Asia is renown for having some of the best holiday spots in the world, and almost all globally-acclaimed resort companies have established holiday resorts in the region. Asia also boasts some of the best beaches in the world, and most of the holiday resorts are located along these beaches. These beaches are many, and for this reason, we need to narrow down our focus to the top-rated ones. Below is a summarized description of the Top 10 beaches in Asia:
1. Soneva Gili, Maldives
Soneva Gili is an exclusive beach retreat located near the largest lagoon in Maldives. This beach resort is surrounded by crystal clear ocean water, and features stilt houses, expansive villas, and private butlers. At the Six Senses Spa, you can enjoy a serene massage as you view the pristine water underneath the massage table through glass panels that form the floor.
2. Palawan, Philippines
Palawan beaches are located in Bacuit Archipelago in Palawan Province, which is part of Mimaropa region in Philippines. The archipelago boasts of 45 entrancing islands adorned with karst cliffs, beautiful lagoons, and limestone formations; and surrounded with pristine water. Whether you are touring the lagoon in El Nido, or are enjoying your time at Coroon Island; your holiday at Palawan is assured to be a memorable event. It is for this reason that Palawan beaches are rated as the paradise of the beachcomber.
3. Whitehaven Beach, Australia.
Whitehaven Beach is located in Whitsunday Islands which are off the central coast of Queensland, Australia. This beach has been rated as one of the best, if not the best beaches in Australia. It features a 7-kilometer stretch of pristine white sands and crystal clear water, with verdant rainforests covering the remaining part of the Islands. You can tour the colorful Hill Inlet, and then hike around Tongue Point.
4. Phi Phi Islands,Thailand
Phi Phi Islands form part of the Mu Ko Phiphi archipelago in Southern Thailand. These group of Islands fall under the administration of Krabi Province, and the administration has worked hard to market Phi Phi Islands as the crown jewel of Thailand beach resorts. These islands have been featured in various films, including The Beach. Even so, holidaymakers are always enthralled by the beaches of Phi Phi Islands. Its pristine turquoise waters, protuberant limestone formations, and magnificent cliffs form a perfect gateway destination for beach lovers. You can also tour its largest island, Phi Phi Don, which stills retains its natural environment almost in an intact state as few human activity has disturbed this island. In fact, Phi Phi Don does not even have a single paved road.
5. Goa, India
Goa has one of the most scenic and picturesque beaches in India. In these beaches, you can enjoy all holiday experiences from solitude to brisk sunbathing. Goa region has a tropical climate, and therefore you never expect winter to cut short your relaxation in these beaches. The most notable beaches in Goa are Mandrem Beach, Agonda Beach, Baga Beach, and Anjuna Beach.
6. Koh Rong, Cambodia
The idyllic beaches of Koh Rong are located on Koh Rong island. The most picturesque of these beaches is the Sok Sak beach, which is considered as a tropical paradise because of its unspoiled tropical environmnet. Koh Rong has a 40-kilometer stretch of white sand beaches that are surrounded by turquoise-green water. You can also enjoy seafood while in the Island.
7. Mui Ne, Vietnam
Mui Ne Beach is located in along the coastal fishing town of Mui Ne in the province of Binh Thuan in Southern Vietnam. The big waves and strong winds that strike the beach make it an ideal spot for wind-surfing and kite-surfing.
8. White Beach, Philippines
The White Beach is located in Boracay Island in Philippines. It features a stunning powder-sized white sands that are surrounded by shallow azure ocean water. It is a perfect spot for water sports including diving. You can also enjoy a spa, and even shop around for memorabilia. You will also enjoy its rocking nightlife.
9. Sipadan, Malaysia
Sipadan beaches are located on the sole oceanic Island administered by Malaysia, Sipadan Island. This island has lush and colorful coral reefs which form part of a delicate ecosystem that features rare reef sharks and sea turtles. Divers can enjoy their sport at Barracuda Point, while basking tourists can enjoy its serene sun-bath. Moreover, you can stroll around, and are bound to encounter harmless monitor lizards.
10. Haad Rin Beach, Thailand
This beach is located in Koh Pha Ngan Island in Southern Thailand. It is famous for its full-moon parties and inexpensive drinks. This is the ideal beach getaway for party animals.
Sun Protection Tips
It is always important to protect the skin from sun ultraviolet rays to avoid risks of sunburn, premature skin aging, and skin cancer. This means the more skin you cover the better. A long sleeved full body swimsuit provide more protection than a short sleeved ones.