It seems timely and auspicious for the Philippines when Miss Universe organizers eyeing the country to host its prestigious beauty pageant in 2017 and as Travel + Leisure named its three of the top ten best islands in the world.
The New York-based Travel & Leisure magazine asks readers to assess their travel experiences around the globe and to disclose their views on the best cities, airlines, cruise lines, islands, spas, among others.
There are four islands coming from Asia, two islands from Europe, one from New Zealand, and three islands from Hawaii and the US.
Readers ranked islands according to their natural attractions as islands’ nature beauty play a huge role—clear waters, sugary white beaches, lush rain forests, and crystal waterfalls boasting like bird’s paradise.
Aside from powdery beaches, recreational sights and activities, food, friendliness, and islands’ overall value, should be engaging and a must try too!
Here are the Top 10 best of the best islands:
No. 1: Palawan, Philippines [Score: 93.71]
In 2013, Palawan first obtained the No.1 spot. Visitors were truly hooked by its beauty and considers as “every beach lover’s dream destination,” Palawan is also home to a five-mile-long underground river with its world’s wonders of nature limestone caverns and regarded as “wonderful and magical place.”
No. 2: Boracay, Philippines [Score: 90.47]
No. 3: Ischia, Italy [Score: 90.22]
No. 4: Waiheke Island, New Zealand [Score: 90.00]
No. 5: Santorini, Greece [Score: 89.07]
No. 6: Cebu, Philippines [Score: 88.65]
No. 7: Maui, Hawaii [Score: 88.55]
No. 8: Hilton Head, South Carolina [Score: 88.35]
No. 9: Kauai, Hawaii [Score: 88.33]
No. 10: Bali, Indonesia [Score: 88.24]