Boracay Island among Asia’s 2017 Top 10 islands – TripAdvisor

Boy Ryan B. Zabal

This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

Boracay Island among Asia’s 2017 Top 10 islands – TripAdvisor
The popular Philippine beach ranks 7th on TripAdvisor's list

BORACAY, Philippines – TripAdvisor picked Boracay Island among Asia’s Top 10 islands. The island resort ranked 7th in the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

TripAdvisor described the 4.5-mile-long Boracay as “small enough to navigate by rented bicycle or motorbike. But don’t let its small size fool you – you’ll have several excellent beaches to choose from. Yapak Beach is known for beautiful white shells; White Beach has picture-perfect sunsets; and Balinghai Beach is a secluded spot, perfect for honeymooners.”

“As long as you visit during dry season, you’ll agree this is one of the best beach destinations in the world,” TripAdvisor added.

LOVELY SUNSETS. This is among the thrills offered by Boracay. File photo by Louie Lapat/Rappler

Bali, Indonesia held the top spot, while Thailand’s largest island Phuket came in second. Ko Samul off the east coast of Surat Thani province in Thailand took the 3rd spot, Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand got 4th place, and Lombok in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia was ranked 5th.

Gili Trawangan in Gili Islands, Indonesia came ahead in 6th place, while Langkawi in Malaysia took the 8th spot. Havelock Island in Andaman and Nicobar Islands placed 9th, and Taketomicho Iriomote-Jima in Yaeyama-gun, Japan landed in the 10th spot.

Six hotels in Boracay Island were also among the Top 25 hotels in the country. The hotels were Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort and Spa (5th), Discovery Shores Boracay (7th), Villa Caemilla Beach Boutique Hotel (9th), The District Boracay (13th), Monaco Suites de Boracay (20th), and The Lind Boracay (24th).

Argonauta Boracay took the third spot in the country’s Top 25 small hotels. Mandala Spa and Resort Villas came in 9th place, while 7Stones Boracay Suites was ranked 19th.

SEA AND SAND. Stretches of white sand await tourists in Boracay. File photo by Louie Lapat/Rappler

The best islands, restaurants, hotels, museums, all-inclusive resorts, landmarks, destinations on the rise, and attractions were chosen based on the cumulative quality of reviews of facilities over the 12-month period.

The winners were announced by TripAdvisor on March 21.

In 2016, the Department of Tourism had targeted 1.7 million tourist arrivals in the island. And only last January, some candidates of the Miss Universe beauty pageant visited the famous Boracay beaches. –

Excited to go island hopping around Asia? Check out our coupons for the best deals on hotels and travel.

Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI

How does this make you feel?

Download the Rappler App!