Internationally acclaimed magazine Condé Nast Traveller listed the islands of Siargao, Boracay, and Palawan among some of the best destinations on earth in their annual list of ‘Best Islands in The World.’
Our beloved beaches took the top three spots in the whole of Asia, with Langkawi, Malaysia and Bali, Indonesia following closely behind. The list was ranked by the magazine’s readers.
Siargao ranked number 1 on the list. Its popularity being attributed to being an ideal destination for surfers, who the magazine calls “the vanguard of travelers, scoping out some of the more remote parts of the world for surf breaks before the rest of us get there.”
Siargao island boasts over 15 separate surf breaks, the legendary Cloud 9 being just one, and has been visited by celebrities such as Kelly Slater and Anthony Kedis. It’s the perfect under-the-radar paradise.
Described as being “as close to a tropical idyll as you’ll find in Southeast Asia, with gentle coastlines and made-for-Instagram sunsets,” Boracay was second on the list. What sets Boracay apart is its ever flourishing nightlife.
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If Siargao is the ideal under-the-radar destination, Boracay is where the party is at. Though the magazine did note the island’s current rehabilitation status, we know people all over the world can’t wait to get back on that white sand coastline.
Despite its number three spot, Palawan is a regular mention on Traveller’s recommended destinations, with the magazine stating that the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River alone would be enough to make the trip worthwhile. Whether riding through the underground river or hopping from island to island, Palawan is sure to fill an adventurous soul.
The world is full of beautiful places to discover, but sometimes the best places are right here in our home turf. The Philippines is home to some of the best hidden gems and dream destinations our earth has to offer, and people everywhere are taking notice.
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