Looking for other gorgeous beaches other than Boracay? These underrated beaches in Visayas might be the best place for you!
With over 7,000 islands, the Philippines is home to many breathtaking places. We have a lot of typical hot summer beach destinations, like Boracay, Puerto Galera, and Siargao, but these places are crowded, especially in peak season. However, you don’t actually need to go to this beaches since you have a lot of underrated beaches you can choose from. If you’re like me who wanted a quiet time on the beach and wanted to enjoy quality time by yourself or with your family, this list is perfect for you!
Here are some of the underrated beaches in the Visayas you can visit during the summer, (or even in the rainy season):
10. White and Pink Beaches, San Vicente, Northern Samar
One of the island-municipality in San Vicente, Northern Samar has probably the cutest instagrammable beach with pink sand. The pink sand comes from microscopic animals, fora, which are mixed with the other bits of coral, broken shells, minute rocks and calcium carbonate from other marine animals.
9. Antonia Beach, Iloilo
This is an undiscovered white sand gem in the Isla de Gigantes Sur in Carles, Iloilo. You’ll surely enjoy the calm waves on the island beach, with a protruding rock formation that serves as a wave breaker.
8. Salagdoong Beach, Siquijor
If you ever go to the Island of Siquijor, don’t forget to drop by the Salagdoong beach. It boasts it’s pristine white sands and clear waters. This place is also famous for adventure seekers with its’ 12 and 13 ft cliff jumping experience. No worries if you want a milder experience, hammocks are available on the beach side for relaxation.
7. Olotayan Island, Roxas City, Capiz
This place is not just majestic since it looks, it also has a tale that comes with it. With the etymology of the name, “olo” which means head and “tayan” which probably means the stomach. Comes from the story of a cruel giant which was struck by lightning. Then, have its body part scattered, giving birth to this wonderful Island.
6. Caluya Islands, Caluya, Antique
This group of Island will offer you solace in nature with its tranquil waters. And also enjoy their delicious crab meat. Situated on the Northeastern side of Antique, you can visit the seven different Island municipalities and experience their tranquil living.
5. Higatangan Island, Naval, Biliran
This island is famous for it’s shifting sandbar. And, this place will be home for many Instagram photos in your feed. Also, the sandbar changes not just by day, but even by the hour. It is moving depending on the tides and the ocean waves. There times that half of the sandbar disappear, but it will look like stunning bridges when it’s low tide.
4. Capul Island, Northern Samar
With its Island historical name, this island offers another hidden treasure of the Visayas. The Island’s name is shortened of the name “Acapulco”, the Spanish galleon trade. The area is also believed to be one of the ports for the Spanish trade. It also boasts the beaches and caves that were even used by the Japanese in WWII.
3. Sambawan Island, Biliran
Going to this beach is like, going to your own private island getaway. Away from the bustling city and the honking cars, this island will give you the relaxation time you need. Furthermore, the Island has a small hilltop that offers a 360 view this wonderful Island.
2. Sumilon Island, Oslob, Cebu
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Aside from the beautiful beaches, this Island also offers the chance to view some interesting animal. It offers whale sharks viewing. An experience quoted as one of biggest moments of your life. Of course, if that’s not your cup of tea, there is also a sandbar that has such clear waters.
1. Limasawa Island, Limasawa, Southern Leyte
Another historical site, as the Visayas hosts many our history. This is not only the island where Christianity is born in Asia, but also a paradise. It boasts not only beautiful beaches but also trekking experiences. Furthermore, there are also caves and rock formations that will surely marvel you.