Drop dead gorgeous beaches and sandbars in Iloilo

Iloilo has one of the most magical beaches in the Philippines. By this I mean the beaches with jaw dropping charm and mouthwatering cuisine served by the locals. Most beaches found in this province will not just take your breath away but may also have your heart skip a beat during your getaway.

Imagine islands located in heavenly coastline sandwiched by postcard worthy views, mountains , rock formations and bordering islets composed of towns with friendly good looking locals of Western Visayas, Philippines. A perfect getaway indeed!

It’s that time of the year again. I’ve scanned and read some of your emails and I saw several requests asking me to write or at least make a list of my top recommended beaches here in Iloilo City.

Wish granted! Today you’ll find the list of the must see beaches and sandbars of Iloilo Province.

(The list you are about to see below does not indicate any ranking at all. Photos were taken during my recent trip with MG Travel and Tours, Guim XP Travel and Tours, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, Helicam Philippines and Iloilo Provincial Tourism.)

Before I begin with the list, you may also click the video below to see more attractions in Iloilo, Philippines.

Iloilo Beaches and Sandbars

  1. Sicogon Island : Balay Kogon

    Processed with VSCO with f2 presetBalay Kogon offers an intimate lodging experience, sea-to-table home-cooked food and personalized service by the locals. Cottages perched on a hill by the sea, open to the calming views of Mt. Opao, Tumaquin Islet and Liog mountains. You may read more about this place here.

sicogon Island

2. Guimaras Island

Guimaras is an Island blessed with clean waters framed by white sand beaches , postcard worthy coves and offshore islets. I’ve witnessed the Island’s unblemished simplicity of life and noticed the vast green areas which were mostly patched of their famous mango trees. But Guimaras Island, isn’t just the home for the sweetest mangoes, there’s so much more to this island and there’s no other way to experience Guimaras than visit it personally and discover more attractions


Things to do in Taklong Island Guimaras

3. Concepcion Sandbars : Agho Island

Below are some photos from our recent Concepcion trip that will make you book that plane and swim your way and experience Summer in Iloilo. 🌞


🌸Paradise themed Cogons
🍃 Sand Bars to die for
👙Frisbee games
🐟 Grilled seafoods
🍍Pineapples, coconut trees and Tan lines
🐢PAWIKAN watching
🦀 Beach Bumming
🌞 Endless Summer Memories 


Iloilo sandbars


4. Ajuy Iloilo : Marbuena Island Resort


Here are some key points which may serve as a quick guide for this getaway:

Where to stay in Ajuy, Iloilo?

Marbuena Island Resort , Ajuy Iloilo

The place has affordable vintage themed Cottages with a combination of some floating cottages surrounding the area. An infinity pool can also be found in this resort. Hammocks everywhere and priceless view.




5. Isla Gigantes




During our trip to Gigantes Island we stayed at Gigantes Hideaway resort. With Tree house themed accommodations! Best for BUDGET TRAVELERS.

  • Fan & Air conditioned rooms available. (Aircon rooms vary in rates)  200PHP/Head.
  • Pinterest like *Fan room* Native tree houses (200PHP /Head, most rooms are good for 4)
  • DINNER BUFFET-Set (180PHP) – Scallops and more seafoods 
  • BAR (Various local & international drinks available)
  • OTHER SERVICES: Package Tours (Island hoping, caving, snorkeling and more)



The snorkeling heaven of Iloilo Province

This by far is one of the best experiences I’ve had in Iloilo Province. In order to successfully experience snorkeling in Banate Iloilo, I strongly recommend you contact their Tourism office first for reservation and proper introduction to Hibotkan marine sanctuary.

Office of Culture, Arts, History and Tourism
Province of Iloilo

Gilbert G. Marin
Provincial Government Assistant Department Head

Telephone: +6333 337 4910

Email Address:


A few reminders:

Be sure to check if your suncreen is coral reef friendly. When snorkeling never step or stand on the corals.  Make sure that you are floating horizontally to avoid disturbing the corals especially when it’s low tide.

There’s so much more to Iloilo province than this list. Endless attractions and numerous breathtaking adventures surely is waiting for you to discover. You know the drill, go book that ticket to Iloilo and discover more about it’s beauty. Hope this blog did assist you on your next summer getaway!

Till my next post. Happy travels!


Levy Amosin

Fashion and Travel Blogger

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