Travel is very much back on the agenda for Aussies and it appears that in 2023 that trend is only going to grow. If you’re keen to start planning your next international vacay, we’ve got a whole lot of inspiration ready and waiting for you on the site, but today, we want to take a particularly close look at the Philippines.
The island destination (it’s made up of over 7,000), which is on average under 9 hours away, stands as a pretty attractive holiday option for Aussies who want to experience a mixture of beachside relaxation, rich culture and incredible food.
Here are three points to consider when thinking about holidaying here.
3 reasons to make the Philippines your next holiday destination
A trip to the Philippines is (usually) rather affordable
One of the most attractive qualities of the Philippines to Aussie tourists is that because of its location, flights are often pretty reasonably priced. And from both Australia and New Zealand, you can rather easily travel to many different parts of the Philippines, too.
Additionally, luxury accommodation options won’t set you back a jaw-dropping amount, either. If you’re looking for beautiful hotel stays for a reasonable price, you’ll likely have a few options to choose from.
Cebu’s Granada Beach Resort, which offers spectacular panoramic views of the Bohol Sea and coral reef, is one example to consider.
Just do be sure to consider sustainable travel options when visiting the Philippines (and all destinations, really), as the country has had a history of damage to natural areas due to over-tourism in places like Boracay.
There is no shortage of tasty food options
If you’re after a trip fit for a foodie, the Philippines is a good option to consider. It’s widely recommended that you take advantage of the incredible street food, and hotels often offer great food options also so you’ll have loads of chances to try different dishes.
In terms of what you should try, it’s recommended that meat-eaters give the BBQ a taste. And if you’re a sweet tooth, you should also consider giving Halo Halo (a shaved ice dish) a try.
There are guided tours aplenty in the Philippines
If you’re looking for some local insight into the area you’re visiting, there are loads of incredible vendors who can help you with that. It will give you an even more memorable experience, too, by offering you the chance to have a local walk you through the country.
Whether it’s travelling through national parks or taking a day to go diving (super popular), there are tonnes of local businesses ready to show you the best of the Philippines.
Convinced? We’re already packing our bags.
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