Siargao, Surigao del Norte the surfing capital of the Philippines, continues to dominate international tourism polls as it was voted as one of the top islands in the world and best in Asia by the Condé Nast Traveller’s (CNT) Readers’ Choice Awards 2021. It topped the best islands in Asia category and garnered a rating of 97.77.

Two other destinations from the Philippines made it to list. The pristine archipelagic islands of Palawan came in 3rd and the world-famous beaches of Boracay ranked 8th this year.

Siargao has previously received other international recognitions such as Best Island in Asia in October 2018, and was also included in CNT’s best holiday destinations of 2020 and Time magazine’s World’s Greatest Places in 2021.