100 Awesome Beaches in the Philippines

100 Awesome Beaches in the Philippines -Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

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Here’s a guide to 100 awesome beaches in the Philippines that you should know, beach lover! It’s not at all hard to believe that paradise is in the far east, when there’s 7,107 islands in the archipelago and some 400 islands more that are recently discovered. Some of you may have been coming back to one of these beautiful shores, but some off-the-beaten path patches of beach paradise may totally be new to you. Take a look at this list and see where to go next to enjoy the patches of paradise in the Philippine archipelago- where crystal-clear, azure or turquoise blue waters lap at your feet, with a view of some of the most spectacular tropical sunrise and sunset in the world.

Have you been to any of these awesome beaches in the Philippines? Let us know in the comment where you’ve been!

 

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Bicol region

1. Calaguas – Mahabang Buhangin

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Location: located in the biggest island , Tinaga Island, in the Calaguas group of islands, Camarines Norte

People who visited Mahabang buhangin, a backpacker’s camping paradise, found that the white,powdery sand of Calaguas can rival those of world’famous Boracay. Rustic resorts already set up business, but the place is still lacking in modern amenities.

Recommended Hotels Near Calaguas

Pineapple Island Resort

An accommodation with very accommodating and efficient staff, Pineapple Island Resort is a nice place if looking for a budget friendly accommodation. It is well situated in a quiet location with cool surroundings. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Daet, Philippines.

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Dolor Hotel

Dolor Hotel is a budget friendly accommodation well situated in the centre of town. Breakfast is free and rooms are air-conditioned. WiFi is available too. Definitely one of the best hotels in Daet, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers2. Maculabo Island

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Location: a small island with a fishing community off the coast of Paracale, Camarines Norte one hour boat ride away from Paracale’s fish port.

Fine white sand lines its shores, with  water the color of turquoise, the island is a usual sidetrip attraction  for the tourists of Mahabang Buhangin, Calaguas.

Monkey Dividers3. Bulalacao Beach

Location: Luklukan, Camarines Norte

The beach is a simple white paradise hidden in Camarines Norte,  perfect for a family picnic.Monkey Dividers

4. Mercedes Group of Islands

Location:   Located east of Camarines Norte

You can go island-hopping at Apuao Grande, Apuao Pequena, Canimog, Canton. CAringo. Malasugui, and Quinapaguian – the next big attraction in Northern Bicol. Only two of the islands are inhabited  by residents – Caringo And Apuao Grande. The islands have diverse ecosystems of pine tree groves and forests.Monkey Dividers

5. San Jose Beach

Location:   Talisay, Camarines Norte

The gray-sand beach is known to many surfing adventurers due to its strong winds. This is actually an extension of the more famous surfing site known as Bagasbas Beach. Activities include wind-surfing, snorkeling and swimming.

Monkey Dividers6. Bagasbas Beach, Camarines Norte

Location:  Daet, Camarines Norte

Famous for its water sports, the beach is endowed by strong winds that makes the place a haven for surfers and skimboarders.

Recommended Accommodation Near Bagasbas Beach

Nathaniel Hotel

Nathaniel Hotel offers guests homey feel and definitely quality accommodation. With its convinient location, an easy access to the city’s must-see destinations, it is definitely one of the best hotels in Daet, Philippines.

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D House Hotel

D House Hotel is a decent, clean place and definitely good value for money. Staff here are even hospitable. Truly, this is one of the best hotels in Daet, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers7. Matukad Island

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Location:  Caramoan Islands, Camarines Sur

One of the top island attractions of the Caramoan peninsula, it not only boasts of the finest powdery pure white sand you will ever see, it also has amazing limestone rock formations and a secret lagoon with a giant lone milkfish believed by the locals to be enchanted.

Recommended Accommodation Near Matukad Island

Hazel and Ala’s Beach Resort

Clean rooms with private bathrooms, and a very welcoming owners, Hazel and Ala’s Beach Resort is definitely a nice place to stay. Restaurant and bar has also the best beach view. Truly one of the best accommodation in Caramoan, Philippines.

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Breeze and Waves Cottages

Breeze and Waves Cottages is a simple yet very clean accommodation in Caramoan. Staff is very accommodating too and food is great. A rustic getaway, definitely one of the best accommodation in Caramoan, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers8. Subic Beach

Location: Calintaan Island,  Matnog, Sorsogon

Sands have a pinkish-white hue due to crushed red corals mixed with white sand. You can camp overnight at Subic Beach, which gives you more time to explore the rest of Calintaan island.

Recommended Accommodation Near Subic Beach

Bantigui Beach Resort

Bantigui Beach Resort is native accommodation perfect relaxation, providing magnificent views with its surrounding islands and mountains. Resort staff is accommodating too, definitely one of the best accommodation in Sorsogon, Philippines.

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Fernandos Hotel

Fernandos Hotel is a wonderful family owned hotel with nice spacious rooms. Owners are friendly and welcoming too. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Sorsogon, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers9. Tikling Island

Location: Matnog, Sorsogon

Pinkish white sand endows this island near Subic Beach in Sorsogon, with beauty at par with world class beaches around the world. As it is privately owned, it has no cottages and resorts in the area. Camping in the area needs the permission of caretaker inhabitants.

Recommended Accommodation Near Tikling Island

Fritz Homestay

Fritz Homestay is a homey feel accommodation with awesome amenities like conference hall, videoke and a mini library. It has a friendly atmosphere, great value for money and definitely one of the best accommodation in Sorsogon, Philippines.

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Tentyard Hotel

If looking for fun and relaxation at the same time, then Tentyard Hotel is the place. It is well situated, an easy access to the city’s must-see destinations. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Sorsogon, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers10. Gubat Sorsogon

Location: Barangay Buenavista, Gubat, Sorsogon

Primarily home to surfing enthusiasts, you can learn surfing lessons from the Gubat Bay Surfers, where you can learn to ride the novice-friendly waves.

Recommended Accommodation Near Gubat Sorsogon

Villa Isabel Hotel

Villa Isabel Hotel is a decent place to stay well situated at the city centre. Service is great and food is delicious, truly one of the best accommodation in Sorsogon, Philippines.

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Siama Hotel

Siama Hotel is a well designed hotel with excellent service provided. It’s a peaceful and relaxing place, highly recommended and definitely one of the best accommodation in Sorsogon, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers11.  Marcos Island

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Location:   Hundred Islands, Alaminos, Pangasinan

One of the more popular islands in Hundred Islands,  it has the most powdery white sand among other island attractions in Pangasinan. Rich with diverse marine life, the site is popular for snorkeling activities. It was named after the late President Marcos, with the cave named after the first lady, known as the Imelda’s Cave

Recommended Accomodation Near Marcos Island

Nautilus Islands’ View Lodge

Nautilus Islands’ View Lodge is nice accommodation well situated near the port. A place with a homey feel, delicious food and very accommodating staff. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Alaminos, Pangasinan.

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Islandia Hotel

Islandia Hotel, an excellent accommodation walking distance from the city centre. It’s a great hotel with comfortable and clean rooms and accommodating staff.  Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Alaminos, Pangasinan.

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Monkey Dividers12.  Bontod Reef

Location:  Barangay Nursery, Masbate City

Touted as the second most resilient reef in Central Philippines, travel packages are now available as part of the ecotourism efforts of the locals, proudly showing the area with diverse, healthy marine life.

