Luxury awards name Phu Quoc among Asia's best islands

By Phong Ngo   July 2, 2024 | 05:46 pm PT
Luxury awards name Phu Quoc among Asia's best islands
Tourists at a beach in Phu Quoc in 2023. Photo by Truong Phu Quoc
The global travel magazine Travel + Leisure's Luxury Awards have listed the best islands in Asia-Pacific, with Vietnam's Phu Quoc among the top 10.

Three of the top ten islands were in Thailand, whose Koh Samui won the title of Best Island in Asia-Pacific 2024.

Last year’s winner, Bali in Indonesia, came in second.

Palawan and Boracay in the Philippines were ranked third and fourth respectively.

Phuket continued its ranking in the top 5 from last year, highlighting Thailand's prominence on the annual listings two years in a row.

Phu Quoc of Vietnam was listed 10th among the best islands in Asia-Pacific, dropping from its 8th place in 2023, which is now held by Penang, Malaysia.

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, Vietnam’s largest island is known for its pristine beaches and luxurious resorts.

In a notable development for 2024, four resorts from Phu Quoc were listed among the Best Beach Island Resorts in Vietnam, up from two last year.

This includes the Regent Phu Quoc and JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, which were recognized both years.

New additions to the list were La Veranda Resort Phu Quoc - MGallery and InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort.

Below are the full lists of winning islands.

1. Koh Samui, Thailand

2. Bali, Indonesia

3. Palawan, Philippines

4. Boracay, Philippines

5. Phuket, Thailand

6. Sri Lanka

7. Sumba, Indonesia

8. Penang, Malaysia

9. Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

10. Phu Quoc, Vietnam

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