Asia is a beautiful region and is becoming an increasingly popular destination for adventure hungry Americans. Asia is home to incredible landscapes, cultural endeavors and architecture but many people visit the region for its islands, beautiful cities and of course beaches. The beaches in Asia are quite simply stunning and the best beaches in Asia are said to be in Thailand, the Philippines and the Maldives. Today we wanted to share with you our recommendations and talk about what makes these beaches so special.
Our 10 Favorite Beaches in Asia
It should come as no surprise that several beaches in Thailand also rank as some of the best beaches in Asia the world. Beautiful sandy white beaches and many amazing islands make Thailand the perfect travel destination. Patong is the largest beach on the island of Phuket. It has been considered Thailand’s top destination for years. Patong is the main tourist and entertainment district in Phuket and offers a large number of bars and restaurants. A further reason to visit is the variety of water sports they offer, which include jet skiing, windsurfing, wake boarding, water skiing and para sailing.
2. Karon Beach
Karon Beach is the second largest beach in Phuket. It is less crowded than Patong and offers a full range of beach facilities and activities. The southern part of Karon Beach has a stunning stretch of coral reef which is ideal for snorkeling.
3. Hua Hin
Hua Hin Beach, located in the beach town of Bang Saphan, is a popular destination for locals as well as international visitors, and it is easily reached from Bangkok.
4. Maya Bay
Inside the Maya Bay there are several beaches. The main one is about 200 metres long and has soft white sand and a diverse marine life. Maya Bay has become a popular tourist attraction since the filming of the movie “The Beach” in 1999, causing it to become one of the more famous beaches in Asia.
5. & 6. Alona Beach and Doljo Beach
The Philippines are known for their world class beaches in Panglao, which are famous for their bio diverse diving spots and breathtaking coral reefs. Two of the most famous beaches in Panglao are Alona Beach and Doljo Beach. Many visitors rent boats from Alona Beach for island hopping tours and enjoy fun water activities, such as snorkeling and scuba diving. Many visitors use Panglao as a start-off point to Pamilacan Island, which is considered a home to dolphin and large whales.
7. & 8. Nacpan and Calitang Beach
Many visitors have reported that out of all of the beaches in Palawan, Nacpan and Calitang are a must-see on any travel itinerary. They are said to be the longest beaches in all of El Nido. To get to Nacpan and Calitang Beach, you can rent a motorbike, tricycle or a boat in the town of El Nido.
Southern Philippines is home to some superb beaches. You’ll think you’ve found paradise when you arrive at the Island Garden City of Samal, with its stunning scenery, beautiful clean beaches and warm breeze.
10. Reethi Beach
The Maldives, located south of Sri Lanka offer some of the most beautiful beaches and clearest waters in the world. Whatever the reason for visiting, the Maldives offer everyone a chance to enjoy nature at its best and to relax and rejuvenate your body and soul.
Consisting of 26 ring-shaped coral islands or chains of islands, known as atolls, the Maldives offer numerous exciting and fun options for visitors looking for the perfect get-away. The most popular beach, Reethi Beach, is on a tiny island called Fonimagoodhoo Island. Reethi Beach’s lagoon of crystal clear waters is home to a beautiful reef, which is probably why the Maldives are said to be one of the most popular diving destinations in the world.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual tour of some beautiful beaches in Asia!