Are you looking to head over to the glorious, tropical islands in South East Asia? Whether it’s Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines or elsewhere, check out our list of 8 of the best beaches in South East Asia.
South East Asia is the perfect place to island/country hop on one holiday. It’s the kind of place where when you’ve paid out for your flight from home, you’re then able to travel around within area for months pretty easily, and for relatively cheap too!
And while you’re island hopping it’s a great excuse to check out the stunning beach locations this glorious part of the World has to offer, because they’re some of the most jaw droppingly beautiful ones around.
Check out our list of 10 of the best beaches in South East Asia.
8 of the Best Beaches in South East Asia
Long Beach, Koh Rong (Cambodia)
With a 4km stretch of stark white sandy beach, and gloriously warm, turquoise waters, you really can’t help but adore this Cambodian beach location.
Part of Koh Rong, which is famed for party people, this stretch of beach is a much quieter part of Koh Rong. So you can steal yourself away if you’re looking for a little peace.
Koh Thmei (Cambodia)
Koh Thmei is a far quieter and less visited part of Cambodia. It has very few residents, and has a much more remote island vibe to it than Koh Rong’s long beach.
You can revel in nature and explore Ream National Park, and appreciate this stunning beach location, that really will make you feel like you’re on your own tropical island.
Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)
The breathtaking Ha Long Bay in Vietnam is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it’s really not hard to see why.
With it’s glorious, bright waters and the hundreds of gigantic, towering, limestone islands covered with rainforests, it’s like nowhere you’ll have ever seen before!
Definitely a kind of beach location for when you want to mix things up and see something completely different.
Ho Coc (Vietnam)
Ho Coc is a small beach community located in Vietnam’s Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province, in the Xuyên Mộc District. (Wiki)
It’s a much less tourist trafficked area, which means for a far more peaceful, beach experience.
You’ll find the yummiest seafood places around the area too!
Sandira Beach AKA Paradise Beach (Philipines)
Sandira Beach, Bantayan, is one of those secluded, island locations you only dream about… Well, until you plan your next journey to the Philipines anyway, right?!
When you glance down onto Paradise Beach for the first time, it is sure to take your breath away with it’s white sand and crystal clear waters.
Cloud Nine, Siargao (Philippines)
Cloud Nine is renowned for being a surfer’s paradise, but for the blissful beaches and ocean here on Siargao Island in the Philippines it really is worth visiting it even if you don’t surf!
Koka Beach (Indonesia)
Koka Beach is a bit of a challenge to get to, with a rocky trek on route. However, what you’re rewarded with in this secret cove, hidden away on the island of Flores is pure magic.
Like something out of a movie.
Tioman Island (Malaysia)
Tioman Island is a nature reserve, just off of the coast of Malaysia.
It’s covered in tropical rainforests, rich with nature, and surrounded by glorious beaches.
This should definitely be on your travel plans for the area!
Of course, one of the perks of pursuing adventures in South East Asia, is that you’re spoiled for choice of blissful, tropical beaches. From touristy, to secluded, to nature reserve… You really get a full and rounded, beach experience while over that part of the World.
Have you been to any of the South East Asian countries? Where were your favourite beach locations? Let us know!
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Looking for the best beaches in Sicily? Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, and as such has a gorgeous collection of beaches available. So read ahead for our collection of this Italian island’s best beaches.
Sicily is an Italian island, and one of the five, autonomous, Italian regions. More importantly, it is an island rich in history, culture, music, art and literature. An absolute treasure trove for an inquisitive and creative traveller.
There are SEVEN, yes SEVEN UNESCO World Heritage Sites on Sicily, which are not to be missed!
But yes, it also has some of the most delectably divine beaches in the World. With white sand and sparkling, turquoise water, so let’s get to work on our Best Beaches in Sicily list for you.
The Best Beaches in Sicily
San Vito Lo Capo
San Vito Lo Capo sits on the coast in the North West of the island.
It’s a sweet, small, seaside village that sits at the bottom of the Mount Monaco.
As you can see from the photos (left) the striking, turquoise waters contrasts stunningly against the light, sandy tones of the surrounding scenery.
San Vito Lo Capo is one of the most adored areas of Sicily for both Italians and foreign tourists alike, and it’s really not hard to see how this quaint, seaside village won the hearts of the travelling world.
This location is an excellent choice for travellers no matter what your requirements are. It’s renowned for being super safe for families with young children. It’s also a great choice for those with a passion for outdoor pursuits with plenty of options for hiking, climbing, biking, swimming etc.
And if you’re a foodie, well… you’re in an Italian, seaside village. What more could you ask for?
Cala Mazzo di Sciacca
This small and quiet beach is a hidden treasure trove of a location that is close to the Riserva Naturale dello Zingaro.
Hidden and ‘secret’ are always a winner with the more introverted travellers among us, am I right?!
I mean, what a dreamy location to visit?
Isola Bella is a small Island near Taormina. Though small, she be but mighty. What a punch she packs with her utterly dream like scenery.
This ‘pearl of the Ionian sea’ was privately owned by Florence Trevelyan until 1990 at which point it was bought by the Region of Sicily and turned into a nature reserve, and I think it’s a thing to behold.
Here travellers are greeted by a more rocky beach, and sea coves. It’s the perfect, ‘beach’ location for anyone who appreciates a rich and indulgent, completely unique location.
Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro
Riserva naturale dello Zingaro was the first nature reserve to be set up in Sicily.
This was around 1981.
It has 7 stunning and unspoiled kilometres of coastline, so plenty of beautiful beach coves to choose from.
The oceans are richly turquoise, and the scenery is an even more gorgeous backdrop. And as an added bonus for nature lovers, the reserve is home to a whole array of birds and wildlife. Perfect for those wildlife lovers amongst you.
The Turkish Steps, Realmonte Coast
Near the hilltop town of Agrigento is the Realmonte coast.
Nestled on this coast is this incredible, bright white, rock cliff. It has gradually been eroded over the years, and as such has a really interesting shape that makes it easy to climb up and lay on.
It has been given the name the Scala dei Turchi due to its staircase like shape.
it’s a perfect location to really appreciate just how crystal clear these seas really are, all whilst appreciating one of the 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Nature’s swimming pool.
If Calamosche beach had a nickname, it should be that.
It’s calm, shallow waters are perfect for families with young children. But also a perfect location for snorkelers and divers a little further out as there is a great selection of marine life to be seen and explored.
It has been named the most beautiful beach of Italy before, and it’s really not hard to see why.
So there you have a selection of the best beaches in Sicily. Of course, as an Island you really can’t go too far wrong with this stunning, Italian island.
Make sure to adventure with your taste buds too, and check out the best places to eat in Sicily, too!
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