See Which Philippine Islands Are Part of “World’s Friendliest Islands”

If there’s one thing that we Pinoys are well known for, it’s our hospitality. Aside from the pristine natural resources, foreigners flock to the Philippines for the warm and exuberant nature of its people that is, quite frankly, hard to find in other places of the world!

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It’s no surprise then that four of the country’s islands landed on the top spots of the “World’s Friendliest Islands” by Travel + Leisure magazine! It’s hard to beat the combination of stunning tropical views and a vibrant local culture that welcomes people from all walks of life.

The white sand paradise of Boracay landed on the fourth spot in the travel magazine’s list, saying:

Settle in at a spa or go diving for shipwrecks at this small island, which is just as beloved for its welcoming people as it is for its undeniable beauty.

Meanwhile, Luzon was in third place, noted for its coral reefs and cultural diversity, being home to the capital Manila.

Cebu, with its Spanish architecture and helpful locals, nabbed the second spot.

In first place is of course, the beautiful island of Palawan, which has been consistently ranked as one of the top destinations in recent years:

“People are very welcoming, respectful, and friendly,” said one thrilled T+L reader about their experience in Palawan. The island’s green-and-turquoise lagoons have long put it on the bucket lists of travelers around the world, and this year it is also the world’s most convivial island destination.

The rest of the list is as follows:

15. Caye Caulker, Belize

14. Exhumas, Bahamas

13. Bora Bora

12. Paros, Greece

11. Moorea

10. Great Barrier Reef Islands

9. Bali, Indonesia

8. Fiji Islands

7.  Tasmania, Australia

6. Ischia, Italy

5. Waiheke, New Zealand

4. Boracay, Philippines

3. Luzon, Philippines

2. Cebu, Philippines

1. Palawan, Philippines