My favorite place to travel to is Asia. For years now I have been going to this continent for a few weeks at least once a year. I have already visited many countries and many countries more than once. I love Asia because of the beautiful nature, the impressive culture, the friendly people, the delicious food, but also because of the great beaches in Asia! What are the most beautiful beaches in Asia?
Find out what I believe are the most beautiful beaches in Asia are to put on your bucket list!
The most beautiful beaches in Asia
Usually I end my trip somewhere on a pearl white beach to spend a few days relaxing, reading a book in a hammock and enjoying the peace and having nothing to do. I have seen many beaches and islands and I find one beach even better than the other. I am always amazed by the beauty of the various beaches! Yet there are a number of beaches that are my favorite and these are the quiet and undiscovered beaches and for me the most beautiful beaches in Asia! I advise you to put these on your bucket list!
1. El Nido, The Philippines
Paradise exists and this can be found in El Nido, the most beautiful spot in the Philippines! I have no better fitting word to describe this place. I think this beach is the most beautiful beach in the Philippines and even in the world.
It is breathtakingly beautiful and a huge miracle of Mother Nature!
It is one of the places on earth where I am very quiet and get goose bumps because of the pure and phenomenal beauty of this place. Numerous hidden lagoons, great karst mountains, crystal blue water and pearly white sandy beaches are the words that come to my mind to describe this place. The world-famous book “The Beach” by Alex Garland is inspired by the beauty of El Nido. Lazing on the amazing beaches, snorkeling, diving and island hopping are fantastic activities on this piece of paradise on earth.
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2. Koh Kood, Thailand
Koh Kood is, in my opinion, the most beautiful island in all of Thailand. This island is also known as Koh Kut and this island is still pure and undiscovered by tourists and that is why it should be on your bucket list! I have seen many islands in Thailand, but this island has stolen my heart. Nature is still rugged and nice and green and the white beaches are the big pearl of this island. Many hotels have their own private beach and there are also several small, beautiful and deserted beaches on the entire island.
I’m not going to choose and all the little beaches are my favorite on this island!
- Looking for a plave to stay at Koh Kood? Check here!
3. Palolem, India
Goa is the beach destination of India and there are many small places here where you can enjoy the sun and the beach. Palolem is located in the south of Goa and it is my favorite place in all of Goa and here you will also find the most beautiful beach of Goa.
The words that describe this place are tranquility, palm trees, vast beach, relaxed atmosphere and many cheap accommodations.
This is a place that is very popular with backpackers, but also with flashpackers. More and more people are discovering this paradise and because of this it has become more crowded in recent years and there are also some more expensive hotels. Be sure to get up early and watch the cows walking on the beach every day.
- Looking for a place to stay in Palolem? Check here!
4. Crystal Bay, Indonesia
Crystal Bay is a beach located on the island of Nusa Penida and this is a large, unknown and paradise island in the south of Bali. Tourists are hardly able to find Nusa Penida and that is one of the things that makes this island beautiful and authentic. Crystal Bay is the most beautiful sandy beach of Nusa Penida and it is located in the north-west of the island and is full of palm trees. Here you can plop down on the beanbags and swim in the sea. It is advisable to bring your snorkel, because it is a very nice place to snorkel.
- Looking for a place to stay at Nusa Penida? Check here!
5. Ao Yai, Thailand
Ao Yai is located on the island of Koh Payam and the main beach Ao Yai is on the west coast of the island. This beach is nice and long, namely about three kilometers, and during low tide the sandy beach is super wide and you can even cycle or ride your scooter here. Which is very easy to move to another place on the island. This beach is also the place where you can view the most beautiful sunset of the island and therefore it is advisable to book an accommodation on this side of the island.
Life on Ao Yai is pure, calm and relaxed.
Here you walk, snorkel, cycle, lie in a hammock, swim in the sea and encounter few other tourists and you even have limited power per day.
- Looking for a place to stay at Koh Payam? Check here!
6. Gili Air, Indonesia
Gili Air is a small paradise island located between Bali and Lombok. It is one of the three known Gili islands and it is my absolute favorite island. The island is small and laid back, but there is plenty to do here to spend some nice days here.
The atmosphere on Gili Air automatically lets you down a gear and everything slows down.
I loved to surrender myself to this relaxed island feeling. The most beautiful beach is on the west coast of the island and from this beach you can see a great sunset every night. On the beach there are several sunbeds and very nice beanbags and I guarantee you will not get away from it all day! The sea is clear blue and there is exactly enough here to amuse yourself with just looking around you.
- Looking for a place to stay at Gili Air? Check here!
7. Perhentian Besar, Malaysia
The Perhentian islands I find the most beautiful islands in Malaysia and it is a place for which I can not think of any other word than bounty island. The beach on Perhentian Besar has crystal clear water and a pearl white beach. In the evening the beach is lit with lanterns. Besides relaxing, swimming and snorkeling there is nothing to do at Perhentian Besar and that’s why I love this place.
- Looking for a place to stay at the Perhentian Islands? Check here!
These are the most beautiful beaches in Asia for me! What do think are the most beautiful beaches in Asia?
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