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Where to Stay in the Philippines

Where to Stay in the Philippines – Shopping, Island relaxation, Party Scene or Stunning Sights

The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands, as a tourist it can be difficult to figure out where to stay in the Philippines if its your first trip! For me, the Philippines is very similar to Thailand in regards to the weather and currency. We found in some areas, it wasn't as overcrowded or overly touristy which means you are able to enjoy the Philippine culture and meet some very friendly locals! Quick note: Prices will obviously vary from high season to low season, in some cases by almost 50%! Low tourist season is from June to August and high tourist season is November to April. We will cover off all types of Philippines accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Philippines hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Philippines, the best Philippines hotels, best places in Philippines to visit, the best places to stay in Philippines,…

Luxury Travel in the Philippines: Live Like a King with These Luxury Resorts

Traveling to the Philippines is a backpacker’s dream: cheap food, budget-friendly accommodation, and an affordable cost of living that won’t break the bank. So many travelers head to this island country as a way to stretch their local currency as far as possible. To give you an idea of just how affordable the Philippines can be, consider the 6 to 7-hour bus ride from El Nido to Puerto Princesa. This journey costs about 10 USD, and you'll be more than comfortable throughout the journey. Accommodation is just as affordable, and the same goes for food and adventure activities. The fact that you can island hop on an extreme budget is great and all, but what if your budget allows you to live a life of luxury? This is another perk of traveling to the Philippines; if you want to go all out with a luxury lifestyle, you can easily do…
Where to stay in Palawan

Where to stay in Palawan

For many years, Palawan Island was a hidden secret vs. Boracay’s well-trodden tourist path. Boracay is so popular that the government actually closed the area to tourism for six months in 2018. Which left a void in Philippines destinations that Palawan happily filled. With Boracay back open, Palawan is returning to “normal” levels of tourism and has many great destinations for beach-going travelers. The largest province of the Philippines, there are tons of gorgeous Palawan Island resorts to choose from. With so many places to stay in Palawan, making the decision can be overwhelming, so we’ve created this guide to help you decided where to stay in Palawan. We will cover off all types of Palawan accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Palawan hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Palawan, the best Palawan hotels, best places in Palawan to visit, the best places to stay…
Where to stay in Manila

Where to stay in Manila as a first time visitor

The City of Manila is a thriving metropolis, holding both titles of being the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world. While this may turn off many travellers, it is the very reason that you should stick around. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient,’ many describe Manila’s grey and busy exterior as an unappealing shell, but when you look further into the city, its locals and its culture, you will find the jewel that the city truly is. A bayside city on the island of Luzon, Manila is filled to the brim with towering skyscrapers amongst Spanish colonial architecture mixed in with expansive shanty towns; not to mention ancient sites and modern malls, various markets, a wide range of bars and restaurants and chaotic traffic, all of which reflect its remarkable history. No stranger to hardship, the city has battled through every…
Where to stay in Cebu - Philippines Travel Guide

Where to stay in Cebu – Philippines Travel Guide

One of the most developed provinces in the Philippines; Cebu is the most densely populated island in the country and one of significant economic importance. As well as being one of the main islands, the destination also boasts a plethora of activities to do, which draws in almost two million tourists a year! From world-class diving and beautiful beaches to fantastic mountains and canyons, it’s no wonder that backpackers and travellers alike are charmed by Cebu and keep coming back for more. Located in the Central Visayas region, Cebu consists of a main island surrounded by 167 islands and islets. Cebu Island itself is a long and narrow island, full of narrow coastlines, coastal plains and rolling, rugged mountain ranges. Not to mention that it is home to the oldest city and first capital of the Philippines, Cebu City, so this is definitely a spot that you have to visit.…
The Best Diving Spots in the Philippines

The Best Diving Spots in the Philippines

Philippines is an archipelago consisting of nearly 7,500 islands containing a staggering 9% of the world’s coral reef ecosystems. It’s also home to some of the most incredible diving and diverse and abundant marine life in the world! The Philippines is a diving destination that  has everything to make any diver’s dream come true. There are dives to suit every level including vibrant coral gardens, walls that plummet to staggering depths, drift dives and wrecks from World War II. Philippines is also an excellent diving destination to catch a glimpse of some of the rarer species such as the endangered dugong, or sea cow which is a gentle giant that can be found in Northern Palawan. There are also sites where you can encounter the majestic whale shark which can reach up to 12 metres in length all year round in the Philippines, however, due to this many sites have…
Where to Stay in Boracay

Where to Stay in Boracay, Philippines

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines that is known for fine beaches and resorts. This small island, only 7km long and 500m wide, is one of the Philippine’s top tourist destinations. The West coast of Boracay has relaxed beaches, bars and restaurants, while the East coast has strong winds conducive to water sports like kite surfing and wind boarding. Tourism continues to grow on this paradise island, with over 2 million tourists visiting last year. The island has been dubbed “the new Phuket” and as part of the Turquoise Triangle, alongside Manila and Palawan, Boracay receives cruise ships approximately once per week. Is this article we will cover off, where to stay in Boracay Philippines, the best Boracay hotels, Boracay hotels station 1, Boracay hotels station 2, Boracay accommodation options and many more. We will also cover off all types of Boracay accommodation options from Hostels to luxury…
Where to stay in the Bohol

Where to stay in Bohol

Choosing where to go within the Philippines is a tough decision. With so many tropical island destinations, Philippines travelers are spoiled for choice. Once you’ve decided to visit Bohol, you still have several choices for Bohol resorts. Using our guide, we can help you decide where to stay in Bohol, and recommend the best Bohol accommodation for your taste and budget. We will cover off all types of Bohol accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Bohol hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Bohol, the best Bohol hotels, best places in Bohol to visit, the best places to stay in Bohol, hotels near Bohol attractions, Bohol neighborhood guide and many more. Airbnb is also a great option for short or long stays. Plan your trip to Philippines Need data for your trip to Philippines? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day.…
The Ultimate Guide to Cebu

The Ultimate Guide to Cebu

Cebu, Philippines is a province made up of 168 beautiful islands. This area of the Philippines has a thriving tourism industry, thanks to its eclectic mix of historical charm, delicious food, world-class shopping, and white sand beaches. With so much natural beauty to discover, more and more travellers continue to be drawn to Cebu. The majority of tourist spots in Cebu are found on the main island, Cebu Island. This Cebu travel guide will show you what to do in Cebu, focusing on the main Cebu tourist attractions, and give you an insight into what you can expect from this breathtaking destination. Plan your trip to the Philippines Need data for your trip to Philippines? We use Tep Wireless which offers unlimited data for $8 per day. Travelling King readers can get 10% off using the discount code TRAVELLINGKING on check out. Don't forget to get Travel Insurance, it's best…
The Ultimate Guide to Palawan

The Ultimate Guide to Palawan

Palawan Philippines is often described as one of the ‘Last Frontiers’ in Asia because this rugged, dramatic and at times wildly beautiful island is a place that until only recently was almost untouched by tourism. The secret is well and truly out though and Palawan is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines and is consistently ranked by travel media outlets as one of the world’s best islands. Despite the growing visitor numbers though, it’s not hard to find secret spots that still carry that ‘Last Frontier’ feel, and the island is so diverse that with a little digging you are sure to unearth some truly breathtaking sights when you travel here. To help inspire your trip to Palawan Island here’s our ultimate guide to the most up and coming destination in the Philippines. Plan your trip to the Philippines Need data for your trip to…