As the Philippines’ pandemic restrictions relax, we, adventure-starved individuals, are starting to plan our itineraries for the next year. It’s still surreal! Nothing feels more exciting than thinking about hopping on a plane and seeing the world again in the verrrry near future.

It is no secret that the tourism industry has been one of the hardest hit industries when the lockdowns began. This is why as tourism reopens in the country, we’ve been scouting for beautiful local off-the-grid places by the sea that we can fly to, so we can support local tourism again.

Can you already smell salt in the air? Can you already feel the powdery sand between your toes?

Ahhh, we can’t wait, too! As you daydream and plan, here’s a little list of breathtaking off-the-grid locations you can bookmark.

Ginto Island

Location: Palawan

Perfect for: Individuals looking for some respite from fast-paced life in the city

Want to sleep under the stars with crystal clear waters by your bedside? Yes? Then you must consider this secluded location in Ginto Island in Palawan. This little island boasts of its white beach and amazing view of the sunrise and sunset. You can also hop on a rented boat and tour nearby islands for some sightseeing.


Location: Siargao

Perfect for: Surfing enthusiasts who crave privacy

If you want to steer clear of the noise and the crowd, but are also craving for some adventure, Izustarri is your go-to. Nestled in between coconut trees and the Pacific Ocean, this bed-and-breakfast is just a few minutes away from less crowded surfing spots like Pacifico, Burgos, and Alegria. You can have your dose of adventure in peace and quiet, or just settle on the seashore and watch the waves crash for some rest for your weary mind.

Earth House

Location: Palawan

Perfect for: Adventure-hungry water babies

This eco-house not only takes pride in the property’s breathtaking views, but also in how it supports the local community. While this location is perfect for some much-needed relaxation and retreat, Earth House also offers water activities like kayaking, surfing, and snorkeling.

Kingfisher Garden Homestay

Location: Bohol

Perfect for: Family getaways

If you want to bring the entire family with you, this quaint space that’s only minutes away from the sea will give you and your kids a breath of fresh air. The property, situated in the heart of a small garden, will give your kids enough green open space to run around in. A welcome change from city life, for sure. 

Mecaja Beach Bungalow

Location: Palawan

Perfect for: Foodies who also crave adventure

Who doesn’t want fresh and delicious seafood during vacations by the beach? Foodies who crave for fresh seafood dishes will surely love their stay in this secluded eco-house located in Barangay Rizal, a fishing village in Palawan. Aside from their food, visitors can also enjoy their view of a private whitesand beach and crystal clear waters where they can go kayaking and snorkeling.

What adventures are you looking forward to as our country eases up on its lockdown restrictions? Be sure to pack your favorite kumot, and off we go!