MANILA – After its six-month closure last year, Boracay was once again named one of the best beaches in Asia.
In a list released by popular travel website TripAdvisor, Boracay’s White Beach ranked ninth among the top 25 beaches within the region.
The island’s Yapak Beach, more popularly known as Puka Shell Beach, also made it to the list at number 25.
Furthermore, El Nido’s Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach were also voted to be the 13th and 22nd top beaches in Asia, respectively.
After Boracay, the Department of Tourism, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and the Department of Interior and Local Government are eyeing El Nido as next in line for improvement.
“We take it that this TripAdvisor citation of Boracay and El Nido, is indicative of the positive reactions to the reforms and new policies being implemented in an effort to inculcate a culture of sustainable tourism,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said.
“This bodes well with our campaign of highlighting the people’s genuine testaments and reactions to our destinations,” she added.
Below is the complete list of TripAdvisor’s best beaches based on traveller reviews:
- Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida, Bali
- Nai Harn Beach, Nai Harn, Thailand
- Agonda Beach, Agonda, India
- Bentota Beach, Bentota, Sri Lanka
- PhraNang Cave Beach, Ao Nang, Thailand
- Varca Beach, Varca, India
- Karon Beach, Karon, Thailand
- White Beach, Boracay, Malay
- Ngapali Beach, Ngapali, Myanmar
- Cavelossim Beach, Cavelossim, India
- Kata Beach, Thailand
- Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Philippines
- Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
- Nusa Dua Beach, Nusa Dua, Indonesia
- Thong Nai Pan Noi, Ko Pha Ngan, Surat Thani Province
- An Bang Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam
- Benaulim Beach, Benaulim, India
- Passikudah Beach, Kalkudah, Sri Lanka
- Haeundae Beach, Busan, South Korea
- Pandawa Beach, Kuta, Indonesia
- Las Cabanas Beach, El Nido, Philippines
- Hikkaduwa Beach, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
- Selong Belanak Beach, Selong Belanak, Indonesia
- Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach), Boracay, Malay