- Three islands from the Philippines made it to the list of “World’s best Island” via a survey conducted by a New York-based magazine
- Palawan hailed as the top choice of the survey takers
- Boracay, Cebu placed second and sixth respectively
We’ve got the best islands here in the Philippines. It’s something that we must be proud of.
Three out of the top 10 world’s best islands are from the Philippines; as per results of the survey conducted by Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine among its readers who responded to their call in rating islands “from New Zealand to the Philippines to South Carolina”.
The New York-based magazine crowned Palawan, Boracay and Cebu as among the best islands as these islands have received the highest average rating from the survey takers.
Palawan, who clinched the top spot in 2013, regained the highest spot after scoring 93.71. It was followed by Boracay who placed second at 90.41 while Cebu is in the sixth at 88.65.
One participant of the survey said as disclosed by T+L website said, “there is never a dull moment in Cebu”; as the reader mentioned that it is a perfect destination for travelers who want to save money on recreational activities. The survey taker even mentioned some of the attractions in Cebu such as hiking through canyons, swimming with whale sharks, and diving from the top of the waterfall.
“Palawan is every beach lover’s dream destination,” said another reader who regarded it as a “wonderful and magical place” as per an article posted on Manila Bulletin‘s website written by Azel Parrocha of Philippine News Agency.
The magazine’s survey is aimed to weigh travel experiences by asking the opinions of their readers to rank islands “according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.”
Here are the top 10 ‘World’s Best Islands’ from T+L magazine as they are arranged from highest to lowest: Palawan (Philippines), Boracay (Philippines), Ischia (Italy), Waiheke Island (New Zealand), Santorini (Greece), Cebu (Philippines), Maui (Hawaii), Hilton Head (South Carolina), Kauai (Hawaii), and Bali (Indonesia).
Let’s take a look at the official AVP of the Department of Tourism on its slogan “It’s More Fun in the Philippines”: