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No. 4 Boracay, Philippines

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Now that
even tiny islands such as Koh Samui are becoming mainstream, Boracay, in the
Philippines, may be one of the last little-known Asian beach getaways. The
sandy-shored speck is accessible via a hour-long flight from Manila to
Caticlan, followed by a 10-minute ferry ride. Go now, before the crowds arrive.
Already a growing number of travelers are lured by five-star properties, from
the Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa to Discovery Shores. As proof of its
rising profile, 2011 is the first year Boracay has ranked in the World’s Best Awards.

World's Best Islands 2011

No. 4 Boracay, Philippines

Now that
even tiny islands such as Koh Samui are becoming mainstream, Boracay, in the
Philippines, may be one of the last little-known Asian beach getaways. The
sandy-shored speck is accessible via a hour-long flight from Manila to
Caticlan, followed by a 10-minute ferry ride. Go now, before the crowds arrive.
Already a growing number of travelers are lured by five-star properties, from
the Shangri-La Boracay Resort & Spa to Discovery Shores. As proof of its
rising profile, 2011 is the first year Boracay has ranked in the World’s Best Awards.

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World's Best Islands 2011

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