October 16, 2019

Boracay Tops Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Islands in Asia 2019

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  • Known as one of the top tourist spots in the world, Boracay Island once again reigned as the Best Island in Asia for 2019 in Condé Nast Traveler’s annual readers’ survey.

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    CNT described the Boracay island as “the itty-bitty island (just under four square miles) in the Western Philippines as close to a tropical idyll as you’ll find in Southeast Asia, with gentle coastlines and made-for-Instagram sunsets.”

    A record of 600,000 registered voters weighed in on the 32nd annual readers’ survey where Boracay island has reclaimed its glory after its 6-month rehabilitation last October 2018.

    The luxury and lifestyle travel magazine also took notice of Boracay’s White Beach, pointing out its powdery white sand and shallow azure water perfect for tourists who are into swimming and snorkeling.

    Also read: The New Boracay: Freshness of a Reawakened Tropical Paradise

    Two other Philippine islands made it to the top 5 Best Island in Asia—Cebu & Visayan Islands ranking second, and Palawan in fourth place.

    Also read: Boracay Escapades: A Guide to Your Next Big Adventure on the Island

    Meanwhile, Penang Island in Malaysia claimed the 3rd place and Bali in Indonesia placed 5th in the list.

    Also read: Boracay, El Nido Part of Asia’s Top 25 Beaches

    This year’s Best Island survey featured 30 islands in the world, which were divided into regions—Asia, Australia & the South Pacific, Caribbean & the Atlantic, Europe, North America, and Africa & the Indian Ocean.

    Source: Conde Nast Traveler

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