For many years, Boracay Island has remained one of the most sought-after island beaches not only in the Philippines but also in the world. With clear waters, white fine sand, lively nightlife, and many water activities, it has fascinated tourists both locals and foreign for many years.

Unfortunately, Boracay Island has been damaged and is closed for its healing. The island is exhausted, and should serve as a wake up call for all of us to be responsible human beings. Visit an island not to ruin it, but to appreciate it.

Luckily, The Philippines has a lot more islands to offer. Don’t get us wrong, we love Boracay, but we need to give the island a rest and discover other places. Check these 5 islands that we have listed below that are as beautiful and special as Boracay!

Camiguin

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The small island in the southern part of Bohol Sea is gradually but increasingly starting to develop. While Boracay suffers from uncontrollable tourism, Camiguin Island attracts those who are into a more relaxed surrounding

On the north coast of Mambajao is an unoccupied sandbar which continuously gaining popularity for its magnificent beauty, because of it being enclosed by crystal clear blue waters, and offering an implausible panoramic sight of Mount Vulcan, Mount Hibok-Hibok, and the rest of the island.

Samal

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This is another destination that is at par with Boracay Island. Clear waters, clean beaches, and colorful underwater life!

While Mindanao might have gotten an unpleasant reputation for armed skirmish, that shouldn’t discourage you from going to this paradise island, a natural refuge in an otherwise chaotic area.

Coron

The reason why this island is also a preferred place as Boracay, is because of its marvelous lagoons which you never imagined existed before. It has extremely clear, blue waters. You’ll be stunned by its rocky mountains and coral reefs.

Coron shows how delightful and rich the Philippines is with the wonderful nature. This island specifically is globally known for Japanese shipwrecks made for perfect diving spots.

Siargao

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If you are looking for some serious surf that the shores of Boracay don’t really get, this is the place to be! Siargao, located in Surigao del Norte, offers perfect barrels for the adrenaline junkies out there.

Not only are you offered high waves fit for both beginners and pros, but also pristine waters and white sand beaches where you can relax and enjoy the sun without hordes of tourists.

Calaguas

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It is said Calaguas would be the next “Boracay”. While it doesn’t have high-class clubs and resorts, it keeps it unspoiled island feel, even as tourists have to set up tents if they want to spend an overnight here.

If you are tired of the typical fanfare for beaches, Calaguas should be your next point of destination.

So that’s our list of island beaches that you should plan for on your next trip. Where would you go?