Palawan named Best Island in the World anew by Travel + Leisure
The Island Province of Palawan has reclaimed the Best Island in the World title by renowned travel publication, Travel + Leisure.
No less than Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat hailed the recent accolade of the province.
“Palawan reclaimed its rightful place in the World’s Best Awards. The citation as the Best Island in the World is all the more important because this is voted upon by the readers of the prominent Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine,” said Romulo-Puyat.
The Tourism chief also recently checked the readiness of Palawan, now a four-time winner of the world’s best island award.
Travel + Leisure writer Sara Clemence said, “though it’s difficult to reach from many parts of the world, once travelers get there they can dive in World War II wrecks, explore old-growth rain forests, and paddle one of the world’s longest subterranean rivers at Puerto Princesa”.
“The landscape and scenery are just gorgeous. It offers the most beautiful beaches, resorts, and scenery anywhere,” the travel magazine quoted a fan describing Palawan.
“It’s wonderful to see that our rehabilitation and sustainable development efforts last year, especially in El Nido and Coron, were well-received by tourists everywhere,” added Puyat.
Meanwhile, another popular destination in the Philippines, Boracay Island, made it to No. 14 in T+L’s World Best Island list and fifth in Asia this year.