gone viral many times over on travel blogs.

Photo: Nay Palad Segera

Though these nests are certainly on our bucket list, we wouldn’t kick the new property in the Philippines out of bed — or rather, we wouldn’t want to get kicked out of their beds. Let’s take a look:

Photo: Nay Palad Hideaway

They call their aesthetic “barefoot luxury.” 

Their villas are set far apart and outfitted with local-style furnishings, including intricate woodwork, headboards fit for royalty, and outdoor swinging round beds custom-made for napping and daydreaming.

Photo: Nay Palad/Facebook

After a snooze, step into an indoor or outdoor shower and grab something from the minibar, hook up to the wifi, and relax on the nests’ sky-high verandas.

On the resort’s private beach, hanging white wicker pods are perfect for swinging, swaying, and enjoying the ocean breeze while protecting your visage from the strong sun.

Photo: Nay Palad Hideaway

The getaway is set amidst a coconut grove beside a white sand beach where you can pass your days getting massages next to the ocean or plan island-hopping and island-exploring excursions.

Try a simple Siargao jungle tour by bike, or something more exotic like coral reef exploration, or surfing.

Photo: Nay Palad Hideaway

And, visitors won’t need to carry cash or cards during a stay at Nay Palad Hideaway. Guess handbags and wallets don’t really go with the “barefoot luxury” ethos.

The per-night cost includes all food and drink, outings and spa treatments. The resort’s on-site chefs cook up gourmet local fare served in the property’s dining rooms, or if guests prefer, they can pack up the kitchen’s meals and snacks for any outings taken off of the property.

Photo: Nay Palad Hideaway

If chilling closer to your base is more your style, the resort’s spa specializes in all manner of traditional Filipino Hilot treatments. If you’re up for some on-resort fun after dark, their outdoor cinema also gets pretty great reviews.

Photo: Nay Palad Hideaway

Rooms start at US$1,365 per night. To find out more, visit their website here.

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