Palawan Island declared ‘Best in the World’

Published : 9:15 am  July 18, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


 reads | 

Travel + Leisure’s annual awards have named the Philippine archipelago the  best island for the third year

Palawan Island first rose to prominence after featuring in several Hollywood blockbusters

The remote destination is known for its two Unesco World Heritage Sites, including an underground river



Picture perfect Palawan Island in the Philippines has once again been voted the best in the world by Travel  Leisure readers


For the third year running, the Philippine archipelago of Palawan has been crowned the best island in the world. The idyllic island, comprising also of 1,800 surrounding small islets, claimed the top spot once again in Travel & Leisure magazine’s awards. 

It’s a rustic, romantic paradise, complete with towering mountains, limestone caves and crystal-clear turquoise water – but it’s the island’s five-mile-long underground river, also a Unesco World Heritage Site, that really sets this exotic isle apart.

Travel + Leisure’s annual awards ask their readers to weigh in on the top travel experiences from around the globe – and for the third year, Palawan Island has come out on top.It was also voted Best Island in 2013 and 2016.  Islands are rated on activities, sights, natural attractions, food, friendliness, beaches, and overall value. 
(Daily Mail)

1. Palawan Island, Philippines
2. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
3. Boracay Island, Philippines
4. Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
5. Santorini, Greece 
6. Maui, Hawaii, USA
7. Kauai, Hawaii, USA
8. Ischia, Italy
9. Hvar and the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
10. Bali, Indonesia



Beautiful beaches Another Philippine destination – Boracay Island – rounds out the publication's top three for 2017



Aerial view Palawan is made up of one large island as well as 1800 smaller islets The entire area is known for its exceptional scuba diving


Hollywood favourite The island first rose to prominence after appearing in several blockbuster films including The Beach and James Bond's The World Is Not Enough


Runner up In this year's awards Hilton Head Island in South Carolina took second place The area is known for its white-sand dunes and golf courses