The 5 Best Beaches to Visit in the Philippines



  • While we can’t freely travel to the Philippines just yet, it doesn’t mean that we can’t start planning our post-covid-19 adventures now! And what better place to begin than with some of the most stunning beaches in the world. The Philippines, often referred to as paradise on earth, consists of 7,640 islands - so you know they must have some epic beaches. After much deliberation, we were finally able to compile below our list of the five best beaches to visit in the Philippines!

    White Beach, Boracay

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    Often regarded as the best beach in the Philippines, White Beach is a top tourist destination for those seeking sandy shores, crystal clear waters, and tropical palm trees. Located on the island of Boracay in the Visayas region, White Beach stretches along the coast for a total of 3.5 kilometers. Divided into three sections, it offers a little bit of everything - luxurious beachfront accommodations to the north, natural and relaxed bungalows to the south, and lively beachfront entertainment and dining in between.

    Cloud 9, Siargao

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    Cloud 9, located on the island of Siargao in the Mindanao region, is widely regarded as the top surfing destination in the Philippines. It has even been labeled by some as one of the best in the world. Known for the famous right-hand waves that break over its coral reef, surfers from around the globe are known to flock to this beach’s sandy shores. It’s not just a haven for surfers, however; the beach offers incredible sights for those simply seeking a day in the sun!

    Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan

    The island of Palawan has been named the best island in the world on several occasions, in large part due to the beautiful beaches that line its sandy shores. Nacpan Beach is one such beach that has helped the island earn this reputation. With soft white sand, pristine blue waters, and natural, relaxed vibes, Nacpan Beach is the pure definition of paradise. Located about an hour away from the ever-popular town of El Nido, Nacpan is a peaceful, secluded getaway, perfect for those looking to escape the crowds.

    Saud Beach, Luzon

    Recently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Saud Beach, often called the “Boracay of the North,” is known for its fine white sand, crystal clear waters, stunning scenery, and secluded settings. Located at the northmost tip of Luzon, the largest island in the Philippines, Saud Beach is about a 90-minute drive from the nearest city. This has allowed it to remain largely untouched and only minimally developed, ensuring the preservation of its pristine natural beauty.

    Maremegmeg Beach, El Nido, Palawan

    Let us share with you that this place is mind-blowing!

    Located just fifteen minutes outside of El Nido town proper on the island of Palawan, Maremegmeg Beach is a popular tourist destination complete with white sandy shores, turquoise blue waters, and lively beachfront bars. There’s even a zipline that guests can take to travel between the beach and an offshore island. While the ride over the ocean makes for quite the adventure, it's the views from above that make it unforgettable. Often referred to as Las Cabanas Beach, after a local nearby resort, Maremegmeg is the ultimate destination for fun in the sun.