20 Most Beautiful Islands in the World

Palawan, Philippines

Palawan, Philippines

Palawan is the largest province in the Philippines – a long, narrow island surrounded by a scattering of around’1,780 tiny islands and islets. In Palawan, you’ll find rocky coves, river canyons, virgin forests,’white beaches and a wide array of exotic wildlife.

Treat yourself to delicious local cuisine and local beers in Palawan. If you’re not a fan of crowds, Port Barton is a very quiet village where you’ll find beautiful, unspoiled beaches. You can also snorkel to see sea turtles and kayak to nearby islets you’ll have all to yourself.

Palawan is an important stop for migratory birds and shelter fifteen bird species found nowhere else. For nature lovers, Palawan really is paradise. Puerto Princesa Underground River is’a “must-see” in Sabang;’declared one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature in 2012.

Coron Bay is also a famous destination for divers where you can explore’over half a dozen sunken WWII ships. Experienced divers can explore’this vast, subterranean world with abandoned engine rooms, scattered personal effects, and bomb holes. Need another reason to visit Palawan? The Philippines are one the cheapest destinations to visit.


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