It may be small and rather quiet, but there are lots of things to do on Bantayan Island. Out of the eight most popular islands I visited in the Philippines, it was my favourite.
El Nido came as a close second, but nowhere else in the country quite compared to the laid back, tropical and extraordinarily friendly vibes I experienced on Bantayan Island.
If you have been to Bali then you know it is pretty damn bougie and if you haven’t, then you probably guessed that already.
Of all the different parts of the island – Canggu, Uluwatu, Ubud, Kuta, etc. – the area of Seminyak is undoubtedly the most chic and swanky of them all.
It is in the heart of Seminyak, metres away from a few particularly popular spots on the island such as Sea Circus and Motel Mexicola, that you will find The Legian Bali*.
As I approach one month away from my home (London), I wanted to share a few of my favourite things about it with you all…
When I was invited on a press trip* to experience “the other side of Benidorm” I have to admit, I was sceptical that such a thing existed. As a famous spots for ‘Brits abroad’, Google does it no favours. Search the news tab for this seaside spot in the south of Spain and you will find stories of drunken shenanigans (usually involving nudity).
Earlier this month I spent four days there and I cannot tell you how much beauty there is. Mountains frame the ocean, with natural beauty spots dotted around the town waiting for you to discover them.
While there’s nothing better than eating your body weight in local food and drinking the all-inclusive cocktails at a resort, we can often come back from a holiday feeling worse than when we left – or like we need another holiday to recover.