Monkey Dividers13. The Village House Bogtong Beach

Location: Batan Island, Rapu Rapu, Albay

Batan is an island in the Lagonoy Gulf ,Bicol region. The Village House is accessible by local passenger  boats from Legaspi Port area, 2 hours away. You may see dolphins along the way, on a backdrop of beautiful Albay Gulf.

Recommended Accommodation Near Rapu Rapu Albay

Misibis Bay Hotel

Misibis Bay Hotel is a great place to stay offering excellent service, magnificent views and friendly staff. A very relaxing place with outdoor activities as option too, definitely one of the best accommodation in Albay, Philippines.

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Hotel St. Ellis

Hotel St. Ellis is a well located place, accessible to the city and the must-see destinations in Legazpi. The property offers a wondrous view of the Mayon making it one of the best accommodation in Legazpi, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers14.  Panumbagan Sandbar

Location: 30 minutes boat ride from Pilar Port, Pilar, Sorsogon

Enjoy snorkeling and have a picnic at the floating cottages on its sandbar.Also known locally as mini-Boracay.

Recommended Accommodation Near Pilar, Sorsogon

Giddy’s Place PADI Dive Resort

Giddy’s Place PADI Dive Resort is a fantastic place with great accommodation, friendly staff and excellent service. They also offer fun activities like scuba diving and even whale watching trips. Truly one of the best accommodation in Donsol, Philippines.

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Elysia Beach Resort

Elysia Beach Resort is a nice place in Donsol, with amazing staff and lovely rooms. It is well situated, few minutes walk from the whale watching centre. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Donsol, Philippines.

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15. Anvaya Cove, Bataan

Location: Morong, Bataan

The white sand cove is owned by Ayala land and is accessible only to  members and their friends with club memberships.

Recommended Accommodation in Bataan

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Hotel

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Hotel, bringin guests back to the old Filipino lifestyle, of colonial homes and even a day tour about Philippine history during the Spanish era. A perfect Filipino experience, definitely one of the best accommodation in Bataan, Philippines.

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Crown Royale Hotel

Crown Royale Hotel is a well-maintained hotel with helpful and friendly staff. Service is excellent and location is very convenient from restaurants and cafes. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Bataan, Philippines.

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16.  Patar Beach

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Location:  Bolinao, Pangasinan

The resorts at this golden sand beach have a rustic feel that appeals to people who wants peace and quiet, especially at night. Camping is allowed

Recommended Accommodation in Patar Beach

Puerto Del Sol Resort

If relaxation and a serene place to stay is what you are looking for, then Puerto Del Sol Resort is the place. It’s the perfect getaway with magnificent landscape views and beautiful pools. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Patar Beach, Philippines.

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Villa Soledad Beach Resort

Villa Soledad Beach Resort is a perfect place to unwind and get some relaxation. Relaxing ambiance, friendly staff and spacious clean rooms. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Patar Beach, Philippines.

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17.  Pamuktan Island beach

Location:  Pamuktan Island, Cagayan

It is one of the most beautiful beaches in the Babuyan Islands.While you are enroute to this island beach, you may get lucky and encounter a humpback whale rolls over  or a couple of dolphins flipping.

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Catanduanes Golden Beaches

18. Puraran Beach

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Location: Baras, Catanduanes

Cream-colored Puraran beach is the surfing capital of Catanduanes

Recommended Accommodation in Puraran Beach

Puraran Surf Beach Resort

If waves, great views and affordable rooms are what you are looking for, then Puraran Surf Beach Resort is the place. Location is perfect, very relaxing. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Puraran Beach, Philippines.

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Catanduanes Midtown Inn

Catanduanes Midtown Inn, a well-maintained hotel with accommodating and cheerful reception. It’s a clean hotel and central to the town. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Catanduanes, Philippines.

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19.  Bitaog Beach

Location: Porompong ,Palumbanes Island

Off-the-beaten-path and one of the beautiful hidden secrets of  Catanduanes once, it is situated an hour away from the town of Caramoran.Monkey Dividers

20.   Mamangal Beach

Location: San Andres, Catanduanes

Clear waters, golden sand and a favorite among backpackers, the beach requires only ten pesos for you to stay at the beach

Recommended Accommodation Near Mamangal Beach

Amenia Beach Resort

Amenia Beach Resort is a decent place to stay with nice cottages. Offering excellent service and essential amenities for travelers, this is definitely one of the best accommodation in Catanduanes, Philippines.

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Terrazas De Ponti Mansion

Terrazas De Ponti Mansion is a well located property offering access to the city’s must-see destinations. Making sure of every guest’s comfort, Terraza’s definitely one of the best accommodation in Catanduanes, Philippines.

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21.  Marilima Beach

Location:  Barangay Marilima, Virac, Catanduanes

Features gleaming  white sands, amazing sunsets and clear blue sea located southwest of Catanduanes.

Recommended Accommodation Near Marilima Beach

Ardci Corporate Inn

Ardci Corporate Inn is a well kept place with a homey feel. Accommodation is nice, place is clean and rooms are comfortable. Great value for money, definitely one of the best accommodation in Catanduanes, Philippines.

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Marem Pension House

If afforadability, safety and comfort are what you are looking for in a place, then Marem Pension House is the right choice for you. It’s a nice accomodation with a very welcoming staff, definitely one of the best accommodation in Catanduanes, Philippines.

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Zambales Island coves

22.  Anawangin Cove

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Location:  San Antonio Zambales

Together with the other coves in Zambales, crescent-shaped Anawangin Cove used to have rocky shores until Mt. Pinatubo exploded and dumped a lot of volcanic ash that the coves were covered by seemingly white sand under the sun. What made the place even more charming are the pine-tree like agoho trees that grew in the area.

Recommended Accommodation Near Anawangin Cove

Wild Orchid Beach Resort

Wild Orchid Beach Resort is a cosy hotel with very accommodating staff. Food here is even great and some rooms have a nice beach view. Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Subic, Philippines.

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Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort

Johan’s Beach and Dive Resort is a great value for money, offering reasonable priced food and drink and affordable rates. Staff is friendly and location is perfect, right on the beach. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in Subic, Philippines.

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23.  Nagsasa Cove

Location: San Antonio , Zambales

Another beauty borne out of the destruction of Mt. Pinatubo decades ago, Nagsasa cove lies farther from Pundaquit jump-off than Anawangin Cove..Monkey Dividers

24.  Silanguin Cove

Location:  San Antonio, Zambales

The farthest  cove from the Pundaquit jump-off, this cove does not have the ash-laden shores of Anawangin and Nagsasa cove. Its sand is gray, but the spectacular backdrop of mountain and sea and a forest of trees completing the picture of calmness and seclusion.Monkey Dividers

25. Capones Island

Location:  San Antonio, Zambales

Often an additional sidetrip attraction for island -hopping in Zambales, the island features a historic lighthouse built in 1890.

Recommended Hotels Near Capones Island

White Rock Waterpark and Beach Hotel

White Rock Waterpark and Beach Hotel is a nice place to stay with great service and cool water activities. Rooms are nice at good prices. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Subic, Philippines.

