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With more than 7,000 islands and more than 22,000 miles of coast, the Philippines is not short
of great beaches, but there aren’t many better than Sabang on western Palawan. El Nido in the north gets thousands of visitors through the year, but further south the wilder, emptier Sabang is the definition of a tropical beach. Towards the village, colourful (and noisy) banca boats take tourists to the handful of resorts, but head round the peninsula to the north and a pristine shore awaits. Not far from there, you’ll find mangroves and, with a guide, the sensational Puerto Princesa Subterranean River national park.On the east side of the Malay peninsula lies Tioman, one of south-east Asia’s more tranquil islands. It doesn’t attract as many Singha-and-mushroom-fuelled backpackers as its Thai cousins, but if you want a hammock and a chance to relax, this is the place to be. The beaches are clean and the snorkelling top class, with gear available from hostels and shops just back from the shore. In the evenings, barbecues and low-key parties break out along the beach.