The climate is hot and humid all year round, with a nominal dry season. All public buildings and accommodation are air-conditioned and one soon adapts to the climate.
The diversity of attractions in Manila is vast: there is music, theatre and restaurants in Makati and Bonifacio Global City, whilst a short road trip to Batangas (2-3 hours drive from city centre) will take you to beach towns with world-class marine life that rivals the Gold Coast in Australia.
Two of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines were voted as No. 1 and No. 2 'Best Islands in the World' by readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine in October 2016. Boracay and Palawan (No. 1 and No. 2) remain some of the countries more virgin destinations compared to Bali and Phuket.
In short, Manila is an exciting blend of old and new. For an international school we have a low staff turnover, and a number of our teachers have been with us since the school opened. Many of our students, parents and staff have enjoyed living in Manila for several years.