Top Beach Holiday Places to Visit 2020/2021

Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

There is an abundance of amazing islands with white sandy beaches in Asia where has always been considered a tropical paradise for beach lovers. If you are a first-time traveller and want to plan to visit some beautiful beaches in Asia, you’d be overwhelmed by countless options (e.g., Bali Island, Phu Quoc beaches or the hidden gem Ngapali Beach). Our Asia Tours experts have compiled a list of the top best beaches in Asia for a tropical getaway!

 

1. Bali Island, Indonesia

Bali Island

Whenever referring to the best beaches in Asia, Bali Island is always on the list. Everyone says Bali is unique and there is no other destination on Earth like this island. Blessing with plenty of charming and white sandy beaches (e.g., Kuta, Kelingking Beach, Melasti Beach and Jemeluk Beach) with countless waves for surfing enthusiasts and colourful coral reefs for divers, Bali Island is a paradise for any beach lover with a wide range of accommodation from boutique hotels to luxury resorts.

  • Best things to do: Spend time on the most beautiful beaches on Earth to swimming, surfing and diving; Explore some ancient temples and Visit some famous attractions
  • Best time to visit: From April to October when the weather has lots of suns, little rain and low humidity
  • Insider’s tip: You should book every service (guide, hotel and car) in advance since from April to October is the peak season
  • Recommended duration: 6 - 10 days

 

2. Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island is the most popular islands in Vietnam due to its white-sand beaches and the serene atmosphere. This island owns numerous untouched beaches with uninhabited secluded islands for discovering. Besides, there are many interesting things to do (e.g., scuba diving, snorkelling and swimming). Don’t miss a chance to explore the UNESCO-listed national park, traditional fishing villages and sacred temples and pagodas.

  • Best things to do: Explore Phu Quoc National Park, Relax on the beach, Have fun in Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, Visit the traditional fishing village and Ho Quoc Temple
  • Best time to visit: The recommended time to travel to Phu Quoc is in the dry season, from mid-October and the early of May
  • Insider’s tip: If you want to get away from the bustling Duong Dong town, you might want to choose a resort either on the north or the south of Phu Quoc Island
  • Recommended duration: 2 - 3 days

 

3. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

Phi Phi Islands

This small archipelago consists of 6 islands which are all famous for the pristine beauty and offer an ideal beach holiday for almost any taste. From either Phuket or Krabi, it takes around 45 minutes by speedboat or 90 minutes by ferryboat. Amongst 6 islands, Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh are the most popular islands in Phi Phi IslandsThailand. While the inhabited Phi Phi Don island attracts a great number of tourists every year, the uninhabited Phi Phi Leh still keeps its untouched and stunning beauty with colourful marine life.

  • Best things to do: Relax on Phi Phi Don & Phi Phi Leh, Diving, Join in Shark Watching Tours, Rock Climbing and Try a cooking class
  • Best time to visit: November to April when the weather is relatively cooler and pleasant
  • Insider’s tip: You should have a cross-body bag with you to carry your passport, money and other important items
  • Recommended duration: 2 - 3 days

 

4. Ngapali Beach, Myanmar

Ngapali Beach

Named as the best beach in Asia by TripAdvisor users in 2016, Ngapali Beach – “A touch of paradise” has pristine beauty and turquoise blue water with white soft sand. Travelling to this beautiful beach in Myanmar, your dream of escaping to a beach with palm-tree-fringed white sand with a tropical climate comes true but you will also have an amazing chance to get an insightful view into the local's daily lives at the traditional fishing village.

  • Best things to do: Go bird watching, Take a boat trip along the Thandwe River, Visit Kinmaw Village Clay Pottery, Climb Amata mountain, Take a hot air balloon ride and Walkaround Jade Taw fishing village
  • Best time to visit: October to April when the sky is blue with less rain
  • Insider’s tip: It is safe for travellers to visit Ngapali beach since there are no travel restrictions in the area
  • Recommended duration: 2 - 3 days

 

5. Langkawi, Malaysia

Langkawi Beach

Langkawi is situated northwest of Malaysia in the Andaman Sea. This place always ranks as the favourite beach destination for both domestic and international tourists alike. If you are worried that this place might be so crowded and do not have time for yourself, no need to worry anymore as Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands, you can always find a secluded and untouched bay for you. The most popular island is Pulau Langkawi in the Kuah town. This is also the best place for duty-free shopping and home to some of the luxury accommodation.

  • Best things to do: Walk on the Langkawi Sky Bridge, Explore Underwater World Langkawi and Wildlife Park & Bird Paradise, Relax on the beach and Do Diving
  • Best time to visit: December to April when the weather is warm and has the bright sunshine
  • Insider’s tip: There is no public transport on the island, you are recommended to hike or taxis can be called by phone
  • Recommended duration: 2 - 3 days

 

6. Boracay, The Philippines

Boracay Island

Well-known as the tropical paradise of Asia, this small island is situated in the central Philippines and about 315 km south of Manila. Boracay is home to around 12,000 people and countless pristine, untouched beaches (e.g., White Sand Beach, Puka Shell Beach and Bulabog Beach) and coves which have received many awards from travel publications. This is not only an ideal place for swimming but also windsurfing and scuba diving.

  • Best things to do: Take a helicopter tour, Go cliff diving at famous Ariel’s Point, Explore the pristine Boracay beaches, Discover the underwater world with Scuba Diving, Go helmet diving, Get a massage
  • Best time to visit: November to April when humidity and rainfall remain low
  • Insider’s tip: Please be aware that smoking, drinking and party are banned on White Beach. Dining by the beach is also prohibited
  • Recommended duration: 3 - 4 days

 

Which destinations do you consider the best places to visit in Asia?

Bali Island

Phu Quoc Island

Phi Phi Islands

Ngapali Beach

Langkawi

Boracay

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