The Philippines, Southeast Asia’s “pearl,” has mesmerizing sun-drenched beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and bright blue lagoons. This tropical archipelago is home to 7,641 islands and is known for its abundance of stunning natural landscapes, delicious food, and friendly locals. Why not explore everything this destination has to offer onboard Lady Azul,a rising star among the yachting elite? She is a timeless, elegant charter yacht built to the highest standards by Heesen, the leading Dutch shipyard. Guests will feel right at home during their stay due to her superb level of luxury and wide array of amenities, from her gym and swimming pool to her entertainment system, which is undergoing a full refit in 2019. Are you ready to sail through the Philippines? Here are four places in the Philippines that you should visit.

Manila

Manila, the Philippines’ capital, is an excellent place to start or end your yacht charter.

Explore the city’s various neighborhoods to learn more about the diverse cultures that have shaped the Philippines. Admire the traditional Spanish architecture that blends so well with the tall, modern skyscrapers that dot the downtown area. Visit must-see attractions such as the 16th-century city walls, the beautiful San Agustin Church, the colorful 400-year-old Chinatown, and Fort Santiago, a former military prison.

The island of Coron

This island has an almost prehistoric feel to it. The Tagbanwa people live on Coron Island, which is best known for its magnificent landscape of limestone cliffs, emerald bays, and ancient caves. The shallow waters are home to a diverse range of marine life thanks to the geothermal current, and the volcanic rock foundations are stunning both above and below water. A dozen World War II Japanese warships can be seen in the glistening waters, making this a great spot for wreck diving.

Island of Mindoro

This island is well-known for its beautiful natural harbor, exciting dive sites, and pristine beaches. Puerto Galera is famed among visitors and alike for its wild beauty, while further inland, the island offers many hiking trails, like the one that leads to the Talipanan waterfalls and with breathtaking views. Break out the water toys to experience some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving available near Sabang Beach’s rich coral gardens.

Island of Lubang

The island of Lubang is a true tropical paradise, surrounded by spectacular greenery and dense foliage. This island, the largest in the Lubang archipelago, is home to several secluded beaches with surreal views of the area. The ideal location for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying the pleasures of a yacht in privacy and tranquillity.

Enjoy the sun before diving into the turquoise waters to cool off and see the beautiful coral reefs.