It was originally voted as the number two island in the world according to its readers, but this article in Conde Nast Traveler appears to be playing favorites, as it placed Palawan even to the highest spot.
Who am I to say no and disagree, when I myself, together with my husband, finally came to visit Palawan. Coron in particular, which is a natural paradise on earth, we’re obviously impressed.
It’s no wonder Palawan ranked as the most beautiful island in the world this year, as the clear aquamarine water, limestone cliffs, and lagoons of the island province of the Philippines are only the most basic highlights. Palawan is home to nature reserves on both land and sea, with dolphins just offshore, marine gardens of giant clam, sea turtles nesting on white sand beaches, 600 species of butterflies, and lush palm forest like a Gilligan’s Island fever dream.
– Cynthia Drescher, Conde Nast Traveler contributing editor