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Siargao in the Philippines has been voted the best island in the world

Aerial view of beautiful tropical island with white sand beach. Seascape: Ocean and beautiful beach paradise. Guyam island, Siargao, Philippines. ; Shutterstock ID 1303445515; Purchase Order: -
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If you’re planning a getaway, you might want to head to Siargao in the Philippines. Why? Because it’s just been voted the best island in the world by Conde Nast Traveler readers. And if you’re going abroad, you might as well go to the best possible place. We can see why Siargao is so popular. Just a quick look at photos reveals gorgeous white sand beaches and peaceful forests with a remote, untouched feel. The island has a population of 200,000 and isn’t overrun with tourists, making it a paradise for anyone keen for a genuine escape. That does mean it can be a little tricky to get to. Doesn’t it look dreamy? (Picture: Shutterstock) Siargao doesn’t have an international airport, so to visit you’d need to go to Manila, Singapore, Seoul, or Hong Kong, then get a little propeller plane flight which takes around two hours. You can find reasonably priced flights, but prepare for a full day and night of travel. That’s all worth it, though. As well as being absolutely stunning, the island is perfect for anyone who loves to surf. Siargao is known as the surfing capital of the Philippines, with 15 spots that are dreamy for catching a wave. There are plenty of surfing schools and places to rent boards so newbies can join in, too, and the crystal clear water also provides the perfect place to try paddle boarding or snorkeling. Siargao is known as the surfing capital of the Philippines (Picture: Getty) If you don’t fancy doing any water sports, you can just hike through the woodlands, laze on one of the many beaches, or snap pics by the rock pools at Magpupungko.

Aerial view of beautiful tropical island with white sand beach. Seascape: Ocean and beautiful beach paradise. Guyam island, Siargao, Philippines. ; Shutterstock ID 1303445515; Purchase Order: -


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