Palawan and Cebu: Two Of The Best Islands In The World

July 13, 2018

Palawan and Cebu are included in the list of best islands in the world.

Palawan and Cebu are almost always included in Travel + Leisure Magazine’s 15 Best Islands in the World each year. Their rankings may vary from year to year, however, Palawan and Cebu continue to be the favorites among travelers.

Sto. Nino Basilica in Cebu
Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino de Cebu

Palawan and Cebu: Two Of The Best Islands In The World 


Why is that so? Well, it's because both Palawan and Cebu boast of stunning beaches, breathtaking natural wonders, and bustling city life, hence, catering to broad types of adventure-seekers. 

With the two island provinces' regular inclusion in the world's best islands list, the Philippines further solidifies its status as a favorite world-class destination among international travelers.

Palawan held the top spot in the World’s Best Islands list in 2013 and in 2017. Cebu, meanwhile, is at number eight with a score of 89.10. Both Palawan and Cebu are among the most popular destinations in the country, both among local and foreign travelers. 
 

Asia is a force to reckon with


Aside from Palawan and Cebu, other Asian destinations are regularly included in the list. Occupying three spots are all Indonesian islands – Java, Bali, and Lombok. 

Another Asian destination is the island country of Maldives, which boasts crystal clear, cerulean waters, and seemingly endless shores of white sand.  

Other worthy inclusions in the world's best islands list


The other islands from some of the best destinations in the world that also make it to the list almost every year are Waiheke, New Zealand, Mauritius, Páros, Greece, Tasmania, Australia, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, Cook Islands, Orkney Islands, Scotland, Maui, Hawaii, and the Azores, Portugal.
  
In order to come up with the World’s Best Islands list, Travel + Leisure Magazine conducts a survey among its readers in which they were asked about their travel experiences around the world. 

Their opinions were taken on the best cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, and airlines, to name a few. Travel + Leisure Magazine also asked travelers to evaluate islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.

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8 comments

  1. Boracay, Cebu, Palawan top 3 besr island in the World, Totoo po ito, tunay na makikita mo dito ang linis at ganda ng mga Karagatan, pasyalan, at iba pang magagandang mga Tanawin na talaga naman pupuntahan mo with your family and your friends, yung lugar kung san ka marerelax at magEenjoy .. Even the Church na sobrang binivisit din ng karamihan...

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  2. I agree, Palawan and Cebu are famous all over the world for being one of the best vacation spots we can find. Let’s be honest, the reason we all want to go to Palawan is all those amazing small islands and hidden beaches with virgin white sand. As for Cebu for me their delicious cuisine is also one of the best when it comes to food in the Philippines. After all, this is the very reason why they always considered the ultimate vacation destination for both local and foreign tourists.

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  3. Thank you for this dadi iv palawan and cebu kasi sa tv ko lang nakikita pero agree po ganda naman kasi kaya no doubt bakit naging Best island of the world sila🤗 yan din yung lugar na gusto gusto ko marating.

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  4. Agree to this ❤️
    I'm always looking forward to visit the two,it was really a dream destination for my family and friends.
    Stunningly beautiful as I described them.

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  5. Super dream po talaga Naman Ang makapunta sa Cebu kasama ang pamilya ko tulad po Ng sinabi nyo Ang ganda po talaga Ng mga beaches dyan at talagang very recommended place para puntahan at worth it talaga and especially Boracay wow parang hanggang panaginip na lang na makapunta kami dyan😁😊

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  6. Super dream po talaga Naman Ang makapunta sa Cebu kasama ang pamilya ko tulad po Ng sinabi nyo Ang ganda po talaga Ng mga beaches dyan at talagang very recommended place para puntahan at worth it talaga and especially Boracay wow parang hanggang panaginip na lang na makapunta kami dyan😁😊

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  7. Would really love to visit Cebu and Palawan someday 💖

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  8. They really deserved to be included in the list of best islands in the world. These are paradise and world class tourist destination.
    Palawan is one of my dream destination because of coron and Puerto prinsesa. I was in Cebu once only but i was not able to explore it more. I want to visit these two beautiful places and explore it.

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