Fall in Love All Over Again: Philippines Best Islands to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is one of the best occasions to spark or rekindle with your ride-or-die! While many flocks to the usual romantic destinations, why not try something new and visit one of the Philippines’ lesser-known romantic islands? Let’s see if you’re familiarized with any of Lub d’s lists of these islands!
1. Calaguas Islands
Calaguas Islands is a group of islands located 200 km. from the capital city Manila. It is a part of Camarines Norte province and its most beautiful beach is Mahabang Buhangin beach, which is made up of a long stretch of powdery white sand. The islands were once a secret surf spot, but it has become a popular destination for those seeking a quiet, laid-back island experience. The islands can be accessed through the ports at Paracale and Daet, Camarines Norte.
2. Siargao Island
The island is located 196 km southeastern of the city of Tacloban in the southern region of The Philippines. It is known as a surfer’s paradise with a world-class surf spot called Cloud 9, attracting surfers from all over the globe. There are so many things to do here from cliff jumping, swimming in the pools inside the cave, visiting local markets, or a full day of island hopping tours! You will never run out of things to do here.
3. Apo Island
A volcanic island located 30 km. far from Negros Oriental. It is known for its marine sanctuary where you can see many massive sea turtles. Apo Island is a diver’s heaven as the coral reefs and marine life are in perfect and preserved condition. There are also accommodations right next to the coastline, trails to the stunning viewpoint, and secluded beaches.
4. Malapascua Island
The island is located in North Cebu and is known for its relaxing getaway vibe. Malapascua is less commercialized compared to other islands, which is perfect for those looking for a real relaxing island escape. The island is 2.5 km long so you can explore the whole island in less than 2 hours! It is also where you can see the thresher sharks swim regularly during the sunset!
5. Siquijor Island
Siquijor Island is located in the south of Cebu. The island is super serene and famously known as the home of traditional healers. However, there are plenty of things to do here if you’re not into healing or spiritual niches, ranging from cliff jumping to swimming in the waterfalls or even chilling at the local bars! When compared to other islands surrounding it, it is not overcrowded and is much more laid-back.
One of the best things about celebrating Valentine’s Day on the Philippines’ romantic islands is the abundance of affordable and budget hotel options available. From backpacker hotels, hostels, and dorm hotels, to luxury resorts, there’s something for everyone.
And if you’re aiming for a budget-friendly, social, and romantic destination for Valentine’s Day, consider booking a stay at Lub d Makati for a pitstop option before heading to all the above-mentioned paradise on earth. You’re sure to fall in love all over again!