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Philippine Beach Holidays – 4 Must-Visit White Sand Beaches

Tourists from different parts of the globe are starting to place Philippine beach resorts on their bucket lists. With more than 7,000 islands (and only 2,000 being inhabited), the Philippines is a center of biodiversity with many habitats teeming with some of the most unique flora and fauna in the world.

Among the myriad of diverse habitats in the Philippines, some of the most stunning are the long white sand coastlines and the clear sparkling waters. These amazing destinations for Philippine beach holidays aren’t to be missed out on for sure. You’ll indeed have a great time when you spend time on these beaches.

In this post, we’re going to show you some of the best white sand beaches in the Philippines known by foreign tourists and local visitors.

El Nido, Palawan

Hailed as one of the Top 100 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World, El Nido is the most celebrated part of Palawan island.

Tourists can frolic and relax on the beach or experience the rich biodiversity of the surrounding waters by trying the diving adventures on the island. The beauty of the sea is highlighted by the surrounding limestone formations and as well as the marble cliffs.

Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Located in the northern part of Luzon, the municipality of Pagudpud features a long stretch of white sand facing the waters of the West Philippine Sea. You can enjoy walking these sands barefoot, feeling the almost constant breeze in your face. Plus, you can take the plunge and frolic in the blue-green waves or go surfing if you want.


Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley

The beauty of Palaui’s beaches is a reward that only the patient and deserving can truly enjoy. It takes a lot of effort to brave the trek through thorny forests and slippery stretches of mud. However, the scenic views of the pristine blue ocean and white sands are truly worth it.

Furthermore, the white sand coasts of Palaui are surrounded by the mighty, towering formations of volcanic rock which can make for an ideal backdrop for some of those jaw-dropping photos. Just make sure you bring along your snorkeling or diving gear if you want to have a close encounter with the schools of fish swimming among the coral.

Panglao, Bohol

Bohol is home to the picturesque curves of the Chocolate Hills and the world’s smallest primate — the famous tarsiers. Those aren’t the only things that make Bohol famous, however. The province is also home to some of the most gorgeous white sand beaches looking out into waters that are overflowing with life.

Whale and dolphin watching is just one of the most popular activities you can do in Bohol. Divers may also dive with the barracudas and explore the coral gardens of the area.

So, there you have it. These are just some of the best beach holidays Philippines destinations you can visit while in this Southeast Asian country. Before you go to any of these beaches, though, just make sure that you’re packed and bring a ton of sunscreen for you to avoid getting a nasty sunburn.