In 2008, a survey by telegraph.co.uk chose Bounty Beach as Philippines’ Best Beach. It has outdone Boracay, the Philippines’ most famous beach and one of Asia and worlds best beaches. Bounty Beach is where the majority of resorts and dive centers are located. Malapascua Island’s powder white sand, clear water and laid back atmosphere makes it look like Boracay 15 years ago. That makes this beach a haven for those who seek tranquility. Many tourists come to the island to relax, swim, and bask under the sun. It has white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. The west coast is ideal for swimming and snorkeling. A walk or tour of the whole island can be done within half a day.