Many of the rugged islands are unnamed and untouched adding to
their mystery. The few islands that are habitable have been turned
into luxurious eco-retreats and have become home to some of the
world's finest hoteliers.
Diving and snorkelling is unbeatable in the Philippines. With
its amazing variety of marine life and coral, and unexplored reefs
and wrecks, this destination is a haven for diving fanatics.
Turtles are frequently spotted whilst diving, as are occasional
sightings of blue-spotted rays, clownfish, and black-tip reef
sharks. In between all the under-water action, enjoy a spot of
romantic relaxation on the talcum white beaches and drift into a
daydream as you look out onto the turquoise blue waters.
The Philippines offers romantic hotels galore. Dedon Island is a
tropical haven with just nine elegant villas dotted around
frangipani-scented gardens. At the heart of the resort, a short
distance from the beach is an infinity pool. Beach barbecues,
sunset cocktails and classic movie screenings by the palm trees are
to name a few of the other tropical attractions.
For the ultimate trip of a lifetime, stay at Ariara Island, a
private island paradise. Situated on 125 acres of tropical island,
just 18 guests are permitted at any one time. Life on this island
is set at your own pace. The island's cook prepares traditional
Filipino and international dishes at your request and the hotel
grows its own bananas, mangoes, pineapples, coconuts, and papayas,
adding to the authentic nature of the island.