Buri Resort & Spa
Situated on the northeastern coast of the Philippines’ Mindoro Island, Puerto Galera is well-known for its astounding natural beauty. Designated as a UNESCO Man And Biosphere Reserve in 1973, the region is a paradise of shimmering seas fringed by lushly verdant mountains- a place that has earned an international reputation for its spectacular beaches and thriving coral reefs. As the only fully dedicated spa resort in the area, Buri Resort & Spa uses the splendour of its surroundings to accentuate the relaxation and healing properties of its treatments. Each of the resort’s twelve traditional Filipino villas are designed to harmonise perfectly with the rusticity of their hillside setting, and as such, Buri Resort & Spa has created a true haven from which to explore all that Puerto Galera has to offer.
- Rejuvenate mind, body and soul with a pampering session at the resort spa
- Spend a day lazing by the infinity pool with a book in one hand and a cocktail in the other
- Experience the underwater wonders of Puerto Galera via an island-hopping snorkelling trip
- Discover the culture of the local Mangyan tribes on a tour of a traditional hillside village
Best time to go
Best time to travel to Puerto Galera is between December and May when the weather is warm and dry. The region enjoys a hot, humid climate throughout the year and is ideal for sunbathing and watersports in the dry period.
Thanks to its small size, Buri Resort & Spa is able to offer the very best in personalised boutique service. From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, you will find your every need ably attended to by the resort’s dedicated staff. This is a place in which to unwind completely, aided by the dual pleasures of the resort’s breathtaking scenery, and its first-class list of amenities.
- Infinity pool
- Wedding and events facilities
- Tour coordination
During the day, Animasi acts as a gourmet dining spot for sumptuous breakfasts and lazy lunches, featuring a full menu of Western and Filipino favourites. At night time, Animasi transforms into a magical venue illuminated by the glowing infinity pool and surrounding garden pathways. The dinner menu reflects the restaurant’s proximity to the ocean, specialising in mouth-watering seafood straight from the grill.
Located next to the resort pool, Blue Bar offers refreshing drinks and fresh fruit shakes in a beautiful open-air setting. In the evenings, candlelit views of the resort grounds provide an atmospheric backdrop for a delicious dinner or an intimate aperitif.
In keeping with its boutique status, Buri Resort & Spa features just twelve unique villas, each one designed in the traditional Filipino nipa hut or bahay-kubo style. The rustic charm of these rooms complements the natural beauty of the resort’s lush grounds, and all villas are equipped with the very latest luxury amenities.
Designed especially for couples, each of these spacious villas boasts a unique configuration intended to enhance their romantic ambience. The Dahlia Villa features a beautiful garden shower and bathtub; whilst the Vanda Villa boasts a large indoor bathroom and a balcony that overlooks the Puerto Galera cove.
Perfect for friends and families, these larger villas offer enough beds to keep everyone comfortable. High ceilings and plenty of natural light increase the spacious feeling of these rooms, which include an en-suite master bedroom on the ground floor and the capacity for three single beds in the upstairs living area. All family villas also offer spectacular views out over the ocean.
These bi-level duplex suites are the largest and most luxurious of the resort’s villas, and feature a queen-sized four-poster bed on the second floor. They are perfect for couples, but can also be converted so that they include a second bedroom in which to accommodate extra guests. Each one boasts two separate bathrooms, and a private plunge pool overlooking the ocean.
- Scuba diving
- Cultural tours
- Mangyan Village tour
Children are more than welcome at Buri Resort & Spa, where baby cots can be added to each room free of charge. The resort also offers children’s versions of both the restaurant and the room service menu, whilst babysitting services are available upon request.