Asia is famous for its culture and food but mostly for it’s insanely beautiful beaches! If you’ve ever seen ‘The Beach’ you’ll know what I mean. I, for one, am 100% a beach lover! My holidays are always beach-focused and I’ve been lucky enough to sample a few of Asia’s amazing beaches. So, from my own experiences and those of my colleague Chris, I have come up with a selection of what we know are the BEST beaches in the whole of Asia and where we would recommend staying to enjoy them…
Where to Stay: The only place to stay on Pamalican is Amanpulo. This spacious resort is simply wonderful offering casitas on the white sandy beach, amongst the treetops or on the hillside giving you breathtaking views of the Sulu Sea below.
Koh Rong, Cambodia
Where to stay: Song Saa is Cambodia’s most luxurious resort spreading across two pristine islands. This eco-friendly dreamland offers a variety of rooms ranging from the Jungle Villa to the Royal Over Water Villa. Luxury!
Phra Nang Beach, Thailand
Where to stay: Rayavadee Resort is bordered by not one but three beaches (including Phra Nang) which look out on to the glorious Andaman Sea. The resort itself is an award-winning 5* property that oozes luxury from the very moment you arrive…by speed boat!
Pulau Gaya Island, Borneo
Where to stay: Gaya Island Resort is the most exclusive resort in the area accessible only by boat. It is eco-friendly and tastefully combines elegance with nature. Situated between the beautiful beach and the lush rainforest, this retreat will give you an unforgettable experience. Trust me, I went there in early 2013 and had the most relaxing time!
Where to stay: The Sandoway Hotel is situated right on the beachfront and is the perfect place to settle into paradise. Designed in traditional South East Asian elegance this is a 5* resort at its best!