From India to Japan, Asia is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and spotless nature areas ripe for exploring. Whether you’re planning an exotic escape for your honeymoon or just want to explore new territory during your extended trip around Asia, make sure to enjoy the sun and sand at some of the world’s most breathtaking beaches.
Phra Nang Beach, Railay, Thailand
The limestone cliffs and beautiful blue waters of Phra Nang Beach make this a picture-perfect destination to enjoy any time of year. The only way to get to Railay is by boat so you’ll enjoy a short water excursion on your way to the shores.
Gaya Island, Borneo, Malaysia
One of the few luxury resorts built on stilts above water is located on Gaya Island. The Gayana Eco Resort is a magical destination for travelers who want to enjoy a few days of trekking through the rainforest next door and explore nature sanctuaries. The golden sands are well-maintained year round and the waters are filled with coral and exotic fish.
Bacuit Archipelago, Philippines
With over 45 islets, this is one of the most breathtaking destinations in the Philippines and the perfect place to go kayaking or climbing. When you’re ready to relax, head to the white sandy beaches of Cadlao Island.
Haad Rin Beach, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
If you happen to be traveling to Ko Pha Ngan during a full moon, make sure to attend one of the full moon parties for a grand celebration. It’s a wild night but worth the effort to get out to the golden sands for a non-stop party.
Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam
Even though it’s a popular destination for adrenaline junkies, Mui Ne also has some tranquil areas of beaches and large sand dunes near the sea. Head here for some surfing and relaxation beyond the buzz of Mui Ne.