MANILA-- Two Philippine islands were named among the best in the world by the 2018 poll of New York-based Travel+Leisure magazine.

Travel+Leisure conducted its annual World’s Best Awards survey, where its readers share insight on best travel experiences around the globe, from top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas and airlines.

Their 15 Best Islands in the World for 2018 listed Cebu as 8th with a score of 89.10 and Palawan as 6th with 90.04.

Palawan in 2013 and 2017 scored the top spot among the 15 contenders.

Last year, Travel+Leisure noted that Palawan was even hailed as "single most beautiful place on Earth," with its hospitable locals, world-class scuba diving spots and unspoiled beaches.

Cebu, a regular lister, also ranked 6th in the 2018 Asia's Best Islands conducted by the same magazine.

Replacing Palawan's spot was Java, Indonesia which scored 95.28 points. Java made its first appearance on the list this year. (PNA)