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With the Philippines being one of the top tourist destinations during the summer and offering more than 7,000 islands to both locals and tourists, you can never get too much of the white sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and sun-kissed skin that you can go home with.

However, many of the well-known beaches in the Philippines get too crowded for one’s style. The less space you get, the less relaxed and more agitated you get. So if the sun and the sand are your remedy to stress, here are some of the top beaches in the Philippines that remain unspoiled that you should visit:

Cagbalete Island

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Where: Quezon Province
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Home of a diverse ecosystem in the Quezon Province, Cagbalete Island is the perfect destination for nature lovers. With an array of exotic birds, unique species of plants and rich marine life, it is impossible not to unwind and be completely immersed in this place. Consider hiking to the waterfalls found off the beaten track as your last destination and be mesmerized by its beauty and serenity.

Paliton Beach

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Where: Paliton Beach, Siquijor Island
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Located in the famous island of Siquijor, this remains one of the top beaches in the Philippines that are less commercialized and less crowded. Watch the sunset while you lie in one of the many bamboo huts or relax under one of the coconut trees of this untouched beach.

Talicud Island

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Where: Island Garden City of Samal, Davao
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With its royal blue waters that provides a stark contrast with the lush green of its trees, separated by the fine white line of sand, it’s difficult to believe that this beach is just one hour away from the busy city of Davao. Think of the film ‘Blue Lagoon’ while your eyes and your soul feast on the beauty of Talicud Island. Witness its many coral gardens when you go diving in the multiple sites you can choose from.

Manjuyod White Sandbar

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Where: Manjuyod, Negros Occidental
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Certainly a paradise in the middle of nowhere, Manjuyod White Sandbar is a gem of a sandbar void of anything — neither trees nor resorts! Be one with nature itself as you marvel at its pristine sandbar while sitting in one of its three native cottages, the only source of shade and shelter on the beach.

Mantigue Island

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Where: Camiguin Province
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Just off the coast of the volcanic island province of Camiguin comes the thriving island of Mantigue. A nature park where flora and fauna thrive, this is the perfect place to relax if you have a penchant for going on a hike through bamboo trails and cooking your own meals (no fishing allowed, though!) Planning to go beach hopping abroad? Find your perfect sandy paradise all over Southeast Asia in our list here.