White-Sand-Beach-in-Onuk-Island-by-Bugsuk-Island-FB-600x338Palawan is one of the must-visit places in the Philippines, especially during the summer. The Puerto Princesa Underground River is world-renowned and is one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature. The limestone cliffs of El Nido are picturesque and comparable to Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay.

Early-Morning-in-Onuk-Island-photo-by-Nelo-Marasigan-Manzo-600x400Found in the southwestern part of Palawan, Onuk Island (formerly known as Roughton Island) is a hidden spot that’s now taking the limelight for its crystal waters and its white sand beaches. It’s a great destination for rest and relaxation, and the calm waters make it a great place for swimming.

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It’s also fast becoming a popular tourist destination, having been featured in National Geographic Channel because of a winning photo by travel photographer George Tapan.

Onuk Island is a privately-owned island, a property of Mayor Shuaib Astami of Balabac, Palawan. Despite its being a private property, it is open to the public, and it has a few rooms to accommodate guests.

 

Source: http://outoftownblog.com/

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