The Philippines’ Boracay Island made world-famous for its pristine and white sand Boracay Beach placed 1st (no 1) best overall in Asia according to Travel+ Leaisure’s World’s Best Awards 2012,
BORACAY named 2012 No.1 World’s Best Island, as featured on NBC’s Today Show… Boracay has been named as this year’s world’s best island getaway by an international travel magazine.
The magazine’s editor, Nilou Motamed, made the announcement Friday on the “Today” daily American morning television show that airs on NBC.
“The world’s best island, I confess to never having heard of it in the Philippines,” “Today” host Willie Geist.
“This is important, Boracay. It beat out Bali, number 2. It’s one of those islands you should know about if you’re interested in culture and value,” Motamed told Geist.
“Our readers love this, it’s not been on anyone’s radar. It’s in the Philippines. This is the place that you’re gonna get Hotels that you can stay for $50 a night.
The 2012 World’s Best Awards winners will be honored at a ceremony on July 19 that will be hosted by Novogrod and the magazine’s vice-president and publisher, Jean-Paul Kyrillos, at the newly opened Conrad New York.
Travel + Leisure’s top 10 island destinations in 2012, based on a survey of readers are:
Boracay, Philippines – 93.10
Bali – 90.41
Galápagos – 89.55
Maui – 89.53
Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia – 89.28
Santorini, Greece – 89.20
Kauai – 89.09
Big Island, Hawaii – 87.95
Sicily, Italy – 87.87
Vancouver Island, British Columbia – 87.48