Philippines Best Beach Destinations? 50 Shades of Pink

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Philippines Best Beach Destinations? 50 Shades of Pink

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If getting a suntan is high on the priority list, then unless you want to stay pink you need to choose your Philippines beach destinations carefully.

Our 3-week trip around the Central Visayas – Cebu and Bohol – presented us with several unexpected challenges, one of these being to find a beautiful location to soak up the sun.

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Many of the places we visited called themselves ‘beach resorts’, but the term is used pretty loosely. This often translates to sand-less, rocky and sometimes difficult access to the sea.

Philippines Best Beach Destinations? 50 Shades of Pink

Philippines Best Beach Destinations? 50 Shades of Pink

Depending on the time of day, you may then have to negotiate your way across a dozen meters of sharp stones and shale before you actually reach water. You may then have another 50 meters to walk before its deep enough to swim.

Protective swimming shoes are therefore highly advised.

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Of the resorts and beaches we visited:

♦  2 were just rocks: Both the T-breeze and Isla Hayahay offered some snorkeling but little decent swimming.
♦  A few were shabby yellow sand beaches, like the Java Beach Resort.
♦  3 were good quality well-maintained white sand beaches: Dumaluan, Alona, and Panglao Nature Resort.

The problem with the shabby beaches (apart from not being very pretty) is that they accumulate a lot of flotsam and jetsam, which can harbour millions of very unpleasant sandflies.

The weather too can be rapidly changeable, notably in the afternoons when it often clouds over with odd showers and occasionally torrential rain.

Not great … if you’ve finally managed to find a beach to lie on.


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