Round off a holiday full of culture and tropical beauty with a few days on one of the many stunning beaches View All Philippines Holidays

Stef Studley
Philippines Travel Specialist

The Philippines stands out as a diverse destination renowned for its warm hospitality and the welcoming smiles of its people. With over 7,000 islands scattered across the Pacific Ocean's western rim, holidays here promise a rich tapestry of experiences. From cultural immersions to historic explorations and leisurely beach retreats, the Philippines offers something for every traveller.

Discover an intoxicating blend of old and new in the bustling capital of Manila, where quaint street stalls sit side by side with ancient Spanish churches and a growing array of modern high-rise buildings, shopping malls and karaoke bars. Active visitors shouldn’t miss the opportunity to follow the trekking routes up Mt Pinatubo to admire the views over the crater lake and stroll through UNESCO-listed rice terraces of Bangaan at Banaue. Of course, no trip to the Philippines would be complete without a day or two relaxing on one of their many idyllic beaches, of which you’re spoilt for choice.

Seeking solitude? Our Castaway Island Experience promises an escape from the ordinary, where you can sleep under the stars and reconnect with nature. For those craving cultural immersion, Expedition Coron and Island Odyssey offer authentic encounters with local communities and hidden gems off the beaten path. And for the ultimate Philippine odyssey, Highlands to Islands invites you to explore the rich heritage of Vigan before basking in the natural splendour of El Nido's pristine shores.

Regent Philippines Specialist

Stef Studley

Stef Studley
Philippines Travel Specialist
The Philippines is home to over 7,000 islands. Sitting in the sea off the coast of South-East Asia the archipelago can feel detached from the rest of the region whilst still retaining some of its defining characteristics. For a first-time visitor heading beyond Manila and not just looking for the beaches, we would suggest heading to Cebu where the diving can be spectacular, and where Cebu City has a lively nightlife and the food culture is recently coming up to speed – we can recommend Lahug for a wide variety of local delicacies and street food.

Stef's Tips
Music lovers: visit the Alegre Guitar Factory to see some of the best guitars in the world being made from Madagascan ebony.
Take a bumpy tour on a Jeepney – a modified jeep left over after WW2 – to see how the locals travel.
In Manila wander through the old colonial city of Intramuros to explore the walls and see the influences of the Chinese, Dutch, British, American and Japanese.

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