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Riddled with beaches and excellent diving; host to multiple festivals; and home to magic, tiny primates, and the chocolate hills, the Visayas keep us coming back for more. Dig your toes in the sand at any number of beaches or dip into a picture-perfect waterfall. Luxuriate in Bohol where some of our favourite resorts beckon with lush gardens, private beaches, organic farms, and in-house art galleries. Don’t forget to see the tarsiers, check out the chocolate hills, and get in the water at Balicasag for a great day of snorkeling or diving. Nearby Siquijor boasts a stunning waterfall, traditional healers, and a history of magic and intrigue. The island of Negros provides access to world-class diving off the eastern coast and a wealth of culture and Filipino history across the hills to the west. Here you can get off the beaten path and experience Filipino culture and hospitality without the crowds.

With international airports in Cebu and Bohol, connections from Manila to multiple airports in the region, and ferries between many of the islands, getting around is relatively easy with a bit of advance planning. It’s hard to choose just one island in this province so if time allows, we recommend including at least two.

The island of Boracay underwent rehabilitation in 2018-19 and the number of visitors is now limited so these pristine white sands are once again a beautiful destination if you’re looking for pure relaxation.

To learn more about the different islands and book a holiday, please contact marbree@fleewinter.com or call 020 7112 0019 to discuss.

Manila
The bustling capital city is home to historic Intramuros and Rizal Park. Let us arrange a bicycle tour of the walled city so you can explore the narrow streets and learn about the nation's colonial past. More
Banaue
Ancient rice terraces in Batad, coffins mounted on a cliff in Sagada, the Cordillera is home to some of the most unique and fascinating bits of the Philippines. More
Vigan
Some of the best preserved Spanish colonial architecture in the world can be found in Vigan. Wander the cobbled streets, sample the Spanish-influenced cuisine, and relax in one of the city's historic boutique hotels. More
Boracay
Sink your toes into the white sands of Boracay. Grab a cocktail, take it easy, and watch the clear blue water lap against the shore. When night falls, join the parties of District Two or slip away to romantic Diniwid beach. More
Bohol
Chocolate hills, tiny tarsiers, Boholano art, beautiful beaches, and some lovely snorkeling and diving make Bohol one of our favorite parts of the Philippines. The gorgeous boutique resorts don't hurt, either! More
Negros Oriental
The island of Negros is home to world-class diving off the coast of Dauin and on neighboring Apo Island. Waterfalls and adventure are just a day trip away from the university town of Dumaguete. On neighboring Siquijor settle in to the tranquility of an island known for sorcery and healing powers. More
Negros Occidental
On the west coast of Negros you'll find Bacolod, the city of smiles. Sugar plantations in the area host historic mansions and in October, the streets come alive with the annual MassKara festival. More
Puerto Princesa
The gateway to Palawan, Puerto Princesa sits near one of the longest subterranean rivers in the world. Let us arrange a stay for you at a beachside hotel with mountain views just a short boat ride away. More
El Nido
When people refer to Palawan as the most beautiful island in the world, images of El Nido come to mind. Limestone cliffs jut from aquamarine water, lush jungle fills the interior, and the coasts are lined with dazzling beaches. Some of the finest resorts in the country dot the islands around this northern bit of Palawan. More
Coron
For divers, the WWII shipwrecks of Coron are one of the highlights of the Philippines. Natural hot springs, clear blue lakes, isolated beaches, and a rather surprising game reserve and wildlife sanctuary make Coron a fun destination for divers and landlubbers alike. More
Puerto Galera
Fast drift dives and schools of big fish await experienced divers in Puerto Galera while shallow macro dives make for excellent underwater photography, relaxing night dives, and the perfect place to learn or improve your dive skills. More
Tubbataha Reefs
The greatest variety of marine life in the Philippines is within Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park; only accessible for diving mid-March to mid-June

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