Palawan, Boracay Named World’s Best Islands by Travel + Leisure

2013 • 07 • 08

We’re on a roll!

Remember when we said 2013 could be the Year of Philippine Beaches? Earlier this year, many beaches in the country were included in various lists of top island destinations, compiled by various travel websites and magazines. The recognitions keep on coming!

Palawan has just been named the WORLD’S BEST ISLAND by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Scoring 95.04, Palawan outranked previous title-holder Boracay and other famous destinations including Bali, Indonesia and Santorini, Greece. Check out the Top 10 and corresponding scores below.


Second placer Boracay has been on the list for three years in a row now and was ranked no. 1 last year.

The list was the output of a poll by Travel + Leisure, which had their readers answer questionnaires from December 2012 to April 2013. The destinations were judged based on beaches an natural attractions, activities and sights, food, people, and value.



  1. Rachel says:

    I have been to El Nido Palawan and it is the most beautiful resort I have ever been! The prestine white beaches and the miles and miles of coral reefs is just mind blowing! This is definitely more beautiful than Hawaii’s beaches. I will never forget the experience I had when the resort attendant asked us “what would you like to do tomorrow?” When we said, “We would love to just relax and swim.” They brought us to this cave that can only be access during low-tide. Inside the cave is a small island with an opening above that let’s the sun shine on the small island! We had a private island and a natural pool to enjoy all day! I will never forget El Nido Palawan. You got to see it for yourself! 🙂

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