May 02, 2018

8 Great Alternatives to Boracay Island You Can Visit

Check out these other underrated beach spots for your next summer trip!

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Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay


Recently, news struck that Boracay will be closed for at least 6 months, which, of course, made a lot of regular visitors and tourists disappointed. For most, summer is best spent with a trip to Boracay. It wouldn’t be summer without getting to lie down on the island’s powdery white sand and having an awesome time raving at night.

But despite the news, don’t cancel your summer plans just yet, as the Philippines still has many white sand beaches other than Boracay that can hold their own ground. So reroute your flights, rethink your itineraries, and pack your bags as you can still have a great summer even if it’s not in Boracay.


1. Panglao Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

You can still enjoy the great waters and trademark awesome parties of Bohol.

Image: Valeria Fuori


Bohol may not be known for its energetic party ambiance compared to the stations in Boracay, but its best option if you’re craving for that hyped night life might be in Panglao Island. For an equally gorgeous white sand beach experience, you can head to Alona Beach. It is just one of many beautiful beaches in Panglao, but Alona is the most popular of them all, as it is surrounded by bars and restaurants that come alive at night.

Panglao is also the starting point for great water adventures. From here, you can head to Balicasag Island and enjoy some scuba diving activities, or go to Pamilacan Island and see dolphins splashing in the wild.




2. Pagudpud




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

This treasure, nestled up north, is also a favorite summer getaway.

Image: Cin Gomez


For residents of Northern Luzon, there’s also a Boracay-like paradise in Ilocos Norte known to many as Pagudpud. The quiet town might be hard to reach, but the long travel time is well worth it. For those who love to have sun-kissed skins, Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center is one of the most popular resorts in the province where you can stay and swim until nighttime, or just make a quick visit during the day and stroll on its sandy shores.

Pagudpud is also home to the majestic Bangui Wind Farm where you can see gigantic wind turbines. You can also drive by the famous Patapat Viaduct and marvel at the amazing sight of the coastal town.


3. Tingloy Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

No need to go too far from Manila to enjoy this scenic view.

Image: Patrick Roldan


Tingloy Island may not be a familiar name to many, but this lovely beach in Batangas is slowly gaining popularity for its clear waters and beautiful pale sand. Masasa Beach is the island’s most popular attraction, where you would often see day campers set up their little tents to enjoy the sun and the sea.

Other activities you can do around Tingloy Island include island hopping to visit the nearby Sepoc Point, Oscar Island, and Sombrero Island. If you’re up for some challenge you can also enjoy a day hike at Mt. Mag Asawang Bato or the nearby Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Anilao.




4. Malapascua Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Malapascua Island boasts beauty above and beneath its shores.

Image: Steph Robinson


It’s no secret that Cebu is home to some of the best beaches in the country, but one particular island worth exploring is Malapscua Island . Located at the northernmost tip of Cebu, Malapascua has been attracting more and more visitors because of the humble beauty of its beach and its amazing dive sites.

If you’re a budding diver, Malapascua Island’s Monad Shoal should be your destination, because it is the only site in the world where thresher sharks can be found regularly. The large but gentle creatures stop by the shoal every morning to take a bath and clean themselves. And if your timing is just right, you might even catch some manta rays swimming around here as well.


5. White Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

It’s just you and the beach here at White Island.

Image: Mireia Mercadal Galera


If you’ve been accustomed to the enthusiastic energy in Boracay and would want to enjoy your beach time minus the noise, one great option is White Island in Camiguin. Located in the Municipality of Mambajao, White Island became famous because it’s literally just a sandbar in the middle of the ocean.

No establishments, no stores, and not even trees can be found in White Island, but you’ll get all the solace and private time that you need even for just a few hours. Although you might share the island with other tourists from time to time, it’s still a great place to sit back and just enjoy the quiet company of Mother Nature.


6. Guimaras




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Guimaras is another Visayan jewel waiting to be explored.

