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Philippines’ best island-hopping destinations for your Eid Al Fitr vacation

Updated: Aug 20, 2019

By Filipino Times - June 1, 2016

This year’s six-day break to celebrate the religious holiday, Eid Al Fitr or the “Festival of Breaking of Fast” is not only an important occasion for our Muslim friends, but it also signals a long time-out from busy work schedules and a chance for UAE expats and residents to explore fun activities like island-hopping.

We have shortlisted the best Philippine beaches and islands you can choose from for your Eid holiday.

From Dubai, the Philippines’ largest carrier Cebu Pacific flies daily to Manila. And with its widest domestic network, operating from seven hubs spread throughout the country, Cebu Pacific gives you options for connecting flights, taking you to your “Fly to More Fun” adventure seamlessly and quickly.

Boracay Island

Boracay is on its way back to the world’s “best islands” list again. After a much needed six-month rehabilitation period, Boracay is again on must-visit lists, better than ever with the overarching sustainable tourism principle guiding visitors looking to experience its charms.

Alongside enjoying the restored beauty of the island, tourists can get a thrill out of parasailing, banana boat rides, kite surfing and helmet diving during daytime.

Boracay can be reached through direct Cebu Pacific, and its subsidiary Cebgo flights from Manila to Boracay (Caticlan) Airport. Cebgo also has regular flights from Cebu to Boracay.

For the more adventurous, Boracay is also accessible via Kalibo, one of the Cebu Pacific hubs. Cebu Pacific flies daily between Manila and Kalibo.

Coron, Palawan

Listed as one of the best islands in the world by Conde Nast Traveler, Palawan is home to Coron, known for its limestone formations, clear blue waters, marble cliffs, and majestic lagoons. With about 50 white sand beaches, the island has been voted as the top favorite of travelers on Trip Advisor.

Coron is a top tourist destination for its accessibility and laidback island vibe. Diving is also a popular activity in the island where you can see coral formations, and numerous underwater creatures.

Cebu Pacific subsidiary Cebgo flies to Coron daily from Manila.

Bantayan Island, Cebu

Situated in the Visayas, Central Philippines, Bantayan Island is the perfect destination for those who are dreaming of an escape from the modern life.

It is recognised for its white sand, picturesque sunset, and pristine waters. Unlike other well-known beaches, there are no high-end hotels, restaurants and malls in the island. Instead, travelers can immerse themselves in the beauty of the nature and can enjoy the hospitality of the island locals.

Bantayan Island is accessible through Cebu Pacific flights from Manila to Cebu, the airline’s beach hub.

Panglao, Bohol

Aside from the famous Chocolate Hills, the province of Bohol also boasts the beautiful island of Panglao. The island offers gorgeous beaches and diverse aquatic activities that are made for tourists who are looking for a fun, extreme, and exciting adventure.

Some of the activities you can enjoy are snorkeling, scuba diving, dolphin watching, whale spotting.

With the Bohol Airport now relocated to Panglao, visitors are closer to the island’s many attractions. Cebu Pacific flies to Bohol both from Manila and Clark, its hub in the Northern Philippines.

Siargao, Surigao Del Norte

Dubbed as the surfing capital of the Philippines, Siargao is an island located at the southern part of the Philippines. Tourists from around the world visit the island not just for its waves, which are the best in the country, but also to its amazing views, cave pools, and rock pools.

F or those who are not interested in surfing, Siargao also has captivating beaches with milder waves that are best for swimming.

Cebu Pacific subsidiary Cebgo flies to Siargao from Manila and Cebu.

Make the most out of the Eid holiday and spend your vacation in one of these islands in the Philippines. To get a glimpse of these beautiful destinations, check out the Cebu Pacific “Fly to More Fun” video on Facebook and YouTube .Book now at

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