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Palawan is the 2013 World’s Best Island

El Nido Travel Guide to Big Lagoon by Jules Bss via Unsplash

Palawan is the 2013 World’s Best Island

In the New York-based Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 2013 “World’s Best Awards,” Palawan is ranked No. 1 in its Top 10 list of the 2013 World’s Best Islands.

El Nido Palawan by jules-bss via unsplash
El Nido Palawan by jules-bss via unsplash

Boracay slipped from being voted the World’s Best Island last year. From not being part of the top-ranked island in last year’s edition, Palawan emerged as this year’s Top Island Destination in the World.

Palawan is becoming increasingly popular globally for its pristine beaches, green hotels, and world-class dive sites.

Palawan is the 2013 World’s Best Island
Palawan is the 2013 World’s Best Island

After Garnering the most number of votes from Travel + Leisure magazine readers all over the world, Palawan beat 9 other equally beautiful islands named Boracay; Maui in Hawaii; Santorini in Greece; Prince Edward Island in Canada; Bali in Indonesia; Kauai in Hawaii; Sicily in Italy; Koh Samui in Thailand and Galapagos in Ecuador.

Travel + Leisure Magazine World’s Best Awards 2013 Poll Methodology

A questionnaire developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure, in association with ROI Research Inc., was made available to Travel + Leisure readers at from December 1, 2012, to April 1, 2013. Readers were invited to participate through Travel + Leisure magazine (January, February, March, and April issues), T+L iPad® editions and newsletters, and online at

To protect the integrity of the data, after April 1, 2013, respondents were screened by Travel + Leisure, and responses from any identified travel-industry professionals who completed the survey were eliminated from the final tally. The survey website,, was maintained, monitored, and kept secure by ROI Research Inc., which collected and tabulated the responses and kept them confidential.

Source: Travel and Tourism News

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