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Best Beaches in Asia

Plan the perfect beach holiday in Asia. Find the best beaches, resorts, attractions and things to do at these exciting beach resorts in Asia.


Ihuru Island, Maldives
Ihuru Island, Maldives - Image courtesy of Angsana Resort

Top 10 beach holiday destinations in Asia

While there are hundreds of gorgeous beaches in Asia, all offering their own charm and beauty, there are a few singularly beautiful beaches that are truly spectacular and exceed one's every expectation for the ultimate beach holiday.

We feature a selection of the very best beach holiday destinations in Asia, which offer secluded stretches of sand lapped by turquoise water as well as gorgeous white-sand beaches with every amenity close to hand.

Discover also in-depth information about hotels and resorts, things to do and see, when to visit and how to get to each beach destination.

Find the perfect location for your beach holiday in Asia, today!


The Maldives

The Maldives offers idyllic surroundings for couples wanting to savour intimate moments together in a unique, serene environment.

Find a choice of tranquil and pampered settings on any of the more than 80 exclusive resort islands, which are mostly encircled by gorgeous palm-fringed and sugar-white beaches.

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali – one of Asia’s most exotic and romantic holiday destinations – is home to an ancient culture, stunning natural beauty, friendly people and sun-kissed beaches that offer numerous fun-filled activities for your beach holiday.

In Bali, it's easy to discover all you need for an unforgettable beach holiday.

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White Beach, Boracay

Boracay, Philippines

Perhaps less well-known than other Asian destinations and often overlooked by mainstream travellers, this stunning 10km² island boasts more than 30 gorgeous beaches fringed by sparkling clean turquoise waters.

By day, go scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing and kayaking or unwind with a massage beneath swaying palm trees. By night, enjoy a pulsating cosmopolitan nightlife that typically lasts until dawn.

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Phuket, Thailand

Thailand’s top resort island and the country's most popular destination is blessed with long sandy beaches, tranquil bays, luxury resorts and a reputation for some of the finest seafood in Thailand.

Phuket offers active couples diving, snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing; while inland, jungle paths wait to be explored on foot or atop an elephant.

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Ko Samui

Ko Samui, Thailand

Thailand’s second-most popular island destination is fringed with several golden-sand beaches that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming and offers luxurious accommodation.

Snorkel or dive the surrounding coral gardens and explore rocky headlands and offshore islands by kayak.

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Ko Phi Phi

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Blessed with stunning natural beauty, Phi Phi Don offers towering limestone cliffs fringed by several white-sand beaches and a choice of 4- to 5-star luxury beachfront resorts where you can unwind in comfort.

Active couples also have the opportunity to try rock climbing, scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking.

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Krabi Peninsula

Krabi, Thailand

Krabi is renowned for gorgeous powder-white beaches, towering limestone cliffs and a picture-perfect coastline that boasts more than 100 offshore islands and as many secluded coves for the ultimate beach holiday in Thailand.

Hop on a water taxi and visit neighbouring beaches, snorkel coral reefs and offshore islets or join an elephant safari through tropical rainforest looking out for native wildlife.

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Khao Lak honeymoon couple

Khao Lak, Thailand

The coastal region of Khao Lak is one of country’s top beach holiday destinations, offering kilometres of wide golden-sand beaches, lush jungle-covered hills, national parks and a wide choice of beachside resorts.

Relax on one of several stunning beaches, go diving and snorkelling or explore by foot or elephant the lush natural jungle of Khao Lak Lamru National Marine Park.

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Langkawi honeymoon couple

Langkawi, Malaysia

Renowned as one of Asia’s most beautiful tropical islands, Langkawi is fringed with idyllic white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal clear waters that teem with colourful marine life – simply ideal for a romantic getaway or beach holiday in Asia.

Experience Langkawi’s natural beauty by hire car, motorcycle and bicycle or follow scenic forest trails on foot to explore picturesque waterfalls and landscapes of lakes and mountain peaks.

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Berjaya Beach, Tioman honeymoon couple

Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tioman Island offers an idyllic destination for a beach holiday in Malaysia. Experience lush, densely forested mountain peaks and hills that rise steeply from secluded bays, and palm-fringed golden-sand beaches surrounded by rich coral gardens teeming with marine life.

Used as the location for the fictional ‘Bali Hai’ in the 1958 Hollywood movie South Pacific, Tioman offers an idyllic island setting with a wide range of watersport and eco tourism activities.

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More popular beach resorts in Thailand

Hua Hin
Hua Hin

Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Pha Ngan

Ko Lanta Island
Ko Lanta Yai

Koh Chang
Koh Chang

Ko Tao Island
Ko Tao

Koh Yao
Koh Yao


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More popular beach resorts in Malaysia

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
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Redang Island, Malaysia
Redang Island

Pangkor, Malaysia
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Penang, Malaysia
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Popular beach resorts in Vietnam

Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam
Nha Trang

Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An

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Latest update about top beach resorts in Asia: 12 December, 2017

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