Palawan voted as world’s ‘best island’ anew by int’l travel magazine

  • Palawan is voted as ‘best island in the world’ by Conde’ Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award 2015
  • It is the second year in a row the PH island was crowned with the title
  • Two other PH island are included in the top 20 list

Boracay Island was ranked 15th

MANILA, Philippines – Palawan has been voted as the ‘best island in the world’ by an international travel magazine for the second time in a row, besting other popular tourist destinations such as the Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Bali in Indonesia and the Santorini in Greece.

The Conde’ Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice Award for 2015 gave Palawan an overall rating of 85.937, saying one of the main reasons behind its topping the list is due to its recent claim to fame as home to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.

“Palawan’s natural wonder is one of the longest underground rivers in the world, traveling five miles through a subterranean cave system,” the magazine said.

Cebu was also included at 19th

“Guided boat tours take visitors down a portion of the waterway, where karsts, natural rock formations created by dissolving limestone, loom in every direction,” it added.

Two other Philippine islands made it to the top 20 list – Boracay Island at 15th spot and Cebu at 19th.

Boracay dropped from 12th last year to 15th this year with an average rating of 80.856 and described by Conde’ Nast as an “itty-bitty island” which is “as close to the tropical idyll as you’ll find in Southeast Asia, with gentle coastlines and transporting sunsets.”

“Add in a thriving nightlife scene, and you have one of the top tourist spots in the region,” the magazine said. (Click here to read more)


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