I’m dreaming of a white Christmas!
Not frosty the snowman kind of white since I could not stand the cold – not even the simulated kind at Star City’s snow world.
With over 7,000 islands to choose from in the Philippines, take your pick of cool white beaches and sandbars. The few dozen I have been to are worth the time and effort. There’s the white sandbar at Sumilon Island, another one in Camiguin Island, and yet another one off the coast of Bais and Mabinay in Negros Oriental. There is the white beach in Jomabo Island, Escalante, Negros Occidental. Zambales and the Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur, as well as Siquijor and Guimaras all have their share of white beaches.
Of course you can not pass over Boracay, Palawan and Bohol’s Panglao Island and the municipality of Anda which are already known for their white sand beaches.
Sugar brown beaches and black sand beaches are just as good, though not as cool on bare feet, as white sand. What matters most are the pristine crystal clear blue waters and unpolluted beaches.
So come to the Philippines for your white Christmas. It is just as fun and cool!
Oliver Quingco II
(top photo: Quinale Beach, Anda, Bohol. bottom photo: white sandbar, Sumilon Island, Oslob, Cebu)