Every year, Travel + Leisure releases a ranking of hotels, cities, cruise ship lines, islands, and other travel categories, dubbing a select few the “world’s best”
This year, the 22nd annual awards list revealed that Palawan in the Philippines is the top island in the world for 2017.
The ranking is based on the results of a reader survey, in which participants rate their travel experiences.
This year, the list includes three islands in the US, (Hilton Head, South Carolina, and Maui and Kauai, Hawaii) and two in the Philippines (Palawan and Boracay).
Keep reading to see the 10 best islands in the world, according to travelers.
The travel publication polled over 300,000 readers to find the best islands in the world, outside of the US.
It may be time to start planning your trip to the Philippines as the top two islands in the world — Boracay and Palawan — are in the Southeast Asian island country.
Sprawling beaches, rolling waves and untouched pockets of wilderness are all credentials to be included among the best islands in the world.
According to experts and U.S. News readers, the islands listed here boast a little something that keeps travelers enchanted.
Consider which islands you favor, cast your vote below and help us rank next year’s best coastal locales.