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Palawan Has Been Voted As The Best Island In The World And We Can Totally Understand Why

29/10/2014 12:23 GMT | Updated 29/10/2014 12:59 GMT
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Introducing Palawan, the greatest island that the world has to offer.

The gem in the Philippines' crown, Palawan is a beautiful island which is home to one of the new seven natural wonders of the world - Puerto Princesa Subterranean River - as well as endangered species including the Sunda tree squirrel and Calamian deer.

It's also known for epic sunsets.

Now, travel-lovers have voted it as the best island in the world as part of the Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards 2014. We totally see the appeal.

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For those feeling the urge to book a break to Palawan, we've put together some pointers for visiting the tiny island:

:: Hop on a boat to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, an underground river which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site.

:: Hike up Ugong Rock.

:: Spot endangered wildlife at the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary.

:: Bask in the Maquinit hot springs.

:: Scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of Tubbataha Reef and Coral Garden - they're regarded as some of the best diving sites in the world according to Trip Advisor.

:: Trek through the jungle via the Sabang Monkey trail.

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And if Palawan doesn't take your fancy then other islands which made the top three include Kiawah Island, South Carolina and Maui in Hawaii.

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