Living on an island is exciting – living on 7100+ islands is 7100+ times more exciting – each island is unique and different from all others. The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands.35,000 km coastline eal highlights to the Philippines archipelago and visitors may be able to narrow their itinerary before embarking in their island escapades.
Palawan is an island paradise, southwest of the Philippine Archipelago, amidst a cluster of over 1000 islets blessed with a tropical climate all year round. is popularly known for its white sand beaches, crystal-clear azure waters teeming with colorful marine life – a swimmer’s delight, a diver’s destination, an angler’s dream. It is also home to rare collection of exotic animals, birds and butterflies.
When to go:
The best time to go is from December to March.
Boracay, only about 9km long and only 1km wide at its narrow midriff, is an intoxicating mix of sun, sand, surf and tropical drinks. A typical day includes tropical cocktails, fruit shakes, tanning, the occasional beach game and a lot of pure blissful relaxation. Boracay offers fabulous resorts, sun kissed beaches, amazing diving, snorkeling, and seafood. It’s considered one of the best islands in Southeast Asia. A trip here and one will learn what paradise truly is.
When to go:
March to June are the summer months in Boracay, temperatures range from 28 to 38 degrees Celsius. The rainy season is between July and October and November to February has pleasant winds, cool nights, and occasional rain showers.
Cebu is known for its narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus, coastal plains, and great diving. Cebu also has predominant rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island. Cebu’s 167 islets and islands are lined with idyllic white sandy beaches and pristine clear waters providing an excellent backdrop for a tropical vacation.
When to go:
Cebu is best from December to May when the weather is dry. The rainy season begins in July bringing torrential downpours that sometimes inhibit movement.
Bohol is a beautiful island in the Central Visayas region of the Philippine archipelago and is fast becoming one of the top travel destinations in Asia. The island offers a wide range of attractions from natural fine white sand beaches, great diving sites, scenic natural sights, old houses, ancient churches, historical sites and wonderful ecotourism highlights.
When to go:
The nicest period to stay in Bohol is from November to February, when the climate is slightly cooler, while during the “Summer”, which lasts March to May, the climate is slightly hotter than normal. Bohol does not have a very clear-cut dry season.
Siargao Island, is a tiny, tear-drop shaped island situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte, is another site that surfers flock to on a regular basis. The waves at Cloud 9, a notorious break off the island’s eponymous beach, are said to be the best in the Philippines, and the white sands they curl towards are powder-soft.
When to Go:
The best waves are to be had between July and November, although these months do coincide with monsoon season. To avoid the rain, visit between November and May.
Other Beaches in Southeast Asia
- Beaches in Bali, Indonesia
- Beaches in Thailand
- Beaches in Malaysia
- Beaches in Vietnam
- Beaches in Cambodia