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  Summer Gateaway: The Philippine Beaches

My Country is an archipelago consisting of 7,100 islands. We are surrounded with water thus having pristine beaches are of abundance. I know that summer is already peeking through in most parts of the world. While here in my country, we’re already halfway done with the heat. Thus being said, I would like to give you a glimpse in some other parts of the islands who’s beaches are not yet known to many but of a priced gem. Let’s start with the white sand beaches. Most of you were probably familiar with Boracay and it’s sugar fine white sands. While it’s gaining a lot of popularity, there are also some that are yet “untouched by the civilization” . As much as I want to put all the wonderful beaches that we have discovered while doing this blog, I opted for an island in Iloilo with it’s scenic views and mystic waters that surrounds them. However, if you want to spent a little fancy on your vacation, I also have some good recommendations. Let’s start off this island nearby Boracay that is also at par with it’s beauty.

  1. Isla Gigantes Carles, Iloilo 

Though not a lot of people know this isolated Island in Iloilo but only the natives, this place is already gaining a lot of recommendations. And for those who are done with Boracay’s congestion specially this Summer, the Island is worth a visit. Maybe a bit undeveloped but there are a few but decent fan room accommodations for those who want to spent a day. A list of things to take note of are the white beach, caves, rock formation, the lighthouse and island hopping. On the first stop of the Island Hopping itinerary would be the salt water Lagoon called Tangke.  

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Next is Cabugao Gamay a small island two kilometers off the coast of Isla de Gigantes.  Seen from afar is a huge chunk of the island consists of a rock hill covered with thick  vegetation. It’s distinct feature is the beautiful white sandbar found at the northern tip of  the island. Another interesting rock formation can also be seen at the end of the sandbar  at Cabugao Gamay. The Island is surrounded at all sides by emerald green waters that  entices everyone to take a dip after a long trekking
Bantigue Island reflects of a picturesque beauty with it’s wide stretch of white sand in the middle of the ocean. This sandbar looks like a division of two waters though they may look like one they possess different qualities. The left may look calm but with a sudden deep whilst the other is rough but shallow.

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Last stop is the Antonia Beach a must for those who loves snorkeling.

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For those who seek luxury notwithstanding the price, here are my choices.

  • Balesin Island – inspired by some of the top luxurious beaches in the world, Balesin is a 20 minute plane ride from Manila situated southeast of Polilio Quezon Province.
Mykonos village inspired villas.
Mykonos village inspired villas (image courtesy of Balesin.com)
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St. Tropez inspired villas in Balesin (image courtesy of Balesin.com)
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Balesin is slowly gaining it’s fame for being the most sought after travel destination for tourists. Instead of going to Greece, nearby countries in Asia rather prefer experiencing the island here in the Philippines which they find more convenient and affordable. The best part is that the island give it’s environment concern on top of their list despite of the grandeur, they come to be in tune with it’s natural surroundings. A part of the island is reserved for greneeries like organic planting in which the produce are used by the islands renowned chefs.

  • Amanpulo Island is only one of the few tourist spot in the city of Palawan. An island situated in Pamalican, Amanpulo is the most popular amongst the private island resort. Frequented by celebrities such as Tom Cruise and Mariah Carey to name a few. The seclusion of the island is a must to those who are already worn out by the city’s civilization. Tagged as the Paradise, it’s turquoise color waters gives us a much appreciation of the untouched marine life circulating the island. The breath taking rock formations and blue lagoons are really a sight to behold.
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    7452937782_fc916af8f7_zAlready have plans of spending your summer getaway? Will it be an out of the country trip or simply a staycation with your loved ones? With these beaches in mind, you guys enjoy the weekend!

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4 thoughts on “  Summer Gateaway: The Philippine Beaches

  1. I was telling my co-workers last week (some of whom are Filipino) that I want to visit the Philippines one day and they said no, because I would get mugged and assaulted! They’re not painting your beautiful country in the best light! I still want to come visit – it looks amazing. 🙂

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    1. That’s sad. I don’t want to generalize my kin, I just find it absurd why some Filipinos who migrates to other countries would have a sudden change of heart about their homeland. There’s nothing to be afraid of if you abide by the country’s rules. If you know the safety parameters. Would you ever swim in a lake when you know there is a crocodile? Anyways, thank you that you still would want to come visit Philippines. I’m sorry that they have given you such impression. I assure you that this country is definitely worth a visit. 🙂

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      1. Yes, it is weird, there is a high population of Filipinos here in Toronto, Canada and most of them are first generation immigrants – I feel like they’re torn between 2 cultures. They do cling to their familial ties and do send money and gifts home, but at the same time, they don’t want to return home to visit. I get the impression that they would sometimes like to forget where they came from. I hope their children – the first ones born in Canada – will get to learn their culture and retain their identities!

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      2. That story though, I wish to think that they want to forget their sad unforgiving life here and live there anew. But then again part of them still is and undeniably Filipino and whatever superficial masking they do things wouldn’t change. I have an aunt and uncle living in Alberta. They see to it that every year, they’ll spend their vacation here. What I learned from my Aunt is that Filipinos living there feel that they are somewhat superior from us here because they are living in a first world country but the truth is, they enslave themselves just to fit in. Hmmm, well this is the sad truth from people living in third world countries.

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