Palawan Island in the Philippines has been named the best island in the world for the third year running.
The island has once again claimed the top spot in Travel & Leisure magazine’s awards. It comprised of 1,800 surrounding small islets.
It’s a rustic, romantic paradise, complete with towering mountains, limestone caves and crystal-clear turquoise water – but it’s the island’s five-mile-long underground river, also a Unesco World Heritage Site, that really sets this exotic isle apart.
Travel + Leisure’s annual awards take out a survey to weigh in on the top travel experiences from around the globe – and for the third year, Palawan Island has come out on top.
Even in 2013 and 2016 it was voted Best Island.
Islands are rated on activities, sights, natural attractions, food, friendliness, beaches, and overall value.