Boracay still among top 25 beaches in the world

AKLAN, Philippines – Despite the ecological crisis hounding the Philippines' world-famous tourist destination, Boracay's White Beach still managed to be among the world's top 25 beaches in TripAdvisor's 2018 Traveler's Choice Awards.

Among beaches in Asia, White Beach ranked second in the TripAdvisor Awards.

 

In 2017, TripAdvisor ranked Boracay's White Beach 24th among the world's best beaches. In the region, the entire Boracay Island was ranked 7th among Asia's islands in 2017, according to TripAdvisor.

"A huge, white beach with loads of things going on and a vast array of restaurants and bars at the back," the world's largest travel site described Boracay's White Beach. 

"Boracay beach is better than anywhere, nice sandy beaches and clean seas take you to heaven," another reviewer wrote.

Grace Bay in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, was the world's top beach acccording to the travel site, described as "turquoise waters, powdery snow-white sand and glorious year-round sunshine."

Here's the list of the other top beaches:

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier threatened to shut down the famous island in Malay, Aklan. A mission to save Boracay was set up by the environment department on February 22.

Meanwhile, the interior department proposed a 6-month state of calamity and two-month commercial shutdown to speed up the rehabilitation of thei.– Rappler.com

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