Palawan landed the sixth spot for the Best Islands in Asia in the Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Choice Awards 2023 on October 3.
Palawan has reached the reader’s rating of 89.71. Also included in the list of the Top Ten Best Islands in Asia are Boracay (90.74) on the third rank and Siargao (87.37) on the tenth rank.
Bali, Indonesia, claimed the title of the Best Island in Asia, securing the first spot with a rating of 91.08.
According to the Provincial Government, Palawan’s recognition highlights its continued appeal as a top travel destination known for its breathtaking natural beauty and diverse marine ecosystems.
Meanwhile, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco lauded the recognition as an affirmation of the government’s efforts towards the recovery of the Philippine tourism industry.
“Recognitions such as these affirm our efforts to showcase not only our country’s natural wonders but also our readiness to become the premier tourist destination in Asia,” said Frasco.
Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards is an annual event where the winners are determined by votes from its readers worldwide. The awards cover a wide range of categories, including best hotels, best cities, friendliest cities and countries, best airlines, best cruise lines, and more. (GATS/PIA MIMAROPA)