The Philippines is known for its dreamy beaches, but it's so much more than a romantic tropical paradise! Here are more reasons why its 7,107 islands hold the promise of a perfect honeymoon
For years, the Philippines has been regarded as one of the most underrated vacation destinations in the world. But it’s quickly coming under the radar of many travelphiles worldwide. More and more travellers are ranking its idyllic beaches and gorgeous landscapes as some of the best in the world.
Just in case you need more convincing, here are five reasons why its 7,107 islands simply spell romance, earning a rightful spot as one of the world’s best honeymoon destinations.
1. It offers adventure
For the thrill-seeking couple, there will be no shortage of activities to keep your blood pumping. Swim with the whale sharks in Donsol; climb peaks to be blanketed by clouds in Benguet; cliff jump off of a waterfall in Cebu; hang ten in Baler, or experience the underground river in Palawan, which has been named one of the new 7 wonders of nature!
2. It offers luxury for all types of budgets
From budget-friendly hotel accommodations to luxurious pampering, you don’t have to break the bank to fully enjoy the Philippines. Just to give you an estimate, you can book a honeymoon suite for as low as $60 a night. You can get a full body swedish massage for roughly $6 for an entire hour!
However, if you’re open to splurging, the private island resorts of Amanpulo, Balesin, or El Nido may be just the ticket! But there are destinations that are just as stunning, for a fraction of the price, like Boracay, Bohol, and Siargao.
3. Great hospitality
It’s no secret that Filipinos are a warm, friendly people with world-class hospitality. A recent survey supports this by naming the Philippines as one of the four most welcoming countries in the world!
“Locals are very outgoing and helpful, which makes foreigners feels accommodated,” Eleanor Webley, a Manila native and InterNations Ambassador told BBC.
“The people here are very friendly and are always smiling,” added Wendell Yuson in the same interview.
4. Vibrant cuisine and culture
Its rich history has made the Philippines what it is today, an amalgamation of various cultures, which have enriched its already vibrant history.
Filipino cuisine has also proven to be at par with the rest of the world’s most beloved eats, coming in at number two in a recent poll by CNN ranking the best food in the world! Taiwan nabbed the first spot!
5. It welcomes all kinds of love
The Philippines has yet to catch up with its Asian neighbor Taiwan in another way: legalizing same sex marriage. Despite this, the country has ranked as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world. Love is love and in this tropical paradise, it’s worth celebrating all year round!
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