Cebu Is Again Ranked Among The World's Best Islands
After being crowned one of the world's finest islands, Cebu is again in the international spotlight.
Cebu, along with the islands of Boracay and Palawan, made New York-based magazine Travel+Leisure's list of the World's Best Islands.
Next to French Polynesia's Moorea, Travel+Leisure placed Cebu sixteenth among the world's top 25 islands.
The publication awarded Cebu a score of 90.12.
Two more Philippine destinations made Travel+Leisure's list of the world's top islands. The islands of Boracay and Palawan are shown here.
Boracay Island in Aklan scored ninth with a score of 90.89, while Palawan ranked eleventh with a score of 90.81.
“Readers rated islands according to their activities and sights, natural attractions and beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value,” the magazine said.
Travel+Leisure claimed that for the 2022 World's Best Island Awards, readers desired more than the islands' beautiful coasts, beaches, and seawaters.
“All are evidence that we are not only enthusiastically exploring again but re-examining what an ideal island experience might entail,” they added.
Ischia Island in Italy topped the list.
This is not the first time that Cebu has been recognized as one of the best islands in the world.
Multiple prominent periodicals and travel authority websites, such as Condé Nast Traveler (CNT) and Big 7 Travel, have also honored the island province.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) applauded Travel+Leisure's World's Best Awards for including some of the country's biggest tourist attractions.
“The Philippines is truly blessed with the unrivaled beauty of our natural resources coupled with the warmth and endless talent of the Filipinos manifested in this citation of Travel + Leisure that included our Cebu, Palawan, and Boracay in their prestigious list,” Tourism Sec. Christina Frasco was quoted as saying.