Life’s a beach, and there are more than plenty of beaches in Asia. With so many beaches, and such little time, what do you choose? Whether you enjoy seclusion, adventure or local flavor, this is your guide to the best beaches in Asia.
Phra Nang Beach | Ao Nang, Thailand
This crystal-clear beach is a magnificent place to soak up the sun and chillax on the sand. The quiet atmosphere relieves stressful minds, and is known to be one of the most secluded beaches in the world. Adventurous spirits explore “Princess Cave,” which was known to be home to a mythical sea princess. Or rock climb the various limestone structures along the shoreline.
Anjuna Beach | Goa, India
For those that love tourist attractions and people watching, Anjuna is the beach to visit. Beyond the beautiful shoreline, visitors watch 1960’s hippies roam around town and the famous flea market.
White Beach | Boracay Island, Philippines
White sand and turquoise water – no wonder it’s a popular beach destination. The calm water and gently sloping seabed makes shoreline snorkeling an ideal activity. The action takes places on the promenade where hotels, massage parlors, shops and restaurants fill the vibrant street.
Mui Ne Beach | Vietnam
This thrill-seeking beach is best for those who find sunbathing boring. This is a primo Vietnamese location for surfing, windsurfing and kite surfing thanks to strong winds. And with a strong breeze, mountainous sand dunes are located along the shoreline for juxtapose image of desert and beach.
Agonda Beach | Goa, India
This small, serene, non-touristy beach is the destination less visited. This beach is a perfect setting for sun worshipping, meditation, yoga or reading. Also known as “silent beach,” this is Goa’s best-kept secret.
Unawatuna Beach | Sri Lanka
This relaxing beach features more than just sunbathing and swimming. Protected by reefs, this is a popular Sri Lankan reef and wreck dive location. If getting in the water is not your thing, no problem, glass bottom boat rides glaze over the top of the reefs in search for a colorful sea floor and various marine life.
Koh Rong Beach | Cambodia
This eye-stunning beach offers more than white sand and turquoise blue water. This beach seems to be free beach nuisances, so no seaweed in bathing suits or stepping on stones with bare feet. This maybe one of the most amazing beaches in Asia, and the hues of blues fill the horizon with beauty from the naked eye.
Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.