Southeast Asia is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches and luxury resorts. So whether you're in the process of organizing your Bali accommodation or if you are still deciding on your itinerary, we've listed 4 of Southeast Asia's best beaches you don't want to miss.
Tanjung Rhu-Langkawi, Malaysia
If you are looking for seclusion and privacy this cove is one of the most private beaches you'll see in Southeast Asia. Like something from a postcard, this wide beach features soft sand and palm trees with deep blue waters perfect if you like to swim. Because this beach only has one resort, you'll be guaranteed privacy and space to enjoy the beautiful surrounds.
Chaweng Beach-Ko Samui, Thailand
For those who like a beach with a bit more action, Chaweng Beach in Ko Samui, Thailand is just the place. The beach is beautiful with picturesque soft sand and blue waters. Just beyond the sand, you'll find bungalows nestled in the trees. If you feel like exploring, there is a small town behind the beach which boasts great Thai eateries, shops and fun nightlife.
Just off the coast of east Bali, the beaches found here also boast privacy and beauty. Depending on the experience you want, there are also beaches in Lombok that have stretches of shops and venues for you to explore. With clear aqua blue water and pure white sand you'll think you're in paradise. Just a stone's throw from Bali, it's the perfect place for a romantic escape or a holiday of peace and complete relaxation.
Senggigi Beach is the main tourist town and beach in Lombok. For a more secluded experience a visit to East Lombok would be more suited. It is less developed and lets you take a peek at rural life in Indonesia.
For a more adventurous experience, visit the Mount Rinjani National Park. Mount Rinjani is an active volcano that makes for a spectacular place to visit. The sights are breath-taking and it's not hard to see why local people revere the mountain as a sacred place.
No matter what type of holiday you’re planning, it's definitely worth factoring in a visit to Lombok when organizing your Bali trip.
Mui Ne Beach- Phan Thiet, Vietnam
This is the latest getaway destination in Vietnam. Just a few hours for Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne Beach offers visitors gorgeous white sand and incredible resort accommodation. There is a wonderful golf course here too and because the town of Phan Thiet is a fishing town you can expect delicious seafood on offer. It would be worth going on the day trips to surrounding areas while visiting as there are some amazing sights to see such as giant sand dunes and quaint surrounding fishing villages.
So whether you're in the process of booking Bali hotels for your trip or you're just getting started, consider perhaps the idea of extending your holiday to be able to take in the beauty of all of Southeast Asia's amazing beaches.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013