Palawan Named The Best Island In The World for 2016: Here’s Why
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Travel and Leisure magazine once again named Palawan as the best island in the World for 2016. The same island in the Philippines got the title in 2013.
The international travel magazine collected ratings from voters and the island garnered a score of around 94 points. Apart from the score, the magazine also noted several feedback from voters. One voter commented that Palawan is every beach lover’s dream island destination.
The travel magazine also mentioned quite a few important points about the featured island. According to the magazine, the island greets visitors with mountains spanning out of clear turquoise waters. The crystal clear waters also has reefs and shipwrecks that make the island a premier location for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Additionally, Palawan is also renowned for its underground river running five-mile long and houses prominent limestone caverns. Puerto Princesa underground river also has notable marine life and coral reefs, which makes the tour in the island more memorable.
What makes the island’s ranking more special is that the travel magazine named two more locations in the Philippines as world’s best islands. One is Boracay, a popular tourist spot in the country for its fine, white sand beach. The island notched a score of 90.47 and ranked second after Palawan. Another voter commented that Boracay is a natural treasure. It has a wide array of tropical destinations along with accommodations that suit every client’s interest and budget. One of its prominent accommodations is the Shangri-La Boracay Resort, which Travel and Leisure named as the top eighth resort hotels in Southeast Asia. This hotel is known for offering luxurious living while visitors are enjoying the lovely tourist destination.
Another island or location that ranked in the same list is Cebu, which is a short travel from Boracay. Aside from having natural resources that attract its own set of guests, it also has other rewarding activities that people will definitely appreciate. Cebu ranked sixth after gaining 88.65 points in the scoring. According to the magazine, voters commented that this location is for people who are willing to spend their budget on recreational activities. The location has spots for swimming, canyons meant for hikers, whale sharks, and a lot more. Through these, adventurous travelers will definitely have the best location for their dream activities.
Philippine locations may have three places to rank in this list, but other countries also have their own islands that are considered as top choices among travelers. Locations include Santorini, Greece, Waiheke Island, New Zealand, Ischia, Italy, Kauai, Hawaii, and more.