International travel magazine Travel+Leisure recognizes Boracay anew and ranks it as the 5th in its World’s Romantic Islands list for its February 2013 issue.
The magazine says that Boracay is keep par with better-known Asian destinations such as Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand. It cites the islands powdery sand that could be just be the softest in the world.
Travel+Leisure recommends the short tuk-tuk ride from the southern end of White Beach, Mandala Spa and Villas which feels like a true retreat. The daily yoga classes and massages which are included in the room rates adds to the attraction of this place.
The complete list of World’s Romantic Islands are:
- Bora-Bora, French Polynesia
- Capri, Italy
- Santorini, Greece
- Kauai, Hawaii
- Boracay, Philippines
- Vieques, Puerto Rico
- Grenadines, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- Lanai, Hawaii
- Huahine, French Polynesia
- Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
- Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- St. Bart’s, French West Indies
- The Big Island, Hawaii
- St. John, American Virgin Islands
- Harbour Island, Bahamas
- Vancouver Island, British Columbia
- Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
- Mykonos, Cyclades, Greece
- St. Lucia
- Kiawah Island, SC
- Florida Keys
- Turks and Caicos
- Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
Last year, the magazine also lists Boracay as 2012 World’s Best Island as determined by reader’s votes. The island is loved by readers because of the low-cost, but world class hotels. This makes it a perfect getaway for couples who want budget, but romantic honeymoon.
Early this year, the magazine also listed the Philippines as one of the Hottest Travel Destinations of 2013.
Boracay was also named as the Top Destination for Relaxation and ranked 3rd in the Top Destinations for Nightlife chosen by users of Agoda.com, a travel booking site.
With these recognition received, Philippines really proves to be one of the most romantic destinations. In fact, a daily newspaper in China, Shanghai Morning Post, names the country as “Most Romantic Destination” based on a consumer’s survey.
Truly, popping out that question and honeymooning is more fun (or romantic in that sense) in the Philippines as depicted by the newest TVC of the Department of Tourism.