Boracay has bounced back from its six-month closure to see its White Beach listed among the top ten in Asia.
The White Beach of Boracay was rated ninth in TripAdvisor’s 2019 Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Beaches in Asia.
“Boracay’s most popular beach is famous for its amazing sunsets and its white sand that stays cool in hot weather,” the travel website said.
“White Beach lies on the western side of Boracay, extending five kilometres with powdery sand and clear turquoise waters. Due to rehabilitation works, water activities are temporarily suspended and drinking and smoking are no longer allowed.
“However, recent visitors lauded these efforts as it has resulted in a “paradise reborn”, preserving the natural beauty of the beach and preventing overcrowding.”
El Nido’s Nacpan Beach and Las Cabanas Beach ranked 13th and 22nd in the list, with Yapak Beach (Puka Shell Beach) of Boracay landing the 25th spot.
Previously, before the six-month “environmental rehabilitation”, White Beach was ranked second in the 2018 TripAdvisor list.
Landing on the top place on the list is Radnagar Beach in Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar, India.
The other beaches on the top 10 are: Kelingking Beach in Nusa Penida, Bali; Nai Harn Beach in Rawai, Phuket, Thailand, Agonda Beach in Agonda, Goa, India; Bentota Beach in Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka; PhraNang Cave Beach in Ao Nang, Krabi Province, Thailand; Varca Beach in Varca, Goa, India; Karon Beach in Karon, Phuket, Thailand and Ngapali Beach in Ngapali, Rakhine State, Myanmar.
Meanwhile, TripAdvisors Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Beaches worldwide are:
1. Baia do Sancho – Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
2. Varadero Beach – Varadero, Cuba
3. Eagle Beach – Palm – Eagle Beach, Aruba
4. La Concha Beach – San Sebastian – Donostia, Spain
5. Grace Bay Beach – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
6. Clearwater Beach – Clearwater, Florida
7. Spiaggia dei Conigli – Sicily, Italy
8. Seven Mile Beach – Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands
9. Playa Norte – Isla Mujeres, Mexico
10. Seven Mile Beach – Negril, Jamaica
TripAdvisor’s ranking of beaches was determined by the quality and quantity of reviews and rankings for beach destinations, restaurants, hotels, and attractions on the islands, and the traveler booking interest.
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