July 15, 2017

Palawan: Still the Best Island in the World

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  • Palawan is once again hailed as the world’s best island for the year 2017 by Travel + Leisure magazine. Palawan first held the top spot in the magazine’s list in 2013 and has reclaimed and retained the spot for two consecutive years since 2016.

    Crystal clear waters, abundant aquatic life, untainted natural environment, and many other natural wonders—Palawan is such a gifted province, which is why people never get tired of raving about it. Palawan is home to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Some other world-famous attractions are the Coron Reefs, the Tubbataha Reef, El Nido, and—the friendly people. Palawan also topped the World’s Friendliest Islands list of Travel + Leisure this year.

    Also read: Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

    Another Philippine island made it to World’s Best Islands list. Known for its white sand beaches, Boracay is in the third spot this year. The country’s summer capital also seems to always have a place in the list.

    Travel + Leisure is a New York-based international travel magazine published by Time, Inc. that holds annual traveler surveys to rate destinations and travel experiences in different categories.

    Get to know the rest of the beautiful islands in the world that made it to Travel + Leisure’s World’s Top 10 Islands:

    10 Bali, Indonesia

    9 Hvar and the Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

    8 Ischia, Italy

    7 Kauai, Hawaii

    6 Maui, Hawaii

    5 Santorini, Greece

    4 Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

    3 Boracay, Philippines

    2 Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

    1 Palawan, Philippines


    Written by: Rizelle “Rei” Leaño
    Source: Travel + Leisure

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