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Great Beaches or Places for Family Vacation or Trips in the Philippines

The Philippines is so blessed with nature's bounty, and some of these can even be likened to paradise hidden and spread throughout her majestic archipelago. Many believed that most great places are somewhat difficult to visit and explore, but once you are there expect great moments as you will be treated to an awesome spectacle of nature displaying her charm and unspoiled beauty at her best.

Here are some of the Philippine's Top Beaches That are Cinched to Quench Your Longing for a True Blue Paradise

Isla Naburot, Guimaras

A perfect getaway to enjoy the blistering heat of the sun while having a sumptuous picnics together with your family or friend, and what you will just do is eat, drink, swim, play and tell stories. Sink your teeth with the local delicacies that are fresh and truly appetizing. The island is well known for its finest Filipino grilled foods, which is served and prepared the traditional way, and can be more tempting when eaten with the place’s pride, that is, the 'sinamak' vinegar.

Isla Naburot, Guimaras

Isla Naburot, Guimaras

Turtle Island, Guimaras

Turtle Island, Guimaras

Ave Maria, Guimaras

Ave Maria, Guimaras

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Guimaras Province

Known for its world-famous mangoes, which is touted and reputed to be the best tasting and most delicious in the planet. The province, which is a haven for mangoes, is also teeming with white sand beaches across its shoreline. The beach boasts of tranquil aquamarine water and a romantic sunset.

Ave Maria is the best way to snorkel here, as you get astonished with the wide array of different and rich marine life that abounds here, that beams and dazzles in various colors, hues, sizes and shapes. Your date with nature here will not be complete without seeing the endangered turtles that inhabits the Turtle Island. For the record the Philippines has four of the six species of sea turtles in the world.

And what makes your stay here memorable are the warm and hospitable people here while they serve you delectable and mouthwatering seafood that are fresh and cinched to be a treat as you get filled.

Gumasa Beach, Saranggani. Photo from

Gumasa Beach, Saranggani. Photo from

Gumasa Beach Saranggani

Gumasa Beach in Gian, Saranggani offers a powdery white sand that is just one hour away from General Santos City, the hometown of Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao, a seven-time world champion in seven weight categories. Unspoiled and pristine, this beach is a paradise at its best.

Sandugan Beach, Siquijor. Photo from

Sandugan Beach, Siquijor. Photo from

Sandugan Beach, Siquijor

Located at the northern island of Siquijor in the municipality of Larena, this low profile beach has one of the best scenery and breathtaking beaches in the Philippines. Siquijor is a sleepy Visayan province in the southern part of the country.

Siargao Island

Siargao Island

Siargao Island

A one of a kind island, which can compete with other premier tourists destination in the Philippines. Located at the northeast part of Mindanao, you can enjoy a vacation here without breaking the bank. Indulge yourself here getting marveled at the islands’ jagged cliffs, hidden caves and lagoons, a peculiar and mystifying white beach lurking beneath a mangrove swamp, and prepare to tame an 8 foot waves aboard your surfboard. Siargao is slowly becoming the surfing Mecca in the Philippines as various waves like Horseshoes, Tuason Point, Tuesday Rock and Cloud Nine are consistent to appear at regular intervals.

Aside from surfing, there are a lot of things to indulge here, like biking your way along the coast of General Luna, kayaking on the islands of Bucas Grande or Ponoeas, trekking to the magnificent Makahuyog Falls or caving in Sohoton. If not in the mood in doing these you can also opt to have sightseeing in Del Carmen’s Mangrove Swamp.

Amanpulo Pamalican Island, Palawan photo from

Amanpulo Pamalican Island, Palawan photo from

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Amanpulo Pamalican Island, Palawan

Feel like you are a celebrity and would want to go to a beach where noted personalities like Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, David Benoit and the late US President John F. Kennedy Jr. have visited.

But hold your horses for a while though, for this is an exclusive resort, in plain words you need to shell out nice sum of money to get into this exclusive resort. An exclusive getaway for the rich and famous, the place is the haven for prominent stars, super models, business scions and royalties.

Amanpulo’s achievements speaks great volumes for herself, for its elegance is indeed captivating . Amanpulo’s hammock annexed the top plum in the “World’s Top 5 Relaxing Hammocks, by Honeymoon Magazine in 1988 and in 1994 the resort clinched the Best Resort of the Year” honors by Gallivante’s Guide.

Coron Island, Palawan

Coron Island, Palawan

Coron Island Palawan

If you don’t want to break the bank you can settle to a more affordable tourist destination, that is the Coron Island. Want to escape the fast pace and noisy place you dwell in, Coron Island is the best place for you to visit and have for yourself a once in a lifetime experience in enjoying nature at its best literally. This awesome place offer no resorts, restos, or shopping malls, but wait it has far better deal to offer as it is. Indulge in the place’s breathtaking coastline, crystal clear water aquamarine lagoons, turquoise and cool water, white tulcom sand, caves that houses swifts and rare bats, lovely coves, prolific reefs, and mesmerizing cliffs which is perfect for rock climbing that stretches to few miles.

