I guess that is one of the reasons why white men go here in the Philippines during summer. Tan is a nice skin color and they want it themselves. Ironically, many Filipinos who are already tanned want to become as white as snow! Contentment, where are you? So I say, love the skin you are in. *peace*
But if you really want to get a tan but the beach is too far, there are other ways you can get one. You can use spray on tan for a quick sun-kissed-skin look. I think this is what models in fashion shows mostly do. It can work well with you as long as you use the best tanning products available.
I am between tan and white, we call it morena, and I love it.