Image: Vianne Labagnao


Another hidden gem in the Visayas region is the island of Guimaras. The island province may be known for its incredibly sweet mangoes, but it also has its own magnificent beaches to boot. Some of the beaches worth exploring in Guimaras include Alubihod Bay and Guisi Beach, where you can just sit back on the white-sand beach while being lulled by the calm waters beneath the shade of the tall coconut trees around.

After enjoying a day at Guimaras’ beach, you can also explore the island province by riding a tricycle. Hire one tricycle for a full day of touring around Guimaras and visit tourist spots like the Roca Encantadia summerhouse, the San Isidro Labrador Church, and the Guisi Point Lighthouse, among others.


7. Caramoan




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Surely you won’t mind getting lost while exploring the many riches of this island.

Image: Mary Joy Vigilancia


The 15-hour travel time from Manila to reach Caramoan may be too long of a ride, but it will all be worth it once you reach the island. Caramoan became famous in 2012 when the international reality show Survivor chose the island to be the location of its 25th season. With the island’s humongous rock formations, dust-like white beaches, and pristine waters, it’s no surprise that they chose Caramoan.

After exploring the various islands that make up Caramoan, you can also enjoy a day hike at Mt. Cagalgo or visit the brick church of St. Michael Parish.


8. Carabao Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Reroute your flights to Romblon and enjoy the picturesque Carabao Island.

Image: Bhevz Caparas


A few years ago, the idea of spending a vacation at Romblon might not have crossed your mind. But get to know Carabao Island through its many previous visitors and you just might have a change of heart. Located in San Pablo, Romblon, this hidden paradise can very well be the next Boracay, as its water is so immaculately cerulean and its sand so perfectly white.

Normally, tourists only spend a day trip in Carabao Island coming from Boracay, but with the latter getting shut down, you can now book a flight directly to Romblon and spend a few days there.


Boracay is a true gem but it’s not the only diamond in the rough in this rich country of ours! Let us know in the comments section which of these beaches you will visit soon.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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May 02, 2018

8 Great Alternatives to Boracay Island You Can Visit

Check out these other underrated beach spots for your next summer trip!


Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay


Recently, news struck that Boracay will be closed for at least 6 months, which, of course, made a lot of regular visitors and tourists disappointed. For most, summer is best spent with a trip to Boracay. It wouldn’t be summer without getting to lie down on the island’s powdery white sand and having an awesome time raving at night.

But despite the news, don’t cancel your summer plans just yet, as the Philippines still has many white sand beaches other than Boracay that can hold their own ground. So reroute your flights, rethink your itineraries, and pack your bags as you can still have a great summer even if it’s not in Boracay.


1. Panglao Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

You can still enjoy the great waters and trademark awesome parties of Bohol.

Image: Valeria Fuori


Bohol may not be known for its energetic party ambiance compared to the stations in Boracay, but its best option if you’re craving for that hyped night life might be in Panglao Island. For an equally gorgeous white sand beach experience, you can head to Alona Beach. It is just one of many beautiful beaches in Panglao, but Alona is the most popular of them all, as it is surrounded by bars and restaurants that come alive at night.

Panglao is also the starting point for great water adventures. From here, you can head to Balicasag Island and enjoy some scuba diving activities, or go to Pamilacan Island and see dolphins splashing in the wild.




2. Pagudpud




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

This treasure, nestled up north, is also a favorite summer getaway.

Image: Cin Gomez


For residents of Northern Luzon, there’s also a Boracay-like paradise in Ilocos Norte known to many as Pagudpud. The quiet town might be hard to reach, but the long travel time is well worth it. For those who love to have sun-kissed skins, Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center is one of the most popular resorts in the province where you can stay and swim until nighttime, or just make a quick visit during the day and stroll on its sandy shores.

Pagudpud is also home to the majestic Bangui Wind Farm where you can see gigantic wind turbines. You can also drive by the famous Patapat Viaduct and marvel at the amazing sight of the coastal town.


