The Top 5 Islands in the Philippines

There are over 7,000 islands in the Philippines. There is no way even locals have visited them all. Not just because they are too many, but some are actually inhabitable. However, there are a few that every tourist must add to their itinerary for their next trip to the Philippines. Here are the top 5 of these islands.


Boracay Beach (Pixabay)

An island where there are no cars is an island worth checking out. In fact, only bikes that do well on rocky mountains are available and for that reason only. Boracay is where to go to escape the everyday honking problem you have with the big cities. Plus, beaches and forests are fantastic on this side of the Philippines. This Boracay travel guide will help you plan your trip to the island so you can have the best time of your life.


Sunset in Coron (Pixabay)

Being part of the set of islands that make up the province of Palawan, Coron is one of the best islands of the Philippines. Possibly the best diving spot in the country, the island is surrounded by shipwrecks from the WWII. Surrounding the island are great beaches, coves, and caves that make it more exciting to check Coron on your next trip to the Philippines.


A boat trip around a rain forest in Bohol (Pixabay)

This island is mostly famous for the Chocolate Hills, which you should definitely check out, and the smallest monkeys in the world. Compared with the two islands above, Bohol is relatively quieter with lesser tourists roaming around. That’s because it is still a secret destination that only tourists with big plans actually reach.


“Tamaraw Falls, Mindoro, Philippines” by yeowatzup is licensed under CC BY 2.0

The seventh-largest island in the Philippines is one that is also best for scuba diving. Mindoro Island is set between Palawan and Luzon Islands. It is divided into two provinces, both undiscovered by mainstream tourists. 2 hours of the west coast of Mindoro, you can find the Apo Reef, arguably the best diving spot in all of the Philippines.


“Siquijor” by ishtar loves ice cream is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Not at all a typical island, Siquijor is not even a local’s best choice. However, that’s because of witchcraft that is a good part of the island’s identity. The rest is amazingly natural diving spots, waterfalls, caves, and much more beautiful natural sights. Tourists are slowly discovering this island, so make sure to visit it before it’s full of them.

Youness Bermime is a Moroccan based writer & blogger who loves to travel. He is currently the main author at both Southeast Asia Guide and Ultimate Spain Travel Guide. Connect with Youness on his Facebook or following him on Twitter for more travel (and blogging) related adventures.

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