Explore The Islands Of Mindanao Philippines
Mindanao may not be the most popular travel destination in the Philippines, but it’s home to some amazing natural hidden gems. Because its attractions are rarely visited by tourists, this spectacular region has been able to preserve its majestic beauty.
Here are our list for 10 must see islands of Mindanao.
1. Daku Island Siargao
Daku Island is one of the finest best beaches in the Philippines can be found in Siargao. It is the biggest among the three popular island destinations in Siargao (the other two are Naked and Guyam Islands). For first-timers, you will be amazed by the breathtaking scenery of the island and also, for its cleanliness. Visitors will be surely enticed to swim in such a place with very clean surroundings. It has cool winds that can persuade guests to sleep on the fine white sand. Tourists and visitors alike can also have an overnight stay in simple native huts where they can feel the serenity and tranquility of the place.
Camiguin is an island province in the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) off the northern coast of Mindanao. It is politically part of the Northern Mindanao Region of the country and formerly a part of Misamis Oriental province.
3. Mantigue Island - Camiguin
Mantigue is a small island located about 3.5 kilometers off the coast of the volcanic island province of Camiguin province in the Philippines.
4. Great Santa Cruz Island - Zamboanga
Great Santa Cruz Island is a small inhabited island in Zamboanga City in the southern region of the Philippines that is famous for its pink coralline sand. The island, located 4 kilometers (2.49 mi) south of downtown at the Santa Cruz Bank in the Basilan Strait, boasts the only pink sand beach in the Philippines. The color of the sand comes from the pulverized red organ pipe coral from eons of surf erosion mixed with the white sand.
The island started to become popular since the 1970s and early 1980s when it was frequented by German, Japanese and Italian tourists. Recently, there’s an upsurge of tourists that have been recorded due to its rising popularity as one of a handful of Pink Sand Beaches in the World and is the only one in Asia. (Source)
5. Agutayan Island- Jasaan Mis. Or.
Agutayan Island is located about 5 kilometers from the Jasaan Town, is the white island that dots Macajalar Bay with its 5,000 square meters white sand. With its shallow water, the place is ideal for snorkeling and swimming. A 3-hectare Marine Sanctuary was established on the island by the local government in 1995. Agutayan is home to giant clams, national treasures from the U.P. Marine Science Institute, Bolinao, Pangasinan. Five hundred of these sea clams were seeded in December 2001.
6. The Island Buenavista - Davao
An idyllic 4-hectare paradise you can call your very own.
A private getaway, The Island Buenavista is surrounded by sparkling blue waters teaming with colorful sea life and exotic coral reefs. Above the waves, the island is ringed by stretches of fine white cottony sand that reflect the brilliant tropical sun.
Laze the hours away under coconut trees swaying to the gentle sea breeze and meet glorious sunrises and pastel sunsets or sit back and enjoy a cocktail while gazing up to a velvet canopy of brilliant stars and silvery moon.
7. Naked Island - Siargao
It got its name because of its ‘nakedness’; there’s no shade or almost anything on the island. But the fine white sand and clear cool blue water make this island a perfect summer destination. Try to go there early in the morning while still cool otherwise, bring extra protective accessories to protect your self from the sun and don’t forget to bring your camera.
8. Guyam Island - Siargao
Guyam Island is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 780 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte. It is around 2 kilometers south-southeast of General Luna municipality.
9. Malipano Island - Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Davao
Malipano Island is part of the island Garden City of Samal Islands, a 5 minute boat ride from the more famous Pearl Farm Resort. Samal Island is part of Davao del Norte.
10. Sohoton Cove, Bucas Grande Island,
Bucas Grande Island, a must-see place for those seeking for a perfect island getaway, is the home of sohoton Cove and non-sting Jellyfish in the Philippines.