4 Philippine islands dubbed as “World’s Friendliest”
American travel magazine Travel + Leisure recently released a list of the World’s Friendliest Islands, and four of them in the list are found in the Philippines.
For its annual World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure surveys people to score and evaluate their travel experiences around the world. On the World’s Friendliest Islands list, readers scored the “romantic charm and friendliness of the people.”
Boracay Island in Aklan
Coming in at No. 4 is Boracay, described as “beloved for its welcoming people as it is for its undeniable beauty.” Placing in the third spot is Luzon, which is the largest island in the Philippines. McHugh described the island as a “dynamic destination for travelers seeking a rich cultural experience.”
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Banaue, Ifugao in the Cordillera region
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Malapascua Island in Cebu
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Cebu comes in at the second place, mentioning the locals, Cebuanos, as one of the island’s greatest qualities. And last but not the least, Palawan claimed top spot for World’s Friendliest Island. According to one Travel + Leisure reader, “people are very welcoming, respectful, and friendly [in Palawan].” Aside from that, Palawan was described as the “world’s most convivial island destination.”
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Kayangan Lake in Coron, Palawan
Other islands included in the list are Waiheke in New Zealand, Ischia in Italy, Tasmania in Australia, Fiji Islands, Bali in Indonesia, Great Barrier Reef Islands, Moorea, Paros in Greece, Bora Bora, Exhumas in Bahamas, and Caye Caulker in Belize.
Source: Travel + Leisure