Travel and Leisure's ‘Best Island in the World’ 2020

Travel and Leisure's ‘Best Island in the World’ 2020
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Anyone who has journeyed to Asia’s islands from the U.S. will attest that it’s worth expending the time and effort to bask in those extraordinary vistas and idyllic waters. Even travelers deeply familiar with the region say that there are always new discoveries to be made, even on well-known islands. This year’s list of the best islands in Asia, as voted by T+L readers, features six repeat favorites from last year and one spot new to the list, Langkawi, which also made the 2020 list of the best islands in the world.

Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.

Readers’ frequent favorites in Thailand, Koh Samui (No. 7) and Koh Lanta (No. 3), are joined this year by Phuket (No. 8), a tropical destination that appeals both to frugal travelers — ultra-affordable hotels and restaurants abound — as well as to those seeking the indulgence of top-tier resorts like Amanpuri, a decadent, 40-villa Aman resort that occupies a private peninsula.

An archipelago comprising around 100 islands in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is known for its white-sand beaches, turquoise waters, and verdant rainforests. Travelers looking to splurge gravitate toward the Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi, which has 29 elegant villas — each with a private pool — and 90 suites nestled in the rain forest and along the beach.

But the island readers loved most of all is Palawan, in the Philippines, which last earned the top spot in 2017.

1. Palawan, Philippines  | Score: 94.83

2. Sri Lanka  | Score: 90.00

3. Koh Lanta, Thailand  | Score: 89.41

4. Langkawi, Malaysia  | Score: 88.76

5. Boracay, Philippines  | Score: 88.22

6. Bali, Indonesia | Score: 88.14

7. Koh Samui, Thailand  | Score: 87.56

8. Phuket, Thailand | Score: 85.72

9. Maldives | Score: 85.11

10. Lombok, Indonesia | Score: 80.00

 Source : Travel + Leisure 

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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