From its capital Manila, to the thousands of islands dotted around its oceans, the Philippines is a paradise waiting to be discovered in the Far East. Brightsun Travel offers a wide range of exclusive holidays to Philippines, including city breaks to its energetic capital, and trips to its unspoilt islands and beaches. Starting in Manila, you could explore the old and the new in the Philippines. Take in the city’s rich architecture by day, including old Spanish colonial buildings, plus a range of Art Deco, Beaux-Arts and neo-classical architecture along Escolta Street. And by night, head to Makai City and Greenbelt Square and dance till the early hours in night clubs housed in former military bases. Travel inland in the Philippines, to Banaue, and you could explore beautiful World Heritage listed rice terraces dating back thousands of years. Or, in Sagada, a backpacker destination, you could access a range of hiking trails that will take you high into the mountains.
Now on to the country’s breath-taking coastline. Just a few hours from Manila is Puerto Galera, a collection of bays and islands with spectacular diving opportunities. Then there’s the Bacuit Archipelago, which is full of lagoons, white sandy beaches and diverse species of fish and coral. In the island province of Bohol there are jungles full of wildlife, or, if it’s surfing that interests you, you won’t be disappointed with the waves at Siargao. Head to the popular region of Cebu and you could explore some of the best beaches in the country. In the north of Cebu, on Bantayan and Lalapascua Islands, you will find Paradise Beach and the Virgin Island, and some of the most picturesque diving spots the Philippines has to offer. And in Moalboal, discover waterfalls, natural springs and the beautiful White Beach. Finally, the Bicol Region is where you can get off the beaten track in the Philippines and discover an island wilderness. Brightsun Travel has put together a great selection of cheap holidays to Philippines, including stays at some of the country’s premier resorts. Contact us and organise a holiday to remember in the Far East this year.