You know it’s summer when checking IG means scrolling through beach pics—and they’ve probably made you want a beach trip, too. If you’re itching to tan on the sandbar and check out marine life, head to these picture-perfect islands in the PH:
1. Puerto Galera, Mindoro
You’ll find several spots for the perfect selfie here—from its white sand beaches to its underwater caves. Wade in the pristine waters of Sandbar Island or explore the rich reefs of Coral Garden. Wear a white swimsuit and snap a shot of yourself floating on the clear blue water—the contrast will look so good on your feed.
2. Coron, Palawan
Majestic limestone cliffs envelop Kayangan Lake—a must-see on the island. Enjoy the view then visit the other beaches in the area, like Busuanga, Malcapuya, and Bulog Dos.
3. Anilao, Batangas
Just a few hours from Manila, Anilao has long been considered a top diving destination in the Philippines. Choose from about 40 breathtaking sites, such as Sombrero Island and Maricaban Island. Head there with friends—you wouldn’t want to miss a photo-op among the coral reefs.
4. Apo Island, Negros Oriental
Off the coast of Dumaguete lies this volcanic gem. Here, you can go swimming with sea turtles and snorkel to see its vibrant marine gardens. For some more adventure, trek to the island’s lighthouse and snap some pics along the way.
5. El Nido, Palawan
Palawan is synonymous with island hopping, and your trip isn't complete without a tour of the lagoons, coves, and beaches. Have fun posing on a bangka!
6. Malapascua Island, Cebu
If nothing scares you, head to this island and swim with the thresher sharks or free-dive into its deep waters. You can even explore the island by bicycle—don’t forget to plan your athleisure OOTD.
7. Siquijor, Central Visayas
Once elusive, this island is slowly becoming a haven for travel bloggers and adventure seekers. You can find beaches, springs, and waterfalls everywhere. Take the quintessential tourist photo of yourself flying on a broomstick at Hapitanan Cafe and Restaurant.
8. Sicogon, Iloilo
Iloilo is made up of islands, and Sicogon is among the most beautiful. Its picturesque white shores are lined with coconut trees and charming nipa huts. Let everyone see its beautiful sunset by adding it to your IG stories.
9. Samal Island, Davao
This stunning sanctuary is tucked away in Davao Gulf. Choose from many luxurious resorts for a much-needed R&R. Sunbathe outside your private cottage, or go for a night swim.
10. Siargao, Surigao del Norte
Known as the surfing capital of the Philippines, Siargao is another popular destination in Mindanao. Catch the waves in the morning, then spend the evening in a relaxing yoga class.
When packing for any of these places, don't forget the most important fashion essential: a smartphone that can take amazing travel photos. The HONOR 8C is outfitted with a 13-megapixel main camera and eight-megapixel selfie camera—both are calibrated to shoot in any type of lighting, so images are clear and bright. It also has a 4,000-milliamp-hour battery with a single charge lasting up to two days—no need to worry about your phone dying in the middle of a tour.