“Boracay, Cebu, Palawan: World’s Best Islands.” This trio of Southeast Asian gems nabbed the Top Three Spots on a recent survey. That’s according to Condé Nast Traveler readers who ranked the 30 best islands in the world outside the U.S. in their 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards survey. That’s impressive!
NUMBER 1 BORACAY
This tiny sland (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 amazing sunsets. Fold in a thriving nightlife scene, and you have one of the top tourist spots in the region.
The White Beach is Boracay’s main draw, with powdery white sand and shallow azure water ideal for swimming and snorkeling.