Boracay hailed as one of the Best Island’s in the WorldPosted on July 31st, 2011 under Beauty of the Philippines
The sandy shores of Boracay Island in Aklan have once again been recognized internationally, this time when Travel + Leisure Magazine ranked it as the fourth best island in the world in its annual “World’s Best Awards.”
In Asia, Boracay is ranked second to Bali in Indonesia.
It was the first time that Boracay was recognized by the magazine.
The survey was conducted from December 2010 to March 2011. Readers voted and decided through Travel + Leisure magazine and the TravelandLeisure.com, the magazine’s official website.
The top choices are featured in the magazine’s August issue.
Islands were evaluated according to their natural attractions, activities, sights, restaurants and food, visitors and natives, and their value for money, according to the website.
The island wasn’t alone in receiving praises from the travel magazine.
Discovery Shores in Boracay was also included in the list of 10 best hotel spas worldwide and listed the best in Asia. Hotel spas were evaluated according to their ambiance, treatments, service and value.
Meanwhile, TripAdvisor.com, a travel site that collates user-generated content, ranked the island the best beach in Asia and second worldwide in their 2011 “Traveler’s Choice,” which is based on reviews submitted by travelers.
“As long as you visit during dry season, you’ll agree this is one of the best beach destinations in the world,” said TripAdvisor.com.
In February this year, Boracay and Cebu were among the top destinations for Chinese tourists, according to the Department of Tourism.
Boracay is a favorite destination of local and international celebrities alike, with “Glee” star Mark Salling as one of the island’s more recent Hollywood visitors.
(Story courtesy of BEA CUPIN GMA News)