Blue Cove Island Resort

Bungalow in Port Barton

On Albaguen Island, a half-hour bangka ride from Port Barton, Blue Cove's handful of cottages, basic in design and tucked underneath overhanging palms set back from the beach, are a mini-retreat from the world. Some rooms have an air-con option, but you'll pay P200 an hour to keep the generator running after 11pm.

A charming beachside restaurant and bar also serves lunching day trippers. Walk up the hill behind the resort to a tower with panoramic sea views.