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Subiza Beach Resort

Subiza Beach Resort offers guests with a magnificent sea view. Pool is nice and it has a spacious outdoor cafe with an ocean view. Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Subic, Philippines.

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26. Talisayin Cove

 

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Location:  San Antonio, Zambales

This cove has features of the Zambales beaches of ash-laden shores that looks almost white at noon, with a backdrop ofAgoho trees that look like pine forests from afar.

Recommended Accommodation Near Talisayin Cove

Club Morocco Beach Resort and Country Club

Club Morocco Beach Resort and Country Club, an amazing accommodation with fascinating ground well located in a secluded and serene place. If relaxation and fun is your thing, this is the right choice. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Subic, Philippines.

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Treasure Island Resort

If relaxation and fun is what you are looking for in a place, then Treasure Island Resort is the choice for you. Food is excellent as well as the service from the staff. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Subic, Philippines.

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27.  Potipot Island

Location:  Uacon, Zambales

A good beach camping destination with shores surrounded by white sand and trees providing shade.

Recommended Accommodation Near Potipot Island

Potipot Gateway Resort

Potipot Gateway Resort is a nice place with superb rooms. The place is a serene place surrounded by nature. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Zambales, Philippines.

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Dawal Beach Resort and Restaurant

Dawal Beach Resort and Restaurant is a decent place to stay, with accommodating staff, tasty food in the restaurant, clean rooms and a relaxing pool. It’s good place to stay when heading to Potipot Island, definitely one of the best accommodation in Zambales, Philippines.

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28.  Magalawa Island

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Location: Palauig, Zambales

There are two resorts in the island, Armada and Ruiz. Armada’s side of the island has the better beach front,with the famous Magalawa Island sandbar.Monkey Dividers

29. Camara Island

Location: San Antonio, Zambales

Just 15 minutes boat ride from the Pundaquit Beach jump-off, this is the closest island to Pundaquit. It shows a white sandbar on low tides , dotted with huge rocks.

Recommended Accommodation Near Camara Island

Pundaquit Luxury Resort

Pundaquit Luxury Resort is a wells situated property along the shores of Pundaquit beach offering guest a serene and comfortable accommodation. Rooms are furnished with air-condition and it offers magnificent views of the sea and mountain. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Zambales, Philippines.

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Nora’s Beach Resort

Nora’s Beach Resort provides guests with a homey feel and quality service. They also have this cosy restaurant, with tasty food being served. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Zambales, Philippines.

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Batanes Island

30.  Valugan Boulder Beach

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Location:  Batanes

Valugan Island’s boulders that lines its shores is borne out of Mt. Iraya’s eruption.It can be reached by bike or tricycle. Usually this is normally part of the North Batan trip.

Monkey Dividers31.  Nakabuang Beach

Location: Sabtang Island

In 1994, Sabtang Island was declared as one of the best place in the Philippines.

Recommended Accommodation Near Nakabuang Beach

Batanes Seaside Lodge & Restaurant

If affordability and great location are what you are looking for, then Batanes Seaside Lodge & Restaurant is the place. It’s definitely a nice place to stay with friendly and accommodating staff. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Batanes, Philippines.

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Shanedel’s Inn & Café

Shanedel’s Inn & Café is an easy access to the airport, making its location a convenient one. Offering excellent service and essential amenities, this is definitely one of the best accommodation in Batanes, Philippines.

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Cagayan Beaches

32. Palaui Island

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Location:  Barangay San Vicente. Santa Ana, Cagayan

Its white sand beauty prompted the filming location  for Survivor: Blood vs. Water and Survivor: Cagayan[/column]Monkey Dividers

33.  Anguib Beach

Location:  Sta.Ana, Cagayan

The secluded white-sand  island is also known as the “Boracay of the North.” Tranquil, serene and uncrowded, tourists can now enjoy this beach with a few basic amenities like cottages, toilet and shower areas.

Recommended Accommodation Near Anguib Beach

Country Inn Hotel And Restaurant

Country Inn Hotel And Restaurant is a uniquely decorated place with comfy rooms and accommodating staff. It is well situated right in front of the beach and serves as a jump off point going to Anguib Beach or Palaui Island. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Cagayan, Philippines.

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Jotay Resort

Jotay Resort is a cosy laid back accommodation giving guests a homey feel. Clean rooms, accommodating staff and value for money, definitely one of the best accommodation in Cagayan, Philippines.

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34.  Nangaramoan Beach

Location: Sta. Ana Cagayan

Tucked at the tip of Cagayan Province, lies another secluded beauty with interesting rock formations – a white  beach called Nangaramoan. It now has some basic amenities for tourists, and is easily accessible due to a cemented road leading to the beach.Monkey Dividers

Ilocos Norte

35. Pagudpud beach resorts

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Location:  Pagudpud ,Ilocos Norte

Pagudpud is a sleepy coastal town dotted with resorts along its coastline.  Saud Beach has more modern amenities and offers posh accommodations.  Blue Lagoon would be a quieter option for some tourists and for surfers, they flock to Kapuluan Vista Resort for some surfing action, as Pagudpud has some of the best surf spots in the country.

Recommended Accommodation in Pagudpud

Terra Rika Beach & Dive Resort

Terra Rika Beach & Dive Resort is a nice place to stay offering quality accommodation and excellent service. It also has a great restaurant, serving tasty food with great service. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Pagudpud, Philippines.

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Pannzian Beach Resort

Pannzian Beach Resort is a fantastic place to stay in a serene and beautiful paradise. The location is a haven for nature lovers, definitely one of the best accommodation in Pagudpud, Philippines.

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Quezon Province Beaches

36. Salibungot Beach

Location: coastal village of Borangawan,  Jomalig Island, Polilio Group of Islands,Quezon Province

Jomalig island is located in Lamon Bay facing the Pacific Ocean, being the farthest island in the Polilgolden sandio Group of Islands in Quezon Province. Its main feature, aside from its remoteness, is bead-like golden sand and turquiose water. Salibungot beach is the island’s pride, offering tranquility with no commercial establishments around.Monkey Dividers

37.  Sabang Beach

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Location: Baler, Aurora, Quezon

Sabang Beach is a two-kilometer coastline of gray sand facing the Pacific Ocean, famous for its strong waves. This is the birthplace of surfing in the Philippines, now offering accomodations from posh resorts to serene beachfront home-stays.

Recommended Accommodation in Baler

Costa Pacifica

Costa Pacifica is an excellent getaway well located near the city. Offering guest with an incredible view of the bay, this is definitely one of the best accommodation in Baler, Philippines.

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Baler Safe Haven Bed and Breakfast

Baler Safe Haven Bed and Breakfast is a perfect getaway with its hospitable owners, clean and comfortable rooms and excellent food. It’s simple accommodation with personal touch, definitely one of the best accommodation in Baler, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers38. Alabat Island

Location: Lamon Bay, off the coast of Atimonan in Quezon Province

The island is a hidden gem with a few residents. You can get around on the island on a two-wheel bike, a popular mode of transportation. People are friendly and treats you like a guest, not a tourist.Monkey Dividers

39.  Cagbalete Island

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Location:Lamon bay, Mauban, Quezon

Another hidden gem of the Quezon Province, the privately-owned island’s  main feature is the low tide that shows white sand and signs of healthy marine life. Nature lovers and adventurers different species of plants, marine life, and island scenery of Agoho trees dotting the island. You  can choose to camp or stay in one of the resorts.Monkey Dividers

40.  Borawan, Dampalitan and Puting Buhangin in Pagbilao, Quezon Province

Location:  Pagbilao, Quezon Province

The white sand island  beaches of Quezon Province lies within an hour’s boat ride next to each other that you can visit them all in one day. Borawan was so named after Boracay and Palawan, featuring white sand and limestone rock formations. Puting Buhangin not only features white sand and crystal clear waters, but is aso famous for Kwebang Lampas, a cave you can swim into. Dampalitan is perfect for camping, owing to its wide coastline of white sand.

