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Written by Hari Priya on November 6, 2020 Share on

Top 7 beautiful islands in the Philippines which will stun you with its beauty!

 The Philippines is an archipelagic country which is said to be named after the King Philip ll of Spain. The Philippines is located in Southeast Asia. Popularly known for its lovely beaches, beautiful climate, and diverse landscapes. It has more than 7000 islands and makes it the second-largest archipelago in the world. The capital of the Philippines, Manila, sits on the Luzon island. The Philippines is a densely populated bayside city. Filipinos ( the locals) are the biggest asset for the country. Filipinos are said to be known for their hospitality and kind-hearted nature who are very helpful and will make you feel right at home. Interested to know more? Well, quickly have a look at the top 7 beautiful islands in the Philippines.

Top 7 beautiful islands in the Philippines

  • Matinloc Island, Palawan
  • Miniloc island, Palawan
  • Siargao, Surigao del Norte
  • Boracay, Aklan
  • Matukad Island, Camarines Sur
  • Pamalican Island, Palawan
  • Batan Island, Batanes

1. Matinloc Island, Palawan

If you are visiting El Nido, then Matinloc island is a must-see. Matinloc island offers some best panoramic views and is covered by the iconic limestone format of El Nido. It is approximately 8 km along the western edge of Bacuit Bay. Tibetan is the neighbouring island to Matinloc and offers some of the best snorkelling in the Archipelago. Bacuit Bay’s other top attractions apart from Matinloc are Hidden Beach, Secret Beach, and Helicopter Beach.

2. Miniloc island, Palawan

Do not get confused by the names! Miniloc and Matinloc are two different islands. Miniloc too cannot be missed when you are visiting El Nido. Matinloc is known for its concealed beaches, but Miniloc is known for its spectacular aquamarine lagoons. Namely, Big lagoon, Small lagoon, and Secret lagoon. By kayaking, which will be available for rent on-site, tourists can explore the wonders of nature. Miniloc Island is generally one of the stops along with Shimizu island and Seven Commandos beach in the El Nidos Tour package. Matinloc is one of the top 7 beautiful islands in the Philippines.

Small Lagoon, Philippines
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3. Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Siargao is one of the top 7 beautiful islands in the Philippines. The island has gained its popularity in the last couple of years. It is popularly known as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines.” Surfers from all over the world visit to experience the thrill of surfing. For very long it has been known as Surfers Paradise, but also has other charms to it that the tourists are discovering. Such as beautiful rock and pools, idyllic beaches, neighbouring islets, and untouched landscapes. Its natural beauty is simply mind-blowing that tourists have begun to call it the new Palawan. 

Siargao, Naked island, Philippines
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4. Boracay, Aklan

Boracay island, similar to Palawan holds the title “ World’s Best Island” due to its fine white sand beaches and amazing views of sunsets. The island being famous, attracted huge visitors across the world, hence its commercialization caused problems. The island is overcrowded with people more than it can handle. Island is more structured and establishments now, and sewage problems began to worsen. In recent times a complete 6-month closure in Boracay island was declared by the Philippine President. This was to allow its rehabilitation.

Boracay island, Philippines
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5. Matukad Island, Camarines Sur

Matukad is one of the smallest islands in the off coast of the Caramoan Peninsula. Camarines Sur was brought into light after being featured in several seasons of a reality show called “The Survivor.” Like many islands, Matukad’s beach and its surroundings are concealed by huge limestone cliffs, lush forest background, and a hidden lagoon. But it’s not just for this, tourists mainly visit due to its very fine sand beach.

The lagoon is hidden by huge limestone cliffs, you can climb to an extent and have the breathtaking view of the natural pool below. Hence you can expect a little bit of adventure in climbing the rock, it won’t be that easy as it would be steep. But the view that you would see is worth it. It is one of the top 7 beautiful islands in the Philippines.

6. Pamalican Island, Palawan

Pamalican Island, Palawan is a luxurious getaway. Head to the island by nothing less than a private plane. Pamalican island located in the Northeast of Palawan is home to exclusive Aman Resorts, International hotel group. Pamalican Island is one of the dream destinations for visitors just like Indonesia, Bali, or Greece. It guarantees top-notch highly professional services by the resort and its staff, and an island experience that just awaits you. The Island’s natural features along with its vibrant marine life give it a lovely posh experience in Pamalican. It is indeed one of the top 7 beautiful islands in the Philippines.

7. Batan Island, Batanes

Batan Island is the archipelagic province of the Philippines in the Northmost end. Though the Philippines offer vibrant diverse beaches in its country, there is nothing like the stunning landscapes of Batanes. Many visitors have given the tag to Batanes as “ The Newzealand of the Philippines.” 10 islands that make up the province, 3 of them are inhabited- Itbayat, Sabtang, and Batan. Have a fine tour on Batan island, where you can experience some spectacular views of Valugan Boulder beach, Homoron blue lagoon, and Racuh A Payaman popularly known as “Marlboro Country.”

You will have some breathtaking views in every direction you see, animals peacefully grazing in the lavish greenery to the bold different shades of blue of the sea and the sky. Isn’t that amazing? It is, huh? It goes without saying that it is one of the top 7 beautiful islands in the Philippines.

Batan Islands
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The Philippines is the perfect holiday destination to relax and get lost in the beauty of nature. It is known for its beaches, beautiful landscapes, and islands. If you are reading the article until the end, then why wait when you have set up your mind to visit the islands. Do visit Pickyourtrail for your amazing customized vacation to the Philippines or any other International Package. Also, drop a Whatsapp Inquiry if you have any further questions. It’s time to unwrap the world with Pickyourtrail!

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