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Cebu is World's Best Island

Posted by Ericka Villa on Mon, Aug 01, 2016 @ 12:48 PM
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Three Philippine islands made it to the rundown this year in New York-based magazine Travel + Leisure's World's Best Islands list. 

Cebu is World's 6th Best Island.


Palawan, Boracay and Cebu arrived in the worldwide travel magazine's rundown, with Palawan securing the top rank in the wake of getting the most astounding score among readers at 93.71. This is the second time that Palawan was named the "world's ideal" in the rundown. It initially achieved the top spot in 2013.

T+L writer Melani Lieberman was astonished by Palawan's rebound as she depicted the spot where “visitors are greeted with mountains rising out of impossibly turquoise waters, where shipwrecks and reefs make for prime scuba diving and snorkeling. Palawan is known for its five-mile-long underground river regarded as one of the world’s wonders of nature.

“Palawan is every beach lover’s dream destination,” said one voter, who regarded it as a “wonderful and magical place.”

As Palawan ruled the worldwide travel magazine's rundown, Boracay caught the second spot and Cebu made it to the main 6 with 90.47 and 88.65 scores among readers, separately. Boracay additionally used to beat the "World's best Islands" list.

A reader said Cebu is the island “perfect for travelers who don't want to spend a lot of money on recreational activities.” The reader added that “there is never a dull moment in Cebu” as Lieberman cited that among the activities to be tries are hiking through canyons, swimming with whale sharks, and diving from the top of a waterfall.

“The Philippines’ predominance shows that discerning travelers are willing to travel great distances for the rewards of clear waters and sugary white beaches,” Lieberman said.

This is such great news for locals like me.  What a great delight it is to be in the same island where hiking through the canyons, swimming with whale sharks, and diving from the top of a waterfall is made possible by traveling only for a few hours. 

But of course, foreigners and tourists are more than welcome to visit our beloved island to enjoy, relax and witness how beautiful the Philippines is. Turtle Bay Dive Resort can assist and offer you a quality accomodation and the best deals that will take you to these places. 

Now, I'd like to share a glimpse of what T+L writer have mentioned. Enjoy these breathtaking photos! :) 

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(Image source: Kawasanfalls.net)

 

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News Source: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/cebu/business/2016/07/11/cebu-worlds-6th-best-island-484569

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