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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Boracay Islands Named One of the Best Islands In The World; Bangkok The Best City In The World




       The influential and respected US travel magazine Travel + Leisure named Boracay Island in Malay town in the province of Aklan in the Philippines as one of the best islands in the world ranked number four just three notches behind Santorini, Greece as the best island in the world. On the other hand, Bangkok, Thailand was named as the best city in the world which they won for the second consecutive year. Announced as part of its World's Best 2011 Awards issue to be published on July 22, the prestigious title was awarded based on the thousands of votes of Travel + Leisure readers who voted for cities, islands, hotels and cruises around the world. Read the full rankings at http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/


The Top 10 Best Cities

                                                  Score
1 Bangkok                                  90.49
2 Florence                                  89.92
3 Rome                                      88.45
4 New York City                        88.40
5 Istanbul                                   88.18
6 Cape Town                              88.06
7 Siem Reap, Cambodia              87.90
8 Sydney                                    87.84
9 Barcelona                                87.83
10 Paris                                      87.78


The Top 10 Best Islands

1 Santorini, Greece                              90.61
2 Bali                                                  90.45
3 Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia       89.90
4 Boracay, Philippines                         89.83 Debut
5 Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia 89.68
6 Sicily, Italy                                       89.51
7 Big Island, Hawaii                            89.11
8 Kauai                                              88.99
9 Maui                                               88.59
10 Galápagos                                      88.22


The Top 10 Best Hotels

1 Singita Grumeti Reserves (Sasakwa Lodge, Sabora Tented Camp, Faru Faru Lodge), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania   98.44
2 Singita Sabi Sand (Ebony Lodge, Boulders Lodge, Castleton Camp), Sabi Sand Wildtuin, South Africa                    97.95
3 Royal Malewane, Kruger Area, South Africa           97.88
4 ol Donyo Lodge, Kenya Game Parks                       97.71 Debut
5 Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India                              97.70
6 Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana                      97.10
7 Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai, Thailand 97.00
8 Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur, India                                       96.92
9 Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania                                                                       96.71
10 Serengeti Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania                                                                       96.50


The Top 10 Best Large Ship Cruise-Lines

1 Crystal Cruises                               92.45
2 Regent Seven Seas                         90.14
3 Oceania Cruises                             86.42
4 Disney Cruise Line                         85.70
5 Cunard Line                                   84.27
6 Azamara Club Cruises                    82.51
7 Celebrity Cruises                            81.92
8 Holland America Line                    81.29
9 Royal Caribbean International        80.28
10 Princess Cruises                          79.81


The Top 10 Best Family Hotels in U.S. & Canada

1 Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge, Orlando                 95.72
2 Sanderling Resort & Spa, Duck, North Carolina 94.44
3 Beaver Creek Lodge, Beaver Creek                           93.85
4 Eliot Hotel, Boston                                                    93.75
5 Four Seasons Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming            93.64
6 Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, Colorado 93.48
7 Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa, Jackson Hole       93.33
8 Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Orlando                          93.21
9 Sagamore Resort, Adirondacks, New York                93.10
10 Grand Wailea, Maui                                                93.09


The Top Ten Best Spas

1 Sofitel Queenstown Hotel and Spa, New Zealand 98.93 Debut
2 Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans                                 98.00 Debut
3 Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica                              97.67
4 Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, Rome 96.92 Debut
5 Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Pennsylvania       96.50 Debut
6 Couples Sans Souci, St. Mary, Jamaica              95.86
7 Discovery Shores, Boracay, Phillippines            95.63 Debut
8 Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok                             95.35
9 Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris                  95.33
10 St. Regis Hotel, Singapore                              95.23 Debut
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