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Resort Review: Floral Island Resort, Taytay, Palawan

Fancy your own island in Palawan? Look no further than Floral Island Resort, a chic tropical getaway for rent, with six rooms and your own personal staff

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Kay's Water World in Palawan

Soak in the healing alkaline waters of this hot spring heaven in Puerto Princesa, Palawan's capital city

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SAVA: El Nido's finest beach bar

This stylish joint is the best place in town to grab a classy drink, watch the sunset and dance the night away

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Me and my Philippines: 80s Playboy model Tetchie Agbayani

Former 80s Playboy model and now psychology professor Tetchie Agbayani on fun times at El Nido's Blue Lagoon and backpacking with her daughter China

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Me and my Philippines: Coby Sarreal

Trail Adventours co-founder Coby Sarreal, who has climbed over 130 mountains in the country, reveals his top 5 mountains to climb and why

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Me and my Philippines: Edu Manzano, actor and politician

Edu Manzano talks about his best-kept holiday secret and a hellish night spent in Nasugbu, Batangas
 

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My Puerto Princesa: Debbie Tan

Our Palaweño insider and Palawan Tourism Council president recommends her favorite places in Palawan's capital city and gives tips to make the most of your stay

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15 things not to miss in the Philippines from January to December

Our guide to the country’s island destinations, from the ultimate dive site of Tubbataha, the hidden gem of Danjugan, to a romantic firefly tour in Sorsogon

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7 top campsites in the Philippines

Our insiders share their favorite places for wild camping, from mountain peaks offering excellent stargazing to under-the-radar tropical beaches  

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Me and my Philippines: Ian Paradies, brewery owner

Engkanto Brewery owner Ian Paradies talks about the best local craft beers, the best city bars, and cool city hang outs not many know of

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10 of the Philippines’ best beaches...that you've probably never heard of

From the stunning white sand beach of Apo Mayor to an icing sugar beach in Calaguas said to beat Maldives' finest, our local insiders tip their dream beaches

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10 wild Philippine adventure holidays for 2016

Fancy a dip in the crater of an active volcano? Or a swim alongside thresher sharks in Cebu? Look no further. Lei Chavez picks 10 unbeatable trips for the adventurous

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Escape to Two Seasons Coron’s Bulalacao Island

Two private beaches, a bungalow with jacuzzi facing the sea, and staff to cater to your every need. What more can a girl ask for, says Giselle Javison

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My El Nido: Mariglo Laririt, El Nido Resorts' environment director

The lady behind El Nido Resorts' environmental protection programs reveals her secret places and hangouts in one of the country’s most beautiful island destinations

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Where we want to go this year

Travel experts and adventurers share their inside tips on the places in the Philippines you should be planning to visit 

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Me and my Philippines: Sam Milby, actor

This actor and pop singer says he escapes the showbiz crowd by holing up at home, but on holidays it's all about the outdoors and indulging in one great passion 
 

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My favorite resorts — by frequent travellers

From island hideaways to mountain escapes, eight local travellers name their favorite resorts

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Romantic trips for two

Here are some ideas to sweep your loved one off her feet, from taking off on an exciting helicopter ride overflying Mt. Pinatubo to luxury camping under the stars in Tagaytay

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Three days in Taytay, Palawan

Whether you like quiet days on a glorious beach or are game for some serious eco adventure, from dolphin watching, diving, caving and rappeling down cliffs, this island is the place for you

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And the 'Hoscar' goes to...El Nido's Spin Designer Hostel

Users of hotel booking site Hostelworld rated Spin Designer Hostel in El Nido, Palawan as the Philippines' best hostel in its 15th annual Hoscar awards 2017

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Take me to...El Nido's Snake Island

Have fun in the sun on this beautiful strip of sandbar in Palawan. And we think it's instagram perfect

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Archipelago guide to El Nido, Palawan

With its stunning beaches, virgin islands, and limestone cliffs, El Nido is on everyone's bucket list. We asked travel blogger Ferdz Decena for his list of favorite places to stay that won't break the bank

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Take me to...Pass Island

With pristine white sand on one side and a mangrove area and coral reef on the other, this island in Coron, Palawan offers the best of two worlds

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Pitch perfect: Aetas Glamping El Nido

El Nido's newest glamping site offers "Made in Africa" boutique glamour, private ensuite bathrooms, and breakfast in bed, surrounded by forests and rice fields

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16 of the best beaches in El Nido, Palawan

It’s the holy grail of travelers: the perfect icing-sugar sand beach with clear, turquoise waters, swaying palm tress, and not a soul in sight. Does it exist? Jose Marte Abueg searches El Nido’s numerous islands

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Experts' top 10 favorite beaches in the Philippines

We talk to locals who frequently holiday or spend their working lives by the sea to share their favorite beaches, from white-sand cliches to wild surf spots

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Take me to...Black Island

Scuba diving is the big draw, but Black Island is instagram-pretty too with its dramatic black limestone cliffs against a white beach

