Experience a Holiday in The Philippines This Season
Taking a unique Holiday in the Philippines is sure to excite most any member of your family. Looking for something completely different and out of the ordinary, then consider a Holiday in the Philippines. Want to venture off to a far and exotic destination with the family? Looking for a place where you are sure to feel safe and secure at the same time?
Here, You Will Discover A True Tropical Paradise!
Well, have a look at this short video from Tourism Philippines and see why this amazing Country is certainly worth a second look …
I highly recommend having a closer look at this beautiful and majestic far away Country.
A Holiday In The Philippines Guide – Your Gateway to A Tropical Retreat
Getting to the Philippines is Very Easy. There are a wide variety of airlines offering flights to Manila. As well, there are a few airlines now introducing flights to ‘Cebu’.
Cebu is the Countries most Southern International Airport.
Flights Galore to the Philippines
Here is a list of a few of the major airlines that do fly in and out of the Philippines that I have added for your convenience;
Delta Air Lines
Since the flight from North America into the Philippines can be extremely long so you should consider spending a night or two in Manila before continuing your travel to your selected destination.
Manila Philippines Skyline
Holiday In The Philippines Includes Manila
This City makes for a great stop over both before and on your return trip home from your family vacation. Just a little something to consider when planning your holidays. Manila is filled with great venues for music, dancing, and ocean front dining!
I have listed a few of the best selections when searching for Hotels in Manila recommended by travel experts;
Diamond Hotel Philippines
Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila (A great choice for a combination hotel and entertainment venue.)
Hotel H2O – An amazing five-star hotel overlooking Manila Bay.
Once you have set foot in any of these luxury hotels, you may find it difficult to leave to start the next leg of your trip. Have no fear … it is going to get even better! 😀
Holiday In The Philippines and Boracay Island
Boracay Island Philippines
One destination you should consider for your family holidays when visiting is Boracay Island. A small island located just off of Iloilo, which is to the south of Manila and another large island of Luzon.
The easiest and most convenient way to reach Boracay is with a short airplane flight. You can fly from Manila to Kalibo. Flights take about 45 minutes, followed by a 90 minute car ride, and a short 10 minute boat ride. The other option is to fly in to Caticlan, the flight time is the same, but you will only be 20 minutes away from Boracay Island. You will have a 10 minute car ride plus a 10 minute boat ride.
Flying to Boracay Island For A Holiday In The Philippines Is Easy
There are presently two airlines to choose from that service the island;
The real fun begins once you arrive on this beautiful island and that the whole family is sure to love! On this fabulous island you will discover …
Full-sized vacation homes
No trouble at all finding something to satisfy your wants, needs and budget
Fantastic Resorts on Boracay Island
It is highly recommended you make a reservation before arriving. A few of the premier locations on Boracay Island include:
Boracay Beach Resort, Philippines
Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa
Boracay Beach Club
Best Western Boracay Tropic Resort
Monaco Suites de Boracay
Do not worry if these resorts are already fully booked during your selected dates of travel, as there are many excellent resorts along the beach front which specialize in making world travelers comfortable. 🙂
All Inclusive Resorts in Boracay
If you are like me and enjoy those all inclusive family vacations, then Borocay Island will surprise you. There are resorts that provide accommodations, meals, airport transfers and much more. Here are three wonderful resorts on the island to choose from …
- Regency Lagoon Resort
- Borocay Regency
- Bamboo Boracay Beach Resort
Great Resort Destinations For Your Holiday In The Philippines
The excitement and fun is not isolated to just Manila and Boracay Island. You can find great family resorts throughout the Philippines. A few of the best resorts to consider and worth having a closer look include …
- Bohol Tropics Resort – Philippines Natural Wonderland
- Thunderbird Resort Philippines – An international resort group with multiple Philippine destinations.
- Laguna Beach Resort Philippines – A favorite destination area for Filipinos and international travelers.
