One of Asia’s hidden gems, the Philippines is an exotic archipelago boasting over 7,000 islands. With its untouched beaches, warm ocean waters that are rich with marine life and a laid-back island atmosphere, this country offers a beautiful getaway that evokes a flavour of an Asia of old. Experience Manila, the frenzied capital of the Philippines, which wins you over with its disjointed charm, or flee to more relaxing spots, such as the paradise beach island of Boracay. Picture perfect, the gorgeous powder-white sands of Boracay fade into the lapping ocean, creating glorious shades of turquoise and blue. Take a lazy stroll along the White Beach Path where motor vehicles are banned, and switch yourself to island mode.
Popular Tailor-made Philippines Holidays
With thousands of islands making up the Philippines, it can be difficult to know what places to visit on your holiday. To help, our Experts have created a range of tailor-made Philippines holidays called Journeys that take in the best of the region. To help avoid the guesswork, these holidays also include international and internal flights, hand-picked accommodation, transfers and unique experiences such as dolphin watching and island-hopping excursions. To book or to tailor one of these itineraries to suit you, talk to our Experts today.
Popular Philippines Resort Holidays
Want to just stay in one place and relax? You’ll love our Escapes holidays. Set within the best resorts in the Philippines, these holidays include international flights, 4 to 5-star accommodation, transfers and additional extras; everything you could want for a seamless stay in the Philippines.
Philippines Holiday Types
A holiday in the Philippines offers a veritable platter of experiences, from beaches to luxury to nature. So if you’re looking to simply relax on a beach, set off on island adventures, or enjoy a little bit of both in complete luxury, we have a Philippines holiday type to suit you.
More About Philippines
Capital city: Manila
Currency: Philippine piso
Language: Filipino and English
Vaccinations: We recommend visiting your doctor or our Travel Clinic at least six weeks before travelling. Travellers from the UK to the Philippines are recommended to be vaccinated for Hepatitis A, Tetanus and Typhoid.
Flight time: The London to Manila flight time is 13 hours, 10 minutes.
Visas: British Citizens do not require a visa if staying for under 30 days.
Top 3 Things to Do in the Philippines
- Join an island-hopping tour
- Visit El Nido for the beaches or scuba diving
- See the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Banaue Rice Terraces
When to Go to the Philippines
The Philippine year has just two seasons: wet from June to November, and dry from December to May. Unsurprisingly, the dry season is the most popular time to visit. Having said that, the wet season is a fine time to visit too, as long as you come prepared. Showers rarely last long and there’s still plenty of sunshine about.
Why Book Your Philippines Holiday with Flight Centre
Local knowledge: As part of the global Flight Centre Travel Group, we have staff who know the Philippines and have hand picked the best of the region including hotels, day trips and tours.
Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure and fixed change and cancellation fees.
Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to the Philippines from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.