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Travel Philippines Wellness Spas

Mandala Spa & Villas, Boracay

You haven’t really been to the Philippines if you haven’t been to Boracay (rated #1 island destination in 2012 by Travel & Leisure magazine). And you haven’t really been to Boracay without trying a Jonah’s shake (Peanut Butter and Banana!), falling off a banana boat (double knot your bikini top!), and indulging in a massage at the sublime Mandala Spa. This lush tropical day spa is on a 2.5 hectare hilltop on Boracay island. Brought to you by the same visionary dynamos that dreamed up the Kon-Tiki Floating Bar back in 1985, Mandala captures the peace and serenity Boracay was known for in its early years. It offers natural spa treatments in four private day spa villas, and in the privacy of 12 luxury resort villas.

Spa-ntastic retreats

For hedonists who like to recalibrate their spirit every once in a while, there’s no better place to head to than the Philippines. Already famed for its breathtaking beaches, warm hospitality, and fun vibe, the Philippine islands now boast a growing reputation for stellar pampering services and wellness retreats. And when spectacular island scenery meets mind-blowing massages, can life get any better? Discover the best destinations spas the Philippines has to offer.

By Pierra Calasanz-Labrador for Yahoo! Southeast Asia