Philippines is one of the worlds most rich countries when it comes to clear water and white sand beaches and uninhabited tropical islands with white coral sand and coral reef’s embracing the islands like a halo hovering over saints heads.
The Republic of Philippines comprises over 7,000 islands covering 115,000 square miles with a population of over 90 million. The opportunities for cruising among these islands are endless.
The province of Palawan is one of the most beautiful islands in the South China Sea.
Palawan’s almost 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) of irregular coastline are dotted with roughly 1,780 islands and islets, rocky coves, and sugar-white sandy beaches. The beautiful beaches around the island remain pristine.
The island is home to the spectacular Tubbataha Reef, Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef located in the Sulu Sea of the Philippines. It is a marine sanctuary protected as Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. It is nominated at the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
It’s a true paradise to charter a private Yacht in Philippines and cruise around the waste choice of destinations, that are on the charts and to discover the paradise island that are not.
It’s also a real paradise for those who like to cruise on a private Yacht and scuba dive in the one of the most diverse dive destinations in the world.
Here one can do shallow drift dives following the coral reefs, dive with wrecks from world war 2, scuba dive with manta rays and whale sharks and micro life that is in colour spectrums that would inspire any one to realise that the world below under the surface is truly magical.
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And the breathtaking Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, both UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Boracay Island is an island of the Philippines located approximately 315 km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. In 1990, it was voted by the BMW Tropical Beach Handbook as one of the best beaches in the world and again in 1996 by British publication TV Quick as the world’s number one tropical beach The island boasts a 4-kilometer stretch of white sand beach, considered to be the best beach in Asia and one of the top ten beaches in the world.
Surfing in the Philippines is comparable to the best in the world – with the world-famous cloud 9s off the island of Siargao facing the Philippine Trench in the Western Pacific as well as the surfing destinations of La Union and Zambales (facing South China Sea).
The Philippines is one of the top three best diving destinations in the world, alongside Palau and the Maldives. The archipelago is one of the top biodiversity hotspots in the world, with the most number of species concentrated in one area.
The best dive sites in the Philippines are located in Anilao, Boracay, Malapascua, Apo Island, Balicasag, Pamilacan, Tubbataha, Palawan, and Puerto Galera.
Subic Bay, home of a former American naval base, is also known for World War II wreck dives.
There is direct flight to Manila from most countries and the optimal plan would be to avoid spending time in Manila as its not really a city that has anything to offer, and to let us pick you up at the airport for transfer to Subic bay where you would board the Yacht of your choice or change for a local flight to Basunga near Coron island, Palawan or Boracay,where we would welcome you onboard the private luxury yacht of your choice for your cruise in paradise.
The choice to cruise and spend quality time onboard and island hopping is endless and for the first time I feel its wrong to influence the choice of starting point.