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Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

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Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

I'm looking to book a 6-day holiday in February and the lowest airfare I've found is to Manila.

Ideally we'd like a beach/resort that would be fun for a family with a 5 and 7 year old -- and is no more than one hour travel from the airport. We all love swimming, calm beaches, snorkling, and any kind of sealife. The adults would love good food/wine and the option of a drop-off kids club or babysitter. Is there anything like that within an hour of Manila?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

Well, one hour by flight you can have either Boracay or Bohol and I would recommend Boracay for your kids.

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2. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

Boracay is a one hour flight away, plus 15 minutes boat.

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3. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

I think Boracay fits the bill perfectly.

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4. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

Thanks for suggesting Boracay. It's on our list, but I was first wondering if there were any other options within an hour of Manila by land or by sea (not flight).

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5. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

Puerto Galera is the closest beach by car. White Beach would be the preferred location for a family. Sabang Beach is more geared for sexpats so probably not suitable for a family but probably hasnt got what you are looking for anyway.I would still suggest Boracay.

By the time you drive to Batangas get a boat across to PG you could be sipping your first cocktail in Boracay.

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6. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

Let me correct the above Batangas is probably the closest beach from Manila and its about 2 hrs drive from Manila.

I have stayed at several resorts in Batangas over many years but it probably also wont offer what you are looking for. You can stay at a nice resort there but need to dine at the resort and they are generally in a reasonably secluded location. Beach is not as good. Boracay offers more dining choices.

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7. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

why not look at flying hkg to cebu -then ferry to bohol -will save on flight to manila.

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8. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

If you require a land-travel beach then maybe Laiya area in San Juan, Batangas. Some resorts here include La Luz, Acuatico or even Blue Coral. Check out the reviews here in TA too. But it is around 2.5 hours land travel, and not as calm as Boracay or Bohol.

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9. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

The nearest good beaches are about an hour and a half away from Manila. Aside from San Juan, Batangas and Puerto Galera, Mindoro... you can also opt to go north of Manila, to either the beaches in the area of Olongapo, Zambales or the ones in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

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10. Re: Where to go for family vacation when flying into Manila?

There are beaches near Manila! Try Batangas and Subic, they're beautiful.

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