Because of the Philippine’s characteristic of being an archipelago, it is a must that you visit at least one of the islands during your stay in the country, and you would not regret it.
Here are some of our favourites:
Palawan Island - Often regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, Palawan boasts pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and dramatic limestone cliffs. El Nido and Coron are popular island-hopping destinations in Palawan, offering picturesque lagoons, hidden beaches, and abundant marine life.
Siargao Island - Known as the surfing capital of the Philippines, Siargao Island is a surfer's paradise with world-renowned waves. But it's not just for surfers, as the island also offers breathtaking lagoons, hidden beaches, and the famous Sohoton Cove.
Bohol Island - Located in the heart of Visayas, Bohol Island is famous for its unique geological formations, such as the Chocolate Hills, and its tarsier sanctuary where you can spot the world's smallest primate. Don't miss out on visiting the stunning Panglao Island, with its crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches.
Mindoro Island - With its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters Mindoro Island is one of the best islands in the Philippines for reef diving. In addition to diving, you can also explore the island's stunning waterfalls and lush jungles. A true hidden gem that's often overlooked by tourists.
Boracay - Boracay is the perfect destination for adventure seekers, with a range of water sports on offer, including kiteboarding, windsurfing, and parasailing. The island also boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including the famous White Beach.
Luzon - Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines and offers a diverse range of experiences, from hiking in the Cordillera Mountains to exploring the bustling capital of Manila. The island is also home to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Banaue Rice Terraces, which are often called the eighth wonder of the world.
Ticao Island - An off-the-beaten-path destination that's perfect for those looking to escape the crowds. With its unspoiled beaches, rugged coastline, and vibrant marine life, Ticao Island is a paradise for nature lovers and adventurers.
Olango Island - A haven for bird watchers, with a range of species that can be found in its protected wildlife sanctuary. The island is also home to stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, making it a great destination for those looking to combine relaxation with adventure.