White Sand Beaches in the Philippines

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Caramoan island beach aerial view

Caramoan Islands

Camarines Sur
Known as the Emerging Paradise of the Pacific because of its alluring white and pink sand beaches, enchanting flora and fauna.
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El Nido Big Lagoon & limestones cliff

El Nido

Palawan
El Nido is home to one of the most mesmerizing sceneries you can ever experience. With its lagoons filled with soothing clear waters, it is renowned for its white-sand beaches, beautiful coral reefs, and a plethora of activities on the island.
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Camotes Islands

Cebu
The beauty of nature emanates from the various beaches and farms found in Camotes. You can bask in the warmth of the tropical sunshine while sipping a cold bottle of booze.
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Sohoton Cove in Bucas Grande, Siargao

Siargao Island

Surigao Del Norte
Beautiful white sand beaches, clear waters, exotic wildlife, large mangrove forests, enchanting lagoons... Siargao has it all!
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Kalanggaman powdery white sand

Kalanggaman Island

Leyte
Kalanggaman Island is renowned for its clear blue waters, white pulverulent sand, and its elongated sandbars that surround both sides of the majestic island.
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Hundred Islands

Pangasinan
One of the most beautiful tourist attractions in the Philippines, Hundred Islands is world-famous for good reasons
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Pagudpud beach blue sea aerial view

Pagudpud

Ilocos Norte
Pagudpud will take your breath away with its luscious beaches, seas, green hills, rice paddies, and even historical sites. Aside from the astonishing sites, Ilocanos will give you their warm welcome and hospitality as you enjoy your stay.
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Calicoan Island

Eastern Samar
Calicoan Island is situated in a town in Guiuan that is located in the Eastern Samar province. The Island is bounded by Leyte Gulf on the west side and the Pacific Ocean on the east side. The place comes with rich biodiversity.
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Malapascua Island Aerial View

Malapascua Island

Cebu
This dreamlike island is well-known for its famous diving spots that give you the chance to dive with thresher sharks.
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Cottages in Samal Island

Samal Island

Davao Del Norte
Samal Island is one of the must-go destinations in Davao del Norte. It is an island full of tranquility, making it a perfect escape from everyone’s busy lives.
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Panglao Island

Panglao Island

Bohol
Basking in the radiant sun is one of the things Panglao island is best known for. In the nighttime, the island transforms into a party place central where Filipinos and foreigners alike mingle.
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Zamboanga City aerial view

Zamboanga City

Zamboanga Del Sur
City of Flowers, Zamboanga is a progressive city located in the south-western area of the Philippines. Its rich Spanish culture, mesmerizing tourist spots, and the prevalence of Chavanano, the only Spanish-based creole in the country, make Zamboanga City worth traveling to.
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Boracay Island Aerial Shot

Boracay Island

Aklan
With its extraordinary beaches and exclusive resorts, it definitely has the power to turn heads. Even with a size as small as seven kilometers in length and 1 kilometer in width, this holiday destination is home to a plethora of beach activities and water sports.
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Coron Island blue water with islands

Coron

Palawan
Coron Island are one of the most captivating tourist destinations in the Philippiens. Its spectacular white beaches and clear blue waters are perfect for those looking for a retreat from the hectic city life.
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Bantayan Island White sand clear blue water

Bantayan Island

Cebu
Bantayan Island is a beautiful island that is known as one of the most breathtaking islands in the world. It is best known for its powdery white sand and immaculately clear waters.
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Popular White Sand Beaches Destinations in the Philippines

The Philippines is home to beautiful tourist destinations in the world - one of them is the luscious and pristine white sand beaches. The crystal clear blue waters is also another factor why tourists keep coming back. If you want to experience a taste of nature like no other, we recommend visiting our Top 5 White Sand Beaches in the Philippines:

  • Boracay Island
  • El Nido, Palawan
  • Siargao Island
  • Kalanggaman Island
  • Coron, Palawan

Boracay Island

Bagging the top 1 in the list is no other than Boracay Island! Boracay is known worldwide for having one of the best white sand beaches in the Philippines. Boracay Island offers two beaches: The Puka Shell or Yapak Beach and the White Beach.

The Puka Shell Beach is the best place to relax since there are no resorts, clubs, hotels, etc. This serene beach is also known for its puka shells mixed with white sand. White Beach is recommended if you want to socialize or to party all night as it is full of nightclubs, resorts, and whatnot. You can also explore different cuisines and go scuba diving here!

El Nido, Palawan

El Nido is such a stunning beach, as you can see the coral reefs without diving because of its crystal clear waters, and of course, the beautiful white sand. It also has pretty big waves perfect for surfing. This place is one of the best white sand beaches in the Philippines, and it is a go-to if you want to escape from stress.

Siargao Island

Siargao is also claimed as one of the best white sand beaches in the Philippines because of its exposure to different local and international films. What we see in the movies is also the same behind the cameras. Aside from its white sand, be mesmerized by its exotic wildlife, large mangrove forests, and astonishing lagoons!

Kalanggaman Island

Kalanggaman Island in the province of Leyte is a sight to behold because of its long white sandbars. It gained popularity as well when tourists of MV Europa Cruise Line stopped over here in 2013. Tourists in the cruise ship stayed for a few hours. Hence, it has become included as one of the best white sand beaches in the Philippines! This island is mostly uninhabited, but there’s Jeter Resort that offers Tipi huts for their customers.

Coron, Palawan

Another island in Palawan garnered the spot as the best white sand beaches in the Philippines! Coron is a go-to place for locals and tourists for a weekend getaway. Aside from the pristine white beach, Coron has seven breathtaking lakes and mangrove forests worthy of being looked at!

FAQ's

How can I get to these islands?

If you’re coming from Manila, you can book a plane via Ninoy Aquino International Airport and choose the province where each of the islands is located.

How long will it take for me to get there?

The approximate time would be between one to two hours, the latter being the farthest from Manila.

When is the best time to go to these beaches?

It is ideal to visit these beaches during the dry and peak season – between December to May.

Aside from hotels, are there any apartments we can stay in for the week?

Definitely! Some owners offer their place for visitors through different websites, such as Airbnb.

What do I need to bring?

Bring all the essentials, of course! Your summer and swimming clothes, hats, money, etc. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take beautiful photos of the scenery!

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