3. Tingloy Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

No need to go too far from Manila to enjoy this scenic view.

Image: Patrick Roldan


Tingloy Island may not be a familiar name to many, but this lovely beach in Batangas is slowly gaining popularity for its clear waters and beautiful pale sand. Masasa Beach is the island’s most popular attraction, where you would often see day campers set up their little tents to enjoy the sun and the sea.

Other activities you can do around Tingloy Island include island hopping to visit the nearby Sepoc Point, Oscar Island, and Sombrero Island. If you’re up for some challenge you can also enjoy a day hike at Mt. Mag Asawang Bato or the nearby Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Anilao.




4. Malapascua Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Malapascua Island boasts beauty above and beneath its shores.

Image: Steph Robinson


It’s no secret that Cebu is home to some of the best beaches in the country, but one particular island worth exploring is Malapscua Island . Located at the northernmost tip of Cebu, Malapascua has been attracting more and more visitors because of the humble beauty of its beach and its amazing dive sites.

If you’re a budding diver, Malapascua Island’s Monad Shoal should be your destination, because it is the only site in the world where thresher sharks can be found regularly. The large but gentle creatures stop by the shoal every morning to take a bath and clean themselves. And if your timing is just right, you might even catch some manta rays swimming around here as well.


5. White Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

It’s just you and the beach here at White Island.

Image: Mireia Mercadal Galera


If you’ve been accustomed to the enthusiastic energy in Boracay and would want to enjoy your beach time minus the noise, one great option is White Island in Camiguin. Located in the Municipality of Mambajao, White Island became famous because it’s literally just a sandbar in the middle of the ocean.

No establishments, no stores, and not even trees can be found in White Island, but you’ll get all the solace and private time that you need even for just a few hours. Although you might share the island with other tourists from time to time, it’s still a great place to sit back and just enjoy the quiet company of Mother Nature.


6. Guimaras




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Guimaras is another Visayan jewel waiting to be explored.

Image: Vianne Labagnao


Another hidden gem in the Visayas region is the island of Guimaras. The island province may be known for its incredibly sweet mangoes, but it also has its own magnificent beaches to boot. Some of the beaches worth exploring in Guimaras include Alubihod Bay and Guisi Beach, where you can just sit back on the white-sand beach while being lulled by the calm waters beneath the shade of the tall coconut trees around.

After enjoying a day at Guimaras’ beach, you can also explore the island province by riding a tricycle. Hire one tricycle for a full day of touring around Guimaras and visit tourist spots like the Roca Encantadia summerhouse, the San Isidro Labrador Church, and the Guisi Point Lighthouse, among others.


7. Caramoan




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Surely you won’t mind getting lost while exploring the many riches of this island.

Image: Mary Joy Vigilancia


The 15-hour travel time from Manila to reach Caramoan may be too long of a ride, but it will all be worth it once you reach the island. Caramoan became famous in 2012 when the international reality show Survivor chose the island to be the location of its 25th season. With the island’s humongous rock formations, dust-like white beaches, and pristine waters, it’s no surprise that they chose Caramoan.

After exploring the various islands that make up Caramoan, you can also enjoy a day hike at Mt. Cagalgo or visit the brick church of St. Michael Parish.


8. Carabao Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Reroute your flights to Romblon and enjoy the picturesque Carabao Island.

Image: Bhevz Caparas


A few years ago, the idea of spending a vacation at Romblon might not have crossed your mind. But get to know Carabao Island through its many previous visitors and you just might have a change of heart. Located in San Pablo, Romblon, this hidden paradise can very well be the next Boracay, as its water is so immaculately cerulean and its sand so perfectly white.

Normally, tourists only spend a day trip in Carabao Island coming from Boracay, but with the latter getting shut down, you can now book a flight directly to Romblon and spend a few days there.


Boracay is a true gem but it’s not the only diamond in the rough in this rich country of ours! Let us know in the comments section which of these beaches you will visit soon.

