Palawan is Declared the Best Island in the World

Palawan is Declared the Best Island in the World


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Just days after the Philippines was included in the list of Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2015, one of our many islands got an even bigger recognition: world’s best island. In Conde Nast Traveler‘s annual lists for the Reader’s Choice Awards, Palawan was declared as the best island in the world.





The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River is a sight to behold


According to the magazine, “This small island—one of the Philippines’ 7,107—shot to the top of our list this year with a recent claim to fame: It’s now home to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.” They described the river as “one of the longest underground rivers in the world, traveling five miles through a subterranean cave system. Guided boat tours take visitors down a portion of the waterway, where karsts, natural rock formations created by dissolving limestone, loom in every direction.”



The beaches are the perfect escape from the city life


Palawan beat world-famous islands like Hawaii, the Great Barrier Reef, Santorini, Bermuda, Bali, Maldives, French Polynesia, and Bora Bora. Palawan’s score was 88.750.

Of course, Boracay also made it to the list as the 12th best island. The magazine noted its “gentle coastlines,” “thriving nightlife scene,” “powdery white sand,” and “azule water.”

What do you think of this recognition? Is Palawan really the world’s best island? Share your thoughts in the comments section below! 


Palawan is Declared the Best Island in the World