Best Time To Visit: December to mid-May offer the best weather and a low chance of rain.
Key Cruising Areas: As the largest archipelago in the world, thousands of islands offer endless hidden bays and coastlines. The country is also well placed to sail to the many islands of nearby Indonesia.
Don’t Miss: Home to the third-largest colony of whale sharks, the chance to swim with these incredible peaceful giants is an amazing experience. As a protected UNESCO Site, Tubbataha is accessible only by liveaboard boats and strict guidelines exist to protect the sharks, making this one of the best places to see these creatures.
Best Spots for Wining and Dining: The Philippines has been touted as the new frontier in gourmet dining and nowhere less so than in the capital Manila. Try the modern, customizable degustation menu of Chef Patrick Go at Black Sheep for an adventurous twist on traditional dishes – the Aklan Oysters are recommended.