There are so many islands in the Philippines, its hard to pick just one destination. However, if you want white smooth sand, open blue skies, clear warm water and a ton of water sport activities then Boracay is the island of choice. This hassle free island is only an hour plane ride from Manila's new terminal 3. Drink and dance the night away! While I was there it happened to be a full moon and there were a dozen of "full moon" themed parties. Honestly all you need to bring to this island is a bathing suit, and flip flops.