Home to over 7,000 islands spread across the Pacific Ocean, luxury holidays to the Philippines are the answer to a wonderful island experience. From island hopping to remote beach escapes, any type of holiday you wish for is possible here. As you venture inland, be rewarded by the island nation’s cacao farms, volcanic slopes, and beautiful rice terraces. Of course, the culture of the Philippines is spectacular, a destination where East meets West. On luxury holidays to the Philippines, discover the wonderful blend of traditional Filipino and Spanish traditions, with influences from America and other parts of Asia.
Our Travel Specialists have journeyed through the Philippines countless times. With thousands of tropical islands, its diversity can sometimes become overwhelming. Count on our unparalleled knowledge and expertise to guide the way, offering you insights into parts of the Philippines that some will never discover. Our long-standing partnerships with luxury properties and local providers ensure you won’t get better value anywhere else as you plan your luxury holidays to the Philippines.
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The Philippines’ capital, Manila is set in the South China Sea and is known for its varied history and diverse cultural periods, reflected in the city’s fascinating architecture. Stroll through the city streets, admiring buildings showcasing American, Spanish, Chinese and Malay influences. On a luxury holiday to the Philippines from Ireland, we recommend beginning in Manila and touring the walled area of Intramuros and its old dungeons, gunpowder rooms, art galleries and theatres. Other must-see highlights include the impressive Fort Santiago and the enormous Chinese Cemetery.
Encircled by 2000-year-old UNESCO-listed rice terraces built by the Ifugao people, Banaue is an unmissable stop on your luxury holidays to the Philippines. Set off on guided hikes through the terraced fields, witnessing remote villages such as the villages of Pula and Cambulo. Get to the heart of the municipality’s history on visits to Banaue Museum, perfect for budding anthropologists with extensive collections of artefacts, and the Museum of Cordillera Sculpture.
Luxury holidays to Cebu promise colonial architecture and mountainous landscapes, home to a thriving cultural and culinary scene. Almost two million tourists a year arrive to the island’s white sandy beaches and excellent diving sites while others flock to the island to immerse themselves in the fantastic culture. Visit attractions like Casa Gorordo Museum, Basilica del Santo Niño, Fort San Pedro and Museo Sugbo, followed by delicious meals in a wide selection of local and international eateries.
Boracay is the Philippines’ top tourist destination. The tiny resort island boasts a 4 km sugar-white beach that is lined with chic hotels, stylish restaurants, glamourous bars and diving shops. Spend your days snorkelling, scuba-diving, parasailing and windsurfing in the turquoise waters or simply laze on the sands. In the evenings, witness gorgeous pastel sunsets backgrounded by live music and captivating fire dance performances, before enjoying the Philippines’ best island nightlife.