This Island is again ‘Best Island in the World’

This Island is again ‘Best Island in the World’

The island of Palawan has been named the Best Island in the World by US magazine, Travel + Leisure for the second year in a row now. 

In a survey conducted by Travel + Leisure to its readers released Tuesday, July 11, Palawan got the highest score at 93.15. Meanwhile, another top Philippine destination, Boracay, placed third on the survey with a score of 89.67.

According to the magazine, Palawan won first place “thanks to its hidden lagoons, teeming ocean life, and rustic-luxe resorts.”

One reader even described Palawan as “…the single most beautiful place on earth.”

“There’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in the natural wonders of this Philippine archipelago, which many of our readers described as ‘rustic,’ ‘romantic,’ ‘affordable,’ and ‘relaxing,’” Travel + Leisure said.

Palawan | The Journey Era
Palawan | The Journey Era


The magazine said that Palawan is a “repeat winner” on the list scoring the No. 1 spot for the first time in 2013.

“…With its verdant mountains, a five-mile-long underground river, limestone caves, and spectacular scuba diving, its appeal is as clear as its turquoise waters,” Travel + Leisure noted.

According to the magazine, readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.

Its World’s Best Awards survey also asks readers to weigh in on opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, and airlines among others.

The top 10 Best Islands in the World are as follows:

10. Bali, Indonesia

9. Hvar and the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

8. Ischia, Italy

7. Kauai, Hawaii

6. Maui, Hawaii

5. Santorini, Greece

4. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

3. Boracay Island, Philippines

2. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

  1. Palawan, Philippines

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Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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