Monday, December 30, 2013

Phuket (Thailand) v. El Nido (Philippines)


Yes, I am a Filipino! 
And I should not be the one making this review or comparison. 
But I have visited both the beaches in Phuket, Thailand and in El Nido, Palawan, Philippines. And I will objectively give my comments/ranking of the two renowned beaches in the world.

I will simply select which is better in terms of the following criteria and I will also try to explain why I chose it.


1. Beach - El Nido
The best in the Philippines according to CNN for 2012.



2. Island Hopping Adventures - El Nido
It's the mode of transportation.


3. Lunch at the islands - El Nido




4. Lagoons - El Nido
(Big Lagoon, Secret and Small Lagoon) 



5. Diving - El Nido
El Nido is a marine sanctuary, one of the best in the world.




6. Snorkeling and kayaking adventures- El Nido


7. Wildlife adventures - Phuket
Unparalleled! Elephants! Tigers!




8. Hospitality - El Nido
The warmth of Filipino hospitality is way beyond comparison. Am lost for words.



9. Tour Guide - Phuket
Tour guides speak various languages.




10. Nightlife - Phuket
Patong Beach!



11. Accessibility - Phuket
It is an international airport.


12. Affordability of hotels/accommodations - Phuket 


13. Best hotels - El Nido


14. Number of airlines servicing the spot- Phuket 


15. Food - El Nido
Eating in the islands. The food is prepared by the boatman himself.


16. Weather - El Nido


17. Health - El Nido
Phuket is known for AIDS.


18. Island gems - El Nido



19. Caves - Phuket


20. Diversity of wildlife - Phuket




21. Hiking and mountain climbing - Phuket


22. River adventures - Phuket

River rafting


Tubing

23. Birdwatching - Phuket


24. Historical/City Tour - Phuket



25. Ecotourism tour - Phuket


26. Biking and Horseback riding - Phuket


27. Number of Tourist Spots - Phuket


28. Banks, Hospitals, Museum and Resorts - Phuket

29. Mode of transportation before you reach the beach - El Nido

30. Proximity from its capital - El Nido

31. Cost - Phuket

32. White Sand - El Nido 

33. Multitude of People - Phuket 



34. Nature photography - El Nido

35.  Breathtaking view - El Nido

36. Serenity/Paradise - El Nido

37. Peace and order / Safety - Phuket

38 - Souvenir - El Nido

39. Falls - Phuket



40. Land Adventure - Phuket

41. Streetfood - Phuket



42. Sunset - Phuket



Total
Phuket - 23

El Nido - 19 


Related links:

El Nido; http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/el-nido-adventure-of-lifetime.html

Patong Beach: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/11/patong-beach-phuket-thailand.html

Island Hopping Adventures in Phuket: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/10/island-hopping-adventure-in-phuket.html

Adventures in Thailand: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/11/adventures-in-thailand.html

Phang Nga: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/10/phang-nga-thailand-adventure-travel.html

Top 6 Lagoons in the Philippines:  http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-6-lagoons-in-philippines-for.html

Top 10 Beaches in the Philippines: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/04/top-10-beaches-in-philippines-ranked.html

Top 5 Island Destinations in the Philippines: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/03/top-5-island-destinations-for-island.html

Top 10 Favorite Tourist Spots in the Philippines:
http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/12/top-ten-favorite-tourist-spots-in.html

Coron v. El Nido: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/tourist-spots-in-palawan-which-is.html

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