Boracay Makes Top Debut On Best Island List

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MANILA, Philippines – With an aggregate score of 89.83, Boracay made a strong debut in Travel and Leisure magazine’s annual list of “World’s Best Islands.” In a recent issue of the travel magazine, Boracay splashed into fourth place on the list, voted by the magazine’s readers and frequent travelers.

“Now that even tiny islands such as Koh Samui are becoming mainstream, Boracay, in the Philippines, may be one of the last little-known Asian beach getaways. The sandy-shored speck is accessible via an hour-long flight from Manila to Caticlan, followed by a 10-minute ferry ride. Go now, before the crowds arrive. Already a growing number of travelers are lured by five-star properties…

As proof of its rising profile, 2011 is the first year Boracay has ranked in the World’s Best Awards,” the magazine noted.

The top three in the category are champion Santorini, Greece; runner-up Bali, Indonesia; and Cape Breton, Canada. Boracay edged out other world-famous islands such as the Great Barrier Reef in Australia (fifth place) and Big Island, Hawaii (seventh place).

The magazine’s readers voted their preferences based on each island’s natural attractions, activities/sights, restaurants/food, people and value.

Other categories include “World’s Best City” awarded to Bangkok and “World’s Best Hotel” going to Singita Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania, among many prestigious honors.

Commendations such as this bode well for the glittering prospects of the tourism business on Boracay, including all Boracay hotels, tour, diving and restaurant operators, in the future as many Boracay resorts becomes even more popular with travelers worldwide via word of mouth and inclusion in world’s best lists by elite travelers. Certainly, tourists have recognized the powdery white sands of Boracay and its rich dive sites, among many other attractions.

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