How to choose from the buffet of beaches? In the Philippines, the world's second-largest archipelago that's off the beaten path, there is no shortage of choices among its 7,107 islands. The most famous of them all is the butterfly-shaped island of Boracay. With its baby powder soft white-sand beaches, foreigners and locals alike make this party town a popular stop when visiting the archipelago. At the pristine islands of Palawan, you can discover new islands for yourself. From travelling through the jungle to snorkelling and diving, the mountainous islands surrounded by the Sulu Sea are a top outdoor-sports destination in Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, the beauty of unspoiled Caramoan Islands has attracted the French and Israel Survivor TV series to film there. An emerging beach destination, Caramoan is dubbed by some as the next Boracay. With these options and more, you will leave the country a satisfied sun-worshipper, just like its reportedly famous visitors, Brangelina.

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