Philippines Beaches and Resorts
With 7,107 islands, and a coastline twice the length of that of the USA, the Philippines is Asia's Beach Capital.
You can enjoy the warm crystal blue waters of both the Pacific Ocean and the China Sea. The Philippines is blessed with white sand beaches and bodies of water blessed with a wide variety of marine life.
Listed below are some of the most beautiful Philippines beaches and resorts:
White Beach, Boracay Island
Boracay Island's White Beach, with its sugary white sand beaches and crystal-clear waters, is located on the northwestern part of Panay in Western Visayas. It is rated as one of the top ten beaches in the world. The water surrounding the island is shallow and the sand is finer and brighter than most beaches in the Philippines. There is a huge variety of hotels, restaurants and bars offering delightful cuisine just off the beach. There is no coral off the beach and plenty of dive boats will take you to great dive sites.
Bantayan Island, Cebu
Bantayan island is well-known for its powder white sands and crystal clear water, especially along the southwest coast. It is a low-key, laid-back resort with friendly locals. The beaches are considered as some of the most inviting philippines resorts, particularly around Santa Fe.
Camiguin, which rhymes with "come again," has been considered as the one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. Some observers say it is the "Garden of Eden" of the Philippines. Camiguin has a number of magnificent waterfalls that create both hot and cold springs. These grandiose waterfalls are just one of the many attractions of this paradise island.
Dakak Park Beach Resort is located on the sunny white beachfacing the exotic turquoise Sulu Sea. The 750 meter private beach is blanketed with purepowdery white sand. Natural spring water and tumbling waterfalls feed the resort's twopools, whilst the ultimate hideaway is provided at a private open-air jacuzzi where youcan relax in the sauna and whirlpool amidst an atmosphere of blissful solitary refinement.
El Nido, Palawan
Dominated by towering marble cliffs that are homes to a number of tropical birds, El Nido is the source of one of the most delectable soups specially found in Chinese restaurants – the Nido Soup. This soup consists mainly of the birdnests that abound in the area. But El Nido is more than this. It prides itself in having the most beautiful seascapes in the province of Palawan, known as the country’s last frontier. Because of its utter splendor, it has also been called the island of the gods – heaven on earth, that is El Nido.
Honda Bay, Palawan, Philippines
Despite its outstanding natural beauty, Palawan's islands have been one of the least developed holiday destinations in Southeast Asia. A lack of commercialism has made Palawan very special. It is becoming more popular for international divers and adventurers. The ideal place for sun seekers and snorkellers is Honda Bay, which has several islets including Cannon Island, Bat Island and Starfish Island, with coral reefs breaking crystal clear water onto empty, fine white sand beaches. Its blue cool waters are dotted with islets that assure one of a pure-pleasure experience. From snorkeling in its crystal clear waters to island hopping within its enclaves or simply having a picnic in the fine sand of its beach areas, Honda Bay is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Lying in the heart of Cebu is the island of Mactan. This tropical-island getaway endowed with a variety of colors – from its beach, hotels, resorts, nightlife, music, food, drinks – will guarantee to spice up every tourist.
Malapascua Island, Cebu
This tiny island, situated at the northeast tip of Cebu Island, is relatively new to the international market, but already rates highly on the the list of world's best beaches - some say it is the new Boracay. This has also become a major dive centre, famous for the crowds of thresher sharks using the marine highway between Cebu and Leyte islands.
In the Northern part of the Philippines is a beach reputed to have the longest contiguous white sand with mighty waves and strong winds that can compare to Hawaii. Wind and wave surfing are the outstanding activities that Pagudpud beach offers its very discriminating clientele. Not to mention the inviting views, clear blue waters, and white sand. Pagudpud promises its visitors a magnificent experience in a secluded paradise.
Panglao is a perfect for a great dive and beach holiday. It is a small island on the Philippines southwest of the bigger island, Bohol. On the southern beach of Panglao there are several resorts that line up on the beach. Bohol, just across from Cebu, is best-known for its curiously bumpy Chocolate Hills landscape. It is becoming more popular as the region's best beach destination, with superb white sand and some world class diving sites, mostly on the adjacent little island of Panglao.
Pearl Farm, Davao
Pearl Farm is located in the Samal Island off the coast of Davao City, Southern Philippines. The premier beach resort, which lies in the pristine island of Samal, used to be a pearl farm. There thousands of white-lipped oysters, transported form the Sulu Sea, were once cultivated for their pink, white, and gold pearls. Today, beach lovers all over the world visit this world-class beach resort for its white sand and panoramic landscape and seascape, bringing with them the memory of a lifetime – a relaxing private retreat in a tropical paradise.
Puerto Galera, Mindoro Island
Puerto Galera is an ideal place to do island-hopping from Luzon or a place to laze on pristine white sands and clear, warm water. The most popular beaches for swimming are White beach and Tamaraw Beach, while beaches near Sabang have best facilities for coral-cruising. For more tranquility try Big and Small Laguna Beaches. Puerto Galera also offers excellent inland nature walks.
Puraran Beach, Catanduanes Island
Catanduanes Island lies in the Pacific Ocean just off Luzon and is one of the Philippines' major surf venues. Puraran Beach's white sand is very appealing, but currents can be dangerous in the surfing season. There are also other white sandy beaches like Pamangal Beach near San Andres town or Igang Beach.
Siargao, Surigao Del Norte
Siargao, located in the province of Surigao del Norte, is renowned for its curling waves that soar from nine to twelve feet high. It is frequented by surfers from all over the world. Besides surfing, the island of Siargao is well-known for its unspoiled beaches and its rural charm.
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