Moalboal, Panagsama Beach photo from

Moalboal, Panagsama Beach photo from


The Queen City of the South in the Philippines, Cebu City is a bustling city with lots of places worthy of a visit. Cebu has world-class hotels on her fold such as Shangri-La Mactan and Plantation Bay and also offers inns at an affordable price. Note Cebu is a province and has city that is also named Cebu (City).

Cebu as a province  boasts of Churches of antiquities that were built many many moons ago and offers finest diving spots. Moalboal that lies on the Cebu’s western coat is considered to be one of the best diving site in Asia and even in the world. Panagsama Beach, is home to some splendid marine life, like colorful corals, anemone, sponges and dazing reef fishes.

Lying on the eastern part of Mactan, is the Olango Island is a haven for Migratory birds from wintry Siberia , China and Japan during the first quarter of the month. This island is an excellent for bird watching as the place is a stopover for different birds bound for Australia to escape harsh and extreme weather conditions. In Santa Rosa birds like plovers, sandpipers ad egrets are also abound in the lagoon off the northern part of Santa Rosa, from July to November.

Lake Caliraya, Caliraya, Laguna

Lake Caliraya, Caliraya, Laguna

Caliraya Lake, Caliraya, Laguna

A place with gentle breeze emanating from the Sierra Madre Mountain Ranges and the mysterious Mount Banahaw, the place offers water sports such as fishing, jet skiing, boardsailing, windsurfing, and canoeing.

You can stay at the leisure resorts surrounding the lake at an excellent accommodation without spending much. You may opt to have horseback riding, playing sports or just have picnic. The place also is just a one ride away from Pagsanjan Falls, a place where the final scence of Apocalypse Now was taken. You may visit Lucban too, the place where the famous Pahiyas Festival is being held, to see and buy for yourself the finest Barong Tagalog in the country as a souvenir Barong Tagalog is the national dress of Filipino men.

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References: Mabuhay Philippine Magazine and STImuli

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ignugent17 on March 14, 2013:

Wow! Beautiful hub. Philippines is really magnificent. :-)

munchwaffle from Philippines on December 05, 2011:

beautiful picture of Guimaras! I should plan a trip there sometime :D

Prisana Nuechterlein from Thailand and Colorado on September 08, 2011:

Stunning pictures! Thanks for all the great information. I loved Palawan. Sea canoeing and wreck diving in Coron Bay is amazing.

Thelma Alberts from Germany on August 02, 2011:

Great Hub. Voted Up.Thanks for sharing this and from now on I will be following you to know more about our country. Lovely pictures. Mabuhay!

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on December 24, 2010:

Thanks for agreeing with me... Philippines is indeed one of the best places to visit!

katrinasui on December 23, 2010:

WOW! what a beautiful hub. These pales are very beautiful. Pictures are stunning. I ddint know that Philippines is so beautiful. Thanks for taking out time to compile this hub.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on December 06, 2010:

Good for you Ma'm you were given the chance to be there...

Lita C. Malicdem from Philippines on December 05, 2010:

Even before I've read this hub, I was with my 2 daughters and a company of 4 at Moalboal Beach in Cebu City last week. It was an amazing tourist destination! We spent almost all day watching dolphins as they raced with our motorboat on our way to and from the majestic Pescador Island. I had experienced my first snorkeling around the blue waters, watched the underwater wonder of the Island. It was an exotic dream-come-true beach vacation! Thank you.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on November 21, 2010:

Yeah I hope you can come here... :)

alternate poet on October 17, 2010:

WOW loads of good stuff - I am in China and may just pop over for a visit one vacation !

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on September 10, 2010:

Thanks a lot guys for the kind words and visit...

Boracay Hotels on September 01, 2010:

Informative blog, i see your one of your link, and it was so good to me.. Thanks for your sharing..

Tanya Gemarin

tbanks316 from Who knows? on August 06, 2010:

I never wanted to go to the Philippines but those pictures have me thinking...

sandytejeros on August 05, 2010:

this is a great list. this will help me plan my upcoming vacation. thanks.

japzlloyd on August 05, 2010:

great hub..

sirel on August 04, 2010:

I really loved philippines, her beaches are splendor and the people are warmed and hospitable.

Worth to pay a visit - Philippines.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on August 03, 2010:

Thanks a lot for the kind words and visit...

ELvis85 on August 02, 2010:

pretty good places for holiday. Nice places..

melissa on July 31, 2010:

beautiful hub! i like it especially the boracay and the turtle island..i like the boracay because of its white sands...and i like turtle island because of the turtles and i like to see many turtles...


