El Nido

Imagine a beach that has it all — gorgeous turquoise lagoons under towering cliff walls and sprawling white sand beaches. El Nido in the Philippines has it all and more to create the most memorable of tropical destinations, wrapping each visitor in golden sun and sultry waters. Known for “island hopping” opportunities and nestled in the Bacuit Archipelago, this beach has everything you want in a beach — astounding views, remote terrain, and a proximity to delectable restaurants and beachfront bars. Take a boat ride around the rock formations and explore the culture of the neighboring town. It is an eternal summer playground that you won’t want to miss.

Getting There:

Your beach paradise is much closer than you may think. All major airlines across the globe fly directly into the Philippines. You can book a flight to the Ninoy Aquino international airport, for example, and then travel right into the Puerto Princesa Domestic Airport on a short domestic flight. Australians can take direct flights from Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Brisbane. There are several flights options available from USA and Canada Including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary cities. Explore Puerto Princesa before hailing a shuttle van or a bus to El Nino which is about a five-hour drive. You can also opt for a private charter right to El Nino itself or take a picturesque ferry ride from Manila.