The Philippines is a haven for beach enthusiasts and thrill-seekers. The country is home to 7,107 islands with the most stunning white sandy beaches and sparkling blue waters. Any adventurer will find hidden gems within the scattered islands across the country. If you are planning to book a flight to any destination in the Philippines, Expedia can help you find affordable flights and turn your dream getaway into reality. It’s time for you to take a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine by flying to these ultimate beach destinations.

1. Davao

Samal Island Davao

Located in the Mindanao island of the Philippines, Davao is stone’s throw away from the many beautiful beaches that will take your breath away. Samal Island, less than an hour’s drive away from the city, is known as the ultimate beach hub. Your family will not only enjoy the white sand and warm water, but also the different amenities offered by various resorts. Pearl Farm, Maxima and Costa Marina are some of the top resorts on the island. You can also bring your family to Talikud Island, which is within close proximity to Samal and is best for snorkeling and scuba diving.

2. Bohol

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Most of the beaches in Bohol remain untouched and hidden which makes it as an ideal destination for anyone who loves some quiet time with nature. Panglao, an island located southwest of Bohol is popular among tourists because of it’s rich and awe-inspiring dive sites. Known for its finest white sand, Bohol is a paradise that anyone will be fortunate to visit. Some of the top beaches raved by travellers because of their beauty are Alona Beach, Danao Beach and Bolod Beach, to name a few.

3. Cebu

Sugar Beach Bantayan, Cebu
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Cebu is famous for its rich history and traditions and it’s no wonder that many tourists flock to this region in the Philippines all year round. Beyond its rich culture and famous festivities, Cebu is also popular for its magnificent beaches that has captured the hearts of countless travelers for numerous years. Beautiful beaches can can be found in places like Bantayan, Malapascua, Badian and Mactan in the region. While there are big resorts with superb amenities that your family can enjoy, there are also many untouched beaches in the region.

4. Palawan

El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
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Hailed as the “Best Island in the World” by Travel and Leisure magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and National Geographic Traveler, Palawan is a paradise you need to experience in your lifetime. Coron and El Nido are Palawan’s most popular beach destinations which are both sanctuaries of  powdery white sand,  sprawling shorelines, world-renowned lagoons and crystal blue water. Stepping into the beaches of Palawan will transport you to instant utopia. With its charm,  Palawan was featured in major Hollywood films and is a favorite destination of celebrities.

5. Boracay

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If you are into parties and planning to have a get-together with your closest friends, then Boracay is for you. Boracay is located in Visayas region in the Philippines and is popular for its nightlife and world-class resorts. The island is also known for having the finest sand and clear water. Boracay was also voted best island in the world by  Condé Nast Traveler’s in 2016. You can also enjoy Boracay’s marvelous sunset that you will not find anywhere in the world before you party the night away in the coolest bars in the island.

Philippines is indeed one of the ultimate beach destinations in the world. Booking an affordable flight to its amazing islands is made easier by Expedia. It’s time to pack those bags and call your family and friends for an adventure like no other. With Expedia, you are just one click away to paradise!