Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world.It has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. Filipinos are fun loving people.Throughout the islands, there are fiestas celebrated, and foreign guests are always welcome to their homes.
It is a dream country to visit if you are person who appreciates wildlife, beautiful landscapes and unspoiled beaches. I’ve visited some of the most popular places in Asia but somehow, I always keep going back to the Philippines.
It is an adventure unlike any other and having lived and travelled all over this beautiful country, I highly recommend the following to get the most out of your stay
While in Cebu, stay at Shangri-La Mactan Resort & Spa and immediately head to Oslob to swim and see the massive whale sharks up close. It’s something you wouldn’t want to miss and you’ll be glad you did it!
See the Tarsiers and the famous Chocolate hills in Bohol
From Cebu, take a short 2-hour ferry ride to Bohol and see the smallest primate in the world, the Tarsiers. While there, don’t forget to see the famous Chocolate Hills, too. It is a geological formation consisting of 1,776 conical-shaped hills covered in a vivid green grass which turns brown during dry season, hence its name
Boracay is many people favorite. I’ve been chasing sunsets for as long as I can remember and there’s just nothing quite like walking on the white sand beach of Boracay island while watching the most stunning sunset go down its blue waters.
It also doesn’t hurt having a mall right at the beach front and having endless activities to do. Think scuba diving, parasailing, fly fish, stand up paddling, cliff diving, paraw sailing, zorb, zip line, wall climbing, kite surfing, pub crawl, riding the ferris wheel, shopping, jet ski, island hopping and you can be a mermaid for a day too. Told you, endless.
Explore Travel + Leisure’s“Best island in the world”
Crowned “Best Island in the world” by Travel + Leisure for three consecutive years, Palawan is the gold standard for white beaches. Want everything luxurious and see rainbow sunsets? Stay in Aman Pulo. Want to see a World Heritage Site? Visit the Underground River in Puerto Princesa. Want to swim in pristine beaches? El Nido and Coron got at least a hundred.
So whether you’re searching for an adventure or simply wanting a relaxing retreat, the Philippines, with its more than 7,000 islands