Deserted beaches, gin-clear waters teeming with sea-life, a welcoming population – they're all part of the beauty of visiting the Philippines. To help you plan your ultimate Philippine island or beach holiday, we've asked Jonas Lopez, a Filipino local, to introduce you to some of his country's best island and beach destinations for a romantic getaway, holiday or honeymoon.
Like many travellers, I first fell for Thailand on a gap year. Backpacking between Phuket, Koh Samui and Koh Phi-Phi, I was bewitched by the postcard-perfect beaches (we still sent postcards back then), delicious, fiery cuisine and friendly, laid-back vibes. Nostalgic memories have inspired my wife and me to return to the ‘Land of Smiles’ for another island-hopping adventure.
We love a tropical island here at H4C, but if you're looking to escape to somewhere different (but still blessed with glittering waters and laid-back island vibes), Europe has plenty to offer. Sun-kissed beaches, unique landscapes and beautiful people – you'll find them all in these three romantic destinations.
Sparkling turquoise waters, overwater bungalows, indulgent spas and more. Revered by Hollywood stars and honeymooners, the sandy shores and coral-laden island chains of French Polynesia deserve their reputation as one of the world’s most romantic holiday spots.
There are few settings on earth that can compete with Tahiti and her intoxicating mix of sophistication, dramatic scenery and incredible hotels. Resorts here are so pinch-me luxurious that a stay here will be burnt into the story of your romance forever.
Here at H4C, we like to think that we know our beaches. A well-travelled bunch, we've trotted the globe and found a few destinations that we'll happily rave about to anyone who will listen. Like, anyone.
For glittering waters, powdery sands and all the other beach clichés you can think of, take our advice and discover these coastal gems for yourselves.
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