What an amazing country. With a rich history, abundant culture and tons of great places to party, it probably sounds like one of the best places to go in the world for a holiday. It’s one of the most popular spots on the South East Asia backpacking trail and there’s no doubt that you’ll have a great time in Thailand.
But despite how amazing Thailand can be, we think that the Philippines is better. However, since we run a few cool resorts, our opinion may be a tad biased
Let’s get into it – 3 reasons why Philippines is better than Thailand.
- Less tourists. Thailand is a popular spot and with good reason. There are loads of great tourist activities and rich Asian culture to explore. Buddhism is the main religion and you could spend months just visiting different Buddhist temples. In fact, you can even spend a few weeks at a temple, learning to be a monk (how’s that for a retreat?). But this comes at a price. Being popular, tourists are EVERYWHERE. You’ll find it impossible to find a beach that isn’t packed with young, excited backpackers from all over the globe. In the Philippines, you’re off the backpacker trail so you won’t be surrounded by tourists in most places.
- More adventure. Thailand offers a number of adventurous activities. The only problem is that when everyone is doing it, it doesn’t feel that adventurous. If you’re surrounded by tourists, it’s just going to feel like you’re at home. In the Philippines, adventure is hiding around every corner. From catching public transport to navigating the rambling alleyways of the provincial towns, you’re guaranteed to satiate your thirst for adventure in the Philippines.
- More tropical. If you want to experience the tropical island getaway, Thailand probably isn’t the place. There’s too many other people doing the same thing for it to feel like a getaway. If you want a tropical island getaway, come to the Philippines. With 7,107 islands, you’ll find a number of great spots. In Palawan, one of the isolated island chains in the Philippines, you’ll feel like you’ve discovered a hidden paradise that no one knows about.
Come stay at Badladz and we’ll give you a few more reasons why it’s more fun in the Philippines. Our Mexican food will melt your tastebuds and once you experience what it’s like to spend every day by the beach, sitting by a few coconut trees, you’ll never want to leave.