Top 10 Best Islands in Asia: Cebu is in 7th Place

16th July 2019
Cebu, Philippines

New York-based Travel + Leisure magazine named the Top 10 Best Islands in Asia. The stuff of dreams that is Cebu is in 7th place, while two other Philippine islands are included. The mesmerizing islands of Palawan was in second place while the fabulous island of Boracay is at the 9th place.

According to the world-famous magazine, “Every year for our World’s Best Award survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value.”

The magazine added that “The Philippine islands of Cebu (No. 7), Palawan (No. 2 here, but also voted one of the World’s Best Islands), and Boracay (No. 9) are longtime favorites, thanks to top-notch reef and wreck diving, white-sand beaches, hiking trails with waterfalls, and welcoming locals. Five-star lodgings with water views and doting service abound, from the Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa to El Nido’s four eco-friendly, waterfront Palawan properties.”

Here is the complete list of the Top 10 Best Islands in Asia according to Travel + Leisure magazine:

1) Sri Lanka
2) Palawan, Philippines
3) Bali, Indonesia
4) Maldives
5) Koh Lanta, Thailand
6) Naoshima Island, Japan
7) Cebu, Philippines
8) Koh Samui, Thailand
9) Boracay, Philippines
10) Java, Indonesia