We asked Jojo Clemente, President, Rajah Tours Philippines
"What I love about the Philippines is that it is unique in the context of being a country in Asia. Due to our history, we are not as Asian as our neighbours but not really Western on the other hand. I also love that our people are warm and friendly which puts our visitors at ease the moment they interact with us. I love that our country is blessed with so many natural wonders and attractions that guests are genuinely surprised and delighted when they get here."
Must Do - Been there, done that ?
-Swim with the whalesharks in Donsol -an ATV ride through the lava fields of Mayon Volcano in Albay -Zipbiking at the Chocolate Hills in Bohol -Going to the crater of the Taal Volcano -Trekking to Mount Pinatubo -Swimming through the Twin Lagoons in Coron - a religious experience
Best Kept Secrets - Done this yet ?
-Stay in an island exclusively for yourself -Apo Island in Dumaguete -Siquijor Island -Sumilon Island -Taal Town
Some Extraordinary Hotels
-Aman Pulo - Palawan -Dedon - Siargao -Peninsula Manila -Sofitel Philippine Plaza – Manila -El Nido Pangulasian – Palawan -Radisson Blu – Cebu -Crimson Resort & Spa – Cebu -Discovery Shores - Boracay Some Extraordinary Boutique Hotels
-Hotel Celeste – Manila -Amarela Resort – Bohol -Quest Hotel – Cebu -Best Western Ivywall – Palawan