The picturesque island of Palawan in The Philippines has been named the best island in the world. Take a look at this tourism video and make up your own mind.

While we’re all sat here wondering when the next time we’ll be able to head to the sunshine on holiday will be, it might be nice to take in some pictures of this idyllic island getaway in South Asia, if only for a piece of pure escapism.

Palawan was declared the best island in the world to visit by readers of Travel + Leisure as part of their ‘World’s Best Awards 2020’.


It’s not the first time the island has taken this crown, and it probably won’t be the last either. The readers took into account the scenery, activities, beaches, food, attractions, and general friendliness, and Palawan has come out on top.

Palawan is an island that is 270 miles long and just 25 miles wide, so large enough to get lost in, but small enough to feel like you can see most of it comfortably.

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