Mesmerizing sun-drenched beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and bright blue lagoons await you at the ‘pearl’ of Southeast Asia – the Philippines. Known for its abundance of stunning natural landscapes, delicious food, and welcoming locals, this tropical archipelago is home to 7,641 islands – perfect for cruising. A rising star among the yachting elite, why not explore everything this destination has to offer via a private charter onboard Lady Azul? A timeless, elegant charter yacht, she’s built to the highest standards by the leading Dutch shipyard Heesen. Undergoing a full refit in 2019, guests will feel right at home during their stay due to her superb level of luxury and wide array of amenities, from her gym and swimming to her entertainment system. Ready for charter through the Philippines? Here we share four destinations in the Philippines you need to visit.
The capital of the Philippines, Manila, is the ideal place to begin or end your yacht charter.
Explore some of the city’s various neighbourhoods to learn more about the varied cultures that shaped the Philippines. Admire the traditional Spanish architecture that successfully blends with the tall, modern skyscrapers that fill the downtown area. Visit must-see sites, like the 16th-century Intramuros that walls the city, the beautiful San Agustin Church, the colorful 400-year-old Chinatown, and Fort Santiago, a former military prison.
This island has something almost prehistoric about it. Coron island is home of the Tagbanwa people and is best known for its magnificent landscape of limestone cliffs, emerald bays, and ancient caves. Thanks to the geothermal current, the shallow waters house a broad range of marine life, while the volcanic rock foundations are beautiful to see both above and below water. A great spot for wreck diving here, a dozen World War II Japanese warships can be seen in the glistening waters.
This island is known for its stunning natural harbor, fascinating dive sites, and pristine beaches. Puerto Galera is famed among visitors and alike for its wild beauty, while further inland, the island offers many hiking trails, like the one that leads to the Talipanan waterfalls and with breathtaking views. Be sure to break out the water toys to discover some of the exceptional snorkeling and scuba diving to be found by the rich coral gardens just off Sabang Beach.
Surrounded by spectacular greenery and dense foliage, the island of Lubang is a true tropical paradise. The largest island within the Lubang archipelago, this island is home to several secluded beaches that offer surreal views of the area. The perfect place to swim, sunbathe and enjoy the pleasures of a yacht in privacy and tranquility.
Offering several small, secluded beaches which provide spectacular views of the area, soak up some sun before diving into the turquoise waters to cool down and see the beautiful coral reefs.