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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May 02, 2018

8 Great Alternatives to Boracay Island You Can Visit

Check out these other underrated beach spots for your next summer trip!

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Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay


Recently, news struck that Boracay will be closed for at least 6 months, which, of course, made a lot of regular visitors and tourists disappointed. For most, summer is best spent with a trip to Boracay. It wouldn’t be summer without getting to lie down on the island’s powdery white sand and having an awesome time raving at night.

But despite the news, don’t cancel your summer plans just yet, as the Philippines still has many white sand beaches other than Boracay that can hold their own ground. So reroute your flights, rethink your itineraries, and pack your bags as you can still have a great summer even if it’s not in Boracay.


1. Panglao Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

You can still enjoy the great waters and trademark awesome parties of Bohol.

Image: Valeria Fuori


Bohol may not be known for its energetic party ambiance compared to the stations in Boracay, but its best option if you’re craving for that hyped night life might be in Panglao Island. For an equally gorgeous white sand beach experience, you can head to Alona Beach. It is just one of many beautiful beaches in Panglao, but Alona is the most popular of them all, as it is surrounded by bars and restaurants that come alive at night.

Panglao is also the starting point for great water adventures. From here, you can head to Balicasag Island and enjoy some scuba diving activities, or go to Pamilacan Island and see dolphins splashing in the wild.




2. Pagudpud




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

This treasure, nestled up north, is also a favorite summer getaway.

Image: Cin Gomez


For residents of Northern Luzon, there’s also a Boracay-like paradise in Ilocos Norte known to many as Pagudpud. The quiet town might be hard to reach, but the long travel time is well worth it. For those who love to have sun-kissed skins, Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center is one of the most popular resorts in the province where you can stay and swim until nighttime, or just make a quick visit during the day and stroll on its sandy shores.

Pagudpud is also home to the majestic Bangui Wind Farm where you can see gigantic wind turbines. You can also drive by the famous Patapat Viaduct and marvel at the amazing sight of the coastal town.


3. Tingloy Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

No need to go too far from Manila to enjoy this scenic view.

Image: Patrick Roldan


Tingloy Island may not be a familiar name to many, but this lovely beach in Batangas is slowly gaining popularity for its clear waters and beautiful pale sand. Masasa Beach is the island’s most popular attraction, where you would often see day campers set up their little tents to enjoy the sun and the sea.

Other activities you can do around Tingloy Island include island hopping to visit the nearby Sepoc Point, Oscar Island, and Sombrero Island. If you’re up for some challenge you can also enjoy a day hike at Mt. Mag Asawang Bato or the nearby Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Anilao.




4. Malapascua Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Malapascua Island boasts beauty above and beneath its shores.

Image: Steph Robinson


It’s no secret that Cebu is home to some of the best beaches in the country, but one particular island worth exploring is Malapscua Island . Located at the northernmost tip of Cebu, Malapascua has been attracting more and more visitors because of the humble beauty of its beach and its amazing dive sites.

If you’re a budding diver, Malapascua Island’s Monad Shoal should be your destination, because it is the only site in the world where thresher sharks can be found regularly. The large but gentle creatures stop by the shoal every morning to take a bath and clean themselves. And if your timing is just right, you might even catch some manta rays swimming around here as well.


5. White Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

It’s just you and the beach here at White Island.

Image: Mireia Mercadal Galera


If you’ve been accustomed to the enthusiastic energy in Boracay and would want to enjoy your beach time minus the noise, one great option is White Island in Camiguin. Located in the Municipality of Mambajao, White Island became famous because it’s literally just a sandbar in the middle of the ocean.

No establishments, no stores, and not even trees can be found in White Island, but you’ll get all the solace and private time that you need even for just a few hours. Although you might share the island with other tourists from time to time, it’s still a great place to sit back and just enjoy the quiet company of Mother Nature.


6. Guimaras




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Guimaras is another Visayan jewel waiting to be explored.

