The Philippines is a land of beaches and I must say it is a place of beautiful Islands and Beaches. Those islands are very well connected via flights and boats.
I had visited almost all those must visit, Hidden and beautiful islands. And trust me those ones are the best I ever visited. Because there you can dive in, do snorkeling and Scuba Diving. Very clean water with beautiful corals and colorful fishes, turtles and many more species. You can find those Hollywood movies there.
Boracay is a dream island, with beautiful fine white sand and a long beach. You can walk on that beach for almost 5-6 kilometers and you will not realize that you have actually walked that many kilometers. Boracay has 3 stations. station 1, station 2 and station 3. All the three are very well connected via road and from the beach side as well. Station 2 is famous for its nightlife.
Boracay tour and travel companies offer pub hop on and hop off tours at night. They will take you to 6 – 7 pubs with stranger fellow travelers for around 1500 php per person with one complimentary drink. You will also get to see the fire dance.
HOW TO REACH BORACAY: It is very well connected via air. Flights are available from Metro Manila. Nearest Airport is Caticlan.
WHAT TO DO IN BORACAY: Island Hopping is very famous in Boracay. I enjoy night life, enjoy the fine white sand beach And also must go to spider cafe.
FOOD IN BORACAY: I am vegetarian and always look for a vegetarian food menu. Boracay is a place where you can find all types of food. As it is quite commercialized and Indian food is also available in boracay.
WHERE TO STAY: Boracay has a variety of hotels, from top class to bag packer ones. You will be able to find your choice of hotels as per your budget. Do not hesitate to stay in any of the stations as cost wise, they are very near to each other and believe me, it takes only 10- 15 minutes to reach from one station to another station.
EL NIDO, PALAWAN
El nido in Palawan has many small beaches and even hidden beaches. Beautiful clear water and white sand, good place for snorkeling activities and Scuba. There is so much in Palawan that you need a minimum 5-6 days to cover all those hidden gems.
HOW TO REACH EL NIDO: Nearest Airport is Puerto Princesa and then 3 hours road travel to El Nido.
ACTIVITIES IN EL NIDO: It’s a place of so many small islands, lagoons, secret beaches, hidden lagoons and hidden beaches. Enjoy snorkeling and Scuba. Many service providers give certificate based training for Scuba.
WHERE TO STAY: So many hotels, Air BNB, hostels, bag-packers, guest houses and in all kinds of price range.
CORON ISLAND, PALAWAN
Coron island is an amazing place for snorkeling. We did a 3 days of island hopping tour and we enjoyed it thoroughly. I simply loved the banana island. It was so beautiful that I can’t describe it in words.
HOW TO REACH CORON: Take a flight to Busunga Airport and from there around 1.5 hours or 2 hours road travel, depending on your hotel locations. There are some private beach resorts for which resorts themselves arrange transport. As many other hotels also have shuttle service from airport to hotel and they charge some minimum amount.
WHERE TO STAY:Many budget hotels and guest houses are available in Coron, We did not stay near to beach., as we decided to stay in Coron city which is very well connected to all the activities and places. Our hotel was around a 15 minutes Tri-cycle ride from the beach.
ISLAND HOPPING IN CORON: All the beaches and lagoons are beautiful. I personally loved the Banana beach- amazingly beautiful white sand beach. Kayangan lake- Beautiful view from top, and I also liked twin lagoons, where one shoulder will experience cold water and one will experience hot water at the same time.
MACTAN ISLAND, CEBU
Most beautiful island in Cebu is Mactan Island. It is very near to Cebu international airport. There are many beach resorts and budget hotels in the city. It is known for very reasonable rates for scuba diving.
HOW TO REACH:Take a flight to cebu international airport and from there it is around 1 hour to 1.5 hours road travel depending on your hotel locations.
ACTIVITIES IN MACTAN: There are many water sports activities available in Mactan. Scuba diving schools provide training at very reasonable rates and many other water adventures activities as well. Few fun adventures such as- banana ride, jet-ski, helmet diving underwater, diving with whale shark, water ski, parasailing and many more other activities.
PANGLAO ISLAND, BOHOL
Panglao Beaches attracts both local Filipinos and foreign visitors. There are plenty of Resorts which have coverage around half kilometer long and of line white coral sand. The water is crystal clear, many colored fishes as they dart in and out of the sea grasses.
HOW TO REACH: Panglao is the southernmost town of Bohol. It is 18 kilometers from Tagbilaran City, the capital and the only city of the Province of Bohol. The island is accessible by two bridges and can be reached in a minimum of 20 minutes.
ACTIVITIES: Most resorts are situated on beautiful beaches and they have fine white sand. So it is the best place for leisure travel. But there are many top beaches which can be visited during your visit to Panglao Island:
- Alona Beach
- Bagobo Beach
- Bolod Beach
- Danao Beach
- Dolio Beach and
- Momo Beach