AuntySa from Austalia on June 20, 2010:

Have to agree the beaches are fantastic in the Philippines. Been on holiday there a few times and apart from the plane ticket(depending where you are coming from) you will have a really affordable holiday, five star treatment.

theirishobserver. from Ireland on May 20, 2010:

great Hub - pictures are great - love to go there.....Irish

prettydarkhorse from US on May 04, 2010:

am still cheering you up GH, You can do it, agkape ka, Maita

hare krishna21 on April 30, 2010:

gee, wonderful hub & captures! i've wanted to visit for awhile now...but now def sooner than later =)

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 29, 2010:

Thanks a lot for the splendid comment noant!

Noa Uy Antiola from Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines on April 29, 2010:

I have fun watching photos in ur profile.

Magnificient creations=)

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 28, 2010:

Lovely comments I am really very glad you find time to drop by guys...Thanks a lot!

sdipple from Ohio on April 27, 2010:

Lovely hub! I always wanted to go to the Philippenes when living overseas. Now I am drooling to get there!

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 27, 2010:

@james and lynarz - wow thanks for finding time to visit... and glad you find our country interesting and fascinating...

I will reply to all that comments here, busy for the moment, though.

Answered on April 27, 2010:

i just came back from visiting the philippines. i went to busuanga or coron palawan(i think it's spelled that way) and it was really beautiful. my husband and i are actually interested in ...buying an island... but i know as foreigners we're not allowed. but we figured something out. but now we just need to gather the funds and find an island!! think you can help us out heheheh jk. great hub, thanks for sharing about our home country because it is beautiful... just the flight there from North America is brutal and expensive. Philippine airlines had good service tho.

Shari from New York, NY on April 27, 2010:

there isn't anything I love more than a great beach and this list here is amazing and hard to choose where I would go first. . there isn't one I am not going to stop dreaming about. . my bags are packed and I am ready to go! Love this Hub General ;)

Rod Martin Jr from Cebu, Philippines on April 27, 2010:

I moved to the Philippines two and a half years ago and haven't seen enough of it. Thanks for the tour. Beautiful pix and recommendations.

Angelique Loux from Ohio on April 27, 2010:

Thats where I want to be.

james on April 26, 2010:

I like Coron Island Palawan. It has clear water and it could be nice place for weekend holiday

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 26, 2010:

@theherviborehippi - yeah i is thanks a lot for the visit!

lynarz on April 26, 2010:

wow, really spectacular beaches,I love Philippines

theherbivorehippi from Holly, MI on April 25, 2010:

Seriously? Places like this really exist? lol These pictures are breathtaking!!!! I must go! Thanks for such a beautiful hub!

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 25, 2010:

@audrevea - thanks a lot for the visit...

@emievil - glad you find time to drop by I hope you have great time when you got there though...

Jamiehousehusband from Derbyshire, UK on April 25, 2010:

Lovely hub - just what I needed on a dreary afternoon in the UK! It's on my list to go, I've known quite a few people from the Philippines and had the pleasure of sampling the food.

simplestuff on April 25, 2010:

hey General, great hub, I've linked to it here:

crazyrajkumar from india on April 24, 2010:

hi how are u

emievil from Philippines on April 23, 2010:

Hey GH. I've been to Guimaras (lovely and peaceful place) and Amanpulo (the best!). Although Siargao is like 2 to 3 hours away from me, haven't been there yet. :)

Audrevea on April 23, 2010:

Gosh, it's an absolute paradise. I can't believe this is so close to Australia and yet most of use have never been .

On SE Asia - there's a documentary by Pamela Stephenson where she takes her own boat from the top end of Australia to Indonesia in search of her family history (an ancestor was attacked by pirates). That was gorgeous scenery too.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 23, 2010:

@traveljane - yeah that is true and fact I can speak around 3 languages Filipino, Pangasinan, and English... Filipino or Tagalog is the main dialect or language here...

@scientific - you better find it why larger than life..., hehehe

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 23, 2010:

@borge and vaguesan - Yeah you should I will be willing to be your tour guide hehehe... and I t will be a treat and honor for me, though.

traveljane from London on April 23, 2010:

I didn't realise until I visiting the Asian Civilisations museum in Singapore just how many languages the Philippines has - 175! Such a multicultural place, just out of interest how many do you speak? And is there one overarching one that most people speak - like mandarin in China?

ScientificGear on April 23, 2010:

Wow! These paradise really exist. Time to plan for a visit to those places.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 22, 2010:

@ richard, dewanto, lender and runway - Yeah I am crossing my finger you'll find time to visit here...

