Beach relaxation at Boracay Island, Philippines

Boracay: The World’s Best Island



We’ve previously noted that Boracay is noted as one of the best and most beautiful beaches in the world. We’ve always considered Boracay an island paradise. Boracay didn’t make it to the top spot back then, but this time is different — Boracay has been voted as No. 1 in the Top 10 Islands for 2012.

The ranking is given by readers of Travel + Leisure’s magazine, in the Island Category of its World’s Best Award for 2012. Now, drum roll please, presenting the Top 10 World’s Best Islands:

1. Boracay, Philippines
2. Bali, Indonesia
3. Galapagos, Ecuador
4. Maui, Hawaii
5. Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia
6. Santorini, Greece
7. Kauai, Hawaii
8. Big Island, Hawaii
9. Sicily, Italy
10. Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Boracay was ranked No. 4 in 2011 by the same magazine. The readers of Trip Advisor, on the other hand, ranked Boracay as the No. 1  in the Top 10 Beach Destinations in Asia. Boracay is also among the Top 10 in  Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Beach Destinations in the World. The Top 10 are:  (1) Providenciales; (2) Palm/Eagle Beach, Aruba; (3) Tulum, Mexico; (4) Negril, Jamaica; (5) Saint Pete Beach, Florida; (6) Boracay, Philippines; (7) Cancun, Mexico; (8) Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; (9) Miami Beach, Florida; (10) Varadero, Cuba.



9 thoughts on “Boracay: The World’s Best Island”

  1. what is the criteria in choosing boracay as number 1. just came back from boracay and for me the beach is so exploited..crowded and there are so many vendors offering activities and different merchandise..visitors have no privacy.

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    1. Hi Mercy, the survey is based on the opinion of those who went there, which means that they considered Boracay a great place to go. The beauty of Boracay, is that it has something to offer to everyone. You should try Station 3 if you prefer solitude or, better still, go to the stand-alone resorts. If you want the shops and other activities, Stations 1 and 2 would be best for you. I do agree with you that there are hawkers all over the place, but you could politely waive them off. It is, after all, a public beach.

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