The Beach Guide

Top 17 Philippines Beaches


Consisting of over 7 thousand individual islands the Philippines offers a staggering array of beach destinations. Admittedly only around 2,000 of these islands are inhabited but this still provides a wealth of choice. While all the islands might be considered tropical idylls, they do vary widely from one to another. 

If you are a looking for a tropical getaway but want a location less crowded than Bali or Thailand, the Philippines is an excellent alternative. You will find the same powdery white sand beaches, with crystal clear, warm turquoise waters and a backdrop of lush tropical vegetation and limestone rock features.

In addition, many of the best beaches in the Philippines are still relatively pristine and offer not only an escape from the holiday crowds but an array of natural wonders. The Philippines are listed as one of the most biodiverse countries on earth with a mind-blowing array of flora and fauna. Great news for divers as much of the Filipino coast is renown for its coral reefs and brightly colored topical marine life.

Of course it isn't all just about exploring far flung islands; there are plenty of lively beach towns and a growing number of up-market luxury resorts. However, it's still all about the beach and the list below aims to help you find your very own patch of paradise.