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The Philippines is a paradise hotspot waiting to be discovered in the Far East, filled with eclectic cities, pristine coastlines, significant ancient sites including Spanish colonial architecture, and captivating native wildlife. There is so much nature to be admired in the Philippines, from waterfalls to mountain peaks and rice terraces, and other holiday highlights include mouth-watering food, thrilling outdoor adventures, and incredible shopping and nightlife opportunities. Brightsun Travel offers cheap holidays to the Philippines.

Why not consider a holiday to the Filipino capital Manila? This eclectic city is very artsy with street murals, annual art festivals, and a number of museums and galleries. Manila is also home to impressive sightseeing attractions, lush gardens, bustling markets and malls, and the world’s oldest Chinatown, plus the natural Manila Bay harbour which is the best place to view a breath-taking sunset.

For a more tropical take on the Philippines, consider Cebu, a paradise province comprising Cebu Island and over 150 islands. Cebu is where the beaches are at, plus coral gardens and some of Asia’s most spectacular diving sites. Cebu also happens to be a great culinary hub with some of the most exotic street food in the Philippines. Whichever destination sounds like your dream holiday, contact Brightsun and let us offer you the best holidays to the Philippines.

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Cebu offers picturesque white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and plenty of sunshine. There are also many other attractions to explore, such as heritage sites, lively nightlife venues, and outdoor activities like hiking and snorkeling. Cebu is known for its friendly people and delicious food, so visitors should take the time to sample some local dishes too. The island is also home to some of the world’s best dive sites, making it a great destination for scuba divers and snorkelers alike. With its rich culture, vibrant atmosphere, and stunning natural beauty, there's no doubt that Cebu will make for an unforgettable holiday experience.



Manila is the vibrant capital of the Philippines, full of stunning natural beauty and diverse culture. This bustling city offers many attractions for visitors to explore, from centuries-old churches to modern shopping malls. Manila is also home to some of the world's best beaches, including Boracay and Palawan. Adventure seekers can enjoy outdoor activities such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, and surfing. There are plenty of attractions in Manila that will keep everyone entertained for days on end. Whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend or an action-packed adventure, Manila has something to satisfy all tastes.


Philippine Islands

With diverse landscapes, stunning beaches, and crystal clear waters, the Philippine Islands are a paradise for those seeking adventure or relaxation. From the highlands of Luzon to the tropical rainforests in Mindanao, you’ll find plenty of outdoor activities such as hiking, white water rafting, and snorkeling. The laid-back atmosphere and friendly locals make it easy to feel at home in this vibrant country. Don’t forget to explore the many cultural attractions including old churches and traditional markets that will give you a glimpse into the rich history of the Philippines. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or just want to reconnect with nature, there’s something for everyone on these beautiful islands!

Helpful Information About the Philippines

Currency:You’ll be spending Philippine Pesos.

Language: Filipino, though English is often used and widely spoken.

Local Time: Eight hours ahead of GMT.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 13 hours.

Tourist Information: Visit the official Philippines tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around.

Health/Travel Restrictions:To travel to the Philippines, British citizens need a valid passport, which will grant them a 30-day visit without a visa. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for the Philippines.

Other FAQs:

Q: How many islands are in the Philippines?

A: The Republic of the Philippines consists of around 7,640 islands, of which about 2,000 are inhabited.

Q: Is the Philippines expensive to visit on holiday?

A: The Philippines is generally a budget-friendly destination.

Q: Is the Philippines safe to visit on holiday?

A: Main tourist areas should be relatively safe, but seek trustworthy local advice about safe districts and join organised excursions if visiting the Philippines.

Q: Is the Philippines good for diving?

A: The Philippines is widely recognised as having some of the best diving spots in the world.

Top Things to Do in the Philippines

The Philippine Islands offer a wide range of activities and sights for holidaymakers to enjoy, from the white-sand beaches of Boracay to the lush mountains of Sagada. In Palawan, visitors can explore the underground river network or experience some of the world's best scuba diving. Further up north, the Banaue Rice Terraces are a great way to experience traditional Filipino culture and take in some stunning views. For adventure seekers, trekking and caving can be found in El Nido or the Subterranean National Park. History buffs also have plenty to explore in Vigan, an old Spanish colonial town. Foodies will find a vast selection of local dishes such as lechon, sisig, and halo-halo. Finally, don't forget to take advantage of the country's renowned hospitality and relax!

Tourists visiting Manila can explore a variety of cultural sites including churches, museums, galleries, and monuments. Visitors are sure to find something that appeals to them in this bustling metropolis, with numerous shopping centres, restaurants, and nightlife spots to choose from. Those looking for an action-packed adventure can go scuba diving, bungee jumping, or experience the thrill of a zip line ride at the Enchanted Kingdom. Nature lovers can take boat rides through the Pasig river and visit the Manila Zoo or Botanical Garden. For those seeking some leisure time, there are plenty of parks perfect for a picnic or relaxing stroll.

Cebu provides an unforgettable holiday experience for visitors, with world-class beaches, beautiful resorts, and fascinating cultural attractions. Explore the city’s vibrant nightlife, take a tour of the heritage sites, or try some of the local cuisine. For those looking to relax, there are plenty of spas and resorts offering spa treatments and massages. Adventure seekers can go diving in one of the many marine sanctuaries or take a thrilling ride on a zip line across vast natural landscapes. Nature lovers can enjoy trekking through lush forests and exploring hidden waterfalls while beach bums can lounge on white sand shores and soak up the sun.

Weather in the Philippines

The Philippines has a tropical climate with high temperatures year-round. The hottest months are typically April through May, when temperatures can reach as high as 36°C (97°F). The wettest months are usually from June to October, during which time heavy rains and thunderstorms occur frequently. December is the driest month in most areas.

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