TRAVEL FACTS WHERE TO STAY

Vacations & Travel - - Tried & Tested -

GET­TING THERE

• Qan­tas flies di­rect from Syd­ney to Manila daily, with con­nect­ing flights from other cap­i­tal cities. Philip­pine Air­lines op­er­ates di­rect flights to Manila from Syd­ney, Mel­bourne and Bris­bane mul­ti­ple times per week.

• Qan­tas: 13-13-13; qan­tas.com

• Philip­pine Air­lines: 1300-887-822; philip­pineair­lines.com

GET­TING AROUND

• Vis­i­tors to Aman­pulo travel on the re­sort’s plane from a pri­vate han­gar at Manila Air­port. Sky­jet and Cebu Pa­cific of­fer mul­ti­ple daily flights from Manila to Busuanga–Coron. AirSWIFT flies from Manila to El Nido, and be­tween El Nido and Busuanga–Coron.

• Sky­jet: +632/875-9538; fly­sky­je­tair.com

• Cebu Pa­cific: 02/9119-2956; ce­bu­paci­fi­cair.com

• AirSWIFT: +632/318-5941; air-swift.com

WHEN TO GO

March to May is the best time to visit for sum­mer tem­per­a­tures with­out the rains of the wet sea­son (June to Septem­ber).

• Aman­pulo is an ex­clu­sive, ul­tra-lux­ury re­sort with price tag to match. Beach­front vil­las and ca­sitas are the most sought after. +632/976-5200; aman.com

• Busuanga Bay Lodge, lo­cated at the un­spoilt west­ern end of Busuanga Is­land, com­mands stun­ning views and caters for a wide range of wa­ter sports. +63/917-895-5754; busuangabay­lodge.com

• El Nido Re­sorts — La­gen Is­land faces the sun­set across its own la­goon and is a favourite desti­na­tion for wed­dings and honey­moons. +632/902-5980; el­nidore­sorts.com

FUR­THER IN­FOR­MA­TION

• Tourism Philip­pines: 02/9221-1644; tourism­philip­pines.com.au

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