- Amanpulo Resort Philippines – An isolated island paradise.
- Hidden Valley Resort Philippines – Step away from the beach for a new kind of adventure.
- Loreland Farm Resort Philippines – An amazing resort just outside of Manila.
- Dakak Beach Resort Philippines – An escape to a quieter beach resort.
All of these resorts offer high quality accommodations, excellent dining, and the world renowned Filipino hospitality. I have also added a couple of more resorts which deserve a special mention …
- Bohol Tropics Resort – This resort receives a special mention because of the location. Bohol offers a great beach experience, excellent diving opportunities and a few hidden surprises! 😉
Sneak away for a day tour of the island to experience the Chocolate Hills. Stop along the Loboc River to meet the smallest monkeys in the world, the Tarsier. As you travel along the Loboc River you can stop off for an amazing meal on one of the floating restaurants.
- Amanpulo Resort – Aman Resorts has built a very secluded and special venue to delight travelers. Most of the resorts I have listed are in areas which have a large number of resort all together, like many resort destinations around the world.
The Amanpulo Resort is on a small island all by itself!
Aman Resorts has taken over the entire island and has turned it into a relaxing paradise.
Travel Requirements for Your Holiday In The Philippines
There are a few great advantages to enjoying your holidays in the Philippines. One of these advantages is language.
Many tropical destinations, especially in Asia, are not in countries where English is considered a requirement in the schools. Most Filipinos understand English very well, with a high percentage of the population being very fluent in English. For an American or Canadian, traveling to the Philippines is very easy. You receive an automatic 21 day tourist visa by simply presenting your passport.
If you intend to stay longer you can pay a small fee for a visa extension. There are no extra travel documents required for your holiday stay in the Philippines.
A Wide Variety of Delicious Food On Your Holiday In The Philippines
If you are timid about trying local foods you will be pleasantly surprised in the Philippines. You will also find a wide variety of international restaurants including;
and many others to keep all members of your family happy. The bigger surprise is the local food. You will find a wide variety of dishes you will enjoy created from:
Do Not leave the Philippines without sampling Lechon Baboy, a fire roasted pork!
The final advantage is cost. You will discover the cost of services and many items to be very low compared to other tropical destinations. Prices at some luxury resorts will be comparable to other international destinations, but as you head out to enjoy the Philippine culture you will uncover amazing bargains!
Singing, Dancing and Fireworks to Enjoy On A Holiday In The Philippines
Spending the holidays in the Philippines will give you an entirely new perspective on celebration. You will experience the Filipinos joy of music as you hear the voices of some of the world’s finest singers. If you enjoy dancing you can kick up your heels at one of the many great discos and clubs.
A final surprise is fireworks for Christmas and the Holidays. Expect to see the night sky explode in beauty as the Holidays unfold. This is one holiday adventure you and your family will talk about for years! From discount all inclusive vacations to island hide a ways, the Philippines are sure to have something special to offer you and your family!
Excellent Websites for Planning a Philippine Vacation
Boracay Island is so popular in fact, Sports Illustrated held their annual bikini photo shoot on the island! Below, I’ve included a few great websites on the Philippines to get you started on your way to the Philippines:
Recently, I also came across a wonderful travel blog a young couple has put together. If is filled with their adventures in Cebu and the Philippines, beautiful photos, recipes and so much more. Check it out at …
It is especially important with foreign travel and traveling with younger members in your family to be prepared beforehand, making sure you cover all the basics for trouble free travel.
Prepare a Travel List for Your Holiday In The Philippines
I have included a few important links to my other articles that review some necessary, but often forgotten necessities for travel. Just click on the links below to direct you to each article. Start planning your next family vacation to the Philippines.
It’s safe, fun and affordable! Be sure to check out a couple of my previous posts to help in your holiday planning. For instance, make sure all your travel immunizations are in order and that you take all the necessary travel safety precautions to ensure a wonderful and memorable vacation!
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