MANILA, Philippines - Boracay has been named as the world's best island getaway this year by an international travel magazine.
Discovery Shores in Boracay was also named best spa in Asia by Travel + Leisure magazine's 2012 World's Best Awards.
The magazine's editor, Nilou Motamed, made the announcement Friday on the "Today" daily American morning television show that airs on NBC.
Boracay, which placed 4th in the same awards last year, garnered 93.10 points to take the top spot this year.
Travel + Leisure's top 10 island destinations in 2012, based on a survey of readers are:
1 Boracay, Philippines - 93.10
2 Bali - 90.41
3 Galápagos - 89.55
4 Maui - 89.53
5 Great Barrier Reef Islands, Australia - 89.28
6 Santorini, Greece - 89.20
7 Kauai - 89.09
8 Big Island, Hawaii - 87.95
9 Sicily, Italy - 87.87
10 Vancouver Island, British Columbia - 87.48
Boracay's Discovery Shores also gained top honors for being the best hotel spa in Asia this year, the magazine said.
The 2012 World's Best Awards winners will be honored at a ceremony on July 19 that will be hosted by the magazine's editor-in-chief, Nancy Novogrod and vice-president and publisher, Jean-Paul Kyrillos at the newly opened Conrad New York.