Philippines Holidays

As an archipelago of over 7,000 islands, the Philippines offers a wealth of enticing experiences waiting to be discovered. Blessed with a year-round tropical climate, abundant natural beauty and warm, welcoming people, it's a holiday destination that captivates travellers across the globe, catering to all types of holidays - from beaches and family holidays to romantic getaways and all-inclusive retreats.

Whether you're travelling as a couple in search of pristine white sandy beaches, a family eager to immerse in diverse culture and history, or friends looking for epic adventures, the Philippines offers an elaborate mix of experiences. The country's varied budget options spanning affordable homestays to luxury resorts make it a suitable holiday destination for all pocket sizes. So if you're intrigued by island hopping, enchanted by the local mythology, or simply drawn to the bustling city life, the sheer diversity of the Philippines is sure to provide a memorable holiday.


From vibrant cities to sprawling mountain regions and stunning coastline, there’s a Philippine holiday destination for every traveller. Explore the eclectic city of Manila, immerse yourself in the rich history of Cebu, or soak in the awe-inspiring views of Palawan - here’s our pick of where to plan your ideal Philippine holiday.


As the capital city, Manila offers a heady mix of Spanish colonial architecture, vibrant nightlife, bustling markets and vast shopping malls. From visiting the historic Intramuros district to indulging in local fare at a street food market, Manila certainly offers an exciting introduction to Filipino culture.


Regarded as the ‘Queen City of the South’, Cebu offers the perfect blend of rich cultural heritage, modern city life and natural wonders. Visit the Basilica del Santo Niño, indulge in delicious lechon, or take a short boat ride to the nearby white-sand beaches.


Recognised as one of the world’s most beautiful islands, Palawan is a paradise of pristine beaches, crystal clear lagoons and breathtaking marine biodiversity. Whether you decide to explore the idyllic El Nido or visit the UNESCO-listed subterranean river at Puerto Princesa, Palawan promises an unforgettable beach holiday.


Home to the UNESCO-listed Rice Terraces, often referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", Banaue offers stunning natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Ifugao people, hike through the lush mountains, or simply enjoy the peaceful setting of this highland retreat.


With its powdery white sand beaches, Boracay offers a quintessential tropical beach getaway. From sunbathing and water sports to witnessing spectacular sunsets and experiencing vibrant nightlife, Boracay is an island that promises endless fun.

Where to Stay

From vibrant cities teeming with activity to tranquil coastal towns and picturesque countryside, the Philippines offers a variety of choices when it comes to choosing where to stay. Here's a list of some amazing places to make your Philippine adventure a memorable one.

For a family holiday

Manila, with its vibrant atmosphere, rich history and a world-class theme park like the Star City, is an ideal destination for a family holiday. Alternatively, Subic Bay, with its myriad of family-friendly activities including Ocean Adventure theme park and Zoobic Safari, offers an exciting escapade for the whole family.

For a couples holiday

Romantic sunsets, secluded beaches, and indulgent resorts – Boracay Island is an idyllic setting for a couples' getaway. For those seeking a unique experience, a stay in the tranquil mountain retreat of Sagada, known for its hanging coffins and stunning sunrises, offers a memorable romantic holiday.

For a holiday with friends

Whether it's partying in the 'Ibiza of the Philippines' - Boracay, diving around the WWII wrecks in Coron, or exploring the energetic nightlife of Manila, the Philippines offers a fantastic variety of locations for an unforgettable holiday with friends.

When to Visit

While the Philippines can be visited all year round, the dry season from November to April is often considered the best time to visit, when the country is fully accessible and the weather is generally warm and sunny. Temperatures range from a comfortable 24°C to 34°C, making it ideal for beach holidays and exploration.

The wet season from May to October sees frequent rain showers and high humidity. However, this period can also offer less crowded tourist spots and lower prices for accommodation. Do watch out for typhoon updates, especially if your visit falls between June and September. Ultimately, the best time to visit the Philippines depends on your preferences and the activities you wish to do.

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