If you’re like us who are looking for a paradise island to escape to, don’t fret because we compiled a list of islands that can soothe your Boracay blues! Our country has more than 7,000 islands so it’s not hard to find islands with fine white-sand beaches, crystal clear waters, breathtaking sunsets, aquatic adventures above and under the sea, and of course, peace and serenity.

With so many islands to choose from, we had a bit of trouble putting together our list but without further ado, here are 10 island paradises to visit while Boracay is still closed.

1. El Nido & Coron, Palawan

Palawan is easily one of the most beautiful islands not just in the Philippines but also in the world. The entire island seems as though it leaped from the pages of a fairytale! Its clear turquoise waters brim with color and life beneath the waves. At the sandy bottom of the sea sits ship wrecks that became artificial home to vibrant schools of fishes and other marine life.

The towering limestone rock formations around the islands rise from the depths of the sea, creating mystical walls that hide secret lagoons and beaches. It’s not just the ethereal beauty of Palawan. It is the experience gained through its people, food, and culture.