Philippines, Bohol island, View of Alona beach at Panglao

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Panglao Island

Low-lying sun-baked Panglao Island is generally associated with Alona Beach, a busy holiday resort on the southern side of the island. Alona is renowned for its nightlife, and there's a real buzz about the place on weekends when Filipinos cruise into town to join vacationing Koreans and Europeans.


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Boracay's White Beach viewed from a boat is wedged between an azure sky and clear, turquoise sea. Behind the sand there is an abundance of green palm trees, a handful of beach bars and some people enjoying the beach ©Andrey Danilovich/Getty Images


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