1. Palaui Island
Fun fact: Palaui is a remote island located in the extreme northeast of Luzon, so there aren't any hotels or resorts around — perfect if you want to stay away from crowds. Visitors can go hiking and camping in the mountains and take a refreshing dip afterwards.
2. Calaguas Island
Location: Camarines Norte
Fun Fact: Calaguas is a beachbum's paradise because of the famous Mahabang Buhangin (literally translated as 'long sand') beach and its powdery white sand. Look at it! So clean.
3. Guimaras Island
Location: Western Visayas region
Fun Fact: Nagarao, Inampulogan, and Nauway are some of the beaches to visit in Guimaras while munching on the island's prime delicacy: sweet ripe mangoes.
4. Gumasa Beach
Fun Fact: Turns out Manny Pacquiao isn't the only pride of Saranggani. They've also got the calm waves and glistening white sand of Gumasa beach for tourists to look forward to. There's also Lake Sebu where tourists can go on land adventures like the 600-foot zipline — one of the highest in South East Asia.
Location: Cagayan Valley region
Fun Fact: Despite the crazy storms it has gone through, Batanes still hasn't lost its charm for tourists who are looking for a going-back-in-time #aesthetic.
Location: Bicol region
Fun Fact: Tikling Island in Sorsogon is a great place for tourists looking for peace and quiet relaxation. Subic Beach, on the other hand, offers a view of a pink sand (PINK SAND!) along the shore, most magical at night.
7. Salagdoong Beach
Fun Fact: The beaches in Siquijor are less known and less visited in the Philippines, but this paradise offers tourists white sand beach, clear waters, great sunset, and limestone formations near the shore.
Location: MIMAROPA region
Fun Fact: Romblon is composed of three major islands—Romblon, Tablas, and Sibuyan—so naturally, it's dotted with plenty of beautiful beaches and spots to visit. Bonbon Beach and Carabao Island are the most popular ones!
Location: Bicol region
Fun Fact: Lots of beaches can also be found in Catanduanes and most of them offer golden sand for tourists who'd like to enjoy isolation in near the pristine waters. Some of the most popular ones are Puraran beach and Gigmoto beach.
Location: Northern Mindanao region
Fun Fact: Camiguin is the second smallest province in the country, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in its wonderful beaches and tourist destinations like the sunken cemetery.
11. Panampangan Island
Fun Fact: When someone says "beach," nobody ever thinks of Tawi-Tawi first, maybe because it's so far from the metro — it's closer to Brunei than it is to Manila! But what most people don't know is that Tawi-Tawi is home to one of the best snorkeling and diving destinations in the Philippines.
12. Cagbalete Island
Location: Mauban, Quezon
Fun Fact: Most tourists visit Cagbalete because of the long sea bed—which you can easily wade to get to the far side of the beach—that can be seen during low tide, and the exquisite water during high tide.
13. Pearl Farm, Samal
Fun Fact: Pearl Farm got its name because it used to be where pearls are cultuvated (duh!). Now it offers white sand beaches and a marvelous view of the Davao Gulf.
14. Panglao Island
Fun Fact: Panglao was named one of the best secret beaches in the world — the universe rather — by Travel + Leisure in 2012. It's also known for its beautiful coral and underwater sea creatures.
15. Nagsasa Cove
Fun Fact: Nagsasa Cove offers a detachment from a stressful life in the metro, not only because of the majestic view and the calm waters, but more importantly because the place has no electricity. Cell signal is barely there you might as well throw your phone in the sea.
Fun Fact: Snorkelling and island hopping are the two recommended activities to do in Coron. Malcapuya, Banana, and Bulog-Dos Islands offer unforgettable pristine waters and fine sand.
17. El Nido
Fun Fact: Last year, El Nido was named "Best Island In The World" by Condé Nast Traveler for the second year in a row. 'Nuff said.