Recommended Accommodation in Pagbilao, Quezon

The Tamarind Tree Resort

The Tamarind Tree Resort provides guests with a comfort and the best services and amenities. Location is great as a base for discovering Padre Burgos. Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Quezon Province, Philippines.

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Queen Margarette Hotel Downtown

Queen Margarette Hotel Downtown is a well situated property at the city centre. Offering clean accommodation with nice and helpful staff, this is definitely one of the best accommodation in Quezon Province, Philippines.

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MIMAROPA Beaches

41.  Apo Reef

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Apo Reef, Occidental Mindoro Photo taken by CARLA MANALO

Location:  Mindoro Strait, Occidental Mindoro

The Apo Reef is the world’s second-largest contiguous coral reef system and the largest in the Philippines. It is known as one of the best known dive sites in the country. The reef has three islands, the largest being Apo Reef, with 22 hectares of mangroves, lagoons, white beach,separated from the reef by a narrow, deep channel.Monkey Dividers

42.  Pandan Island resort

Location:  Pandan Island Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

Pandan Island Resort is a  beach resort  that is off-the-beaten-path,  basic amenities and pristine environment. One of its main attractions is the chance to swim with sea turtles.

Monkey Dividers43. Tiamban Beach and Bonbon Beach, Romblon

Location: Barangay Lonos ,Tiamban , Romblon

Bonbon beach is the most popular  beach in the island, bare of resorts and commercial amenities – just enjoy pure white sand, view of Tablas Island, and a beautiful sunset. ask for permission first if you can camp in the area.

Tiamban Beach is situated near Bonbon, with a gentlhy sloping seabed, clean fine white sand, with basic facilities for tourists. You can also camp for a minimal fee.Monkey Dividers

44.  Banol Beach

Location: Coron, Palawan

A common stop to island-hopping tours, this island is part of the Calamianes Island Group. It’s a small,cozy white beach with two huts that you can rent from the local folks.

Recommended Accommodation in Coron

Apartelle de Gabrielle

Apartelle de Gabrielle is clean and comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. It also offers guests a wonderful view at the balcony, at the top of the hotel. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Coron, Philippines.

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Busuanga Island Paradise

Tucked away from the town proper, Busuanga Island Paradise offers guests its beautiful grounds and a relaxing ambiance. It’s a quiet oasis perfect for relaxation and definitely one of the best accommodation in Coron, Philippines.

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45.  Cudugnon Beach and Cave

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Location: El Nido ,Palawan

Jewelry and pottery  believed to belong to the cave dwellers  from Borneo in the the Sung Dynasty were found here. This is part of the tour island-hopping package in El Nido.

Recommended Accommodation in El Nido

Ipil Suites El Nido

Ipil Suites El Nido is a clean and comfortable accommodation with very friendly staff. Location is perfect, town is within reach by walking. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in El Nido, Philippines.

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Spin Designer Hostel – El Nido

Spin Designer Hostel – El Nido offers guests with mesmerizing views and an awesome design of the place. Rooms are great, with huge bed and has friendly and organised staff. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in El Nido, Philippines.

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46.  Hidden Beach, El Nido, Palawan

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Location: Matinloc Island, El Nido

Known as the “secret beach” , a patch of paradise surrounded by cliffs and is reachable only by passing through a narrow crevice.Once you swim past through the narrow opening, it’s a beautiful snorkeling place  of colorful corals with many colorful fishes in clear blue waters and a white shore.

Recommended Accommodation in El Nido

El Nido Cove Resort

El Nido Cove Resort is a well kept property offering guests its beautiful grounds. It’s relaxation with a view and service is excellent, with friend and accommodating staff. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in El Nido, Philippines.

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Orange Pearl Beach Resort

Orange Pearl Beach Resort is well situated just in front of the beach offering guests with a magnificent view. Ambiance is good the service is very accommodating. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in El Nido, Philippines.

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47.  Onuk Island

Location: Balabac,Palawan

A photographer named George Tapan won the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest with a picture of a paradise with waters in all shades of blue and the finest, unspoiled beach- Onuk Island, immediately placing it on the map of local and foreign tourists of must-see travel destinations. This is privately-owned by the mayor and his family, requiring a visitor to ask for permission first to camp in the area.

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30 Awesome Beaches in the Visayas Region

100 Awesome Beaches in the Philippines -Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao48.  Boracay

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Location:  Northwesten tip pf Panay Island, Visayas Region

Boracay is the Philippines’ top tourist attraction and is considered to be one of the best island destinations in the world after Palawan. White Beach is now a haven for posh resorts and the beach party scene. If you’re looking for a more authentic ambience you can still find it in Diniwid Beach or Bulabog beach.

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Recommended Accommodation in Boracay

Henann Regency Resort and Spa

Henann Regency Resort and Spa is a fantastic place well situated in the middle of everything in Boracay. Staff is even courteous, providing excellent service. This is truly one of the best accommodation in Boracay, Philippines.

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Sea Wind Resort

Sea Wind Resort is well located in a not so crowded beach front, peaceful and yet, close to all restaurants. It’s the perfect place for relaxation and definitely one of the best accommodation in Boracay, Philippines.

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49.  Puting Balas

Location:  an hour’s boat ride away from Banica Wharf, Roxas City, Capiz

Hailed as the “Mini-Boracay”  of Roxas City,Capiz, the island is a rural setting of white sands, clear waters, snorkeling sites and pure serenity. Puting Balas is one of the more popular sitios for white corals and white sand, with a very picturesque beach scene, perfect for picnics and sunset- viewing. Roxas City  itself  is also touted as the seafood capital of the Philippines.

Recommended Accommodation Near Puting Balas

GV Hotel Pagadian City

If a decent, clean and affordable accommodation are what you are looking for, then GV Hotel Pagadian City is the place for you. It’s a well kept accommodation providing guests with sure comfort and convenience. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Pagadian, Philippines.

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Four Queens Resort

Four Queens Resort offers guests with excellent service through their friendly staff. Rooms are nice as well, with balcony. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in Pagadian, Philippines.

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50. Islas de gigantes

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Location: Carles, Iloilo

Also known as the Gigantes Islands, is a remote group of islands perfect for island-hopping and snorkeling,with sceneries of limestone formations and white shores.Monkey Dividers

51.  Guisi Beach

Location: Nueva Valencia, Guimaras

You can visit historical Guisi Lighthouse, then proceed to exploring a secluded tranquil beach scenery of pristine waters and beautiful rock formations, considered a hidden gem in Guimaras.