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Take me to…Coron’s Twin Lagoons

There's no more magical place than Coron's Twin Lagoons where you could dive and swim through a hole underneath a karst formation, to emerge in yet another lagoon 

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10 of the best beaches in Coron, Palawan

Explore the best beaches of the Philippines' last frontier, from the ultimate virgin beach in Malcapuya to the tropical idyll that is Pass Island

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My favorite places in the Philippines: Joy Lim,  Travel Club head

Joy Lim, head of Travel Club, the Philippines' premier travel store, on her favorite Philippine destinations and places on her bucket list

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Somewhere for Holy Week: top 5 short breaks

What do you feel like doing this Holy Week—a trek to an active volcano or a tour of the country's gorgeous beaches? We have the pick of five adventure tours for 2016, from P560 (US$11)

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Hotel review: Dos Palmas Arreceffi Island Resort

This 20-hectare island getaway northeast from Palawan's capital of Puerto Princesa offers excellent diving and a private white-sand beach 

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Top 5 summer holiday destinations for families

Shroff Travel’s Arjun Shroff gives us his list of 5 holiday hotspots and places to stay for budget-conscious families 

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Travel Instagrammer of the week: Rebekka @Repsu__

Finnish law student Rebekka @Repsu__ posted some beautiful photos of her travels to the Philippines, showing off the sparkling white beaches of Samal Island, Siargao, and Palawan

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Me and my Philippines: Mermaid swimming instructor Arabelle Jimenez

Mermaid swimming has gained a following in Manila, with fans as young as eight, all wanting to be Ariel. Jimenez helps make their Disney mermaid dreams come true

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Me and my Philippines: Singer Kat Alano

Decibelle's vocalist and songwriter talks about idyllic beaches in Palawan, the hottest music venue in Manila, and Filipino musicians she adores

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What’s your best road trip ever?

Local travellers let us in on their memorable land travels, from sleeping under the stars in a container van to travelling on a bus with live chickens

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Take me to…Long Beach

This secluded beach in Palawan is the longest in the Philippines and one that should be on every traveler’s bucket list

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5 hot budget tours for P10,000 or less

Go on thrill rides and a sunset cruise in Boracay, enjoy Coron's pristine beaches, or explore Vigan's Spanish-era town—Here are 5 brilliant ways to see the Philippines for less than P10,000

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Getting wrecked (and much more) in the pretty town of Concepcion

Scuba diving is the big draw, but visitors to Concepcion in the north of Palawan are also finding idyllic islands and beaches

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Me and my Philippines: Gutsy Tuason, underwater photographer

Tuason, winner of the Palme d'Or Award for underwater photography, shares his top dive spots in the Philippines and the best places to stay

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Me and my travels: Boys Night Out DJs

DJs Tony Toni, Sam YG, and Slick Rick, hosts of Magic 89.9's popular radio show "Boys Night Out" reveal their favorite hideaways and who they want to take on a holiday

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The Philippines' final frontiers

Naturalist and travel photographer Allen Hipolito Mayor has visited some of the country's most out-of-the-way places in search of rare flora and fauna. He nominates some of his favorite 'wild destinations'

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Me & my Philippines: Adventure show host Juls Rodriguez

The host of adventure webshow Gameplan tells Archipelago about his traditional Kalinga tattoo, his favorite beach in Boracay . . . and getting kidnapped

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Cool kayak hotspots

The best way to see the Philippines is to pick up a paddle. Chip Childers picks his 10 favorite kayaking destinations

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Take me to…North Cay

This small island in Busuanga, Palawan, fringed by white sand, has calm, clear, blue and emerald waters, and reefs perfect for snorkelling

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Take me to...Port Barton

This laid-back Palawan town's fine white-sand beach, laidback vibe, and friendly locals make it worth the long drive from Puerto Princesa 

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Me and my Philippines: Victoria Marin, jewelry designer

Local jewelry designer Victoria Marin talks about her hometown Cebu, her perfect holiday, and the best fashion and design shows in the country

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My favorite places in the Philippines: Nikos Gitsis

Entrepreneur and pilot Nikos Gitsis, co-founder of SEAIR airline, reveals his favorite off-the-beaten track destinations in the country 

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The magic of Turtle Bay

Secret Paradise Resort in North Palawan has stunning beach coves, but the trip highlight is holding newly hatched turtles and releasing them into the sea

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Take me to...Banul Beach

With its clear, emerald waters, creamy white-sand, and limestone cliffs, what's not to like? Banul is a perfect tropical spot for chilling out, snorkelling and diving

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Me and my Philippines: RJ Pineda, keyboardist

The Brat Pack's RJ Pineda on his favorite live music venues, what's on his playlist, and almost ripping his pants at Malasimbo

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Somewhere for summer: top adventure holidays

From climbing scenic Mt. Halcon to diving Tubbataha, here are a few exciting adventure holiday ideas for March to May

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Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photography Competition: January 2016 winners

