Honeymoon in The Philippines

A honeymoon in The Philippines is full of friendly faces, beautiful beaches and jungle activities, let’s take you to this island nation…

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From stunning beaches and lush jungle landscapes and friendly locals, a honeymoon in The Philippines will be an unforgettable island-hopping adventure.

At the edge of Southeast Asia, it’s a little different to its neighbours as a former colony of Spain and occupied by the USA. It is now a predominantly Catholic and English-speaking country. The people of the Philippines are known for their warmth and hospitality. This means it’s a simple place to travel to for English speakers. Plus, it’s an affordable place to travel so ideal for couples planning a honeymoon on a budget.

Most couples will start their honeymoon in The Philippines in the capital, Manila, where seven thousand islands await beyond. Whether you want a Robinson Crusoe experience on a deserted beach or kayak around karsts or island-hop to your heart’s content, with thirty-six thousand kilometres of coastline, there is an experience to satisfy every beach lover. Volcanic mountains and beautiful rainforest mean a jungle adventure is never far away either.

Explore Filipino cuisine, which is influenced by Spanish, Chinese, Malay, Indian and American cooking. Try dishes like Lechon (roast suckling pig) and adobo (chicken or pork cooked in vinegar and soy sauce). There’s also an abundance of fresh seafood on offer, so be sure to try dishes like kinilaw (raw fish salad) and sinigang (seafood soup). Try refreshing sweet treats like halo-halo (a shaved ice dessert with fruits and beans) and turon (fried banana rolls).

The expansive geographical nature of The Philippines means you will often have to fly via the cities of Manila or Cebu to get to continue on to another island adventure, so if you’re a city lover it’s a great contrast to the paradise beaches. The colourful and energetic megacity of Manila is worth stopping for a few days. Explore the architecture of the old Spanish colonial district. Take a street food tour and shop til you drop at one of the city’s many malls or markets where you can find everything from designer clothes to traditional handicrafts. Cebu is a great stop too, known as ‘The Gateway to a Thousand Journeys’ due to its proximity to the many islands in the region. Explore the green landscapes of Bohol.

Boracay island is usually at the top of most honeymoon in The Philippines bucket list. With the stunning powdery white sand and turquoise water of White Beach, it is easy to see why. Island-hop from Coron to Palawan. El Nido alone has over 50 beaches to explore. Go scuba diving. Visit the lagoons on Miniloc Island.

A honeymoon in The Philippines is perfect if you’ve already done the big hitters like Thailand, Indonesia & Vietnam. It’s also easy to combine with city honeymoon destinations like Singapore or Dubai.

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Best time to visit The Philippines

The best time to visit The Philippines for a honeymoon is from December to April during the dry season. November and May are shoulder months and can be good too. During the rainy season from June to October, you can expect heavy rainfall and typhoons.

FAQ

Is The Philippines good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in The Philippines is perfect for an island-hopping beach adventure.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in The Philippines? We recommend at least 10 nights for a honeymoon in The Philippines.

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