I'm flying into Manila with two older kids. We've been all around Thailand and Vietnam but I don't really know anything about the Philippines. We're there for 4 weeks and after a couple of nights in the capital we're happy to just stay on one of the islands for the full time maybe island hop to another at most (we've done a ton of backpacking and are ready to rest for a while)
We'd like somewhere with a nice beach and enough to keep us occupied with a few excursions...
Could anyone recommend somewhere?
Would you recommend travelling though the country by train/ferry or flights? (Is it as easy as other SE Asian countries to get around?) We tend to travel on a budget as we are long-term travellers.
Also, could anyone tell me how the Philippines compares price wise to the rest of SE Asia? We've had a good run on a modest budget so far, wondering if Philippines is roughly the same.
Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.