Image: Vianne Labagnao


Another hidden gem in the Visayas region is the island of Guimaras. The island province may be known for its incredibly sweet mangoes, but it also has its own magnificent beaches to boot. Some of the beaches worth exploring in Guimaras include Alubihod Bay and Guisi Beach, where you can just sit back on the white-sand beach while being lulled by the calm waters beneath the shade of the tall coconut trees around.

After enjoying a day at Guimaras’ beach, you can also explore the island province by riding a tricycle. Hire one tricycle for a full day of touring around Guimaras and visit tourist spots like the Roca Encantadia summerhouse, the San Isidro Labrador Church, and the Guisi Point Lighthouse, among others.


7. Caramoan




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Surely you won’t mind getting lost while exploring the many riches of this island.

Image: Mary Joy Vigilancia


The 15-hour travel time from Manila to reach Caramoan may be too long of a ride, but it will all be worth it once you reach the island. Caramoan became famous in 2012 when the international reality show Survivor chose the island to be the location of its 25th season. With the island’s humongous rock formations, dust-like white beaches, and pristine waters, it’s no surprise that they chose Caramoan.

After exploring the various islands that make up Caramoan, you can also enjoy a day hike at Mt. Cagalgo or visit the brick church of St. Michael Parish.


8. Carabao Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Reroute your flights to Romblon and enjoy the picturesque Carabao Island.

Image: Bhevz Caparas


A few years ago, the idea of spending a vacation at Romblon might not have crossed your mind. But get to know Carabao Island through its many previous visitors and you just might have a change of heart. Located in San Pablo, Romblon, this hidden paradise can very well be the next Boracay, as its water is so immaculately cerulean and its sand so perfectly white.

Normally, tourists only spend a day trip in Carabao Island coming from Boracay, but with the latter getting shut down, you can now book a flight directly to Romblon and spend a few days there.


Boracay is a true gem but it’s not the only diamond in the rough in this rich country of ours! Let us know in the comments section which of these beaches you will visit soon.

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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May 02, 2018

8 Great Alternatives to Boracay Island You Can Visit

Check out these other underrated beach spots for your next summer trip!


Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay


Recently, news struck that Boracay will be closed for at least 6 months, which, of course, made a lot of regular visitors and tourists disappointed. For most, summer is best spent with a trip to Boracay. It wouldn’t be summer without getting to lie down on the island’s powdery white sand and having an awesome time raving at night.

But despite the news, don’t cancel your summer plans just yet, as the Philippines still has many white sand beaches other than Boracay that can hold their own ground. So reroute your flights, rethink your itineraries, and pack your bags as you can still have a great summer even if it’s not in Boracay.


1. Panglao Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

You can still enjoy the great waters and trademark awesome parties of Bohol.

Image: Valeria Fuori


Bohol may not be known for its energetic party ambiance compared to the stations in Boracay, but its best option if you’re craving for that hyped night life might be in Panglao Island. For an equally gorgeous white sand beach experience, you can head to Alona Beach. It is just one of many beautiful beaches in Panglao, but Alona is the most popular of them all, as it is surrounded by bars and restaurants that come alive at night.

Panglao is also the starting point for great water adventures. From here, you can head to Balicasag Island and enjoy some scuba diving activities, or go to Pamilacan Island and see dolphins splashing in the wild.




2. Pagudpud




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

This treasure, nestled up north, is also a favorite summer getaway.

Image: Cin Gomez


For residents of Northern Luzon, there’s also a Boracay-like paradise in Ilocos Norte known to many as Pagudpud. The quiet town might be hard to reach, but the long travel time is well worth it. For those who love to have sun-kissed skins, Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center is one of the most popular resorts in the province where you can stay and swim until nighttime, or just make a quick visit during the day and stroll on its sandy shores.

Pagudpud is also home to the majestic Bangui Wind Farm where you can see gigantic wind turbines. You can also drive by the famous Patapat Viaduct and marvel at the amazing sight of the coastal town.


