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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