Boracay named best beach in Asia

Boracay was named as the best beach in Asia yesterday by the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor in its 2015 Traveler’s Choice Awards. Two other beaches in the Philippines also were named in Traveler’s Choice Awards top 25 beaches in the world.  They are Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) also in Boracay, Aklan ranking fifth, and the Secret Lagoon Beach in El Nido, Palawan ranking 16th. Boracay’s White Beach received the top rank for its “calm, warm waters, gently sloping sand,” which the site described as “very relaxing” and “possibly the most beautiful beach in Asia.” The site also noted that the best time to go to Boracay, which has also been dubbed as Asia’s 24/7 Island, was during peak season on the months December to May. TRAVELERS’ REVIEWS The Department of Tourism (DOT) on its official Facebook and Instagram accounts welcomed the country’s newest achievement. “What makes this recognition significant is because the list of award-winning beaches is determined based on the quantity and quality of millions of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period,” the DOT said. “Summer in the Philippines is coming fast and make sure Boracay is in your bucket list,” it added. (PNA) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Top 25 beaches

The full list of ‘best beaches in Asia’ are as follows:

1. White Beach in Boracay, Aklan 2. Radhanagar Beach in Havelock  Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands 3. Nai Harn Beach in Rawaii, Thailand 4. Ngapali Beach in Ngapali, Myanmar 5. Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) in Boracay, Aklan 6. Agonda Beach in Agonda, India 7. Railay Beach in Railay Beach, Thailand 8. Kata Noi Beach in Karon, Thailand 9. Phra Nang Beach in Ao Nang, Thailand 10. Otres Beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia 11. Palolem Beach in Canacona, India 12. Varkala Beach in Varkala, India 13. Nusa Dua Beach in Nusa Dua, Indonesia 14. Mandrem Beach in Mandrem, India 15. Yonaha Maehama Beach in Miyakojima, Japan 16. Secret Lagoon Beach in El Nido,Palawan 17. Cavelossim Beach in Cavelossim,India 18. Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An, Vietnam 19. Sunrise Beach in Ko Lipe, Satun Province 20. Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea 21. Thong Nai Pan Noi in Ko Phangan, Surat Thani Province 22. Dhanushkodi Beach in Rameswaram, India 23. Yalong Bay in Sanya, China 24. Nishihama Beach in Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun 25. Benaulim Beach in Benaulim, India.