Boracay is 2015 Traveller’s Choice Awards’ best beach in Asia

By , on February 25, 2015


Boracay Island. Photo by Angelo Juan Ramos.
Boracay Island. Photo by Angelo Juan Ramos.

MANILA — Never failing to impress tourists for its picture-perfect view, Boracay on Tuesday was named as the best beach in Asia by the world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor in its 2015 Traveller’s Choice Awards.

Boracay’s White Beach to be specific, received the top rank for its “calm, warm waters, gently sloping sand,” which the site described as “very relaxing” and “possibly the most beautiful beach in Asia.”

The site also noted that the best time to go to Boracay, which has also been dubbed as Asia’s 24/7 Island, was during peak season on the months December to May.

Also making it to the list of best beaches were the Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) also in Boracay, Aklan ranking fifth and the Secret Lagoon Beach in El Nido, Palawan ranking 16th.

The Department of Tourism (DOT) on its official Facebook and Instagram accounts, meanwhile, welcomed the country’s newest achievement.

“What makes this recognition significant is because the list of award-winning beaches is determined based on the quantity and quality of millions of traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor, gathered over a 12-month period,” the DOT said.

“Summer in the Philippines is coming fast and make sure Boracay is in your bucket list,” it added.

The full list of ‘best beaches in Asia’ are as follows:

1. White Beach in Boracay, Aklan

2. Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

3. Nai Harn Beach in Rawaii, Thailand

4. Ngapali Beach in Ngapali, Myanmar

5. Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) in Boracay, Aklan

6. Agonda Beach in Agonda, India

7. Railay Beach in Railay Beach, Thailand

8. Kata Noi Beach in Karon, Thailand

9. Phra Nang Beach in Ao Nang, Thailand

10. Otres Beach in Sihanoukville, Cambodia

11. Palolem Beach in Canacona, India

12. Varkala Beach in Varkala, India

13. Nusa Dua Beach in Nusa Dua, Indonesia

14. Mandrem Beach in Mandrem, India

15. Yonaha Maehama Beach in Miyakojima, Japan

16. Secret Lagoon Beach in El Nido, Palawan

17. Cavelossim Beach in Cavelossim, India

18. Cua Dai Beach in Hoi An, Vietnam

19. Sunrise Beach in Ko Lipe, Satun Province

20. Haeundae Beach in Busan, South Korea

21. Thong Nai Pan Noi in Ko Phangan, Surat Thani Province

22. Dhanushkodi Beach in Rameswaram, India

23. Yalong Bay in Sanya, China

24. Nishihama Beach in Hateruma-jima Taketomi-cho, Yaeyama-gun

25. Benaulim Beach in Benaulim, India.