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52.  Kagusuan Beach

Location: Barangay Minalunan, Maria, Siquijor

Maria’s one of two beautiful white sand beaches, remains deserted and secluded, and may take you time to look for it because you have to ask the locals where it is. The sand’s color is the purest of white, and currently still a virgin beach up to this day, with no stores or resorts.

Recommended Accommodation Near Kagusuan Beach

Lazi Beach Club

Lazi Beach Club is a relaxing accommodation situated in an off the beaten path but with a wonderful atmosphere. Accommodation is delightful and service from the staff is excellent. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Siquijor, Philippines.

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Buco Beach Resort

Buco Beach Resort is a nice place to stay for a good price. They also have a restaurant serving great Filipino dishes, with friendly and helpful staff. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Siquijor, Philippines.

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53.  Salagdoong Beach

Location: Maria, Siquijor

This is a famous resort at Siquijor featuring a slide from the cliff and has three diving platforms, each higher than the other, that gives you a thrill of the lifetime diving into the clear, turquiose sea  coming from a very high vantage point of the cliff.

Recommended Accommodation Near Salagdoong Beach

Princesa Bulakna Resort

Princesa Bulakna Resort is a hidden gem, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s an accommodation offering guests with a homey feel, spacious clean rooms and excellent service from the friendly and helpful staff. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Siquijor, Philippines.

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Palm Tree Guesthouse

Palm Tree Guesthouse is a nice and clean bamboo house with very friendly owners. It’s well situated in a quiet area, highly recommended. Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Siquijor, Philippines.

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54. Caluya Islands

Location: Caluya Islands, Caluya Antique

In the same area as Boracay, the ivory sand beach is 4 hours boat ride away from Libertad, Antique and 6 hours away from Pandan, Antique. The island is known for Tatus, a blue-streaked coconut crab, growing up to 40 centimeters and can lift seven times its body weight. The island holds a crab festival calledTatusan Festival inn April. Caluya island is also the fifth largest seaweed producer in the Philippines.Monkey Dividers

55. Bantayan Island

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Location: Situated to the west of , northern end of Cebu islan, Visayan Sea,across Tanon Strait

The island is made of of three municipalities, Bantayan, Madridejos and Santa Fe. These fishing villages are dotted with resorts , as the island is known for amazing sunsets and quiet,laid back  ambience, rivaling the world’s best beaches.

Recommended Accommodation in Bantayan Island

Anika Island Resort

Anika Island Resort, a relaxing accommodation offering guests with outstanding views. It is well situated right in front of the beach, away from the crowded town. Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Bantayan Island, Philippines.

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The Coral Blue Oriental Villas & Suites

If relaxation is what you are looking for, then The Coral Blue Oriental Villas & Suites is the best place for you. It offers guests with stunning views with its beach front location. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in Bantayan Island, Philippines.

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56. Malapascua Island

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Location: Located on the northern tip of Cebu

A small yet beautiful  tropical diving paradise known by diving enthusiasts and tourists around the world, its swaying palm trees and white sandy shores is home to wonderful underwater attractions.

Recommended Accommodation in Malapascua Island

SLAM’S Garden Resort

SLAM’S Garden Resort is the best budget accommodation for travelers. Offering clean, spacious and affordable rooms, this resort is definitely one of the best accommodation in Malapascua Island, Philippines.

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Tepanee Beach Resort

A perfect getaway, Tepanee Beach Resort offers guests with clean rooms, luxury private beach and excellent service from their friendly staff. Surrounding and architecture, definitely amazing. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Malapascua Island, Philippines.

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57. Camotes Island

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Location: two hours from mainland Cebu

Island life at its finest.Poro Island and Pacijan are connected by a land bridge lined by mangroves . You can cross the bridge in a motorcycle, which sis the main mode of transportation in the area.

Recommended Accommodation in Camotes Island

Camotes Flying Fish Resort

Camotes Flying Fish Resort is a well recommended accommodation providing guests with a homey feel, with very accommodating staff. If seeking for a serene place to stay, this is the right choice. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Camotes Island, Philippines.

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Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort

Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort offers guests with the magnificent view of the resort and the beach and the captivating pool. It’s a sure perfect getaway, and very affordable. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation Camotes Island, Philippines.

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58.  Sumilon Island

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Location: Island off the southeastern coast of Oslob, Cebu

Famous for the white Sumilon sandbar, its name means “to take shelter” from the storm or sumilong in the local dialect.

Recommended Accommodation Near Sumilon Island

Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort

A true island paradise, Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort is a sure relaxing and beautiful accommodation. Excellent service, staff is very hospitable and warm. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in Oslob, Philippines.

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Oslob Seafari Resort

If stunning beach view is your things, then Oslob Seafari Resort is the right place to be. It offers guests with modern suites, with great views. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Oslob, Philippines.

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59. Moalboal, Cebu

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Location:  two hour-drive from Cebu city

Moalboal is home to tourists as a diving paradise of unspoiled hite sand beaches and colorful marine life.

Looking for Best Luxury Hotels in Cebu? Check out our list: Ultimate List of the Best Luxury Hotels in Cebu, Philippines @cebugovph

Recommended Accmmodation in Moalboal

The Blue Orchid Resort

The Blue Orchid Resort is a very quite resort with spacious rooms, welcoming staff and a nice relaxing atmosphere. It’s a perfect place for snorkeling and relaxation, definitely one of the best accommodation in Moalboal, Philippines.

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Marcosas Cottages Resort

Marcosas Cottages Resort is a nice place with clean big rooms, good food and great location, near dive shops and restaurants. Excellent service too, staff is friendly and helpful. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in Moalboal, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers60.  Marabut Marine Park  Beach Resort

Location: Marabut, Samar

Staying at the resort means kayaking is free-of-charge, complete with life vests. Marabut is endowed with rock formations, rock islets,  and is so secluded you

might go at a time when there’s no else there.

Recommended Accommodation Near Marabut

GV Hotel Catbalogan

GV Hotel Catbalogan is a budget hotel well located by the plaza. It offers guests with sure quality service and definitely one of the best accommodation in Catbalogan, Philippines.

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Buri Island Villas

If fun and relaxation is your thing, then Buri Island Villas is the right choice. An accommodation that offers relaxation and a hassle free stay, it is truly one of the best accommodation in Catbalogan, Philippines.

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61. Kalanggaman Island

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Location: Palompon, Leyte

One of the most beautiful island paradise that features a sandbar, pearly white sand, and turquiose water , fast becoming popular by word-of-mouth. A few modern amenities are being set up for tourist comfort , yet still preserving the laid-back ambience. Camping in tents is the best option for now.Monkey Dividers

62. Limasawa Island

Location:  Limasawa, Southern Leyte

The island where the Spanish first celebrated mass on March 1521 on Philippine shores, when Christianity was first introduced into the country. this sleepy town is home to beautiful beaches, diving sites. historical sites and other adventure spots.

Recommended Accommodation Near Limasawa Island

Padre Burgos Castle Resort

Padre Burgos Castle Resort is a highly recommended place offering guests with the great accommodation, good food and great diving experience. A perfect private place, suited for those seeking relaxation. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in Southern Leyte, Philippines.

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Sogod Bay Scuba Resort

Sogod Bay Scuba Resort, offering comfortable accommodation and with excellent service from the friendly and helpful staff. If an amazing diving experience is what you are looking for, this is the place for you. Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Southern Leyte, Philippines.

