Situated on the island of Siargao — the surfing capital of The Philippines — Nay Palad Hideaway (@naypalad) is nestled between two full-of-life marine ecosystems. On one end of the premises, the grounds overlook the Pacific Ocean — the hotel sits behind a powdery-white beach that runs along the property’s private bay. On the other end, the property faces tangled mangrove forests and interweaving natural waterways. The hotel hosts ten rooms, all which are decorated with a classic contemporary design — upon arriving, guests will feel at ease with the spacious reception pavilion, which was built using materials from the locale, including coconut tree leaves and native wood. When it comes to relaxing, guests can choose to lounge at the pool or on the beach; although, what’s better than that, is the hotel’s collection of “Nestrests” – an innovative hybrid of a hammock and a chaise lounge that hangs like a pod from tall coconut trees. Known for its ability to bring guests a respite from the hustle and bustle of life, the hotel’s spa is a must when visiting the property. Supplementary to a full range of world-class treatments, the spa therapists specialize in Hilot, a Filipino massage tradition renowned for its healing abilities. Culinary-wise, instead of offering set menus, resident chef Marc Silvestre surprises guests with dishes that offer the freshest fish, meat, and local produce. A fun activity, the head chef also offers cooking lessons in the hotel’s kitchen for guests looking to learn about Filipino gastronomy.