Southeast Asia is home to some of the best beaches in the world. It boasts stretches of power white sands, aquamarine waters and sheer soaring cliffs, which undoubtedly make for an amazing day at the beach. A beach is not only rated by its aesthetic beauty, but also by its vibe, its surroundings and the feeling it gives you when you float on your back in its dazzling waters and stare up at the sky. Here is a list of top 10 best beaches in Southeast Asia
1. Koh Rong (Cambodia):
The sand on Koh Rong is as white as it gets and the water is crystal clear with a turquoise glow that makes it hard to take your eyes off of it. The beach stretches on for 8 kilometers and dips down into the sea at a gradient perfect for swimming.
2. Kuta Beach (Lombok, Indonesia):
Pass by some small villages, dodge water buffalos and enjoy the rice paddies along the way. You’ll end up at a very quiet, very beautiful cove with clear waters and white sands.
3. Haad Rin Beach (Koh Phangan, Thailand):
This is one of the best beaches in Asia. The water is crystal clear, the sand is white and the vibe here is fun as well. Grab a beer, a book and a frisbee and enjoy a day at this gorgeous beach.
4. White Sands Beach (Koh Chang, Thailand):
Funky huts line the far end of this stretch of pure white sand. This aptly named beach is a great chill out spot. The water is rock and seaweed free with the perfect temperature. Staring back at the lush jungle from the water and day dreaming is a must.
5. Perhentian Cecil (Malaysia):
Perhentian Cecil is the funky island with clear waters and sandy shores. There are some good beach bars there, volleyball nets and a cool backpacker vibe.
6. Unawatuna Beach (Sri Lanka):
Depending on the time of year, the waters can be wavy or completely clam. The beach there is quiet. There are a few restaurants, guesthouses and a beautiful temple at the far end.
7. Phra Nang Beach (Railay, Thailand):
The limestone karsts in Phra Nang are stunning, the water is very clear and the sand is white. There are some caves that you can swim through, rock climbing can be done there too.
8. El Nido and Surrounding Islands (Philippines):
The islands around tiny El Nido are really amazing. Perfect for snokeling, swimming and relaxing. You can spend the night on a deserted island, sleep under a mosquito net and live like a castaway for a couple of days.
9. Kapas Beach (Malaysia):
It seems as though hardly anyone knows about Kapas Island. The beach here is great for swimming, the sunsets are stunning and the sand is nice and soft.
10. Maluk Beach (Sumbawa, Indonesia):
Sumbawa is an off the beaten path island in Indonesia. Typically known for its excellent surfing. However, if you’re not a surfer, you can come here and enjoy the empty and stunning beach.