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63.  Higatangan Island

Location: Naval, Biliran

The Higatangan Island of two barangays and one sitio is powered only by generators for a limited time, at other times, there will be no electricity. Known for its white, shifting sandbar, rock formations, it is a quiet respite from the mainland 45 minutes away.Monkey Dividers

64. Alona Beach

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Location:  Panglao Island, Bohol

Alona Beach is a white sand beach lined with resorts where you can stay while in Bohol. This is the jump-off where you can start island-hopping to other islands in Bohol.

Recommended Accommodation in Alona Beach

Alona Tropical Beach Resort

Alona Tropical Beach Resort is quiet resort well situated along the beach. Guest service is fantastic, has a great beach and pool, definitely one of the best accommodation in Panglao Island, Philippines.

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Amorita Resort

Amorita Resort offers guests with stunning sea views and of excellent service from the warm and cheerful staff. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind and definitely one of the best accommodation in Panglao Island, Philippines.

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65. Malalison Island

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Location: Culasi, Antique

Malalison Island is an unspoiled 55-hectare hook-shaped island that boasts of a diverse, beautiful aquatic marine life, with hill tops perfect for viewing the mountain ridges looming over the whole island.

Recommended Accommodation Near Malalison Island

Phaidon Beach Resort

If you are a beach lover, then Phaidon Beach Resort is the right choice for you. It’s a peaceful and quiet accommodation, perfect for relaxation. Definitely, it is one of the best accommodation in Antique, Philippines.

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The Premiere Business Hotel

The Premiere Business Hotel offers guests with new and affordable rooms, well suited for business travelers. Staff is courteous and has really good WiFi. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in Kalibo, Philippines.

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66.  Antulang Beach

Location: Siaton, Negros Oriental

Antulang has 17 documented dive sites, nestled 40 kilometers south of Dumaguete City.

Recommended Accommodation Near Antulang Beach

Antulang Beach Resort

Antulang Beach Resort offers guests with fantastic views and is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Facilities are nice and staff is friendly and helpful, making it one of the best accommodation in Dumaguete, Philippines.

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Bahura Resort and Spa

Bahura Resort and Spa offers guests with spacious rooms and excellent service from friendly and efficient staff. It’s a nice relaxing place with beautiful grounds, truly one of the best accommodation in Dumaguete, Philippines.

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67. Alubihod Beach

Location: Guimaras, Iloilo

The most popular beach in the whole island, a popular jump-off point to island-hopping in Western Guimaras. Its blue-green crystal clear waters and rock formations is an attraction on its own.

Recommended Accommodation in Alubihod Beach

Raymen Beach Resort

Raymen Beach Resort offers guests with decent rooms, a restaurant serving good food and accommodating staff. Price is reasonable, very budget friendly. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Alubihod, Philippines.

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Jannah Glycel Beach House

Jannah Glycel Beach House is a peaceful accommodation in a quiet beach front, great place for relaxation. It’s a perfect getaway, offering guests with personalized and excellent service from their great staff. Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Guimaras, Philippines.

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68. Balicasag Island

Location: Panglao, Bohol

One of the white sandy island beaches of Bohol, it is part of Bohol’s island-hopping itinerary where you can watch dolphins play in the sea enroute to Balicasag Island for as early as 6am. The island is teeming with marine life perfect for snorkeling enthusiasts.

Recommended Accommodation Near Balicasag Island

Balicasag Island Dive Resort

Balicasag Island Dive Resort is a quiet and peaceful accommodation, perfect for divers and even just for snorkeling goers. Rooms are sure comfortable and restaurant serves good food. This is definitely one of the best accommodation in Panglao Island, Philippines.

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Linaw Beach Resort and Restaurant

Linaw Beach Resort and Restaurant is a nice accommodation well situated on the beach, offering guests with the best sunset view. It also has a restaurant serving excellent food at great prices. Truly, it is one of the best accommodation in Panglao Island, Philippines.

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69.  Pawikan Island or Turtle Island

Location: Guimaras

Turtle Island is popularly known to be a sanctuary for sea turtles.Monkey Dividers

70.  Virgin Island or Pungtod Island

Location: Panglao, Bohol

Also part of the island -hopping itinerary, this island has an amazing sandbar that gracefully stretches in graceful curves in the middle of the sea, with powdery fine sand that can rival or even surpass Boracay sands.

Recommended Accommodation Near Virgin Island

Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort

Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort is a nice and modern hotel with lovely and accommodating staff. If relaxing vibe and a quiet accommodation is what you are looking for, then this is the place. Definitely one of the best accommodation in Panglao Island, Philippines.

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Be Grand Resort Bohol

If privacy and a relaxing place are what you are looking for, then Be Grand Resort Bohol is the right choice for you. Food here is exceptional too and staff is very accommodating. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Panglao Island, Philippines.

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30 Awesome Beaches in Mindanao

100 Awesome Beaches in the Philippines -Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao

71.  White Island

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Location:  Barangay Yumbing, Mambajao

White Island is a white sandbar, uninhabited, and is also a protected marine sanctuary in Camiguin. This is the only patch of white sand beach in Camiguin, as the mainland itself does not have any white beach. It is postcard -perfect with its backdrop of mountains.

Recommended Accommodation Near White Island

Caves Dive Resort

Caves Dive Resort is a quiet and relaxing place with very accommodating staff. It’s a well maintained property with nice rooms at very great prices. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Camiguin, Philippines.

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Agohay Villa Forte Beach Resort

Agohay Villa Forte Beach Resort provides guests with a relaxing and homey feel vibes. It’s a rustic laid back resort perfect for those seeking a relaxing ambiance. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Camiguin, Philippines.

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72. Naked Island

Located : Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Naked Island is also known as Pansukian – a bare , pure, white sandbar and water.Monkey Dividers

73. Bucas Grande islands or Sohoton Cove National Park

Location: Socorro, Surigao del Norte

The group of islands is endowed with several caves, waterfalls, mangroves, lakes, and beautiful corals – sites perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Here you can indulge in a playful reverie at Jellyfish lagoon – home to millions of no-sting and playful jelly fishes.

74.  Cagwait White Beach

Location: Surigao del Sur

Referred by the famous American Aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh as the ‘Waikiki of the South”,  also known as the “Little Boracay of the CARAGA”, although the white shores are grainier than sugary fine.Monkey Dividers

75.  Brittania Group of Islands

Location: San Agustin, Surigao del Sur

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76.  Dako Island

Location: Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Named after the visayan term “dako” meaning “big”, the island is the biggest of three islands in Siargao. Coconut trees line its long stretch of fine white sand.Monkey Dividers

77. White Beach, Malamawi Island

Location: Malamawi Island, Basilan

The island is a stone’s throw away from Isabela city, Basilan’s capital. The sea coast is child-friendly,with very good sand quality. Along your way going to Malamawi, you’ll find locals living in houses with stilts, much like those you find in Cambodia. It is always safe to check with local authorities if it is safe to go there, as Basilan has been infamously known to be home of terrorists years back.Monkey Dividers

78.  Balut Island and Olanivan Island

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Location: Sarangani, Davao Occidental

Two islands worth seeing due to pristine white beaches and crystal clear water, are located in Sarangani , a newly created municipality in 2013.Monkey Dividers

