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Explore the Philippines with AirAsia

[SPONSORED CONTENT] Friendly locals and some of the world's best beaches make The Philippines a truly heavyweight holiday contender.

Published on Aug 17, 2017

COMPRISING MORE THAN 7,000 tropical islands scattered in the azure waters of the Pacific, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia’s most individualistic and rewarding travel destinations. 

Blue Lagoon Palawan

A great place to start is Palawan. This slender slice of paradise was once one of the last frontiers. But its popularity has burgeoned in recent times. Last month, Travel+Leisure readers ranked it the best island in the world for the second year in a row, and it’s not difficult to see why. Glorious nature abounds near the laid-back capital Puerto Princesa. Check out a firefly-watching tour on the Iwahig River, the limestone scenery and hiking at Ugong Rock, or the white-sand beaches dotting Honda Bay. Up north is spectacular at El Nido, the gateway to the fabulous Bacuit Archipelago, a karst-studded marine wonderland with epic potential for climbing, sailing and kayaking.

Another star in the Philippines is the tiny island of Boracay: a place where postcard-perfect beaches, show-stopping sunsets and a vibrant bar and restaurant scene add up to one of the nation’s most prized holiday destinations. While hopping between White Beach, Diniwid Beach and Yapak Beach is de rigeur, there’s more to Boracay than its sun-bathing. Adrenaline-packed diversions include ATV action at Mount Luho, zip-lining through the verdant jungle, and cliff jumping at Magic Island. Other thrilling activities include fly-fishing, banana boating, stand up paddling and many more. And after dark? The food scene encompasses world-class fine dining, delicious seafood and local fare. Afterwards head to the beach for a firedance show or make for one of the rambunctious bars or clubs.

With stunning landscapes, electrifying destinations and some of the globe’s best beaches, it really is “more fun in the Philippines.”


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