Palawan execs pleased with new ‘best island’ award
The provincial government of Palawan said it welcomes the province’s selection by travel magazine Conde Nast Traveler as one of the world’s top island destinations.
Gil Acosta Jr., provincial information officer, said Palawan’s selection in the magazine’s proved once again its global popularity.
“Isa itong testamento na kahit hindi pa tayo 100 percent de- veloped lalo na sa infrastracture, talagang dinarayo pa rin tayo,” Acosta said Monday.
Topping this year’s poll was Siargao Island, followed by Boracay.
Acosta also lauded the selection of El Nido Resorts in Pangulasian Island, El Nido and Cuyo town’s Amanpulo Resort in the ranking for best resorts. El Nido Resort ranked 9th while Amanpulo Resort was 25th.
Conde Nast noted in its announcement that more than 429,000 magazine readers voted in this year’s poll.
“Masayang-masaya tayo sa naging resulta na muling naisama ang Palawan at ibang mga spots sa pinakamagandang lugar sa mundo,” Acosta added.
Conde Nast said Palawan was a “regular” on its list as world’s best islands for being home to the “otherworldly” Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the blue lagoon of Bacuit Bay in El Nido.
Palawan bested Langkawi in Malaysia, and Bali in Indonesia.
El Nido, Palawan (Photo credit:hl.travel.austronesia.net/ file photo)