The winners of the 2017 GOLD LIST award were announced by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler and Philippines’ very own El Nido Resort’s Pangulasian Island delightfully won the title “Our Favorite Beach Resorts in the World.”
Hotels and resorts all around the world are visited once, maybe twice (or more) by The Condé Nast’s editors and contributors who do so to bring recognition.
Pilar Guzman mentions in her editor’s letter, “This year’s Gold list is a collective love letter to all of those hotels and resorts around the world that set the standard for a life “well-lived,” “So while these stays are meant to take you out of the familiar, they nonetheless serve as the gold standard for how we should treat one another and ourselves – even when we are the ones making the beds.”
What is Condé Nast Traveler?
Condé Nast Traveler is the world’s bible, muse, travel guide, serving as an inspiration to explore the world among us. The magazine is the most trusted voice and celebrated name in travel holding 6 National Magazine Award wins and 26 nominations in its 28 years of existence. 3 Webby awards were handed to Advertising Age, Pilar Guzman in 2015, who also achieved the title Editor of the Year in 2014.
El Nido Resorts’ Pangulasian Island
Pangulasian Island isn’t just about it’s beauty in it’s crystal clear ocean and untouched beach against a backdrop of tropical forest, but also it’s well known breathtaking view of the sunrise and sunset. This is where the island get’s it’s name “Island of the Sun”.
The tropical wonderland has a total of 42 villas that will guarantee luxurious amenities and impeccable service which blends the up-to-date Filipino cutting-edge ‘green’ design.
Condé Nast has also included Pangulasian Island in last year’s Gold List for their “Favorite Beach Resorts in the World”, this year counted as the second consecutive year the Island had received the title. Pangulasian Island, the only island resort in the Philippines awarded was also dubbed as one of the top resorts in Asia in the recently concluded Reader’s Choice Awards.
The choice awards had over 300,000 travelers and dedicated readers that took part in submitting thousands of ratings to create the list of favorites.
The highly anticipated list acknowledges the “Best in the World” which is also a well known recognition of excellence in the travel industry.