Ready to channel your inner beach girl this summer with sandy toes, tanned skin, and all? While you're treating yourself to a well-deserved vacation under the sun, why not gather some obligatory #content while you're at it? To make sure your IG is at its peak aesthetic this summer, below are five influencer-approved summer beach destinations that will guarantee you endless photogenic backdrops for the 'gram.
1. Culion, Palawan
You've heard and seen of popular beach spots in Coron and El Nido, but nothing beats the natural beauty of an underrated island like Culion. Its mostly untouched enigmatic seas make for crystal clear preserved waters perfect for any underwater activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. For a place to stay, the Sunlight Eco Tourism Island Resort seems to be a popular IG-worthy lodging, as evidenced by Camille Co and Chie Filomeno's vacay content.
2. Boracay, Aklan
Of course, no summer beach list is complete without Boracay's white sand beaches garnering a mention. Having just re-opened after needing an intensive rehabilitation, it looks like the island is back up and better than ever, if Laureen Uy's sunkissed photos in the Crimson Resort and Spa are any indication
3. Oslob, Cebu
Tired of the usual island activities? If you're on the lookout for a one-of-a-kind experience, why not appreciate our diverse marine life and try whaleshark-watching in the majestic clear waters of the beaches of Oslob, Cebu like Arci Muñoz? Make sure to set your alarm and get ready to wake up early, because the best time to get a glimpse of these striking creatures peak from 7 to 9 a.m.
4. Panglao, Bohol
Another summer destination racked with white sand beaches is Panglao, Bohol. Think of it as a less crowded Boracay. Most notable are the variety of unique sea creatures that may be spotted in Bagobo Beach, Alona Beach's array of oceanfront resorts, and the club paradise that is the Bohol Beach Club in Bolod Beach.
5. Dipaculao, Aurora
Also known as Dinidiawan Beach, the tranquil, white strip of paradise in Dipucalao is just an hour north of Baler. The beach serves as a total opposite to the raging swells of Sabang Beach, so if surfing's not your cup of tea, Aurora's "hidden gem" is the beach destination most suitable for you and your beach-bum needs.