Run by: Turquoise Holiday Company
Reference number: Nature-at-its-best-philippines
We call this our Ultimate Philippines as it combines two of the most special locations you’ll find in the Philippines. Remote Dedon Island, on the island of Siagaro, is a magical place. With just nine villas this is an incredibly serene and intimate experience. The resort is situated between ancient mangrove forests and crystal clear waters, this is nature at its best and the team at Dedon will ensure full immersion with your peaceful surrounds. Twin this with El Nido Pangulasian Island in Palawan, for dramatic limestone karst scenery and days spent exploring the bay by kayak and outrigger boat….. or simply relaxing in luxury by the pool or on the idyllic beach. Finish off with an exciting few days exploring the vibrant city of Singapore.
After your overnight flight from London via Singapore you’ll arrive into Cebu around lunch time. As there is only one flight a day to Siagaro, which leaves in the morning it is necessary to overnight in Cebu first. That’s fine as it is a great stop to re-charge your batteries and freshen up before the Dedon Island experience really begins.
Our agents will meet you and transfer you to Shangri-La Mactan, a fairly large hotel in the nearby island of Mactan but perfect for an overnight with spacious rooms, huge pools and lovely beach. The spa here is out of this world and is well worth a visit for some serious jetlag recovery.
Stay: Shangri-La Mactan in an Ocean Club Room including breakfast
This morning you’ll transfer to the airport for your hour long flight to Siagaro, where you’ll be met by the team from Dedon Island who’ll take care of you for the next five days.
Dedon Island, an intimate barefoot retreat, hosting up to just 18 people at a time. With so few people you almost have the place to yourselves and are welcomed as family. The resort is completely all-inclusive and your stay is tailored to your every need. Guests are invited to immerse themselves in everything the island offers and within your all-inclusive package you can try your hand at surfing, go paddle boarding on the open ocean or up the channels that wind through the ancient mangrove forests behind the resort, dive some of the best sites in the world, cycle to local villages or take a jeep tour round the island – or simply indulge in a spa treatment or invigorating yoga class or cooking class. The team at the resort are there to create your perfect experience and ensure you make the most of your stay and feel totally pampered. This place really is a castaway indulgence of the natural variety and will suit anyone loving space and simple living.
Stay: 5 nights at Dedon Island in a Suprior Villa on an all-inclusive basis
Fly back to Cebu this morning where you’ll connect with your flight to El Nido. On arrival you’ll be met by Pangulasian Island hosts who’ll transfer you by outrigger speedboat through the spectacular Bacuit Bay, the setting of El Nido Pangulasian Island Resort, an idyllic retreat set on a gorgeous stretch of power soft sandy beach. Here at Pangulasian Island you are surrounded by jaw dropping limestone scenery, jungle clad karts of rock jutting out of the ocean in a formation of hundreds of islands and secluded bays to discover right on your doorstep.
Pangulasian Island Resort has been designed to blend with the natural environment with the use of local timbers and natural stone in its luxurious contemporary style villas. You stay here includes all meals and daily activities, usually involving a trip on an outrigger style boat to explore the bay. Discover hidden lagoons, kayak amongst the limestone scenery and snorkel or dive (extra cost) some magnificent coral reefs. If this all sounds too much you can always laze away the day around the resort’s sublime pool, and enjoy the view.
Stay: 5 nights at El Nido, Pangulasian including breakfast.
Fly from El Nido to Manila, where you’ll connect with your flight to Singapore, arriving in the early evening. You’ll be met and transferred to The Fullerton Bay hotel, a luxurious, chic boutique hotel, located right on the waterfront with magnificent views across to Marina Bay Sands and across the city. In our opinion this really is the number one address in town. The hotels rooftop pool and bar is a wonderful place to start your Singapore experience and the bars and restaurants of Boat and Clark Quay are simply a walk along the river behind the hotel.
Enjoy two days exploring this vibrant city, head to China Town for a taste of traditional life and fantastic street food, head over to Marina Bay Sands for a cocktail with a view from the roof top bar, walk through the unique Gardens by the Bay or go shopping in one of the many nearby malls. Singapore has transformed in recent years and has so much to offer for a few days stopover.
Stay: 2 nights at The Fullerton Bay, Singapore in a Deluxe Room, including breakfast
Transfer back to the airport this evening for your overnight flight home, arriving early the following morning.
Prices start from £7,475 per person including international flights with Singapore Airlines and Silk Air, domestic flights from Cebu to Siagaro return and to El Nido return, accommodation as indicated and all transfers.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown
Sign up to our weekly Trip Finder email and get a selection of the best trips to feed your Wanderlust