We asked for your best holiday photos —beaches, adventures and family holiday snaps—and you've certainly delivered. Here are the winners in the first of our series of competitions and those that made it to our shortlist

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Take me to...Puerto Princesa Bay's dolphins

It's a breathtaking and magical sight — dolphins in pods of up to 40 performing their acrobatics as they navigate the waters of Puerto Princesa Bay in Palawan

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Take me to... magical Iwahig River

If you'd like to see a whole island glowing at night, lit up by thousands of fireflies, then book a night tour of Iwahig River in Puerto Princesa 

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Me and My Philippines: musical theater star Aicelle Santos

The Rak of Aegis star talks about travelling too much, her belated love affair with OPM, and the surprising life skill she has yet to learn

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Travel + Video: Coron, Palawan

"The Philippines through the eyes of locals" features insider tips by locals on various Philippine holiday destinations. We talk to Former Inflight Traveller magazine staff Ariza Rivera on her holidays in Coron, Palawan

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Great escapes for loved-up couples

Some of the Philippines’ most romantic getaways — from the natural wonders of wild Batanes to the luxury of Amanpulo in Palawan

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My five favorite islands in the Philippines . . . ever

David Dalton, author of the original Rough Guide to the Philippines, picks the places he remembers most from more than a decade spent living and travelling in the country

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Underground Puerto Princesa: cave secrets and hidden beaches

Jo Mitra on the world's longest river beneath the surface and a beach called Go West

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An expert's top 10 dive sites in the Philippines

Award winning underwater photographer Gutsy Tuason lets us in on his favorite dive spots in the country, from Anilao in Batangas to the Sulu Sea

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My El Nido: Biologist Mariglo Laririt

Mariglo Laririt's typical day at the ‘office’ is spent bobbing in the waters of Palawan and speeding by outrigger boat to Miniloc Resort, some 30 minutes away, to take an inventory of the trees and the wildlife

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Take me to…El Nido's secret places

If El Nido's Bacuit Bay has won you over with its white sand beaches, lagoons and karst formations, wait till you see its unexplored northwestern and eastern side, says Monica de Leon

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Editor's pick: 13 Favorite hotels and resorts in the Philippines

InFlight Traveller's executive editor Nikos Gitsis picks out his favorite places to stay, from Banaue to Siargao

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Top 3 birdwatching spots in the Philippines

Birding Adventure Philippines' co-founder Nicky Icarangal, who has led major birdwatching expeditions in the country, reveals the best birding places to see everything from the majestic Philippine Eagle to the Mindanao Bleeding Heart

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Travel blogger Estan Cabigas' top 13 beaches

Award-winning travel blogger Estan Cabigas helps our sister publication Inflight Traveller celebrate its 13th year anniversary this year by sharing his top 13 beaches in the Philippines

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Me and my Philippines: fashion designer Rajo Laurel

Rajo Laurel reveals his favorite resorts and the young designers to watch

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3 PH destinations voted among world's best islands

Conde Nast Traveler reveals the results of its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards survey

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Take me to...Iwahig River in Palawan

This river in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, is best for firefly watching but looks just as pretty in the daytime

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Top 13 dive sites in the Philippines

From thresher sharks to exotic coral atolls in the Sulu Sea, Gutsy Tuason reveals the secrets of the deep

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The isles of thrills

Tour specialist Greg Hutchinson guides you round the best coastlines of the Philippines for sea kayaking, trekking, and mountain biking

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Me and my Philippines: mixed martial arts fighter Ali Khatibi

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter on life with actress Cristine Reyes, scaling Mt. Pulag, and his favorite places to hang out

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Me and my travels: filmmaker Ida del Mundo

Filmmaker Ida del Mundo on how her travels to Lake Sebu in Cotobato inspired her to write her award winning film, K'na the Dreamweaver

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Me and my Philippines: Jose Clemente III

Rajah Tours Philippines president Jose “Jojo” Clemente III knows the Philippine islands like the back of his hand. He shares with us his list of top 10 amazing places to visit

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7 places in the Philippines that will make you feel like you’re in Game of Thrones

No need to go to Croatia, Morocco, or Northern Ireland where the show was actually filmed – you can play out your Thrones fantasies right here in the Philippines

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Me and my Philippines: actor Mikael Daez

Midnight Express TV host Mikael Daez on wild zip line rides over the beaches of Palawan and some of the Philippines' best eats

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10 of the Philippines' best beaches

Not all beaches are created equal. Our contributing photographers and travel experts list their favorites

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The long road to Birds’ Island

Way off the tourist trail in rural Palawan is an island that's home to some of the Philippines' most stunning wildlife

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Me and my Philippines: blogger Kim Jones

Instagram star Kim Jones talks about surfing, sunscreen and her idea of paradise

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The big blue: a Tubbataha diary

David Dalton boards a former Russian spy ship for a dream scuba diving trip to the only coral atolls in the Philippines, 110 kilometers from land in the middle of the Sulu Sea