The Philippine beche-de-mer is reported to get the lowest prices compared to Indo-Pacific Islands competitors, mainly due to small sizes, inferior end-product quality, and use of low-value species. With this, the traditional methods of processing sandfish (Holothuria scabra), a high-value sea cucumber species, were assessed through survey questionnaires (n > 30) and documentation. The identified study sites were coastal areas where sandfish production and processing are abundant, namely: Anda and Bolinao, Pangasinan; Palawan; and Davao and Compostela Valley. Processing sea cucumbers into beche-de-mer involves the primary steps of cleaning, boiling, and smoke or sun-drying. Variations were observed in the order and number of doing each primary step, as well as in the specific manner of cleaning (slitting, gutting, brushing), boiling, and smoke or sun-drying. Quality evaluation of the products from these different processing methods is recommended to theorize how to improve the overall status of Philippine beche-de-mer, as well as the updating of these findings.