Top Ten Beaches in Asia
1. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
Boracay’s most popular beach is ten square mile island right in the heart of the exotic Philippine archipelago. It is famous for its long stretched white sand beach and beautiful sunsets. It has been awarded numerous awards for having one of the world’s best beaches.
If you are looking for beautiful beaches, plenty of leisure activities and excellent nightlife or accommodation, then Boracay should be at the top of your list for a relaxing vacation.
2. Railay Beach, Thailand
Commonly known as Railay, this popular tourist area is located on the Andaman Coast in Krabi Province. The beautiful sand beach is surrounded by a lush tropical jungle, which has made it world renown for attracting climbers from all over the world for its amazing towering limestone. Although the beach is quite small, it becomes very popular during peak season for all the activities and relaxation it offers.
3. Ao Nang Beach, Thailand
Located on the Andaman Sea, this is one of the best beaches in Krabi. Unfortunately, in recent years it has become one of the most developed beaches in Thailand. The backdrop is breathtaking and the topography and sporting opportunities make it one of the best in Asia. If you are travelling with kids then you will like this for its shallow coastline and play area.
4. Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam
Mui Ne beach is located in Southern Vietnam and is known for its white sand beaches, breathtaking landscape and world-class water activities. This tropical retreat is only a few hours from Ho Chi Minh City, so is popular with locals and tourists from around the world.
5. Lombok, Indonesia
Lombok is an island in the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. It’s considered to be one of the best beaches in the world and for its pure white-sand beaches and clear aqua-blue water. If you are planning a trip to Indonesia, this should be at the top of your list.
6. Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand
Located on the popular tourist island of Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach has miles of breathtaking white sand and turquoise water. This beach has many beach activities, restaurants and nightlife to keep you entertained. If you are travelling to Koh Samui, Chaweng Beach should be number one on your list of places to visit.
7. Nha Trang, Vietnam
Vietnam has over 3400km of coastline and some of the best beaches in the world. Arguably, one of the best in Vietnam is Nha Trang Beach. This city is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country and the beach offers loads of watersports, restaurants, bars and beautiful white sand beach for you to relax on. If you are planning a trip to Vietnam, Nha Trang should be on your list.
8. Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi, Malaysia
Tanjung Rhu, is a secluded cove and has one of the longest stretches of private beach in Asia. It has been awarded several international accolades for having a fantastic beach and it will definitely not disappoint. With its excellent water activities and turquoise blue waters, it is sure to please any visitor.
9. Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam
Located near Da Nang, in the middle of the Vietnam, is the secluded Cua Dai Beach. This beach is a short bike ride from the city of Hoi An and is an excellent place to go for some beach activities and relaxation. Not as popular as some of the other Vietnamese beaches, but this allows you to enjoy the beach in relative peace and quiet. If you are planning a trip to either Da Nang or Ho An, Cua Dai Beach is highly recommended.
10. Radha Nagar, Havelock Island, India
Radha Nagar Beach on Havelock Island is one of the most popular beaches in the country and has been voted “Best Beach in Asia” by Time in 2004. You won’t see as many tourists here as you will in Thailand, but many of the people who come to the Havelock Islands are people on their honeymoon coming for a breathtaking scenery and turquoise blue water.
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