Discovery Shores: One of the World’s Best Island Hotels

Discovery Shores, the country’s multi-awarded luxury resort makes the grade, and is listed at the Travel + Leisure Magazine’s coveted annual compendium of the 500 top-ranked hotels in the world. Ranked among the best in Asia, Discovery Shores debuts the World’s Best Awards, ranking Number 16, among the World’s Best Island Hotels for 2011.
Each year, Travel + Leisure (T+L) asks readers to vote on their favorite hotels around the globe, and this year, Discovery Shores brings honor to the country as the only Philippine property to be hailed in the exclusive list of the World’s Best Island Hotels.

For 15 years, T+L readers have cast their votes for the top hotels, destinations, airlines, cruises, outfitters, and transportation companies in the world. In 2010, their “new and improved” poll yielded a record number of votes, proof that T+L readers have an even more powerful voice as they determine the travel experiences that matter now.

The grueling process starts with a questionnaire developed by the editors of       Travel + Leisure, in association with ROI Research Inc., which was made available to T+L readers at from December 2009 to March 2010 and readers were invited to participate through T+L magazine and online at Respondents were screened by T+L and were asked to rate hotels on rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value, as well as optional characteristics (for business, for families).

The 2011 T+L 500 Awards announcement begins with the heading: “Don’t leave your next island getaway to chance; stay in one of T+L’s picks for the best island hotels.” The article gives crisp descriptions of each property, setting the mood of what to expect without giving the surprise away. Here’s what they said about Discovery Shores: “Imagine 88 rooms on a tiny island known for powder-white-sand beaches, where kids learn the Filipino versions of hopscotch and tag and climb up a bamboo pole in a popular local game known as palosebo. Yes, this is Discovery Shores, new to the T+L 500 in 2011. Is the Boracay’s White Beach truly the finest spot of sand in the world? Guests of this island hotel have the chance to find out.”  (Source:
In the 2010 T+L World’s Best Awards 2010 readers’ survey, Discovery Shores ranked among the Top 15 Resorts in Asia and ranked among the Top 10 Family Hotels and Cruises in Asia, respectively. The article, released in October 2010 advises travelers, “The results of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Survey are in—don’t travel with kids until you check out our list.”

Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City and is published by American Express Publishing Corporation. The company also publishes Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure Family, and Departures magazines. Specializing in leisure travel, it is known for its travel photography, and the World’s Best Awards, an annual reader survey rating destinations and travel providers, the annual T+L 500, a list of the world’s top 500 hotels, and America’s Favorite Cities.

Discovery Shores is a distinguished member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World – the very select collection of prime hotels and resorts, and is hailed as the pinnacle of first class customer service, offering their distinct Six Star service with a fully dedicated staff, unmatched by its competitors.


For inquiries and reservations, contact Discovery Shores Boracay at (+63 2) 720.8888 / (63 36) 288.4500 or visit or


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