An island to ourselves
February 5, 2007 3:42 PM Subscribe
The Philippines — We want to get away for a while. I mean really get away
posted by Brittanie to travel & transportation around Philippines (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Last summer my husband and I spent a fantastic week on Huahine in French Polynesia. We stayed at a pension, covered the island in bicycles, and didn't see a single other honky for days.
We'd like to plan a trip to dive the Philippines, but are totally uninterested in staying anywhere touristy or resorty. I know there are dozens of small islands that will suit our craving for isolation, but that's the problem — there are dozens of islands to choose from.
Any Mefites have experience diving in the remote islands? I really don't know much about our options, so I'm wondering if we can have it both ways — will the less-populated islands even have dive operators? Or places to stay/eat? Obviously, we don't want to stay anywhere dangerous either, which rules out a few islands. People have suggested Puerto Galera but a Google search reveals lots of resorts and nightclubs. Yuck. I'm sure it's beautiful, but yuck.