Boracay ranks 1st, Top Island in Asia 2022

The world-renowned Island of Boracay is once again on the top list of Conde Nast Traveler (CNT) Reader’s Choice Awards! After the needed rest and make-over of the island during the Covid-19 pandemic, CNT readers choose Boracay as the Top Island in Asia with 95.13 rating.

Here’s the list in the Asia category:

  1. Boracay, Philippines 95.13
  2. Bali, Indonesia 93.9
  3. Koh Samui, Thailand 92.13
  4. Langkawi, Malaysia 90.97
  5. Phuket, Thailand 90.88
  6. Phú Quốc, Vietnam 89.77
  7. Sri Lanka 89.17
  8. Palawan, Philippines 88.99
  9. Okinawa & Ryuku Islands, Japan 83
  10. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand 76.41

Palawan ranked eight garnering 88.99 rating. Overall, the Philippines is awarded as one of the Top Countries in the world, ranking 30th.

Philippine’s Department of Tourism (DOT) was elated to know the back-to-back recognitions from CNT 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards.

“We are extremely grateful for these international awards for the Philippines based on the opinion and experience of travelers from all over the world. As we usher in this new era of travel post-pandemic, our focus is to continue building confidence towards travel to the country by ensuring improvement in ease of access, prioritizing tourist safety and convenience, and encouraging sustainable tourism practices,” said Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco.

The other countries in the top list in Asia are Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Japan.

“With the relaxation of the Philippines’ mask mandate and our efforts towards the continuous review and recalibration of the country’s existing health and safety protocols, taking into consideration the current health situation, and benchmarking on the best practices of ASEAN countries, our tourists can now all the more enjoy our nature-based tourism destinations like Boracay and Palawan all over the archipelago while still being assured that their health and well-being remain our priority,” the tourism chief added.

The Philippines also got citations on other categories such as Top Resort in Asia with Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort in 5th place, El Nido Resort – Pangulasian Island (8th), and Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, Cebu (20th).