The Philippines has the most colorful islands for the wanderlusts. One has to brace himself for the experience of the lushing terrain of the islands, relaxing beaches, enriched sea resources, and even historic places it has to offer. A visit to the Filipino islands can be a lifetime opportunity for adventure lovers.
The main attraction of island hopping in the Philippines is that all the islands will give you a different thrill. No island will bore you for sure. A week in this archipelagic country is going to be your ultimate tropical experience.
To savor every moment of staying in the Philippines, you need to know where to look for. We understand that it is difficult to find the best ten from the 7641 islands that make the Philippines. Hence, here we are to guide you through!
If you are looking for all in one experience, this is the place for you! This island should be on top of your checklist! Brace yourself! It has the title of the ‘World’s best island’ title for a reason.
Situated in the heart of the Philippines, Boracay has to offer the best of both worlds. Adventure, party at the beach bars, relaxation in the spas, everything. Its white sandy beaches, blue seawater, and palm trees’ green line give the tourist a heavenly feeling.
To name a few must-visit places in Boracay- Mount Luho viewpoint, The Motag Living Museum, Crocodile Island, Boracay Bat Cave, Boracay Oceanarium.
If you are an adventure lover, then this island has a lot to offer to quench your adventure-thirst. You can experience all kinds of water sports here on the beaches. The mountains are perfect for cliff diving, ziplining, scuba diving, snorkeling, paragliding, and whatnot!
The perfect way to end a day on this island is to enjoy the beach sunset. The nightlife of these beaches is another top priority for the people who visit the Philippines. The dazzling seafood restaurants, bars are sure to amaze you.
Sabtang Island, Batanes
This island is one of a kind. It has both human-made and natural tourist spots to mesmerize its visitors. An hour to the southwest of Batan will take you to the Chamantad-Tinyan Viewpoint and Nakabuang stone arch on Morong Beach. The white sand beach and the arch of Morong Beach can enrich your Instagram feed like nothing else!
The traditional Ivatan houses are the next great thing about this island. This is the human-made attraction. The houses are cleverly built to face the rough weather of the sea province. The stone and coral walls and thatched cogon grass roofs make beautiful homes line in the native villages of Savidug and Chavayan.
Palaui Island, Cagayan Valley
If you are a fan of reality tv show survivors, this is the ultimate adventure destination for you. Among the seasons, two were shot in the Palaui Island of the Cagayan Valley, Philippines. This island is famous for its historic lighthouse from the Spanish colonial period. If you are looking for a picturesque place with some historical background, this is the island for you.
Because of its distance from the mainland, this island is quite and chaos-free. Camping in the Punta Verde, the local village will give you the authentic Filipino experience.
Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo
These islets are situated in the northernmost part of Iloilo province, and this is why it is quiet and has less tourist population. This hidden-to-the-tourist, group of 10 islets are best known for its seafood restaurants. It has fresh, inexpensive, mouth-watering scallops that can please any seafood lover. And a vacation is not complete until you try the local cuisine.
There are famous viewpoints to see here: the Bantigue Island, Bakwitan Cave, Antonia Beach, and the vegetated rock hill. These islets are the impeccable destination for your long-awaited vacation.
5 Siargao, Surigao del Norte
The specialty of this island is that it is a tear-drop shaped island. Not only that, but it is also called the mecca of the surfers. The gushing waves are perfect for servers to practice their magic.
Other than surfing, the Sohoton Cave experience with jellyfish inhabits in the lagoon, jungle disco, and unique beaches attract most tourists here.
A day trip on this island will be perfect as it is uninhabited and does not have any accommodation facilities. This island’s unique attraction is the beach, which is towered by two rock formation, making it a privet beach. It is a perfect place for a calming swim where you can see the beautiful coral rock pattern under the clear turquoise water.
7 Calaguas, Camarines Norte
Are you looking for a raw island experience? Here you go, the ultimate authentic island adventure awaits you at Calaguas, Camarines Norte. This place has no fancy hotels.camping is the only option here. Hiking trails, three-kilometer long Mahabang Buhangin unadulterated beach is the perfect camping ground for the adventure seekers.
This island has the best diving sites. Almost every diver will spot terrific thresher sharks and magical manta rays while diving in the picture-perfect blue water. This island has numerous diving clubs to help you find the non-dangerous, friendly sea creatures. Not to mention a visit to Bounty beach, Lighthouse beach, and Guimbitayan beach will be a treat to yourself.
9 Miniloc Island, Palawan
The breathtaking experiences of the lagoons will keep Miniloc in your memory forever. Kayaking through the Big Lagoon, Small Lagoon, and Secret Lagoon can be therapeutic to finding peace through a vacation. Miniloc Island is a must go on an El Nido trip. The beaches offer to rent kayaking boats at affordable prices.
10 Matinloc Island, Palawan
The next stop to the El Nido trip must be this island. Matinloc Shrine, Secret Beach, and Hidden Beach are the perfect sites for El Nido’s iconic limestone formations. It also has white powdery sands, natural beauty, and clean beaches that amaze every visitor.