Palawan Island in the Philippines has been crowned the Best In The World by travellers
It’s the third year in a row the remote island, surrounded by 1,800 small islets and famed for its white beaches, stunning views and crystal clear water, was given the crown.
Palawan, the largest and most sparsely populated island in the Philippines, has shipwrecks and reefs which make it perfect for scuba diving and snorkelling.
Emerald green jungle-filled mountains appear to rise from the turquoise waters and secluded beaches make it a perfectly romantic paradise.
Palawan is also home to a five-mile-long underground river, considered one of the world’s wonders of nature, and visitors can get a boat through its limestone caverns.
Aside from boat, one of the preferred modes of transport on the island is by motor-run tricycle.
Voted Best Island in 2013 and 2016, Palawan first rose to prominence after it was featured in The Bourne Legacy, The Beach and James Bond’s The World Is Not Enough.
This island is called the “Last ecological frontier” in the Philippines, because of its commitment to protecting the amazing wildlife and natural beauty of the island. In fact, Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park is located here, as well as the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River. These are two of the most important ecological sites according to UNESCO World Heritage, and is a prime reason why so many tourists love to come here.