Siargao Named Asia’s Best Island for 2021

Siargao landed this year’s best island in Asia

SIARGAO – The Surfing Capital of the Philippines has been named the best island in Asia for 2021.

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The island which originated from Visayan siargaw or saliargaw, a mangrove species that grows on the islands is situated 196 kilometers southeast of Tacloban.

The tear-drop-shaped island features white sand islets, pristine beaches, and other natural wonders.

Siargao Island is regularly rated as one of the top 10 surf sites in the world and it is the home of Cloud9, the name of the most famous wave in the Philippines.

This year, it landed as the best island according to the 34th Readers’ Choice Awards by US-based luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

Aside from Siargao, securing a spot- third and eighth places respectively, are Palawan and Boracay.

Last year, Palawan and Boracay have secured a spot in the “Most Beautiful Places in the World” based on the list of Big Seven Travel.

Palawan landed 8th place while Boracay earned the 18th spot.

Here are the Top 10 islands in Asia for 2021 based on Condé Nast Traveler:

  • Siargao, Philippines
  • Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia
  • Palawan, Philippines
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Koh Samui, Thailand
  • Boracay, Philippines
  • Phi Phi Islands, Thailand
  • Phuket, Thailand

It was in 2018 when it first topped the list of best islands in Asia. The following year, Boracay took over the top spot, and last year, Cebu ranked number one as the best island.

Condé Nast Traveler holds a survey every year where readers rate the world’s best islands, cities, countries, resorts, and more for its Readers’ Choice Awards.

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