The Philippines have over 7000 islands. Many are uninhabited. And the exact number depends upon the tides.
We spent 30 days traveling through the Philippines in 2018. It was incredibly difficult to choose which islands to explore, and which to skip. We ended up spending two weeks in the northern Palawan region, and another two weeks split between Siquijor and Negros.
Our favorite things to do in the Philippines include chasing waterfalls, meeting the friendly locals, and exploring the underwater world.