|White Beach in Boracay island. File photo|
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Philippines’ very own Boracay island continues to be recognized as among the world’s best as it recently beat Ibiza in Spain and South Beach in Miami in a list of top party beaches.
The Huffington Post featured online travel advisor Cheapflights.com’s list of “Top 10 party beaches around the world,” letting its readers rank the destinations on a scale of one to five stars, with five being the highest.
As of Tuesday night, Boracay ranked third, getting an average of five stars. Ibiza and South Beach are in seventh and eighth place, respectively.
Topping the list is Psarou Beach in Mykonos island in Greece, which was described as a “pretty well-kept secret.”
Cheapflights.com said of Boracay's White Beach: “This beach at Boracay used to be so notorious for wild behavior that its visitors were sworn to secrecy – to keep this gem a private pleasure. Word got out eventually (of course), but the party scene hasn’t been dialed back a single bit.
“When night falls, this incredible beach comes to life. There are amazing fire dance shows and fireworks, live bands and parties that last from dusk until dawn. There’s a great variety of clubs and bars along the beach, so no matter what kind of music you’re interested in, you’ll find a great place to hang out where the dance floor is never empty.”
Other beaches that made it to Cheapflights.com’s list include Zrce Beach in Croatia, Palolem Beach in India, Haad Rin Beach in Thailand, Nissi Beach in Cyprus, Gordon Beach in Israel and Kuta Beach in Indonesia.
Early this year, Boracay was named the world’s best island getaway by Travel +Leisure, an international travel magazine. The list of top ten island destinations was based on a survey of the magazine’s readers.