I have the best way to get over them Winter blues before they have even begun and that is to book a holiday to the Philippines!! :) If you enjoy sunshine and diving then this 10 night holiday is perfect for you!! You can book your hotel and flight deal here with Expedia.ie for just €881!

Aer Lingus and Malaysia Airlines bring you to and from Dublin to Manila, Philippines. Your hotel is located in Mindoro, Philippines and you can book airport transfer from the hotel :) You will be staying at the fabulous Blue Ribbon Dive Resort (rated: 93% on TripAdvisor + Travellers’ Choice 2014 Winner). Where you have a choice between booking a standard room with poolside or a bungalow all newly renovated and situated  in tropical gardens! Both have queen size beds and both open to a balcony! The Blue Ribbon Dive Resort in Puerto Galera is located beside the famous Sabang Beach and is situated on Small la Laguna Bay! The resort has a swimming pool, bar, gym and restaurant. Diving instructions make your holiday a memorable experience by offering daily fun dives, Verde Island trips, Night Fluo Diving and courses for all levels of divers! You can buy diving gear from the hotel’s dive shop or you can also hire them. Your hotel offers the most perfect location as you are in an idyllic place but, are also just a sort walk away from the popular Sabang where there are many bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets and home to amazing night life! The resort’s restaurant is great, as it is tasty and affordable; they cater a wide variety of dishes from many different countries such as Japan, Italy, India, Germany, America, Filipino and English! If you are a lover of seafood, you can look forward to it as they serve super fresh catches! Also, the hotel has a BBQ each Saturday! All food comes at an additional cost at your hotel as it is not included in your deal but, as it is affordable and delicious you really should eat here when you can.

Aside from diving you can decide whether to turn your 10-day stay into a sport holiday or a sight-seeing holiday or a combination of both ;) Puerto Galera offers many opportunities for extreme sports such as go-kart racing, an off-road adventure track, jungle paint ball and zorb ball where you are harnessed into a 10ft inflatable sphere and rolled down a 100m slope!! If water is more your thing then you can take part in snorkelling boat trips, water-skiing, jets skiing, kayaking, wake boarding and banana boat rides. For relaxation there are many gorgeous sights for you to see such as Tamaraw Falls, Hidden Paradise, the Mangyan Village and the W . Ponderosa Golf Course offers spectacular views of Puerto Galera!

So, this February/March enjoy a once in a lifetime holiday in the Philippines :)

Sun umbrellas and beach chairs on tropical coastline

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