Bali’s enchanting beauty and vibrant culture have once again captured the hearts of travelers worldwide as it clinched the top spot as the best island in the DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2024. While the specifics of the award criteria remain undisclosed, Bali’s consistent ability to charm visitors is a testament to its commitment to excellence as a premier island destination in Asia.

The annual DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards 2024 recognizes outstanding travel experiences in the Asia-Pacific region, with Bali stands out as a remarkable destination that combines stunning beaches, lush landscapes, rich traditions, and warm hospitality, giving globetrotters the best of island living.

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Lombok and Bali consistently secured top positions in the recent Readers’ Choice Awards. Bali was distinguished as the premier island in Asia, while Lombok earned the 10th spot in the rankings. Here is the list:

  1. Bali, Indonesia
  2. Maldives
  3. Phuket, Thailand
  4. Koh Samui, Thailand
  5. Boracay, Philippines
  6. Phu Quoc, Vietnam
  7. Langkawi, Malaysia
  8. Penang, Malaysia
  9. Palawan, Philippines
  10. Lombok, Indonesia

The latest edition of DestinAsian Magazine, a leading travel publication in Asia, unveiled the 2024 version of its Readers’ Choice Awards in the March-May edition, marking its 17th year of compiling a list of award winners in the luxury travel industry in the Asia-Pacific region. The Readers’ Choice Poll was conducted between August and November 2023, with readers choosing winners from a shortlist nominated by the magazine’s editors across 36 categories, which encompass hotels and resorts, serviced residences, airlines, airports, cruise lines, and destinations.

DestinAsian publisher Ronald Liem expressed pride in the evolving scope of the awards, stating, “This edition of the RCA is bigger than ever in its scope, and we’re honored to provide travelers with a platform to reflect on and share their experiences around Asia Pacific.”

Also in this latest edition, DestinAsian expanded the award program to include selected countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, with two separate rankings now encompassing city hotels and resorts. The addition of categories such as Boutique Hotels further highlights the diversity of the luxury hospitality scene in the region. The DestinAsian Readers’ Choice Awards, now in its 17th year, stands as the longest-standing and most trusted recognition of excellence in the Asia-Pacific travel industry.

By acknowledging companies across various categories, including hotels and resorts, serviced residences, airlines, airports, cruise lines, and destinations, the awards continue to celebrate exceptional travel experiences that resonate with discerning readers and travelers alike.

Bali’s prestigious accolade as the best island in the DestinAsian Choice Awards 2024 further solidifies its status as a must-visit destination, drawing in travelers with its unparalleled beauty and rich cultural heritage. As a favorite among globetrotters seeking unforgettable experiences, Bali continues to charm visitors with its enchanting allure and commitment to providing exceptional hospitality.

With DestinAsian Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards recognizing outstanding travel elements in the Asia-Pacific region, Bali shines as a beacon of excellence in the realm of island destinations, captivating travelers with its picturesque landscapes, breathtaking viewpoints, stunning beaches, vibrant traditions, and welcoming atmosphere.

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