Destination Resorts Overview
The Philippines is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia consisting of over 7000 islands. The area has a tropical climate with three seasons, a hot dry season that runs from March to May, a rainy season from June to November, and a cool dry season from December to February. This destination is world famous for its exceptional scuba diving, with everything from WWII wrecks to exhilarating drift dives, and large pelagics to record numbers of nudibranch species. If you are looking for a holiday that promises diversity, both in landscapes above and below the water, then look no further.
Manila, the capital, is a wonderful mix of impressive skyscrapers and Spanish colonial architecture. Intramuros, known as the Walled City, is the oldest district and historical centre of Manila, there are many attractions to see and an interesting way to explore is either by horse drawn carriage or bamboo bike! The beach lover’s paradise of Cebu wows visitors with its white sand coves, turquoise waters, and dramatic cliffs, and at the heart is Cebu City a bustling metropolis renowned for its nightlife, and abundance of fantastic restaurants.
Colourful fiestas take place across the Philippines throughout the year, with Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo being the biggest, this weeklong street party runs from sunrise to sunset every January and dates to the time of the Borneo settlers. For wildlife lovers and families, the relaxed vibe of Bohol makes it a great holiday choice, you are guaranteed to get a sighting of Tarsiers, the attractive wide-eyed little primates that are endemic to the Philippines. Combine this with a tour of the iconic Chocolate Hills where you can enjoy panoramic views of an extraordinary landscape of over 1200 conical hills that turn from green to brown in the dry season, hence the name.
The Philippines has so much to offer, with an island to suit every taste. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway on a deserted strip of sand in the middle of the ocean, an adrenaline filled activity holiday with friends and family, or an adventure exploring volcanic landscapes and untamed wilderness, this destination has it all. An island-hopping tour will give you an insight into the wonderful history and culture, and a chance to experience some of the beauty of the Philippines which will no doubt leave you wanting for more. For those looking for something extra special we can combine a diving holiday with a city stopover where you can enjoy a wide array of sightseeing and culinary delights along with superb diving and snorkelling.
Average temperatures in the dry season (November-May) Air 25-27°c / Sea 24-28°c
Average temperatures in wet season (June-October) Air 26-28°c / Sea 26-28°c