Manila Bay is located south of Malate on the fringes of Manila’s liveliest downtown district. This area is busiest when ferries arrive at the Sun Ferries terminal or when a trade show is on. Otherwise, most people come to Manila Bay to take advantage of the world-class shopping facilities.
Hotels in Manila Bay enjoy one of the finest sunsets in the city. This is especially in the select five-star hotels fronting the harbor. These hotels offer first-rate amenities, including posh lounges, spas and golf courses. They’re also close enough to Ermita and Intramuros that sightseeing is easy to arrange. Major hotels here also put on cultural presentations showcasing the dances, music and traditions of the Philippines.
Manila Bay is a leader in modern shopping, headlined by the Mall of Asia. This massive complex is fronted by an enormous LED-illuminated globe and features four separate buildings connected by walkways. The Main Mall has the best selection of shops and department stores, while the Entertainment Mall and Music Mall are open-air facilities that face the bay.
Another major driver for accommodation in Manila Bay is the Philippine International Convention Center, which periodically hosts trade shows and large conferences. Hotels in the immediate vicinity are outfitted with business facilities and book up anytime a conference is in town.