Palawan Named 'Best Island in the World' by Travel and Leisure Magazine | ATP Manila Paper

Palawan Named 'Best Island in the World' by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Publish Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | 10:05 PM

Palawan came out of nowhere to beat Boracay as the 'Best Island in the World' for 2013 by Travel and Leisure Magazine in its annual poll. Boracay was last year's winner but Palawan wasn't even in the top 10 in 2012.

Travel and Leisure Magazine conducts the annual World's Best poll on its readers by from December 1 to April 1 of the following year. Respondents are asked to name the best hotels, cities, islands, cruise ships, tour operators and safari outfitters, airlines, airports and car-rental agencies.

"To protect the integrity of the data, after April 1, 2013, respondents were screened by Travel + Leisure and responses from any identified travel-industry professionals who completed the survey were eliminated from the final tally. The survey website,, was maintained, monitored, and kept secure by ROI Research Inc., which collected and tabulated the responses and kept them confidential," the Travel + Leisure magazine explained.

Palawan beat nine other islands for this year's title.

1-Palawan, Phillippines95.04
21Boracay, Philippines93.58
34Maui 89.83
46Santorini, Greece 89.37
5-Prince Edward Island, Canada89.23
62Bali 88.70
77Kauai 88.50
89Sicily, Italy88.06
9-Koh Samui, Thailand87.43
103Gal├ípagos 86.95

Update: Discovery Shores Boracay picked as top Hotel Spa in Asia in the same poll.

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