Just recently, a friend asked me to recommend a beach for a quick weekend getaway. Without blinking, I said "Cagbalite Island" (or Cagbalete to some).
I discovered this island through a friend years ago. Ever since, I've been recommending it to other friends as well. What I like about this unspoiled beauty is the peace and quiet and the bareness of it all. Perfect for when you want to detach from the hustle and bustle of the city.