The Philippines is a country of over 7000 islands and as complex as it is wildly beautiful, exotic and eccentric.
Famous for fabulous surfing, tiny primates, enormous and bewildering cities, paradise beaches, colourful festivals and several of the world’s natural wonders, it’s one of the top South East Asian destinations for family adventure.
Flights from London to over 30 destinations in the Philippines including Manila, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, Siargao and Davao.
Connecting flights from Manila to most holiday islands take between 45 minutes and two hours.
Palawan Island in the Philippines was voted world’s most beautiful by Conde Nast Traveller in both 2015 and 2016.
Cloud 9 in Siargao is one of the world’s top surf breaks.
The Philippines has 10 UNESCO World Heritage sites including Tubbataha Reef and Puerto Princesa Underground River, both in Palawan.
Bohol is home to the legendary Chocolate Mountains and the indigenous habitat of Tarsier, the world’s smallest primate.
Temperatures between 27˚C and 32˚C year round.
Hiring a car on the islands is a good way to explore with older kids. Try to avoid driving in cities, public transport or taxis are much less stressful and many resorts have their own transport services. Island tours are a good way to see major attractions. Domestic flights are available from Manila and Cebu to most islands. Fast ferry services run from Cebu to Bohol and there are longer sailings from Manila to many of the Philippines’ holiday islands.