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This Is Officially The Best Island In The World

This Is Officially The Best Island In The World

Travel + Leisure have just released the results of their 2016 survey, which polls their well-travelled audience about their favourite holiday experiences across the globe.

Having recently revealed the best cities in Europe and the world, they’ve now named the world’s best island for 2016: the Philippines’ picturesque Palawan.

Philippines Tourism.

Palawan took out the same gong back in 2013 and it’s no surprise that it has reclaimed the throne. “Palawan is every beach lover’s dream destination,” said one T+L voter, who also regarded it as “a wonderful and magical place.” With tall green mountains meeting impossibly clear water, reefs prime for snorkelling and scuba diving, and the wonder of nature that is a five-mile-long underground river, Palawan is a pretty remarkable place.


Palawan beat out other popular islands to take the top spot, including Santorini, Maui and Bali. Check out the top ten list below:

#1 Palawan, Philippines
#2 Boracay, Philippines
#3 Ischia, Italy
#4 Waiheke Island, New Zealand
#5 Santorini, Greece
#6 Cebu, Philippines
#7 Maui, Hawaii
#8 Hilton Head, South Carolina
#9 Kauai, Hawaii
#10 Bali, Indonesia

Unfortunately, no Australian islands made the list, but we still reckon they’re ace. Here’s our list of Australia’s seven best islands that aren’t Tasmania to delight your homegrown heart.

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(Lead image: Aleksandr Zykov/Flickr)

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