Hotel of the Week: Buri Resort and Spa in Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Laze under the sun at Buri Resort and Spa's poolside. Even better, get a private pool and take a dip in your own plunge pool. Photo courtesy of

Buri Resort and Spa boasts of twelve premium single and duplex villas all equipped with modern amenities for the luxury traveler.  Some of its villas also come with private plunge pools, a unique offering in the holiday island of Puerto Galera.

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Getting there
Buri Resort and Spa overlooks the Batangas Channel inside Puerto Galera Bay, an area recently named as one of the most beautiful bays in the world by the Paris-based Club des Plus Belles Baies du Monde.

The easiest way to travel to Buri is through the resort’s private transport service. Rates are available upon request. Buri Resort and Spa can arrange limousine pick-up at the airport in Manila upon arrival or at a hotel in Manila, which subsequently follows transfer in comfort to the Batangas area, to Berberabe Beach, and then by private banca boat to Buri Resort and Spa. Cold towels and refreshments are offered as welcome treats to guests.

Another way to reach Puerto Galera is via the overland services of SIKAT Ltd., which operates from the City State Tower Hotel in Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila. The bus leaves at exactly 8 am for Batangas port where a ferry connection can take guests to Puerto Galera for a cost of approximately US$15 per person for a one-way trip or US$30 for round trip. Once in Puerto Galera, boat transfer can be arranged to Buri Resort and Spa.

Guests may also opt to use their own car to drive to Batangas Port where there is safe and covered parking available 24 hours, for a fee of Php200 per day. Once there, ferry services to Muelle in Puerto Galera are available for Php180 plus Php10 terminal fee.

For guests who wish to have the exclusivity of private boat transfers from Batangas, boats for hire depart from Berberabe Beach in Tabangao, Batangas (approximately 15 minutes from Batangas Port).

One of the 12 private villas at Buri Resort and Spa in Puerto Galera, Mindoro. Photo courtesy of

What makes this hotel stand out?
Buri’s architecture is a modern and charming take on the traditional Filipino bahay kubo. All villas feature beautiful interiors with a view of the lush outdoors.

The Buri Resort team is passionate about giving excellent old-fashioned service with the “Buri edge,” and with just 12 private villas, attending to guests is effortless. The villas are all set in a sanctuary of tropical splendor within beautifully landscaped grounds that allow one to commune with nature at its best.

Buri Resort and Spa offers three types of villas suitable for any occasion, whether it is a romantic getaway for couples seeking privacy and relaxation or a family-friendly vacation.

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The main dining area of Buri Resort and Spa. Photo courtesy of