Say Goodbye to Boracay, Say Hello to These 5 White Sand Beach Alternatives


Six months without one of our favorite—if not favorite—white sand beaches shouldn’t keep us from enjoying summer. Having more than 7000 islands, the Philippines offers a great deal of beaches to explore. You don’t have to skip out on your dream beach paradise with these 5 white sand getaways you will totally fall for:

El Nido, Palawan

El Nido, Palawan

You’re never gonna run out of white sand to explore in El Nido with about 50 beaches around the area. You can also wander through its mysterious caves, and enjoy the island’s rich marine ecosystem perfect for snorkeling.

Panglao Island, Bohol

Alona Beach, Panglao Island

Alona Beach offers just as much as Boracay (only more laid back and serene) with the convenience of resorts, restaurants, and bars. But if you’re looking for an even less crowded paradise, head over to Dumaluan Beach, just 30 minutes away from Alona. You can walk barefoot, sit back, relax, and even sleep in its long stretch of powdery sand!

Salagdoong Beach, Siquijor

Salagdoong Beach, Siquijor

Calling out all daredevils and thrill-seekers! Salagdoong Beach might just be the escape you’re looking for. Though relatively smaller than the other beaches in the list, Salagdoong Island can surely keep your stay crazy fun with a waterslide and cliff diving spots that are just bonuses to the clear water and white sand.

White Island, Camiguin

Photo by Camiguin Guide

Enjoy all of White Island in all its glorious nakedness while basking under the hot summer sun. Go through 102 kilometers of white sand surrounded by crystal clear water in a 20-minute walk. You can also hire an umbrella for P50 if you need a little more protection from the sun.

Samal Island, Davao

Talicud Island, Samal

Boasting its white and pink sand beaches, Samal Island is one of the most developed vacation spots in the country. Not to mention, the budget-friendly convenience of resorts and other establishments will give you the most out of your summer vacation.




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