Thanks a lot for he the four of you!

vaguesan from Osaka, Japan on April 22, 2010:

thanks for the info and the photos! I'm thinking about taking a trip sometime next year and the Philippines was already on my list, but i think now its moved to the top.

borge_009 from Philippines on April 22, 2010:

General you made me want to visit every places you have mentioned here. Such great beaches. Thanks

loa-mary on April 22, 2010:

ye, I've got to say I've been to many many beaches around the world, and Boracay has got to be one of the most beaustiful I've ever seen. Cocomangas for the win :)

lender3212000 from Beverly Hills, CA on April 22, 2010:

Wow! Those look like some amazing and spectacular places. Makes me want to take a trip!

Runway from New York on April 22, 2010:

Wow, I really want to go!

byinternet on April 22, 2010:

I am waiting to visit this place..........

byinternet on April 22, 2010:

I am waiting to visit this place..........

Richard Armen on April 22, 2010:

I wish I traveled more to places like this.

dewanto from Jakarta on April 22, 2010:

waow, very beautiful place....

and it is not too far from my country

so, i hope someday i could go there :D

thank you

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 22, 2010:

@pdh - yeah thanks a lot...

@oderog - yeah thanks a lot, too...

@jill - yeah sure, bring it on... It will be a pleasure...

Thanks a lot guys for the visit...

jill of alltrades from Philippines on April 22, 2010:

Great hub GH! We really have so many beautiful beaches.

I also have two hubs about Boracay. Maybe we can link up. What do you think?

business printing on April 22, 2010:

Oh my God! what a lovely place! full of natural beauty in philippines! If I will go out, will have a must plan out there!

oderog from Nairobi on April 22, 2010:

Great article on the beaches of Philipines, I love your photos too

houses philippines on April 22, 2010:

The best thing about those beaches in the province is that, they are easy to access and have a very low entrance fee.

prettydarkhorse from US on April 21, 2010:

beautiful, I am cheering you up GH< Maita

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 20, 2010:

Yeah it is indeed, the people are warm and accommodating and the tourists destination here is a blast.

mquee from Columbia, SC on April 20, 2010:

I love visiting the Philippines. I spent time in Puerto Galera and Tannewin Bay. Besides being a beautiful place, the people make visitors feel welcome.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 20, 2010:

Thanks a lot for visiting liswilliams.

liswilliams from South Africa on April 20, 2010:

beautiful!, I love the people now the beaches too!

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 20, 2010:

@dohn121 - Wow glad you find time to visit. Yeah come over here sometime and I'll be your tour guide hehehe... You will definitely enjoy your stay here.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 20, 2010:

@paintball guru - thanks a lot!

paintball guru on April 19, 2010:

wow... those beaches look absolutely beautiful.

Nice shot of the kid and the large crab.

I also like the grainy sand, over the rocky ones over at my whereabouts.

Great job Howitzer!

dohn121 from Hudson Valley, New York on April 19, 2010:

Absolutely breathtaking GH! You did well to bring some of the most spectacular beaches the world has to offer to the forefront! I'd love to come over and visit, but only if you agree to pick me up at the airport ;) What a picturesque hub! Salamat!


Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 19, 2010:

Thanks a lot for the lovely comment... I really appreciate it a lot...

msorensson on April 19, 2010:

Indeed, you did a great job :-)

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 19, 2010:

Yeah thanks...

Travel Asia on April 19, 2010:

Nice post about the Philippines beaches. Philippines Boracay Island has all the elements of a tropical island. The marine life is rich and diverse.

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 17, 2010:

Yeah you are right thanks a lot.

carlos on April 16, 2010:

Please edit JFK in you entry above. There was no Amanpulo yet during his time. JFK, jr puede pa :)

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 16, 2010:

@Edweirdo yeah you should and better make as your tour guide hehehe... thanks a lot pal for the visit and lovely comments.

@keith - yeah you are right there, the problem is budget but there was some bullish promotions that started last year but still not yet enough... Thanks a lot keith for the visit.

keith s on April 16, 2010:

why doesn't the travel industry do more promotion of the Philippines as a vacation spot. From what you have shown it seems there are some beautiful places.

Edweirdo from United States on April 15, 2010:

Now I feel even more motivated to be successful here at HubPages so that I can afford another trip around the world :D

Gener Geminiano (author) from Land of Salt, Philippines on April 15, 2010:

Thanks a lot Edweirdo, you should. The people are warm and always, the great places here is at par best with the best in the world, we have unique culture and the food here is fresh and delicious.

Edweirdo from United States on April 15, 2010:

General, I've visited lots of places all over the world and thought I'd had my fill of traveling.

But now I feel like I must get to the Philippines! I have to admit that I had no idea there was so much beauty in your homeland, and now I'm sad that I didn't make it a part of my earlier travels...

Thanks for this great hub :D

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