3. Tingloy Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

No need to go too far from Manila to enjoy this scenic view.

Image: Patrick Roldan


Tingloy Island may not be a familiar name to many, but this lovely beach in Batangas is slowly gaining popularity for its clear waters and beautiful pale sand. Masasa Beach is the island’s most popular attraction, where you would often see day campers set up their little tents to enjoy the sun and the sea.

Other activities you can do around Tingloy Island include island hopping to visit the nearby Sepoc Point, Oscar Island, and Sombrero Island. If you’re up for some challenge you can also enjoy a day hike at Mt. Mag Asawang Bato or the nearby Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Anilao.




4. Malapascua Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Malapascua Island boasts beauty above and beneath its shores.

Image: Steph Robinson


It’s no secret that Cebu is home to some of the best beaches in the country, but one particular island worth exploring is Malapscua Island . Located at the northernmost tip of Cebu, Malapascua has been attracting more and more visitors because of the humble beauty of its beach and its amazing dive sites.

If you’re a budding diver, Malapascua Island’s Monad Shoal should be your destination, because it is the only site in the world where thresher sharks can be found regularly. The large but gentle creatures stop by the shoal every morning to take a bath and clean themselves. And if your timing is just right, you might even catch some manta rays swimming around here as well.


5. White Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

It’s just you and the beach here at White Island.

Image: Mireia Mercadal Galera


If you’ve been accustomed to the enthusiastic energy in Boracay and would want to enjoy your beach time minus the noise, one great option is White Island in Camiguin. Located in the Municipality of Mambajao, White Island became famous because it’s literally just a sandbar in the middle of the ocean.

No establishments, no stores, and not even trees can be found in White Island, but you’ll get all the solace and private time that you need even for just a few hours. Although you might share the island with other tourists from time to time, it’s still a great place to sit back and just enjoy the quiet company of Mother Nature.


6. Guimaras




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Guimaras is another Visayan jewel waiting to be explored.

Image: Vianne Labagnao


Another hidden gem in the Visayas region is the island of Guimaras. The island province may be known for its incredibly sweet mangoes, but it also has its own magnificent beaches to boot. Some of the beaches worth exploring in Guimaras include Alubihod Bay and Guisi Beach, where you can just sit back on the white-sand beach while being lulled by the calm waters beneath the shade of the tall coconut trees around.

After enjoying a day at Guimaras’ beach, you can also explore the island province by riding a tricycle. Hire one tricycle for a full day of touring around Guimaras and visit tourist spots like the Roca Encantadia summerhouse, the San Isidro Labrador Church, and the Guisi Point Lighthouse, among others.


7. Caramoan




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Surely you won’t mind getting lost while exploring the many riches of this island.

Image: Mary Joy Vigilancia


The 15-hour travel time from Manila to reach Caramoan may be too long of a ride, but it will all be worth it once you reach the island. Caramoan became famous in 2012 when the international reality show Survivor chose the island to be the location of its 25th season. With the island’s humongous rock formations, dust-like white beaches, and pristine waters, it’s no surprise that they chose Caramoan.

After exploring the various islands that make up Caramoan, you can also enjoy a day hike at Mt. Cagalgo or visit the brick church of St. Michael Parish.


8. Carabao Island




Philippines' white sand beaches other than Boracay

Reroute your flights to Romblon and enjoy the picturesque Carabao Island.

Image: Bhevz Caparas


A few years ago, the idea of spending a vacation at Romblon might not have crossed your mind. But get to know Carabao Island through its many previous visitors and you just might have a change of heart. Located in San Pablo, Romblon, this hidden paradise can very well be the next Boracay, as its water is so immaculately cerulean and its sand so perfectly white.

Normally, tourists only spend a day trip in Carabao Island coming from Boracay, but with the latter getting shut down, you can now book a flight directly to Romblon and spend a few days there.


Boracay is a true gem but it’s not the only diamond in the rough in this rich country of ours! Let us know in the comments section which of these beaches you will visit soon.

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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