The Philippines is truly the home of the beautiful – from beauty queens who have won numerous pageants to breathtaking islands that have caught the eye of international travel award-giving bodies from all over the world.   Condé Nast Traveler one of the world’s most read travel magazines once again voted Boracay Island as the Best Island in the World of 2016.

“The aptly named White Beach is Boracay’s main draw, with powdery white sand and shallow azure water ideal for swimming and snorkeling,”

“This itty-bitty island (10-square mile) in the Western Philippines is as close to the tropical idyll as you’ll find in Southeast Asia, with gentle coastlines and transporting sunsets. Add in a thriving nightlife scene, and you have one of the top tourist spots in the region,” Condé Nast Traveler wrote.

Boracay has always been on the list for the past 2 years, but has now bested all the other world-famous islands to take the top spot.
Aside from Boracay, two other Philippine islands made it to the Condé Nast’s Top 20 Best Islands in the World list. Palawan ranked second while Cebu landed to the fifth spot in the list.  This is the third time that one of the Philippines 1,107 islands topped the World ‘s Best Island list by Condé Nast readers. Palawan was named the world’s best in 2013 and 2015 (source Philippine Star).

Here’s our ode to Boracay.

Shot using a DJI Phantom 3 Professional Drone

Music: August Storm by Rambunctious X

Model: Janelle Olafson

Special Thanks to Discovery Shores Boracay