THE PHILIPPINES: HOME TO THE BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD; KATE WEBSTER; Travel Weekly

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Philippines – Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park

PHILIPPINES’ PALAWAN ISLAND, WHICH WAS OFFICIALLY NAMED THE ‘BEST ISLAND IN THE WORLD’ BY CONDÉ NAST TRAVELLER’S READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2015*, IS THE GEM IN THE CROWN OF 7,500 ISLANDS.

Teeming with exotic wildlife, quaint fishing villages and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Palawan is one of the Philippines’ most sparsely populated regions and is part of a group of islands that stretches 650km from Mindoro in the northeast, to Borneo in the southwest.

Two additional islands from the Philippines also featured in Condé Nast’s highly acclaimed list (Boracay ranking at 15th and Cebu coming in at 19th), which goes a long way in describing the beauty that this extraordinary country has to offer.

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