The Philippines, with its more than 7,000 islands and thousands of miles of pristine coastline, is often referred to as the Pearl of the Orient Seas. The many islands of this archipelago feature warm sunny weather, crystal clear waters, and some of the finest white sand beaches in the world. While the larger islands are better known, some of it’s greatest pearls can be found in several of the smaller islands of the archipelago.
Boracay Island is a tropical sanctuary in the center of the Philippine archipelago. Boracay Island has beautiful crystal clear water, with the most awesome shades of blue. The beaches are powdery-fine white sand and are home to many world class hotels and resorts. The accommodations are excellent and the prices are reasonable. Boracay Island is small enough to be easily accessed by bicycle, which can be rented by the day. Three of the most famous beaches are Yapak Beach , White Beach, and Balinghai Beach. The island is also famous for it’s night time parties on the beach. All this makes the island one of the busiest in the Philippines.
Mactan Island is one of the smallest gems in the archipelago. It is only a few miles from Cebu, the second largest city in the Philippines, and is connected by a bridge. This allows it to be reached by bicycle, as well as motor vehicles. Mactan Island is the cultural and historical hub for the region and is known for the some of the finest beaches in the Philippines. Mactan Island offers world class diving, snorkeling, boating, and other water sports. The beautiful coral reefs make it one of the best diving spots in The Philippines.
Camiguin Island is fondly called the “Garden of Eden” in the Philippines by the locals. It is pear shaped and located in the southern part of the archipelago. Camiguin Island has some of the lushes vegetation, fantastic scenery, warm sunny days, and pristine white sandy beaches. Camiguin Island is world famous for it’s Lanzones, a very sweet tropical fruit. Your time on Camiguin Island is sure to be a culinary experience.
The Philippines-Pearl of the Orient Seas is an experience waiting for you, the traveler. Here you will discover a new culture, friendly locals, accomplish the unforgettable, and explore all the natural beauty of The Philippines.