Pamalican Island has been ranked first in the Top Ten Beaches in the World list of Suitcase magazine.
Pamalican, home to top world-class luxury beach resort Amanpulo, outranked the best beaches in Hawaii, Polynesia, Thailand, Brazil, Panama, India, Miami, British Virgin Islands, and Swansea.
Suitcase contributor Jaime Rose described the Philippine destination: “Beaches don’t come any more perfect than those on the Pamalican in the Philippines. A private island housing the exclusive Amanpulo hotel, the pristine beach shines like a halo as you land on the island via private plane.”
“With each villa leading lazily down to its own stretch of beach, privacy and exclusivity allow you to enjoy this slice of paradise with super luxury trimmings.”
Suitcase, a multimedia travel magazine that is re-imagining travel, recommends Pamalican and the listed beaches: “As much as we love cultural city break or adrenaline-filled adventure, there’s no denying that a simple image of a sweeping white-sand beach can render us weak at the knees.
It’s as if it calls out to a primordial instinct within our travelling souls, beckoning us to be beside the sea once more.”
“Life’s a beach… Read this, then book that flight.”
Pamalican Island is found in the Cuyo Islands in the Sulu Sea, between Palawan and Panay, in the north part of the Palawan Province of the Philippines. The island is set in the middle of a 7-square-kilometre coral reef.