If you are a sucker for tropical paradise, serene waters and some beautiful beaches, the Asian continent has all your answers. You would surely come across beach holiday destinations on almost every part of Asia. However, the beaches located in the Southeast Asia are worth visiting since they make for the perfect paradise on the planet. In case you are planning your next trip to Asia, here are the 5 beaches you shouldn’t skip visiting.
1. Koh Yao Yai, Thailand
Situated in Phang Nga Bay, Koh Yao is a small group of islands in the beautiful country of Thailand. Unlike the usual beaches in Phuket or Krabi, the ones in Koh Yao have white sands, crystal bluish turquoise waters and such serenity that you wouldn’t feel like leaving the beaches at all! The open views that they offer all across the bay are so welcoming and you would feel nothing less than a paradise. Most of the beaches here are quiet and peaceful and hardly have any civilization. Do visit the beaches in this small island, especially Laem Had Beach, which is the most popular one amongst all.
2. Pink Beach, Indonesia
Amongst the seven pink sand beaches in the world, the Pantai Merah, or just known as the Pink Beach in Indonesia, makes its way to the best beaches in Asia. The beach has a striking and mesmerising view of blue, green and pink waters, which is a result of the organisms called foraminifera that are present amidst the coral reefs. Take a sun bath on this beach or just explore the nearby places, whatever suits you. You can also explore the underwater life here, which is one of the major attractions. Just be sure not to skip visiting this beach wonder in your life!
3. Palolem Beach, Goa
Palolem beach in Goa, India makes its way in the list of best beaches in India that you shouldn’t skip visiting. Located in the southernmost part of Goa, this beach is surrounded by a thick forest of just coconut palms. Its unique semi-circle shape and a beautiful landscape make it such a picturesque destination that is surely worth visiting. The beach is lively most of the times yet has a relaxed and chilled out vibe since there are no permanent structures built around.
4. Pianemo Beach, Indonesia
Being included in Raja Ampat archipelago, Pianemmo Beach is one of the best beaches in Asia which is famous for diving reefs and beautiful underwater corals. If you are looking forward to lounge around amidst the warm sand without being disturbed by crowds, this is one such beach you must visit. The crystal-clear water and soft waves touching the sand amidst the beautiful panoramic view is simply unadulterated. If you are an adventure lover, you should come here for rock climbing, diving and kayaking.
5. Angsana Ihuru, Maldives
If you are looking for top beaches in Maldives Angsana Ihuru is a true paradise that tops the list. The place has one of the best house reefs that you would find in Maldives. It is a luxury resort that is not just eco-friendly, but also serves some of the best views that are a treat for your eyes. If you love diving and snorkelling, the islandic resort offers you with these activities along with some Thai spa, amazing food options and drinks. Maldives is a place you shouldn’t skip visiting if you are planning a trip to Asia, and this beach resort is worth every penny spent.
These beaches are known among the best places to visit in Asia and are worth visiting at least once in your lifetime since they have some amazing views, tranquil waters and serenity that you shouldn’t miss out on!
Daniel Elton, senior editor at Wahu Times, writes about politics and policy with a focus on climate advocacy. Daniel previously at the New Republic and, and Self. Daniel can be reached by email.