Boracay's White Beach voted among world's best

Posted at 02/28/13 3:53 PM

Boracay beachfront view

MANILA, Philippines – Once again, White Beach in the tourist favorite Boracay Island in Aklan was recognized as one of the best in the world.

White Beach, named such for its powder-fine white sand, ranked 24th in the “Best Beaches in the World” list by the travel website TripAdvisor.

It was described by users as “a stunningly beautiful white powder sand beach” and as having “crystal clear, warm water that you can laze in for days on end.”

White Beach is the only Philippine entry on the list, which was topped by Rabbit Beach in Lampedusa, Italy. Grace Bay in Providenciales ranked second, followed by Whitehaven Beach in Australia, Baia de Sancho in Brazil, and Flamenco Beach in Puerto Rico.

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In Asia, White Beach topped the “best beaches” list, followed by Agonda Beach in India and Railay Beach in Thailand. Other Philippine entries include the Secret Lagoon Beach in El Nido, which ranked ninth; and Yapak Beach in Boracay, which landed in 10th place.

These lists of best beaches are included in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2013 awards, which were “chosen by millions of travelers.” Other categories include best hotels and best hotels for romance.

Last year, users of TripAdvisor voted Boracay as the second best beach destination in the world.