Most beautiful beaches in Philippines
Many Philippine island beaches qualify as world-class destinations. (Photo: Goodshoot/Goodshoot/Getty Images )
Selecting the best surf and sand in the Philippines is like choosing a dessert from the sweet course tray in a fine restaurant: With so many good choices, you want to furtively sample the entire lot rather than just one. That’s the way it is with the Philippines' beautiful beaches, many of which consistently retain their best-of designation year after year.
Palawan and El Nido
In the 7, 000-plus Philippines islands archipelago, the exotic western island cluster of Palawan emerges as the nation’s last frontier, with untouched rain forests and scenic beaches. The Guardian recommends “Anywhere on Palawan” as where you can find your own secluded beach in its “Top 10 Best Beaches In the World” list, while Lonely Planet mentions El Nido beach on Palawan’s Bacuit Bay among its best beaches in the Philippines. El Nido Resorts runs a group of eco-resorts in the area, offering guest activities that include snorkeling, diving and island tours to blue lagoons and sugar-sand beaches.
Off the northwest tip of Panay, the small, four-mile-long destination of Boracay Island lures you to blue, shallow waters and powdery, blazing-white sands. These are the vivid reminders of why the island’s White Beach area continues to astonish judicious travel publications year after year. Travel + Leisure in 2012 crowned Boracay Island the “World’s Best Island Getaway, ” and named Boracay the year before as the “World’s Best Trip.” Additionally, the publication dubbed Shangri-La’s Borocay Resort and Spa as the “best sunset perch.” The attention on Boracay produced an influx of luxury hotels and confirms that Boracay just might retain its crown as the top destination in the Philippines - and the world - for many years to come.
Lonely Planet states in its report about Southern Negros in “The Best Beaches in the Philippines” that the area is a world-class destination for diving and sunning. Apo Island, a small volcanic-honed island, bids divers and snorkelers to explore its storied marine sanctuary, while small, coral sand beaches dot the isle’s shore. The Negros Oriental capital city of Dumaguete promotes the charm of Dauin Beach, and Mike's Dauin Beach Resort (mikes-beachresort.com) arranges dives off the resort’s beach and trips to Apo Island. Another beach endpoint, Siquijor Island is described as “dreamy and rung with bone-white beaches" by Lonely Planet.
Camiguin, Siargao and Cebu
Part of Mindanao, Camiguin is a small, paradise-like island with volcanic mountains, waterfalls and hot springs, plus great spans of striking beaches. Fly to Siargao City, where the country’s surfing capital is located. Siargao Island’s Cloud 9 beach and Sagana Resort (cloud9surf.com) are the go-to places for 9-foot plunging breakers that produce prized surfing tubes for international competitors each September. The resort offers a trip to Guyam Island, where you can imagine what life would be like on your own acre-sized tropical island filled with coconut palms and ringed by a white sand beach. In its list of “The Best Beaches of the Philippines, ” BBC Travel recommends Cebu’s laid-back Malapascua Island, where unsullied beaches surround the island, and Bounty Beach’s sand is described as “blinding white.”what is uranus symbol science 2015 coffee in a can la photo agencies blue gray maxi dress science buddies steps of the scientific method buy trends power haircut how to do fashion bob haircut park et al 2017 coffee bean and tea leaf gift card balance above trend trend story lifestyle kids lifestyle company mike haircut child astronomy astronomy how to twitter trending topics uk god coffee here and there fashion coffee maker with frother lifestyle system body coffee music as a lifestyle dress web fashion and me what does next steps mean in science coffee table we are for science astronomy dvd trends food first phase of star family life white trends lulu burgess facebook atmosphere wilson nc video lifestyle coffee bean and tea leaf near me a look at lifestyles about trend astronomy latest science channel science ve even monsters need haircuts about astronomy road haircut champion hair salon years fashion fashion job king haircut haircut line fashion then and now it's a lifestyle fashion 20 black trends history of astronomy books trending wedding hashtags 2018 lifestyle india rich haircut astronomy songs 3 science art and astronomy book my lifestyle matthew michael's experience astrology equal house chart haircut class science fiction movies coffee mugs for men canada astronomy jobs lifestyle rebellious outfit fashion in science free lifestyle yours science isn't about why outrageous coffee shops in washington outfit ideas for family photos chinese horse constellation coffee shops house trend up to trend best haircuts for hair women foreign culture astronomy green best of science science best adorable kpop outfit fashion for you science museum near me science 11 his haircut where and when is my bag of coffee from science center phoenix supercuts dallas hillcrest men's haircut daily astronomy city haircut trend for lifestyle login the lucky ones coffee big coffee coffee shops near me open late haircut bob type of lifestyle moon planet astrological icons fashion 18 trending videos youtube haircuts device youth culture the best lifestyle astronomy and god bags for women fashion great looks paris hair salon cute and simple outfits and hairstyles good hashtags on instagram time science fashion men coffee am haircuts 2017 women the life science my world science company trend big trends you lifestyle lifestyle now cute trendy stores professional science experiments women's haircut near me value and lifestyle i can only see 1 star in the sky coffee meme wednesday fashion industry wiki coffee shop downtown plano coffee beans to water ratio home and lifestyle lifestyles of the rich and famous robin leach video what is fashion police lifestyle science can blouson chiffon skater dress lush trending songs hip hop play haircut good trend now science get haircut near me by style lounge salon astronomy course trending twitter videos lifestyle vs life style 10 lifestyle trending bracelets fashion top where to buy maps coffee stars space naked women coffee quotes and images science in news what is in trend coffee cake muffins what's on fashion trends women muted navy dress 8 am coffee trend all study astronomy trending in the world lifestyle room fashion style quotes astronomy today trend id