October 23, 2015

Best Islands in the World: Reader’s Choice Awards 2015

Few days ago Conde Nast Traveler, an international traveler magazine released the Top 20 Best Islands in the World and I’m very happy and proud to say that 3 of our islands are included in the list. Drum roll....Palawan is the best island in the world. 

This only proves that Philippines is really worth visiting because we really have one of the best beaches and islands in the world. I’m blessed to have visited the three islands. 


Palawan is in the first place.

Coron, Palawan 

I visited this place with my friend and ex-boyfriend now husband. Four days is not enough to visit the beautiful places of Coron and I’m still wishing to revisit the place and take more pictures. When we first visited the place, we’re still using a camera with a film so pictures were very limited. Hehehe!  

Read: 4 Days Adventure in Coron, Palawan

Puerto Princesa, Palawan- I visited this place with the whole family and of course trip won’t be complete without visiting the Underground River which is now part of the 7 Wonders of the World

Read: 3 Days in Puerto Princesa Palawan

El Nido, Palawan is still on my bucket list. 


Boracay is in top 15 and it is known for fine white sand and azure water so it is not surprising that it would be included in top 20 best islands in the world. The island is really beautiful so it is really packed with people whole year round. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here.

Read: 3 Days in Boracay


Cebu is in 19th place of the top 20 best islands in the world. It is my first domestic trip with my sister and friends. I revisited the place with my family to celebrate my birthday. We had one Day in Paradise at Shangri-la Mactan Resort and Spa. We haven’t visited the Camotes Islands since this is far from the City but I do hope on our next visit, we can visit the island. 

How about you, which islands have you already or planning to visit? 

Here is the complete list of the Top 20 Best Islands in the World

1. Palawan, Philippines
2. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
3. Moorea, French Polynesia
4. Waiheke Island, New Zealand
5. Bermuda
6. Great Barrier Reef & Whitsunday Islands, Australia
7. Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
8. Bali, Indonesia
9. Santorini, Greece
10. Tasmania, Australia
11. Cook Islands
12. British Virgin Islands
13. St. John, USVI14. Mykonos, Greece
15. Boracay, Philippines
16. Maldives
17. Orkney Islands, Scotland
18. St. Lucia
19. Cebu, Philippines
20. Hvar & Dalmatian Islands, Croatia


  1. Wow, I am also blessed that I have already visited the islands from our country. Philippines is a worth the visit indeed, especially Palawan, it is paradise.

  2. The Philippines really has a lot of beautiful islands! I'm proud that 3 of the islands were from here.

  3. I've been to Palawan, but not to Boracay. Hope to go there someday, too. It's good to know that the Philippines still attracts lots of tourists because of its beauty.

  4. I've been to Cebu and it is certainly a lovely place. I hope to visit it again one day and the other islands you mentioned.

  5. I wanted to visit Palawan one of these days. Actually, there's so many places here in our country I want to go to. Wala lang oras. But I'll make sure I'll visit these first before going abroad.

  6. Beautiful beaches! I have yet to travel to Southeast Asia. It is one of my dream destinations. I'd want to see the Philippines first and just marvel at those white sand beaches!

  7. So proud of our country, we're so blessed to have marvelous beaches and other natural resources. Hopefully we could keep our islands clean and protected all throughout the years for many generations.

  8. It's embarrassing to admit that I haven't been to any of the islands in the Philippines that are mentioned on the list. I really should visit at least one during one of my annual vacations back home.

  9. wow! 3 from the PH!!! ♥ I've been to 2 already, so Boracay nalang and I'm good to go! lol!

  10. Wow! That's something to be proud about! I would love to go to Palawan someday and experience the beauty for myself!