PhilippinesThe charm of the Filipino people and its crystal-clear waters make the Philippines one of the most stunning and romantic untouched areas on Earth. Poised on the edge of Southeast Asia and looking out to the Pacific, the Philippines are a fascinating and diverse archipelago. With over 7,000 islands of pure white sand beaches, it is the ideal place to escape and offers superb diving and snorkelling opportunities. The most popular form of transport is by Jeepney. These brightly coloured ex-army Jeeps are renowned for their flamboyant designs and have become a symbol of the Philippine culture. Scott Dunn’s highlights for the Philippines: Enjoy the stunning Palawan archipelago. Taste cocktails at the floating bamboo Kawayan bar on Pamalican Island for a brilliant sundowner experience. Take the time to explore the vibrant Chinatown neighbourhood in Manila. Head through the goodwill arches, and spend an afternoon wondering around its exotic markets and teahouses.