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The Philippines

Australia & the Pacific

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Quick Guide

  • Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Philippine Peso
  • 13 hrs
  • +8 hrs

7000 islands containing everything from hectic metropolises to deserted tropical beaches, the word for The Phillipines is ‘diverse’. Kicking off your trip in the capital of Manila make sure to pay a visit to the National Museum of the Filipino People. With a unique history of 350 years of Spanish colonisation before a period of American occupation, the beautiful, friendly people of the Philippines have a distinct culture and history from the rest of South East Asia.

Palawan is regularly listed as one of the best beach destinations in this region of the world. Hop between fishing villages on traditional boats, and enjoy the pristine ocean whether by swimming, snorkeling or diving. The mind-boggling rice terraces of the Banaue region are World Hertitage listed and cannot be missed. This region affords a great opportunity to learn about the local Ifugao people and their age-old traditions.

The conical volcano of Mt Mayon is volatile – a keen eye is kept on her activity. Climbing it can only be done with a guide and will provide one of the greatest thrills of your holiday. Camiguin is defined by its smattering of volcanoes, eminently explorable jungle, and uninhabited surrounding islands. This is where adventure lovers need to head for waterfall swimming, rappelling, volcano climbing, kayaking and so much more.

The Philippines Key Facts

  • Filipino (Tagalog)
  • Philippine Peso
  • 13 hrs
  • +8 hrs

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Nearest Airports

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) - 67 miles
  • Mamburao Airport (MBO) - 69 miles
  • Lubang Airport (LBX) - 69 miles
  • Marinduque Airport (MRQ) - 96 miles
  • Baler Airport (BQA) - 96 miles
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Where To Stay

Our guide to the best hotels in The Philippines.

Condo at SoleMare Parksuites

Manila
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City of Dreams – Nobu Hotel Manila

Manila
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Midas Hotel and Casino

Manila
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Armada Hotel Manila

Malate, Manila
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Kabayan Hotel Pasay

Manila
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Pan Pacific Manila

Malate, Manila
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Hyatt City of Dreams Manila

Manila
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Dusit Thani Manila

Makati, Manila
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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Manila
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Hotel Jen Manila

Malate, Manila
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Apartments Condo at SoleMare Parksuites

Manila
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Golden Phoenix Hotel – Manila

Manila
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Belmont Hotel Manila

Manila
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Red Planet Aseana, Manila

Manila
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88 Courtyard Hotel

Manila
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