In the recent times, Travellers has voted unfamiliar island Palawan as the most exotic on earth. The stunning island that charms crystal clear waters, unbelievable beaches and one of the newest natural wonders of the world has been named the best in the world by readers of a leading travel magazine.9

Though the peaceful island of Palawan is claimed top spot based on over 76,000 votes in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards for 2014. The big thanks to its latest claim to fame “Puerto Princesa Subterranean” River a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been named one of the world’s best natural wonders. It is approximately 5 miles in length and the longest underground river in Asia and the second longest in the world.28

Tourist on guided boat tours travel through a subterranean cave system featuring big chambers, stalactites and stalagmites. The beautiful tranquil place is home to astonishing locations for snorkeling and diving, Palawan province has a 2nd Unesco World Heritage Site that is widespread spot for undersea adventurers Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park.7

However Palawan’s beauty and thrilling outdoor or undersea adventures are no secret to the world. Even it was once named of the best islands in the world by National Geographic Traveler. Well, to getting there isn’t too problematic by air and the average flight lasts around 75 minutes but a ride on a ferry boat takes around 24 hours. This gorgeous island is recognized as the Philippines’ “last frontier” because it is part of the far western Palawan province, with its southern tip just north of Malaysia.6

Well, Palawan Island edged some of the most popular destinations in the world in this year’s Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Kiawah Island, South Carolina, came in second, followed by the islands of Maui and Kauai in Hawaii. Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique rounded out the top five, and on sixth through tenth were Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands in Australia, Santorini and Cyclades in Greece, St. John in the US Virgin Islands, Kangaroo Island in Australia, and Big Island in Hawaii. Amazingly none of the UK’s islands managed to crack the top 30. 5 3 2 1 11

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