Three stunning island getaways in the Philippines have earned well-deserved recognition in this year’s Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) Top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards. Boracay, Palawan, and Siargao have all secured spots on the prestigious list, showcasing the Philippines as a top destination for global travelers.
- Boracay claimed the impressive third place, with a remarkable score of 90.74 points. Known for its powdery white sands and vibrant nightlife, Boracay has consistently been a favorite among tourists seeking both relaxation and adventure.
- Palawan made a strong appearance, ranking sixth on the list with a score of 89.71 points. Palawan is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, including the awe-inspiring Underground River and the captivating limestone formations of El Nido.
- Siargao rounded off the trio, securing the tenth position with a score of 87.73 points. Siargao, a surfer’s paradise, boasts pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a laid-back atmosphere that appeals to travelers looking for tranquility and water sports.
Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia-Frasco expressed her joy at the global recognition, stating, “We welcome the resounding message from tourists around the world: they love the Philippines!” She highlighted the country’s charm, pristine beaches, vibrant marine life, rich cultural heritage, and the warm hospitality of the Filipino people as key factors contributing to this acclaim.
CNT’s Readers’ Choice Awards are highly regarded in the travel industry, with approximately 600,000 readers participating in the online survey. The recognition of these three Philippine islands reflects the dedication and sustainable tourism efforts of local communities, government agencies, and stakeholders who have worked tirelessly to preserve and enhance the beauty of these remarkable destinations.
The inclusion of Boracay, Palawan, and Siargao in the 2023 edition of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 10 Readers’ Choice Awards reaffirms the Philippines’ status as a top-notch travel destination and is indicative of broader travel trends for the year.
Boracay and Palawan are no strangers to this recognition, making an appearance in the list in the previous years.
Last year, Boracay topped the list of islands in Asia, with Palawan ranking eight.