Hit the beach with KAYAK’s suggestions on the best ones to check out around Asia… we’ve got a case of wanderlust over at Sassy HQ!
Living in Asia, we are spoilt for choice with easy access to some of the world’s most stunning beaches. As great as this is, it does make it difficult to choose which one to explore next! But don’t worry girls, help is at hand. We’ve created a bucket list of the top eight Asian beaches. What are you waiting for? Start planning, packing and ticking them off your list!
White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
White Beach is divided into three stations offering something for every type of beach-goer. For party animals, head to Station 2 and dance until dawn. If you’re looking for seclusion and relaxation, venture to the northern part of Station 1. Station 3, meanwhile, is the quietest and offers a range of affordable hotels. We suggest visiting from December to May. Return flights and four nights’ accommodation can be booked from $3,479.
Yonaha Maehama Beach, Okinawa, Japan
Although Japan may not be known for its beaches, Yonaha Maehama is truly spectacular and well worth the effort to get there! The unspoiled white sands and emerald green water are ideal for capturing that #sorrynotsorry Instagram picture. Book flights and accommodation for three nights from $6,266.
Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand
“Anywhere you go, desire is desire. The sun cannot bleach it, nor the tide wash it away…” – The Beach
You’ve read the book and seen the movie with the rather dishy Leonardo DiCaprio, now go and actually experience this patch of paradise! Koh Phi Phi is a popular place for tourists, so get there early to bag your spot. We suggest staying in Phuket and booking a day trip to Maya Bay. You can book three nights’ accommodation and a non-stop flight to Phuket from just $3,980.
Selong Belanak Beach, Lombok, Indonesia
Escape the bustling city and head to Lombok for a weekend of surfing. Selong Belanak has a surf school offering lessons for people of all levels. The waves are gentle, making it perfect for first-time surfers to ride the waves in style. Enjoy a three-night break with flights and accommodation from $4,185.
Long Beach, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Phu Quoc is Asia’s secret gem. Long Beach located on this Vietnamese island has not yet been discovered by the masses. This is the place to escape it all for a weekend of tranquility and time to read a good book. From $3,950, you can get a return flight and three nights’ accommodation.
Pantai Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi offers the best bang for your buck. You can book a four-night break with flights and accommodation from $3,707! Pantai Cenang is the most popular beach in Langkawi and ideal for adrenaline junkies. It offers an array of water sports and activities including jet skiing, banana boating and parasailing.
Haitang Bay, Sanya, China
Haitang Bay in Sanya is known as the “Hawaii of the East”. Located less than two hours away from Hong Kong, this is the place to go for a luxurious getaway. It offers a huge selection of five-star hotels overlooking the crystal clear bay. A two-night stay with return flights and accommodation costs from just $3,731.
Tai Long Wan Beach, Hong Kong
Our very own Tai Long Wan Beach has made it onto the list. To reach this secluded spot, you can either hike for two hours or cheat by hiring a boat from Sai Kung. Make the most of the weekend and camp here with your friends. The beach has a small local restaurant from where you can also rent a tent.
Have you already checked out our list of Asia’s best beaches? Then make sure you venture beyond and explore some of the amazing beaches outside of Asia.