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Travel PH Special Philippines Dreamy Escapes

1. Ariara Island, Palawan: Barefoot Bliss

Home to awe-inspiring limestone cliffs, thriving coral reefs, and majestic views (think the ending scene in The Bourne Legacy), Palawan also boasts hundreds of undiscovered islands, and among them, Ariara in the Calamian Archipelago. Seeing its paradise potential, British couple Charles and Carrie McCullough created an ultra-exclusive private island retreat, with eight contemporary yet eco-conscious cottages, suites, and villas (try the Jungle Villa built on stilts!) that can accommodate only up to 18 guests at a time.

Dream escapes in the Philippines

Clocked in enough hours to deserve a grand beach holiday? With picture-perfect tropical hideaways that fulfill their postcard promises, here are three reasons why you should go for broke and book a trip to the Philippines!

By Pierra Calasanz-Labrador for Yahoo! Southeast Asia