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Stunning: Palawan Island in the Philippines has been named the top island in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice AwardsStunning: Palawan Island in the Philippines has been named the top island in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been named one of the world’s best natural wonders

Best in the world: The idyllic island of Palawan claimed top spot based on over 76, 000 votes

Undersea adventures: Palawan is home to some of the best locations for snorkelling and diving

TOP 10 ISLANDS IN THE WORLD

  1. Palawan Island, Philippines
  2. Kiawah Island, South Carolina
  3. Maui, Hawaii
  4. Kauai, Hawaii
  5. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
  6. Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, Australia
  7. Santorini and Cyclades, Greece
  8. St. John, US Virgin Islands
  9. Kangaroo Island, Australia
  10. Big Island, Hawaii

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has been named one of the world’s best natural wondersAt nearly five miles in length, Puerto Princesa is the longest underground river in Asia and the second longest in the world.

Visitors on guided boat tours travel through a subterranean cave system featuring large chambers, stalactites and stalagmites.

Home to amazing locations for snorkelling and diving, Palawan province has a second Unesco World Heritage Site that is popular spot for undersea adventurers – Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park.

Best in the world: The idyllic island of Palawan claimed top spot based on over 76,000 votesPalawan's beauty and thrilling outdoor or undersea adventures are no secret to the world.

It was once named of the best islands in the world by National Geographic Traveler.

Getting there isn't too difficult by air - the average flight lasts around 75 minutes - but a ride on a ferry boat takes around 24 hours.

The island is known as the Philippines' 'last frontier' because it is part of the far western Palawan province, with its southern tip just north of Malaysia.

Breath-taking: Tourists walk on a beach as a rainbow forms in the background

At nearly five miles in length, Puerto Princesa is the longest underground river in Asia and the second longest in the world

Palawan edged some of the most popular destinations in the world to claim top spot on the list of the world's 30 best islands

Rugged beauty: Palawan is a popular base for island-hopping tourists

Tourists can reach Palawan by plane or ferry with flights from Manila lasting just 75 minutes

Kiawah Island, South Carolina, came in second, followed by the islands of Maui and Kauai in Hawaii. Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique rounded out the top five.

Sixth through tenth were Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands in Australia, Santorini and Cyclades in Greece, St. John in the US Virgin Islands, Kangaroo Island in Australia, and Big Island in Hawaii.

Undersea adventures: Palawan is home to some of the best locations for snorkelling and diving Breath-taking: Tourists walk on a beach as a rainbow forms in the background At nearly five miles in length, Puerto Princesa is the longest underground river in Asia and the second longest in the world Palawan edged some of the most popular destinations in the world to claim top spot on the list of the world's 30 best islands
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