The Palawan provincial government on Monday expressed gratitude for being voted as the “3rd Best Island in the World” in the Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards, despite lacking in infrastructure development.
Provincial information officer Gil Acosta Jr. said the Palawan government is also thankful for the inclusion of El Nido Resorts on Pangulasian Island in El Nido and Amanpulo on Pamalican Island in Cuyo on the list of “Top Resorts in Asia.”
“Masayang-masaya tayo sa naging resulta na muling naisama ang Palawan at ibang mga spots sa pinakamagandang lugar sa mundo (We are very happy with the result that Palawan and some of its island spots have been included in the list of the most beautiful vacation spots in the world),” Acosta said.
For this year, Palawan was voted as the third best island after Boracay (second place) and Siargao (first place) by more than 429,000 avid readers of the US-based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine.
El Nido Resorts’ Pangulasian Island, which ranked ninth, was selected for being an environment-friendly vacation place that offers a pristine view of the waters and a serene tropical forest backdrop.
Amanpulo, which ranked 25th, was chosen for its miles of white sands that are embraced by calm turquoise waters that teem with rich marine life.
“Isa itong testamento na kahit hindi pa tayo 100-percent developed lalo na sa infrastracture, talagang dinarayo pa rin tayo (It is a testament that although we are not yet 100 percent developed in infrastructure, people still come here to visit),” he added. (PNA)
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