79. Tuka Marine Sanctuary, Sarangani

Location: Kiamba ,Sarangani

Untouched and unspoiled, this wonder of nature has 4 protected beach coves, but only the Tuka Cove 2 is available to tourists.Monkey Dividers

80.  Kopiat Island

Location:   Mabini, Compostela Valley

Another one of those off-the -beaten path that exudes unspoiled natural beauty tucked away in the province of Compostela Valley, in the waters of Davao Gulf. There is no electricity, no hawkers, no signs of commercial establishments – just pure island beauty. The island is part of  the Mabini Protected Landscape and Seascape, and is the breeding ground of sea turtles, specifically the hawksbill and the leatherback sea turtles.Monkey Dividers

81.  Cape San Agustin

Location: Barangay Lavigan,Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental

A historical landmark known as Provincia de Caraga in Spanish times, 1609, considered to be a strategic naval location during the Spanish colonial era. Presently, Cape San Agustin is now a tourist spot of historical landmarks and and stunning, beautiful beaches. San Agustin Lighthouse is one of its main attractions.Monkey Dividers

82.  Cabgan Island

Location: Cabgan Island, Barobo Surigao del Sur

The island is a 20 to 30-minute boat ride from the port of Barobo, usually a jump-off for island-hopping to nearby Turtle island and Snake Island.Monkey Dividers

83. Dakak Beach Resort

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Location: Barangay Taguilon, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte

Flanked by mountains, and endowed with fine white sand and azure waters, the luxury resort offers a haven for tourists out to escape the city life and enjoy a most serene holiday. The resort offers cruises, tours and travel packages that include Dapitan’s rich cultural heritage.

Recommended Accommodation in Dapitan City

Dakak Park and Beach Resort

A mixture of fun and relaxation, it’s a sure wonderful stay in Dakak Park and Beach Resort. White sand, clear waters, relaxing ambiance, definitely an excellent resort. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Dapitan, Philippines.

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Travelbee Heritage Inn

Travelbee Heritage Inn provides guests with a homey ambiance, clean rooms at affordable prices. Food is excellent too and it is well located in a quiet area. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Dapitan, Philippines.

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84. Dahican Beach

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Location: Mati City, Davao Oriental

Dahican Beach is dubbed as the” skimboarding capital of Mindanao”. You can either camp on fine white sand beaches or find a resort to stay in.

Recommended Accommodation in Mati City

Villa Merced Hotel

Villa Merced Hotel provides guests with quality accommodation and excellent service. If looking for a relaxing and hassle free stay, then this is the place. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Mati, Philippines.

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Senorita Suites

Senorita Suites provides guests with comfortable accommodation, tasty breakfast and the best hospitality. Clean spacious rooms and very accommodating owners, truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Mati, Philippines.

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85.  Dinagat Islands

Location :  San Jose,  Dinagat islands

Beaches have a glimmering quality which mirrors the natural richness of the islands, surrounded by amzing rock formations. Dinagat Islands used to be part of Surigao del Norte, now recently made into a young province.

Recommended Accommodation Near Dinagat Islands

Hotel Tavern Surigao

Hotel Tavern Surigao is nice place to stay offering guests with a lovely view of the sea and providing great service. Excellent rooms and staff is extremely helpful, definitely one of the best accommodation in Surigao, Philippines.

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Almont Beach Resort

Almont Beach Resort is a nice, quiet and relaxing place to stay. They also offer rooms overlooking the blue waters of Surigao. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Surigao, Philippines.

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86.  Gumasa Beach

Location: Gian, Sarangani

This is where the annual Sarangani Bay Festival, one of the country’s biggest beach party in the country. It lasts 3 days and 2 nights, particiated in by over 40,000 local and foreign tourists. At other times, the area is as serene as the best island paradise in the country, with only the sound of swaying coconut trees and the calming sound of waves on powdery white sandy shores.Monkey Dividers

87.  Cloud 9, General Luna

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Location:  Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Siargao is the mecca for surfers, host to annual international and national surfing competitions in the country.

Recommended Accommodation in Siargao

Eddie`s Beach Resort Siargao

Eddie`s Beach Resort Siargao, a great accommodation, private, quiet and very relaxing. The resort has lovely comfy cottages, welcoming and friendly owners and tasty food being served. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Siargao, Philippines.

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Isla Cabana Resort

Isla Cabana Resort, a cool place to unwind, offering guests with clean accommodation, good location and modern facilities. It also has a nice pool facing the ocean, truly one of the best accommodation in Siargao, Philippines.

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Monkey Dividers88.  Paradise Island

Location:  Barangay Caliclic, babak District,Samal Island, Davao

Situated near the city of Davao, lies an idyllic island escapade 20 minutes away from the city proper. Equipped with modern amenities, the resort blended well with nature. The beach itself is devoid of rocks , with fine,cream-colored sand.

Recommended Accommodation in Samal Island

Venus Resort Samal

Venus Resort Samal is well situated in Davao City, with easy access to all the activities that the city can offer. A peaceful and harmonious atmosphere,this is definitely one of the best accommodation in Samal Island, Philippines.

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Hotel Precious Garden of Samal

Hotel Precious Garden of Samal is a well kept huge property providing guests with relaxation. If peaceful ambiance is what you are looking for, then this is the place for you. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Samal Island, Philippines.

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89.  Pearl Farm

Location: Samal Island ,Davao

An old favorite among luxurious beach resorts,  it never failed to satisfy the traveler with a taste for the exquisite things in life. You can feed the fish, dive the wrecks of two sunken WW2 Japanese freighter ships, enjoy the infinity pool and a sumptuous buffet. Originally a pearl farm and banana plantation owned by the  Floirendo family, Pearl Farm opened as a resort with an exotic streak in 1992.

Recommended Accommodation in Samal Island

Pearl Farm Beach Resort

Pearl Farm Beach Resort offers guests with serene ambiance, excellent customer service – a true paradise, very highly recommended. It is a well situated property in a private beach, ideal for snorkeling. No doubt, this is one of the best accommodation in Samal Island, Philippines.

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Hof Gorei Beach Resort

Hof Gorei Beach Resort offers guests with a nice view from its beautiful beach and relaxing rooms. It’s a nature friendly resort perfect for those seeking a private getaway. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Samal Island, Philippines.

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90.  Isla Reta, Talicud Island

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Location: Samal Island, Davao

A haven for the beach bum, dotted with shady umbrella trees, endowed with Boracay-like powdery white sand – this island is located right next to Santa Cruz pier. You can view mainland Samal from here.Monkey Dividers

91. Calugusan Beach

Location: Lamitan, Basilan

Calugusan Beach is a  far-off private beach hidden in Basilan, with pristine water and picturesque beauty.Monkey Dividers

92.  Kaputian Beach

Location: Samal Island, Davao

This is a popular beach among the locals, its clear waters are cool and perfect for summer. The depth of the water might suddenly plunge after a few meters.

Recommended Accommodation Near Kaputian Beach

Island Garden Resort in Pangubatan

Explore the unspoilt beauty of Samal with Island Garden Resort in Pangubatan, offering guests with the best privacy and relaxation away from the chaos of the city life. A peaceful place with very accommodating staff and charmingly quaint rooms. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Samal Island, Philippines.

