Make the most of your visit to the Philippines with a luxury island hopping itinerary in the Visayas, spending five nights each at two of the country’s finest dive resorts.
The Philippines lies at the very heart of the Coral Triangle and the diving on this itinerary does not disappoint, with both resorts renowned for the exceptional biodiversity of their reefs.
Atmosphere Resort and Spa is in Dumaguete, an area rich in weird and wonderful marine life that is a hit with photographers. Nearby Apo Island is blessed with superb coral reefs to enjoy on a day trip.
Amun Ini Resort, hidden in a quiet corner of Bohol, is ideally located to enjoy a 15km stretch of untouched coral reef that dazzles in its diversity.
Day1: Depart the UK for Cebu
Your international flight has one connection (usually in Hong Kong or Singapore).
This elegant resort provides the perfect mix of indulgence and relaxation. When you’re not sampling the fabulous diving, you are encouraged take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool, unwind at the spa, or take advantage of the on site yoga classes.
Days3-6: Critter diving & Apo Island
During your stay at Atmosphere Resort you have an ten dive package, including Nitrox for certified divers and a day trip to nearby Apo Island, famed for its exceptional coral reefs.
Day7: Transfer to Anda on Bohol
It is a five hour journey - again by road and boat - to the stunning island of Bohol, where you have a five night stay at the secluded beach resort of Amun Ini.
After your diving each day, you can avail yourself of yet another beautiful infinity pool, unwind at your second spa of the trip or simply lay in a hammock and gaze at the horizon. The warmest hospitality is perfectly juxtaposed with first class service throughout this carefully considered itinerary.
Days8-11: Dive the reefs of Anda
Over the next few days you have a ten dive package to enjoy some of the most pristine reefs that the Philippines has to offer. Nitrox is included for certified divers.
Day12: Depart Cebu
Transfer back to Cebu by road and boat for your international flight home.
Day13: Arrive UK
You should note: You can expect to pay some small marine sanctuary fees locally at Apo Island and Anda.
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 13 daysfrom £3,525 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec; Jan-Dec
Included in the price/package:
Return flights from the UK
10 nights luxury accommodation
Breakfast and dinner daily
20 dive package
Tanks, weights & Nitrox
Known as the ‘City of Gentle People’, you’ll be welcomed in Dumaguete with open arms and first class hospitality. Further down the coast, Dauin has some of the best critters in the Philippines, and both areas also offer plenty of opportunity for snorkellers and non-divers.
Ideal for viewing: giant frogfish, ornate ghost pipefish, spotted eagle ray, green turtle, flamboyant cuttlefish
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Group diving, Muck diving, Underwater photography
Across the channel from Cebu is the beautiful island of Bohol, a tropical haven of natural beauty, with pristine beaches and colourful coral dive sites for both divers and snorkelers to enjoy. Land attractions include the resident tarsiers and the world-famous Chocolate Hills.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, western clownfish, banded sea krait, giant frogfish, barracuda
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving
This central region of islands is deservedly famous for beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle and stunning dive sites. Cebu City is the international gateway and provides links to the most exciting dive spots including Malapascua, Moalboal, Dumaguete and Bohol.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, pelagic thresher shark, giant frogfish, black-tip reef shark, banded sea krait
Suggested accommodation options are shown below.
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Located in Dauin, this modern beachfront resort sits amongst an old coconut plantation, in close proximity to some of the best macro dive sites in the region. Facilities include an infinity pool, spa, restaurants and a bar.
Located in Anda, on the eastern coast of Bohol, this resort is a hidden paradise offering breathtaking sea views, a private beach and 15 kilometres of coral reef for divers and snorkellers to explore.