Surf, salt, and lime on Boracay
It wouldn’t be an island paradise without a bit of coconut rum and lime to sip on while admiring the ocean views with your feet firmly stuck in the white sand. Boracay’s two large beaches are separated by a community of island resorts, bars and restaurants all within close proximity of each other.
Stay on the eastern side at Bulabong Beach in the five-star 7 Stones Boracay Suites complete with lagoon-style pool, or lounge in luxury on the other side of the island at Discover Shores Resort and Spa. Certain resorts including Panoly Resort and Shangri-La bring the paradise to your door with pristine private beaches.
Metro Manila brings the world to you
Step into the capital of the Philippines, which has become a major centre for entertainment and commerce. In one small area you can find cultures from all around the world – China in Binondo, India and Japan in Paco, and European and American in the Business districts. Culture is everywhere from clothing stalls and local restaurants, to museums and parks.
A populous city, Metro Manila provides hotels that serve any need. Whether you’re seeking luxury at the Fairmont or Shangri-La, service at The Cocoon and Raffles Makati, or bargains at the Hotel Durban, Tune Hotel and Oasis Paco Park, you’ll feel right at home in comfortable surroundings and friendly atmospheres.
Escape the crowds on Lapu Lapu
An island city in the Cebu Province, Lapu Lapu is steadily growing into a tourism hotspot due to its smaller population and numerous white sand beaches. The surrounding Mactan islands make island hopping a breeze and you can find excellent scuba diving spots wherever you go. Immerse yourself in true Filipino culture at The Jungle Restaurant complete with local food, dancing and music.
Despite its small size, you can still find a range of hotels that possess a real beachside appeal such as the Abaca Boutique Resort, Moevenpick Hotel and Bluewater Maribago. Families will appreciate the fun features of the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and the Plantation Bay Resort.