The Philippines has long been a firm favourite for couples, and with good reason. An abundance of luxury resorts, beautiful stunning beaches, fantastic restaurants, an array of water sport activities and natural wonders make it one of the most enjoyable locations to visit, and the stunning scenery is second to none. Even better, with a collection of more than 7000 islands and islets, there are many perfect spots for privacy and isolation – as well as lots of party hotspots – so you are sure to find exactly what you’re looking for in this part of Southeast Asia.
The choices are endless of where to stay in this stunning barefoot paradise. A visit to Boracay Island is a must if you’re looking for a romantic beach getaway. It is famous for its stunning beaches lined with luxury romantic resorts, crystal clear waters, fun island activities and its vibrant party scene. Experience the diverse culinary, rich culture, historical landmarks, trendy shops and bustling nightlife in the city of Manila. For the best diving spots and thrill adventures head to Cebu. Though El Nido in Palawan is a great location offering hidden beaches, views of the lagoon and coral reef, underwater rivers, diverse wildlife and island-hopping adventures. There is no going wrong as Philippine has a plethora of dreamy resorts to celebrate your love at.
Your honeymoon is sure to be full of treasured memories, with so much to do and see. Take in the natural beauty with stunning sights to behold all over of the Philippines, with one being a popular favourite, the Mount Mayon, situated on the stunning island of Luzon. The symmetrical peak is still an active volcano and is at the centre of a gorgeous national park, the Puerto Princesa River. The underground cave system houses over eight kilometres of river channels, before flowing into the sea. You can ride a paddleboat through the rivers, learning about the rock formations as well as the native wildlife. Alternatively, hiking in one of the most iconic sights of the Philippines, the Chocolate Hills in the Bohol Province is made up of over a thousand hills spread across 20 square miles. They are so named because as the seasons change, the grassy mounds turn from green to brown, giving them the appearance of chocolate.
If you are looking for a combination of relaxation, culture and adventure, then this destination is one to pick for a lively honeymoon or relaxing romantic break for two.
What is the currency in the Philippines?
The currency is the Peso.
What is the time difference in the Philippines?
The Philippines are seven hours ahead of GMT.
How long does it take to fly to Philippines?
The flight from London Heathrow to Manila, the capital which is situated in the northern group of islands is 13 hours 25 minutes. There are connecting flights from many airports and for example, those from Manila to the various islands are between 45 minutes – two hours in length.
What language is spoken in the Philippines?
Filipino is the major language mainly spoken however English is widely spoken everywhere
Do I need a visa to visit Philippines?
Holders of UK passports can visit the Philippines for up to 30 days without a visa. For up to date travel advice, visit the FCO website here.