As fun as LaBoracay might sound, sometimes all we’re looking for is some peace and quiet while soaking up the sun. And since this crazy city heat isn’t going anywhere, we figure why not start planning our next beach trip? On our shortlist are some of the pretty spots Preview’s used for summer editorials. How does the song go again? We've got 99 problems but these five beaches ain't any...? Whatever. Check these out:
(Preview March 2012; Photographed by Melson Bolongaita; Styled by Agoo Bengzon; Art Direction by Eugene David; Makeup by Omar Ermita for Shu Uemura; Hair by Ogie Rayel for Khiel's; Model: Jessica Yang)
If you’re dreaming of Mykonos yet don’t have the time to fly out, head 60 nautical miles east of Manila and find yourself in Balesin. The members’ only complex of various themed beach clubs is approximately 20 minutes away via plane ride, offering you a leisurely getaway without having to go through immigration.
HOW TO GET THERE: Take the club’s private jet.
(Preview May 2011; Photographed by Paolo Pineda; Styled by Kissa Castaneda; Art Direction by Vince Uy; Make-Up by Owen Sarmiento for MAC Cosmetics; Hair by Vianney Guese; Nails by Dashing Diva; Model: Vanessa Matsunaga)
Pigeonholed by seaside cliffs and valleys, the heart-shaped island of Bellarocca offers you the best adventures with its caves, falls, and hot springs waiting to be discovered.
HOW TO GET THERE: Choose from private helicopters, chartered flights, or luxury yachts that take you from Manila to Marinduque
(Journey To Mars, Preview; Photograhed by Danilo Hess; Art direction and styling by Vince Uy; Makeup by Paolo Maranan; Hair by Raymond Santiago; Model: Vanessa Matsunaga)
Camarines Sur, Bicol
Searing for white sands, deep caves, and tranquil lakes? Caramoan is the perfect place for you!
HOW TO GET THERE: Hop on a bus headed to San Jose, Camarines Sur and from Sabang port take a boat to Guijalo port in Caramoan.
(Preview March 2013; Photographed by Paolo Pineda; Styled by Anna Canlas; Art Direction by Vince Uy; Makeup by Omar Ermita for Shu Uemura; Hair by Mark Familara for L'Oreal Professionnel; Model: Jessica Kienle)
Whether you’re feeling like a Greek goddess or an Amazonian hailing from Wonder Woman’s tribe, this spot instantly makes any #ootd double tap-worthy.
HOW TO GET THERE: Go on a road trip to Nasugbu and then sail through the seas via boat.
(Preview March 2015, Photographed by Roy Macam; Styled by MJ Benitez; ArtDirection by Eugene David; Makeup by Athena Bueno of MAC Cosmetics; Hair by Kenjie Apostadero; Nails bu Nail Spa; Model: Samantha Gomez)
El Nido, Palawan
Looking to get away from the busy world? Get your peace and quiet in this stretch of shore covered with soft powdery white sand and emerald green waters.
HOW TO GET THERE: Hop on a boat at the station near the centre of the El Nido town proper.
So which one would you like to visit first?
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