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7 Must-visit Islands in the Philippines

Sreedevi Nair

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The Philippines
A tropical escape to sun, sea and sand
Comprising of more than 7000 islands, Philippines is every beach lover's dream destination.
Nestled in the Western Pacific Ocean, this archipelagic country welcomes you to powdery white beaches and pristine azure waters.

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The solitude, alluring beaches and stunning islands make Philippines an idyllic destination for honeymooners and romantic interludes.
Narrowing down to 7 top islands, here are the best and most beautiful ones in the Philippines you should check out.
One of the most popular islands in the Philippines, Boracay seems like a small island, but packs a punch when it comes to nature’s beauty.
The island has around 17 beaches and is well- known for sundowner experiences, watersports and lively nightlife. The island’s allure is a crowd puller and is best suited for those who like a mix of liveliness and serenity.
One of the remotest islands in the Philippines' archipelago, Pamalican Island is located in the Sulu Sea in the midst of Panay and Palawan.
Pamalican Island, Agutaya
This stunning island is home to a fantastic assortment of luxury resorts. Pamalican Island offers a tranquil spot for nature walks, stargazing and to gear up for some water sport adventures like kayaking, sailing and snorkeling.
Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte
A surfer’s paradise
Acknowledged as 'Surfing Capital of the Philippines', Siargao Island is a petite yet enchanting island located on the southeast of Tacloban in the Philippine Sea.
Also, the beautiful sunsets, natural caves along the beautiful white sandy coastline and friendly vibes from the locals make it a perfect spot for a laid back leisure holiday.
One of Philippines' best-kept secrets, Siquijor Island has an eclectic fusion of Spanish culture and natural splendors.
Siquijor Island
The island is teeming with rich corals and marine life, cascading waterfalls, and stellar panoramas of tranquil beaches and turquoise waters.
Located just a boat ride away from Cebu, the island is best known for its laid-back ambience, delightful food scene, nature trails, cocktail beach experiences and vibrant nightlife.
A quaint island, wrapped in turquoise water lapping on sugar-white beaches, accentuated with humble resorts and relaxing ambience, without any hype of luxury and sophistication.
Kalanggaman Island, Leyte
Only 500 tourists are allowed on the island per day so that the exquisiteness of the island remains intact.
Malapascua Island, Cebu
Located in the north of Cebu, this stunning Philippines Island is famous for its breathtaking diving zones. For adventure seekers, the island’s rich aquatic life offers an extraordinary underwater experience.
Flanked by coral sand beaches and verdant forests, Mantique Island is one of Philippines’ far-flung isles that offers a haven for tired souls to rejuvenate in nature’s beauty. Also, it is a stunning site for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Mantigue Island, Camiguin