Cruises to Asia are rapidly becoming more and more popular, and the reasons are quite simple: Asia is maybe the most exotic and exciting of the seven continents, and its pearl, the Southeast Asia, is the perfect cruise destination due, in part, to its crystal turquoise water beaches. More
Southeast Asia’s Top Beaches:
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island.
Spectacular scenery, astounding tropical sunsets and warm green emerald sea wait for you at Asia’s most popular beach. This fun island provides an unequalled combination of stunning smooth as velvet white palm-lined beaches, top-quality hospitality and great lodging.
The Major Beaches of Phuket
Bang Thao (Laguna Beach) – Long, very quiet beach.
Cape Panwa – Home to Phuket Aquarium.
A series of small beaches just to the north of Patong.
Kamala Beach – A quieter beach to the north of Patong.
Karon and Karon Noi Beaches – The second most-developed beach after Patong.
Kata Noi Beach – Quieter sister of Kata Yai.
Kata Yai Beach – Busy, clean tourist beach with good surf.
Laem Sing – Small bay with stunning views, between Kamala Beach and Surin Beach.
Mai Khao (Sai Kaeo) – Near the airport, very quiet (aside from the planes) and far away from it all.
Nai Han and Ao Sen – A quiet beach (probably the best) in the south, near Phromthep Cape view point.
Nai Thon and Nai Yang – Two quiet beaches in Sirinat National Park.
Patong Beach – The largest beach resort, known for its nightlife.
Rawai, Mittraphap and Laem Ka – Set off point for lots of local islands, popular with locals for eating on the beach.
Surin and Pansea Beach – An up-and-coming upmarket destination.
Ya Nui Beach – Small but perfectly formed. A slice of sand with steep headlands.
Other Top Quality Beaches of Asia:
Koh Samui (Thailand)- A tropical gem surrounded by warm waters. Twenty years ago, only a few intrepid backpackers visited the island. Today, Koh Samui is a cosmopolitan melting pot.
Penang (Malaysia)- A place full of contrasts – it’s an island, a bustling metropolis, and home of one of the most traditional old style Chinatowns in Asia.
Sanya (China)- The pristine and palm-fringed beaches of Sanya are undoubtedly the main attraction of Chinese Hainan Islands.
Sihanoukville (Cambodia)- Sihanoukville is a quiet, inviting beach town nestled between exuberant, covered with grass hills and lovely sandy beaches. A great option if you are looking for a break from the hustle and bustle of cities like Bangkok and Saigon.
Madang (Papua New Guinea)- A perfect example of the relaxed Pacific outlook. Described by many as the prettiest place in the Pacific, this town has beautiful parks, ponds, waterways, snorkelling and scuba diving options, besides providing the finest accommodation facilities in Papua New Guinea.
Berjaya Beach (Langkawi)- Berjaya Beach is as beautiful as any of the other Malaysian beaches, and the place to go if you are looking for something more up-market.
Maya Bay (Thailand)- Maya Bay is one of the glorious Thai beaches that boasts stunning limestone cliffs hanging over its turquoise waters and talcum-white sands. It took a starring role in the movie The Beach.
Ko Adang (Thailand)- An ideal island for those who look for a shelter well away from high-season beaches. With a heap of hiking trails, jungle waterfalls, and deserted white sand beaches, it is also an excellent choice for nature-loving travelers.
Saud Beach (Philippines)- This picturesque beach is a haven for snorkel enthusiasts and swimmers, and it is quickly becoming another surfers’ paradise in the Philippines, with its crystal clear waters, fine clear sand, and underwater landscapes of iridescent fishes and bright-colored corals.
Lovina Beach (Bali)- Dolphin watching at Lovina Beach is a wonderful experience. Located at the north of Bali, this beach owns calm seawaters, blackish chromatic sand, and the company of these nice animals.
Sabah Beach (Malaysia)- With its white sandy beaches, tropical islands, blue waters, and coral reefs, Sabah has several dive sites rated to be among the world’s top-ten. Divers can easily fulfill and surpass their wildest dreams by coming across many rare sea creatures.
Redang Island (Malaysia)- This island, a scuba diver’s paradise, is surrounded by snow-white shores, crystal clear waters , a colorful array of spectacular marine life, and what could be the world’s most mature coral garden.
Hua Hin and Cha’am (Thailand)- The twin resorts of Hua Hin and Cha’am are situated on the west coast of the Gulf of Thailand, very close from Bangkok. The safe, beautiful beaches ensure the visitor’s enjoyment and the hotels ranging from true luxury to more modest accommodations allow a choice of price range and facilities.
Emerald Bay ( Pangkor Laut, Malaysia)- This charming Malay island has pale aqua waters, fine golden sand and emerald-green rainforest rising behind the bay.
Andaman Islands (India)- This Indian gem boasts of its luxuriant green rainforest, astonishing beaches, aquamarine coral lagoons, active volcanoes, giant fish, and swimming elephants. The Andaman Islands are in Indian territorial waters, but actually far closer to Thailand (with Phuket some 450 miles to the southeast).
Seminyak (Bali)- The Seminyak beaches are quiet and really a great place to enjoy the sun while taking a massage right on the beach. Without a doubt Seminyak is a great starting point for an impeccable vacation in Bali.
Now Is The Best Time:
Never before it was so cheap to climb aboard a cruise ship to explore the treasures of these lands. A few years ago, this pleasure was only within reach of really wealthy people, but now happily, this is something that a large and rising number of persons can afford.
Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Costa, Norwegian and Princess are some of the best cruise lines available to visit thesedestinations. If you love amazing beaches and are ready to take advantage of some exclusive cruise deals to Asia , then prepare yourself for an unparalleled voyage.