Best 5 Islands of Philippines to Visit

Best 5 Islands of Philippines to Visit

The Philippines is a postcard-worthy country with its crystal clear water and emerald green waters. Also, it is known as the paradise of outdoor activities, underwater experiences, and luxurious associations. If it is the first time you are planning to go to the Philippines, you should definitely have a look at best 5 islands of the Philippines.

1. Boracay

Beyond the fact that Boracay Island is the most popular one among the islands of the Philippines, it is a small island which is located in the center of the Philippines. If you are looking for a paradise type of holiday place, Boracay island is a perfect combination for you with its shiny sun, translucid turquoise water, and powdery white sand.

boracay islands of philippines

The island offers many beach activities and water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing, parasailing, snorkeling, and diving. Furthermore, you can have a chance to stroll around this little island by public tricycles or mountain bikes which can be rented from the island.

boracay island of philippines zipline tour
Boracay zipline tour

Activity Suggestions

  • Island Hopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Zip Lining
  • Spa
  • Mermaid swimming

2. Northern Luzon

Northern Luzon is the biggest island among the islands of the Philippines. Different from the other Philippines Islands, it has misty mountainous areas and volcanic landscapes with numerous pine trees. If you are a kind of adventurous person, Northern Luzon is the best option for you.

northern luzon banaue rice terraces from island of philippines
Banaue Rice Terraces – Northern Luzon

This island is mainly being visited for the unique Banaue Rice Terraces which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can combine an adventurous trip with a relaxing beach vacation by choosing Northern Luzon for your relaxing holiday.

3. Palawan Island

Palawan Island seems like the most visited island among the islands of the Philippines. It is not hard to understand the reason when you look at its emerald water, natural beauty and untouched jungles.

palawan island from philippines

This island has many must-visit places that can not be explained with words. The water which surrounds the island is so clear that you can clearly see the submerge which is incredible. Also, the stunning beaches of the island are waiting for you with it’s all magnificence.

Honda Bay- Palawan island of philippines
Honda Bay – Palawan

Here are some must-see places in Palawan

  • El Nido Marine Reserve Park
  • Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
  • Calauit Safari Park
  • Honda Bay
  • El Nido’s Small and Big Lagoons

4. Bohol

Bohol Island is the 10th largest island among the islands of the Philippines which is located just off the Cebu. The first thing that spring to our minds when we hear Bohol is the Chocolate Hills. The landscape consists of approximately 1,268 hills that are uniform in shape, resemble giant molehills and range between 30 and 50 meters in height.

bohol is a philippines island
Bohol, Chocolate Hills at sunrise

In addition, there are 75 minor islands surrounding the Bohol island which are great option for people who are looking for a lazy sea&sun holiday. Shortly, Bohol offers you a combination of a relaxing holiday and outdoor activities including underwater pursuits with the luxurious lounging.


5. Siquijor Island

Considering it’s small size, Siquijor has many beautiful places to visit. Beyond its natural beauty, memorable sunsets, and dream landscape; Siquijor has been known as the land of witchcraft, enchantments, and sorcery. So, a lot of people are afraid to visit there.

Cambuhagay Falls, Philippines
Cambuhagay Falls – Siquijor

Despite the rumors, people who visit Siquijor say that this is the most peaceful island they have ever visited. If you beat your fear of witchcraft, Siquijor will reward you with dreamy waterfalls and unique beaches that will make you forget about all the things you heard.

Paliton Beach - Siquijor
Paliton Beach – Siquijor

Here are some places to see in Siquijor

  • Cambuhagay Falls
  • Paliton Beach
  • Century-Old Enchanted Balete Tree
  • Coco Grove Beach Resort
  • Lugnason Falls

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