Check out; take a boat ride and guided drive back to the airport for your domestic flight from Caticlan (Boracay) to Cebu. From there, take a ferry to Tagbilaran City. Once you arrive in Tagbilaran City, you will be transferred to the Amorita Resort & Spa, set atop a limestone cliff on Panglao Island overlooking the cobalt Bohol Sea. This rustic-luxe, modern boutique retreat is part of the local One-Of Collection of hotels. You will be staying here for two nights in a junior suite.
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Today you will take a guided tour through the surrounding countryside, driving past coconut plantations and mahogany forests, to the town of Carmen. A prime photo-op: the Chocolate Hills, a grouping of grass-covered rounded hills that turn brown in the summer (hence their name) and afford spectacular views. Your driver will continue on to Loboc, where you will experience a guided riverboat tour through the seaside towns of Loboc, Laoay, and Bilar. A Filipino lunch is included on board.
After breakfast at Amorita, you will transfer to the seaport for a ferry ride to Cebu. From there, its a short car transfer to the airport for a flight to El Nido, on Palawan Island, followed by a car transfer to the wharf and 45-minute boat ride to El Nido Miniloc Island Resort. Miniloc Islanda stunning beach escape with excellent snorkelinglies off Palawan Island, which was voted the Best Island in the World and the Best Island in Asia by Travel + Leisure readers. (Palawan province, an archipelago of some 1,780 islands, is known for its pristine tropical forests and abundant wildlife.) You will be here for three nights in a garden cottage. Complimentary activities include volleyball and badminton. Note: Meals are included daily; tips and alcohol are not included.
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After your stay at El Nido Miniloc, youre on to your final resort: Amanpulo. You will take a boat and car transfer to El Nido airport for your flight to Manila, and then transfer from the international airport to the Amanpulo private hangar for the flight onward. This private island retreat is part of the Cuyo Archipelago, just northeast of Palawan Island. You will relax here for two nights in a hilltop casita. Amanpulo is part of the Aman group of resorts, which placed third in the Worlds Best Hotel Brands category. Optional activities (at an extra cost) at this fantasy stay on the Sulu Sea include island-hopping, snorkeling, lagoon visits, and cave exploration. The resort has a beautiful beach club, clubhouse restaurant, tennis courts, and a pool.
Capital One Cardholder Experience. Amanpulo will arrange a private beach dinner for you. Dishes may be centered around ingredients that guests pick themselves from the islands organic garden, or could include the local catch of the day. There is no predefined menu; rather, the chef will work with you to accommodate your preferences. (Alcohol not included)
After one last morning on the beach, check out and fly from Amanpulo to Manila. You will then transfer to the international airport for your return flight home.
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Travel + Leisure Staff