Top hotels in the Philippines

The Philippines is a beautiful country, but it does suffer from a lack of boutique hotels and other high end accommodations, especially outside Manila.  Here are our top hotels in the Philippines: 1) Abaca Boutique Resort (Cebu) 2) Raffles Makati (Manila) 3) Shangri-La Makati (Manila) 4) Fairmont Makati (Manila) 5) Club Paradise Palawan (Coron) 6) […]

Picasso Makati: boutique serviced apartments in Manila

The Picasso Makati Serviced Residences in Metro Manila is a great option for those planning to stay a few days or weeks in the city. The hotel is located in Makati, the main business and commercial hub of Manila and within walking distance to Salcedo Market, and the Makati sports club.  The recent economic boom […]

Hotel Celeste Makati: European style boutique hotel in Manila

Hotel Celeste Makati is in Central Makati, Philippines within walking distance of Makati City’s Greenbelt and Glorietta shopping centers. The European-style boutique hotel features a hot tub, restaurant, free Wi-Fi and parking. Hotel Celeste Makati’s stylish rooms feature a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, a safe and tea/coffee making facilities. Each room has a marble […]

Travel guide to Alona Beach, Philippines

Alona Beach on Panglao island, connected to Bohol via a causeway, is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. Unlike Boracay, it is still relatively undeveloped, with only two resort-style hotels on the beach. Most accommodations along the beach and just behind it, are guest houses that cater to families, divers and […]

Abaca Boutique Resort: quiet hideaway in Cebu, Philippines

Abaca Boutique Resort in Cebu, Philippines is a tropical hideaway located on Mactan Island just a short distance from Mactan-Cebu international airport. Cebu is an excellent gateway to the Philippines, as the airport is small with no queues – a refreshing change from the terrible Manila international airport. From Cebu, the island of Bohol and Alona Beach are only […]

Club Paradise Palawan: your own island resort in the Philippines

Club Paradise Palawan is a place that sounds too good to be true.  The resort is located on a tiny private island called Dimakya next to Busuanga Island with white sand and crystal clear water. We already wrote a post about “Three luxury beach resort hideaways in Southeast Asia” but what makes Club Paradise truly special […]

Three luxury beach resort hideaways in Southeast Asia

There’s never a wrong time to plan a romantic beach getaway, especially when you’re planning your escape in Asia. Home to some of the world’s most spectacular sites and breathtaking landscapes, it’s also the region to go for beautiful, relaxing beaches that are significantly more affordable than in other parts of the world. Though places […]