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Roberts Den (Roberts den)

Roberts Den (Roberts den) is well situated near the town’s attractions and activities as well as to the must-see destinations. It provides guests with amazing facilities like snorkeling, diving, fishing and more. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Samal Island, Philippines.

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93.  Olaniban Island

Location: Saraggani, Davao Occidental

The B’laan people calls this paradise island home.The B’laans wear colorful embroidered clothing and are famous for their beadwork, weaves, and tabih weave.Monkey Dividers

94.  San Victor Island

Location: Baganga, Davao Oriental

This is a 3-hectare island just 5 minutes’ boat ride just 5 minutes of boat ride away from the mainland.Its beauty earned for it its name: the island jewel of Baganga.Monkey Dividers

95.  Manaklay Beach

Location: Mabini, Compostela Valley

Compostela valley attracts the adventurer as it is home to natural wonders. Mabini lies along its shores, and Manaklay Beach is one the affordable beaches that have a rustic natural beauty.Monkey Dividers

96.  Pujada and Oak Island

Location: Mati, Davao Oriental

Pujada bay is home to the dugong, or sea cows, which are a sight to behold. Being a protected marine sanctuary it also shelters whale sharks, dolphins, hawkbills and sea turtles. Together with Oak island,  the islands are considered Mati’s most important and beautiful natural attractions, boasting white sand beaches, pine tree forests and mangrove forests.Monkey Dividers

97.  Canibad Beach

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Location:  Babak, Samal island

White-sanded beach with a view of the mountains, perfect for sunrise viewing and cliff-diving on its rock formations.Monkey Dividers

98.  Magpupungko Beach

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Location:  Siargao, Surigao del

This cream-colored beach is situated an hour- and- a- half away from General Luna, and is known for rock formations and beautiful tidal pools formed by nature.

Recommended Accommodation Near Magpupungko Beach

Siargao Paraiso Resort

Siargao Paraiso Resort is a stunning place to stay, situated in secluded village. Enjoy the view of the private pier from the lovely terrace and pool. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Siargao, Philippines.

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Romantic Beach Villas

Romantic Beach Villas offers guests with a wonderful ocean view. It is well situated in the beautiful island of Siargao, with a very lovely pool bar. Truly, this is one of the best accommodation in Siargao, Philippines.

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99.  Sta. Cruz Islands

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Location:  Zamboanga City

Idyllic and unspoiled, this beach has pinkish tint due to red crushed corals mixing in with the sand.

Recommended Accommodation Near Sta. Cruz Islands

Lantaka Hotel by the Sea

Lantaka Hotel by the Sea is a quaint charming accommodation providing excellent service. Staff are friendly and professional, very accommodating. Definitely, this is one of the best accommodation in Zamboanga, Philippines.

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Marcian Business Hotel

Marcian Business Hotel is a well located accommodation, near the airport, restaurants and shopping areas. It’s a budget friendly place, truly one of the best accommodation in Zamboanga, Philippines.

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100.  Little Boracay

Location:Barangay Sto. Nino,  Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur

Little Boracay is a popular landmark in Davao del Sur, so named because locals say it looks like a replica of famous Boracay with its white sand shores lined with coconut trees on a 2-kilometer stretch of coastline.

These beautiful beaches, popular or located in off-the-beaten paths, are just part of the many riches of the Philippine archipelago. This list may be quite extensive, but still not comprehensive and for all you know, there may still be hidden gems in the  archipelago waiting for adventurers to discover them.

How many of these beaches have you been to? Do you want to add more? We would love to hear from you! Please feel free to comment.

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  1. I live in one of the islands in Mercedes, Camarines Norte. While it is true that Caringo and Apuao Grande are inhabited, please know that Quinapaguian Island also has residents. I was born and grew up in Quinapaguian and just recently visited the island for the celebration of our Barangay fiesta, only few days ago.

  2. Hope I can visit them all…I only visited five out of the 100…..Let’s include this to our bucket list Ninong!!! care to join Mye? ???

  3. We’ve been in Boracay many times! We just loved the white sand beaches and the coconut trees on the seaside ??? Also the sea foods and the different entertainment like fire dance and live band during night time in front of the buffet restaurants. I enjoyed walking, swimming and sun bathing all day. We’ll visit again Boracay in our next vacation! ?

    We have been also to Bohol Tropics Resort in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. And stayed for 10 days there. It was so closed to the beach/I mean it’s a seaside resort but not open…we were not able to go swimming(to the beach). It is a very private resort. They have some swimming pools and restaurant. There was a live band who entertain guests while having dinner. Good suggestion for newly wed couple for honeymoon. Anyway, they have the church/chapel inside and it’s a nice church. A very good place for wedding venue/reception. We visited different places there(Bohol) with the help of our tour guide from the Department of Tourism. Wish to go back there because we’ve missed the Panglao Island…to see the whales/sharks! 😉 We visited Sabang, Puerto Galera. a mountainous place(a place where the mountain meets the sea)….hehe…we’ve experienced motorbiking(up and down) on the hills. The unforgettable and funny experience was my hubby and his best friend ordered a pizza…they didn’t expect that it was XXXL pizza! 🙂 I think, Sabang is best for surfer and scuba divers. ‘Yong seashore nila medyo malalim na agad. Like me that is not a good swimmer mas gusto ko na lng sa swimming pool. But love the seafoods there!

  4. Am fortunate To have been to Boracay, Puerto Galera, Puerto Princesa island beaches, Camiguin Sand Bar, Guimaras, Siargao’s Dako beach and its two small island beaches adjacent to it, and the latest Isla de Gigantes in Carles , Iloilo.

    1. Yes, how can I miss that? Definitely a hundred list is not enough to cover all the beautiful beaches in the Philippines! Thanks for the heads up Rx Queen!. 🙂

  5. You have to include Palani Beach in the municipality of Balud, Masbate Province. A 4 km stretch of white sand beach, pristine clear water, a hidden gem of Masbate, with a few aminities to service the tourist. I have photos if you need to see the beach.

    1. Thanks Raul. 🙂 Masbate is indeed a hidden gem, in time its beautiful secrets will be “rediscovered” by our tireless explorers! Definitely my list ofb a hundred is not enough to cover all these beautiful nooks of paradise. We’ll update as soon as we can. 🙂

    1. Hey, You’ve been to a lot of beaches, 18! 🙂 Go explore more and maybe let us know with some photos? Thank you Karlo.:)

  6. In 100 beaches in philippines, only one i visited last jan. 2 2016 its Brittania group of islands at san agustin surigao del sur it is a very nice place to bond with friends and family ? Hoping for another trip/adventure.

    1. Yes, Jazzie, adventure is the spice of life, and to go on trips or adventures with family makes it even more special. There’s still more to explore. Keep it up and mavbe let us know? 😉

  7. Hi, i been in boracay and pagudgud, i really love to visit beaches even i dont know how to swim, coz i feel im in peace and calm every time i watch wave and listen to the sounds of water, watching surfer make me imagine im the one who do that and imagining other water activities that can try too experience also

  8. Hi! Your list looks good! I saw a few mistakes though in terms of location (island grouping), and I hope you can edit this and put the MIMAROPA beaches to the Luzon group. 🙂

  9. I’ved been to Tuka Beach where there’s a resthouse of Manny Pacquiao and Glan, Saranggani. We always spent our summer vacation there

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