#PinoyPride: World’s best islands you must visit
Two Philippine islands set off a barrage of national pride as they have recently been named world’s best islands for 2018 by a New York-based international magazine
The Philippines’ largest carrier Cebu Pacific is beaming with pride along with millions of Filipinos across the world as two of the Philippines’ finest islands, namely Palawan and Cebu, have placed in the list of New York-based international magazine Travel + Leisure’s “15 Best Islands in the World” for 2018.
The stunning island of Palawan has maintained its popularity among international tourists as a returning favorite on the list. It ranked 6th this year, with the score 90.4.
Cebu likewise retained its spot. It emerged on 8th , with a score 89.10, edging out other popular destinations in the world.
Every year, Travel + Leisure readers judge their top picks based on the activities, natural attraction, beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value of the islands.
Cebu Pacific is confident that this international recognition will draw arrivals not only of Filipinos from all over the world, but also foreign travelers who want to experience and discover the beauty of the Philippine islands.
Both international and local tourists can take advantage of budget-friendly, safe and the widest network of convenient flights that Cebu Pacific offers to catch a glimpse of the Philippines’ awe-inspiring destinations.
Palawan and Cebu are favorites among award-winning international travel magazines including Condé Nast Traveler. Home of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, one of the new seven wonders of nature, Palawan has clinched Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for consecutive years. Meanwhile, the magazine also touted Cebu for the richness of its surrounding waters and islands, describing it as a “more personal, with plenty of up-and-coming restaurants and shopping”.
Cebu Pacific has daily flights to Cebu and Palawan, through Puerto Princesa and Coron (Busuanga) from Manila.
Other must-visit destinations on your next flight to the Philippines
Cebu Pacific operates from seven hubs across the country. It has the widest network for convenient and affordable connectivity among the islands.
Aside from Palawan and Cebu, travelers may also take a dive into the Philippines’ other hidden gems .
Cebu Pacific rounds up some destinations in the Philippines worth adding to your travel bucket list!
1. Beautiful Batanes
Located at the northernmost of the Philippines, Batanes is another source of Filipino pride because of its tranquil and picturesque landscapes and laid-back way of life, a different vibe from the hustle and bustle of the city. Aside from the taste of truly Filipino hospitality, locals here are proud of their province’s virtually non-existent crime rate. In fact, numerous self-service stores and cafes are unmanned. This has recently been added to newest flights serviced by Cebu Pacific, when it topped the #CEBFlyMeTo campaign, a crowdsourcing campaign where over two million netizens voted for their top choice of the next Cebu Pacific destination.
2. Cloud 9 in Siargao
Looking to reach Cloud 9? It’s in Siargao, the most famous surfing spot in the country. Siargao is a surfer’s paradise, with consistently strong waves. Throughout the year, this destination in the southern part of the Philippines constantly attracts experienced and beginning surfersalike.
3. Bohol, a sight to behold
The world is not only enamored with Bohol for its tarsiers, the world’s tiniest primate endemic to the provinceand its famous Chocolate Hills. The province also boasts of white sand beaches and luxury resorts in Panglao.
4. The island of fire, Camiguin
This island has been many times compared to Hawaii’s Maui, but the exciting thing about Camiguin is that it remains relatively unspoiled., While Mt. Hibok-Hibok is its most famous peak, its other volcanos are worthy to climb because of the endless supply of jungle waterfalls, as well as hot and cold springs. An article on Buzzfeed Life in 2014 named Camiguin one of the most beautiful places to visit. Another thing that makes this jewel destination truly one of the best in the world is its mangoes, said to be one of the tastiest in the world.
There are more than 7,600 islands in the Philippines. This meansthere are also more than 7,000 ways and reasons to enjoy exploring the country’s world’s best paradise, especially onboard Cebu Pacific. To plan your trip, you may book your flights here.