Condé Nast Traveller, UK’s leading travel magazine, includes Boracay as one of the top island destinations in the world.
In the article entitled “The Best Islands in the World: 2019 Reader’s Choice Awards” published on October 7, 2019 and written by Valerie Marino, Boracay has been ranked as the top beach to visit in Asia. The ranking is based on Readers’ Rating given by users of the site. Boracay received a Readers’ Rating of 94.37.
“This itty-bitty island (just under four square miles) in the Western Philippines is as close to a tropical idyll as you’ll find in Southeast Asia, with gentle coastlines and made-for-Instagram sunsets,” writes Marino. “Fold in a thriving nightlife scene, and you have one of the top tourist spots in the region.”
What are the top five beaches in Asia?
Boracay outranked equally idyllic beaches such as Bali, Indonesia (5th), Palawan, Philippines (4th), Penang, Malaysia (3rd), and Cebu and Visayas Islands in the Philippines came in second.
What are the other top beaches around the world?
Boracay is the best beach to visit in Asia and is among good company, such as the Whitsunday Islands, Puerto Rico, Hvar, Cape Breton Canada, and the Maldives, all reaching the top spot for their regions.
Boracay has a history of being the best beach in the Philippines
The Philippines’ premier tropical destination is no stranger to awards and rankings as one of the best islands in the world. Boracay made its debut ranking at number four on the Top 10 Islands list compiled by Travel + Leisure in 2011. The next year, the same online guide names Boracay as the best island in the world with a 93.1 rating based on a conducted survey to readers. Bali and Galápagos come in second and third place with a 90.41 and 89.55 rating, respectively.
TripAdvisor, the top travel website, names the island as the Best Island in 2014.”White, powdery beach sand that doesn’t get hot even at high noon. It is really amazing,” says a user on the site.
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