Where to stay in the Philippines

Old Jan 11th, 2013, 01:53 PM
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Where to stay in the Philippines

We're still deciding on where to stay for our beach vacation over the Easter holiday. The Philippines is still a possibility. We are looking for a beach location that has quaint shopping within walking distance. The kids will want a hotel with a nice pool and beach. A hotel that offers water equipment like snorkeling gear and kayaks would be a plus for recreation. All we want to do is hang around the hotel, walk to shopping, and go on snorkeling/diving excursions. We will be there a week and want to stay around the $200 mark for the hotel. We are not limiting ourselves to any particular island, but want nice beaches and snorkeling.
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Old Jan 12th, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Boracay beach would be your best bet. Wide beach with powder fine white sands, clear waters for swimming, kid friendly. Island has a shopping strip smack in the middle. All resorts have snorkeling, diving, jet skis, parasailing, boat, island hopping packages. For your $200 hotel budget, check out Boracay Regency Resort and Spa, The Strand, 357 Boracay, Boracay Tropics, 7 Stones Boracay. Top resorts are Discovery Shores on white beach and the remotely located but luscious Shangrila Boracay but both are around the $400 a night range. Flights to Caticlan (Boracay) from Manila are on Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific (around 50 minutes, can run from less than $100 to $200).
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El Nido, Palawan is also a fantastic one.
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unfortunately though, shopping and the really beautiful beaches here in the Philippines doesnt go hand in hand.
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Pinoypride is right- if you want shopping you will need a few days in Manila.
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