Almost everybody now has an Instagram account. It has become a way, especially for millennials, to share experiences, particularly food and travel. A place becomes even more enticing to visit if it has spots where good photos can be taken.
The Philippines is one of the countries where you can find some of the most Instagram-worthy island destinations around the world. Because it is surrounded by water, this nation at the heart of Southeast Asia attracts visitors with its fine white sand, crystal clear waters and a warm tropical weather that to capture both by professional and amateur photographers.
Must-Visit Philippines Islands
Here are some of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines, with details on how to get there. Take note that these islands are most visited during the summer months from March to May, so be ready to see crowds of tourists during this period. It is also worth visiting these places during the lean months of October to December, when there are less people, but the weather is still nice and warm.
1. Boracay Island in Aklan
Of course, a list of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines should naturally start with Boracay. This magnificent island located in central Philippines has the finest, whitest sand you can find in any part of the world. Walking barefoot on the long stretch of sand will feel like you’re stepping on powder. Aside from this, the white sand is also perfect for picture-taking, and is particularly beautiful when juxtaposed with the water with different shades of blue, and the clear skies. The island also pulsates at night, with different bars with lively music and cheap drinks where you can party.
The nearest airport to Boracay is the Caticlan airport. From there, it’s just a short boat ride to this island paradise. You may also fly to the Kalibo international airport, and take a three-hour bus ride to the port.
2. Coron Island in Palawan
This beautiful island in the Philippines also has several amazing sights perfect for photo shoots. Put your best swimsuit on and pose on white sand beaches, or in some of the turquoise lakes also found within this island. The huge limestone formations can serve as interesting background for your photos. If you have an underwater camera, also make sure to take good pictures while snorkeling and appreciating the rich marine biodiversity of this area. This island can easily be reached through the Busuanga airport.
3. Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte
Located in the southern portion of the Philippines, this tear-shaped island will definitely leave a smile on your face once you get there. This picturesque island in the Philippines is best known for its huge waves, which are perfect for surfing. This sunny paradise is also ideal for island-hopping, with white sand beaches that are good for beach bumming under palm trees. There are also other unique and photogenic spots in this area, like a lagoon with many jellyfish, caves, and a natural pool.
Going to this wonderful place has become easier in recent years, with an airport servicing this island.
4. Panglao Island in Bohol
If you just want to relax and take good pictures on the beach, this beautiful island in the Philippines is the place you should visit. There are several resorts on this place that guarantee a rejuvenating and relaxing visit, on a long stretch of beach with clear waters and fine white sand. Other interesting tourist spots are also accessible from this island, such as the geological wonder called the Chocolate Hills, and the Loboc River known for its festive cruises. Your Instagram followers will surely adore this place, which is readily accessible through the Tagbilaran Airport.
5. Camiguin Island
Want to try an off-the-beaten-path destination? This beautiful island in the Philippines is worth visiting. This island-province in southern Philippines is full of wonder and surprises, from hot springs to waterfalls. The most “picture-stic” part of this island is the white sand bar, which is surrounded by blue waters and with mountains serving as backdrop. The nearest airport to this island is in Cagayan de Oro. From there, you can travel by land and sea for three more hours to reach Camiguin.
These are just some of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. There are a lot more island destinations in the Philippines that are worth visiting for some good picture-taking sessions.
Feature Image credit: Ray in Manila