Boracay Named Best Asian Beach for 2013

With its glistening white, powdery sand, the Philippines’ Boracay Island has been named best beach in Asia for 2013.

Participants in a poll on popular online travel guide TripAdvisor described Boracay as “a stunningly beautiful white powder sand beach (with)
crystal clear, warm water that you can laze on for days on end.”

The Department of Tourism (DOT) yesterday reported that Boracay captured the No. 1 spot in the “Best Beaches in Asia 2013” survey conducted by TripAdvisor. It was the third time that Boracay was voted No. 1 on the website.

TripAdvisor holds regular polls of favorite destinations and properties through its Travelers’ Choice Awards.

boracayApart from Boracay, two other destinations in the Philippines – the Secret Lagoon of El Nido, Palawan and Boracay’s Yapak Beach – made it to the list of 25 great beaches in Asia.

The Secret Lagoon ranked No. 9 for its wonderful view while Yapak Beach was at No. 10 for its big waves, according to the DOT.

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