White Sand Beaches in the Philippines You Should Visit

White sand beaches in the Philippines, Surigao, Mindanao Island
White Sandy Beach at Surigao on Mindanao Island: Image by KuyaAndy from Pixabay

The Philippines is blessed with many beautiful beaches. Each has its own alluring traits that make it unique, but nothing beats the beauty of pristine white sands. If you are dreaming of a holiday on a picturesque beach, keep on reading. One of these white sand beaches in the Philippines may be perfect for you.

Hamilo Coast, Nasugbu Batangas

This private beach resort in Batangas is proof you don’t have to travel far from the capital city to find a white sand beach. You will not only be welcomed by its beautiful white sand beach and clear blue sea, but you can also view the scenic landscape of the verdant mountains and their man-made lagoons. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone.

If you’re fond of outdoor and recreational activities, there are many to choose from. You can try scuba diving to visit the underwater world. Take the Mangrove Tour to appreciate the beauty of ecology. Try the Cove Tour, snorkeling, paddling and more. Enjoy the taste of different international cuisines in the restaurant; it serves a buffet during holidays and weekends as well. In this premier resort, your leisure time will be worthwhile with just a few hours’ travel from Manila

2. Boracay, Aklan 

Boracay Beach; white sand beaches in the Philippines
Boracay Beach: Image by travelphotographer from Pixabay

Despite being a small island, Boracay is known to have one of the best white sand beaches in the Philippines. Tourists consider this destination a must-see before heading back to their own countries. In 2016, Boracay bagged the Top 10 Best Destinations to Watch by international magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

This tourist destination attracts many vacation-seekers not merely because of its white sand beach, but the outdoor activities you can enjoy as well. If you want to explore the different islands around the area, you can try island hopping. If you’re really adventurous, point cliff diving, parasailing, banana boat and stand up paddleboarding are the best options for you.

3. Dakak Beach Resort

Located near Dapitan City, Zamboanga Del Norte, this beach resort with white sand might be one of your destinations. Their beaches are often described as the diving soul of Mindanao with its glorious biodiversity. Dakak has tender and unspoiled white sand, which makes it even more attractive. It is also enveloped by small other islands that protect the resort from bad weather.

In Dakak, various activities are waiting for you with their Dakak Adventure Zone. And don’t forget to try the country’s longest zipline, which is located here. Children and adults can also enjoy the pool with jacuzzi and deluxe meals during your stay. 

4. Basdaku Beach Resort, Cebu

White sand beaches in the Philippines
Image by Markus Tinner from Pixabay

In Moalbal, Province of Cebu, a well-preserved white sand beach can be found. You can appreciate the enthralling blue sea along the coastline, accompanied by establishments that will help your stay become more comfortable. Small local restaurants are placed around the area, and they are much cheaper than more prominent restaurants.

If you’re staying overnight you can book rooms from standard up to family, which are priced depending on the amenities they offer. You can also prepare your own food, as they have grilling and cooking equipment for your use. 

5. Seven Commandos Beach

Ranked as one of the best beaches in El Nido, Palawan, Seven Commandos Beach fascinates you with its pristine white sand. The aqua blue-colored water adds more appeal to the magnificent overall look of this spot. It’s only accessible by boat, making this unspoiled place more desirable.

Coconut trees are all over the area as well, and the combination of blue sea and green coconut leaves looks magnificent. Its serene ambiance, cold water, white sand and fresh buko juice for purchase will make your stay memorable.

Wrapping Up

These are just a few of the beautiful white sand beaches you can visit in the Philippines. Satisfy your wanderlust by visiting one of these destinations. Indeed, the Philippines is one of the countries in the world with the best beaches.

About Angelo Castelda

Angelo Castelda works as a contributor for a news magazine in Singapore. He has a refined interest in food and beverages and loves to seek varieties of food experiences around the world.

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