According to Conde Nast Traveler readers, The Philippines’s Palawan Island was voted the number 1 island in the world.

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The limestone cliffs at the Twin Lagoons on Coron Island, Palawan are hauntingly beautiful.

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You can take a boat out to the Twin Lagoons, Coron Island and go swimming + exploring for the day.

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The entrance to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

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All photos by Lindsay Talbot.


So… you’re telling me that this island beat out the Maldives, Hawaii, Fiji, Bali and Santorini? What do you think?




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13 COMMENTS ON "Is This The Most Beautiful Island In The World?"


Maireem Maneje
1 year 3 months ago

Need to visit this the next time I am in the Philippines 🙂

1 year 3 months ago

This is going on my bucket list, RIGHT NOW.

1 year 3 months ago

So beautiful, but idk about #1 in the world!!

1 year 3 months ago

Santorini is absolutely breathtaking, and definitely one of my favourite islands. I’ve just booked my next trip to Boracay, Philippines and I’ve heard it’s one of the most beautiful too.. I’m definitely more excited about visiting the Philippines now, that’s for sure! 🙂

1 year 3 months ago

Gorgeous! I’ve seen a ton of awesome posts and photos from the Philipines. It was definitely somewhere I never considered much before, but it seems to be a new must-see. Hopefully it will remain relatively unspoilt!

1 year 3 months ago

This place is gorgeous. Camille and I are looking at building a hotel here. We got a farm as well out there but havent been in awhile. Love Palawan!

1 year 3 months ago
1 year 3 months ago

I am dying to get to Palawan this year. I have heard nothing but amazing things.

1 year 3 months ago

Palawan Island looks amazing!!!

*adds Palawan Island to her Travel Wish List*

Floby Villaralvo
1 year 2 months ago

Been here and i would love to come back again

1 year 2 months ago

This is where my mom was born and raised until she came to Manila. It holds a very special place in my heart, remembering summers she took me there. It literally took my breath away the first time I visited and have always itched to come back. My mom and her siblings now run tours and lodging among the different islands. Now thinking what a great place to retire.

1 year 1 month ago

Well palawan is definitely on the list now. And my island list has just gotten longer…

1 year 14 days ago

I’m from the Philippines and I definitely agree! We have the most amazing islands!

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