Beach islands and resorts celebrities love to visit (2020 edition)

by FM Ganal
Apr 26, 2020
Kathryn Bernardo loves going to the beach whenever her schedule clears up. Her destination of choice: Palawan.
PHOTO/S: @bernardokath on Instagram

Summer or not, celebrities love to spend time by the beach.

Here is a list of go-to destinations where our favorite stars usually get their dose of sun, sea, and sand:

Balesin Island Club

Heart Evangelista is a frequent visitor of the Balesin Island Club in the Quezon province.

The resort holds a special place in her heart, particularly because she and her husband, Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero, got married here in 2015.

Continue reading below ↓

Balesin Island Club is a members-only private resort that is accessible via a 25-minute plane ride from Manila.

It has seven themed villages that recreate the architecture, landscape, and cuisines of international beach destinations such as Bali in Indonesia, Phuket in Thailand, Mykonos in Greece, and St. Tropez in France.

One of the resort's main attractions is the 14-suite Balesin Royal Villa, which is situated by the Lamon Bay in the southern part of Luzon.

Continue reading below ↓

san juan, La Union

Some celebrities choose to go to San Juan, La Union because it is easily accesible via the north expressway.

One can travel either by bus or car to this surfing destination.

La Union also offers some cozy spots for coffee and food lovers.

Continue reading below ↓

Nasugbu, batangas

Beach houses are the usual way to go when one wants to drive south and unwind by the beaches of Nasugbu, Batangas.

A popular place is the Tali Beach House.

But if one prefers to stay in a resort, the other options are Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club.

Continue reading below ↓

Other popular beach spots in Batangas are Anilao and Lian.


Travel + Leisure has featured Palawan more than once as one of world's most beautiful islands.

Our favorite celebrities have booked vacations and staged celebrations in many of Palawan's beach islands.

Continue reading below ↓

Among the most visited spots are Coron, El Nido, and, of course, Amanpulo.

In Coron, stars often visit Club Paradise Palawan.

The exclusive resort is situated on a 19-hectare island "dotted in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve."

Kathryn Bernardo, Iza Calzado, and Maja Salvador have booked their vacations in this resort.

Continue reading below ↓

El Nido boast many enticing islands to lure visitors: Lagen Island, Miniloc Island, Pangulasian Island, and Apulit Island.

The resorts promote sustainablity and have preserved the natural beauty of the islands.

Bianca Gonzalez, Sarah Lahbati, Georgina Wilson have enjoyed El Nido with their respective families.

And then there's Amanpulo, a private island resort and a dream destination for most beach-loving celebrities.

Continue reading below ↓

Amanpulo is only accessible via a private plane and is around an hour away from Manila.

Bea Alonzo, KC Concepcion, and Toni Gonzaga have visited the island.

See also: Celebrity-approved island destinations in the Philippines

Boracay island in aklan

Heading down to the Visayas region, Boracay is the top beach destination and is arguably the country's most famous beach hub.

Continue reading below ↓

The island underwent rehabilitation to clean it up in 2018 and reopened later that year, albeit with stricter regulations on enviroment sustainability.

It may no longer be the party destination it used to be known, but it remains as one of the best places for family or barkada getaways.

International magazines Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveller have named Boracay as one of the favorite destinations of tourists for the longest time.

Continue reading below ↓

The cebu islands

The Philippines continues to take a spot on the world's best islands lists, thanks to three destinations: Palawan, Boracay, and the Cebu Islands.

In 2019, Travel + Leisure placed Cebu on the seventh spot of the World's Best Asian Islands.

Conde Nast Traveller also named Cebu as the second best island in Asia in 2019.

Cebu draws around two million tourists a year, says Lonely Planet, particularly for its white-sand beaches and diving spots.

Malapascua Island is one of the go-to diving spots in Cebu.

Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez visited the island back in 2017.

Continue reading below ↓

The Bellevue Resort in Bohol

Heading over to Bohol, celebrities often book their vacations at The Bellevue Resort in Panglao.

The island resort is an exclusive five-star resort that places "emphasis on comfort and privacy.

It is also recognized as "the first and only" five-star resort in Bohol.

Kylie Verzosa, Ella Cruz, Diana Zubiri, Moira dela Torre, and Rhian Ramos have had their vacations here.

Continue reading below ↓

Siargao islands

In the region of Mindanao, the Siargao Island is the top beach destination.

It became the alternative beach hangout when Boracay temporarily closed in 2018.

The island became so popular it is now an attraction in its own right.

Conde Nast Traveller includes Siargao among the "Best Holiday Destinations for 2020."

Continue reading below ↓

Tourists in Siargao have two options: surfing or island hopping.

If you choose to do island hopping, make sure to visit Guyam Island, Naked Island, and Daku Island.

Continue reading below ↓

For a luxurious and private tropical experience, celebrities book a suite in Bayud Boutique Resort.

Pearl Farm beach resort in Davao del norte

Pearl Farm Beach Resort is said to be "Samal Island's jewel."

The beach resort is designed to evoke a "Mindanaoan ambiance," putting local art as one of its centerpieces.

Continue reading below ↓

Lovi Poe, Elisse Joson, and Erich Gonzales have booked a stay here.

The five-star island resort is an hour and a half away from Manila via plane.

Continue reading below ↓

Villa Angelina Luxury Suites in Zamboanga del norte

The Villa Angelina Luxury Suites is among the properties of the Dakak Park and Beach Resort.

Villa Angelina sits on a cliffside, offering a scenic view of the Sulu Sea.

Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary here.

Villa Angelina is also said to situated far away from the typhoon belt, making it a "safe haven all year round."

Continue reading below ↓

Hawaii, U.S.A.

For international beach spots, Hawaii remains to be among the top favorites.

From surfing to hiking to snorkeling to sunbathing, Hawaii invites tourists to enjoy it all.

Hawaiian islands include Maui, Molokai, Big Island, Kauai, Lanai, and Oahu, where its capital Honolulu is located.

Continue reading below ↓

the Maldives

The Maldives has been one of celebrities' favorite honeymoon destinations.

Located along the Indian Ocean, Lonely Planet cites The Maldives as home to "perhaps the best beaches in the world."

Each beach boasts "whiter-than-white powder sand and luminous cyan-blue water like this anywhere else on earth."

The Maldives is one of the destinations celebrities head for when solo traveling.

Continue reading below ↓

Bali, indonesia

Travel + Leisure has paid tribute to Bali's "incomparable beauty."

Bali is part of the "Coral Triangle," which means its coral reefs have "the highest diversity of marine species on earth."

Bali also allows tourists to experience its local culture as the island is home to most of Indonesia's Hindu minority.

Continue reading below ↓

Tulum, mexico

Tulum in Mexico became known to Filipino travelers when Julia Barretto posted in early 2019 her travel photos of the vacation spot.

As shown in Julia's photos, Tulum is a mix of a tropical jungle and beach paradise.

Continue reading below ↓

Tulum is a town along the Caribbean coastline.

Travel + Leisure says the place has "a reputation as the ultimate place for an unplugged beach vacation for a good reason."

Maja Salvador, Jodi Sta. Maria, and the Belo-Kho-Henares family also explored the place in 2019.


Read Next
Latest Stories
Trending in Summit Media Network

Featured Searches:

Read the Story →
Kathryn Bernardo loves going to the beach whenever her schedule clears up. Her destination of choice: Palawan.
PHOTO/S: @bernardokath on Instagram
  • This article was created by . Edits have been made by the editors.

    View Results
    Total Votes: 12,184
  • 50%
  • View Results