As with most island destinations the beaches are filled with coral and you run the risk of walking into a sea urchin, so make sure you pack in a pair of aqua shoes. I normally get mine from Mr Price Sport but don’t stress if you don’t manage to get some before you leave you can still get them at a number of shops on the beach.
As a South African we are very used to a harsh sun, however the sun in the Philippines definitely took me by surprise. I know it is not very sexy but try and take a rash vest with you especially for the days out on the sea and snorkelling. It will help prevent sunstroke and keep you cool after your swim.
These are perfect for keeping your cameras safe from water and sand. You can also separate your wet clothes from dry ones.