6 stunning beaches getaways around Asia
Let's visit some of the best beaches around Asia this summer. There are 101 things you can do on the beach and it's not just about the sand.
1. Bai Dai Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam
But if unspoiled charms are what you're after, there's still time for you to check out the island and find out why the government finds it bankable in the first place.
Phu Quoc is frequently touted one of Vietnam's most beautiful islands and the Bai Dai Beach, which squats in a Viet military area, is blissfully secluded with white sands and expansive vistas stretching to the horizon.
2. Pulau Derawan, Indonesia
The waters surrounding Derawan are known to be a top-notch spot for splashing around with mantra rays and green turtles.
3. Phra Nang Beach, Railay, Thailand
Although Railay is only accessible by long-tail boat from Krabi and Ao Nang, it can get crowded during tourist peak seasons.
4. Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
Surf Mecca Hikkaduwa, one of Sri Lanka's most popular beach destinations, has close to a dozen reef breaks that stop short of being life-threatening, and plenty of sea corals to keep snorkelers happy.
To complete the Asian getaway experience, Hikkaduwa has sumptuously spicy local fare and Buddhist cultural spectacles for vacationers to write home about.
5. Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam
Mui Ne has looks, too -- parts of the beach consist of massive sand dunes, like a section of the desert crazily juxtaposed next to the sea.
6. Gaya Island, Borneo, Malaysia
For those looking for underwater action, Gaya Island is an excellent dive spot for its corals, warm waters and exotic fish.
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