Palm fringed beaches, glorious sunsets and the ocean breeze have the power to wipe away your worries and help you reconnect with yourself. Here are 5 different Asian beach destinations with a lot of character and beauty:
1. Boracay, Philippines
The 4.5 miles long award winning Boracay island packs plenty of beach destination punch in a small area. You have several unique beautiful beaches to spend your time at. While Bullabog beach is a surfers delight, the Yapak Beach is known for beautiful white shells. The most popular White Beach has picture-perfect sunsets and hosts the most happening parties. It is not a quiet spot but the glorious sunsets have the power to move you. Balinghai Beach is one of the quieter beaches accessible only during low tide. There are several “secret” beaches you can discover with a little sense of adventure and conversation with your local hosts.
Where to Stay: The key to finding your own island of calm in beautiful Boracay is identifying the perfect vacation home. Whether it is a Boracay penthouse with glorious sea views or a Villa with a private deck located right on the beach, a tree villa or an apartment with access to its own private beach, you will be spoilt for choice here. What is more, they come at a fraction of the cost of fancy resorts or five star hotels while surpassing them in facilities, service and tranquility.
2. Busan, South Korea
Busan has a lot to offer any type of visitor – great beaches, hot water springs and beautiful nature reserves. It is also a thriving seaport.
Busan has a much more relaxed and chilled out atmosphere than Seoul but there is plenty to see and do if you are willing to explore. Soak in the rich mineral waters of the Hur Shim Chung Spa or click a few great pictures at the Gamcheon village with its quaint pastel-hued buildings. The beautiful Haedong Yonggungsa temple has a breathtaking panoramic view of the ocean. A few minutes of solitude here can soothe your soul. There are numerous beaches including the remote rocky beach at the Taejongdae Resort Park, the bustling Haeundae Beach, the Gwangali Beach with stunning views of the Diamond Bridge and more.
3. Phan Thiet, Vietnam
Unique natural formations, beaches, verdant mountains and a lot of history – Phan Thiet is a treasure trove of one of a kind experiences. Mui Ne in Phan Thiet has picturesque palm fringed beaches with a thriving local fishing community and restaurants serving some lip-smacking sea food. There is also an array of water sports to choose from if you are looking for some adventure.
Phan Thiet is also worth visiting for many other reasons. The Red Sand Dunes and the White Sand Dunes, the Fairy Stream and The Prince’s Castle form the perfect backdrop for your vacation and for frame and share-worthy vacation pictures. A visit to The Van Thuy Tu Temple, a unique monument dedicated to the whale that houses numerous artefacts and the skeletal remains of more than 100 whales, including a mammoth 22-metre long whale skeleton will leave you thrilled.
Where to Stay: Find some great vacation homes in Phan Thiet, right here.
4. Langkawi, Malaysia
The beautiful powdery white sandy beaches of Langkawi form the ideal setting for some of the best beach sunset scenes you will ever witness. The gorgeous sandy bays, the crystal clear water and the sweeping coastlines will dissolve all your worries and transport you to a state of absolute calm.
The tranquil Tanjung Rhu Beach, the busy Pantai Cenang Beach, the upscale Pantai Kok beach, the stunning Datai bay: Langkawi has more than ten beaches where you can soak in the sun and set your mind free.
Where to Stay: Choose a beautiful traditional home in the hills or experience true luxury in this lodge villa with exceptional views and its own library . This tastefully decorated wooden villa with its colourful window trims and magnificent outdoor spaces will leave you mesmerised. Want to fall asleep listening to the waves of the ocean? You can choose from our gorgeous Langkawi beach villas.
5. Ko Samui, Thailand
Ko Samui‘s dreamscape with picture perfect beaches, opulent spas and Buddha temple makes it a tropical paradise for all kinds of travellers. Whether you are travelling with friends and family or taking your partner on a romantic escapade this island will work its magic on you. There are plenty of beaches in Ko Samui. You can make beach hopping a past time here. Experience the busy Chaweng Beach, the more chilled out Lamai Beach or the gorgeous Maenam beach. Try and witness the beauty of both the sunrise and the sunset on this magical island. You are sure to go back totally rejuvenated.
Where to Stay: Make your Ko Samui stay truly special by choosing an accomodation that is just perfect for your needs. Indulge in a Luxurious Ko Samui sea view villa with an infinity pool or celebrate with your extended family in this mega 5 bedroom luxury villa with stunning views. This gorgeous beach front villa on a secluded beach is just perfect for romance.