Siquijor Island and 4 Other Amazingly Beautiful Islands to Visit in the Visayas

Coco Grove Beach Resort, Siquijor Island
Coco Grove Beach Resort, Siquijor Island

Located in Central Philippines, the Visayas is an important region in the country where many noteworthy places are a must-visit -- especially for beach-lovers, divers, mountaineers, sightsee-ers, spiritual people, spelunkers, etc.

Here are the 5 amazing islands that you don't want to miss:

#1 - Siquijor Island: Dubbed as a mystical island for its folk healing traditions, Siquijor Island is also where you'll find a good number of scenic sites.  Some of these are the torquoise waters of Kagusan and Salogdoong beaches for a refreshing swim; multi-tiered and lovely Cambugahay Falls; Siquijor's highest peak, Mount Bandilaan that has a nature park, adorned with natural springs, caves, butterfly sanctuary, etc.; Cantabon Cave with sublime rock formations, and a serene pool; plus wonderful ancient churches, suitable for quiet prayer and reflection.

#2 - Boracay Island: A mere bicycle or motorbike ride is all you need to get a complete view of 4.5 -mile long, Boracay.  It is still the best vacation island to go to, especially in the hot summers.  Take advantage of the picture - perfect sunsets at White Beach, or the stunning white shells at Yapak Beach.  Otherwise, spend a quiet but romantic honeymoon over at Balinghai Beach.

#3 - Cebu Island: Excellent white sand beaches, mountain resorts, superb hotels, golf courses, world-class diving sites, historical landmarks, interesting mountain trails for hiking..and so on...welcome to Cebu Island!  These are just some of the reasons why 35 % of foreign tourists make it their favorite destination when staying in the Philippines.  Thus, Cebu Island is considered the most important location for international travelers on vacation.

#4 - Panglao Island: Yet another well-loved place for divers, are the waters around Alona Beach -- the most famous strip of resorts and dive centers on southern Panglao Island.  This beautiful island is just 15 kilometers away from Tagbilaran, hence, it is a perfect spot from where other exciting places in Bohol can be seen to complete your frolic voyage.

#5 - Bohol Island: For your most memorable visit to Bohol, highlight it with a tour to the following remarkable places: famous Chocolate Hills in Carmen; Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary -- get to meet one of the smallest monkeys in the world! ; Loboc River -- where you get to try delicious Filipino food while cruising; Aproniana Gift Shop -- so you can take home tarsiers..stuffed, that is ( LOL); and Pamilacan Island -- to watch dolphins and whales; not to mention, you can also bask in the white sand beaches and swim with their diverse marine life.  There's just absolute, unending fun for everyone!
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