As people who live in tropical countries, surely we always want to take a vacation to a destination that has a beach. In Indonesia, there are lots of beautiful beaches that you must visit. However, talking about beach tourism, there is nothing wrong with trying new sensations for a vacation to beach destinations in Southeast Asia. There are lots of beach tours that you can explore and make a vacation spot this summer.
Cat Ba Island, Vietnam
Cat Ba is one of the largest islands in Halong Bay and is already a center for ecotourism and sports located in the north of Vietnam. Cat Ba offers views of beautiful beaches, rocky cliffs, hiking trails, caves, national parks and the high seas. Adventurous travelers can rent kayaks or boats to explore local bays and caves. Not only does it offer beautiful panoramic views of the coast, in the Cat Ba area it is also available in various lodging places where the price for renting a room with complete facilities starts from USD 12. As for the culinary, you only need to raise a family of USD 1-2 for every meal, very affordable. right?
It’s incomplete if you don’t recommend beaches in Indonesia. One of the best beaches is Wakatobi. The name Wakatobi National Park itself stands for 4 large islands located in one district, namely Wangi-wangi Island, Kaledupa Island, Tomia Island, and Binongko Island. Spanning an area of 1.4 million hectares, Wakatobi is known for its maritime wealth which has the largest number of fish and coral species in the world.
The Wakatobi Sea is a playground for fish, turtles, dolphins and whales. This place is also often rated as one of the best diving spots in the world. To reach Wakatobi, you can use a plane to Kendari, then continue your journey by boat directly to Wanci on Wangi-wangi Island.
Similan Island, Thailand
Just like the Wakatobi islands in Indonesia, the Similan Islands have also been given the status of a national park by the Thai government. Covered by forests as roofs and rocks that protect the white sand, these islands can be enjoyed from above sea level or from below. The National Geographic Society ranks Similan as one of the best diving destinations in the world. These islands are about 65 km from mainland Thailand. For those of you who want to come here, it is recommended to take a speedboat from Khao Lak.
Sihaboukville is a tourist spot that offers beautiful white beaches and has not been touched by many tourists. The location of Sihanoukville Beach is suitable as a beach destination with a different sensation. In addition, at the location of Sihanoukville Beach, there are hotels or lodging places with rental prices starting from USD 20 per night. There are also many bars that sell a variety of typical alcoholic drinks from the area and don’t forget the culinary tours are a must try too!
White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
As an archipelago like Indonesia, the Philippines also has various exotic beaches. Among them the most popular is Boracay Island. Even though it is classified as a small island, Boracay can be reached by land, air and sea transportation. This tourist spot itself is often dubbed the “Tropical Heaven” because it has attractive facilities such as water sports, resorts and spas.
Pulau Cenang, Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi Island is one of the favorite tourist destinations for tourists. Located in the western part of Malaysia, you can use air or sea transportation such as a ferry to get to Langkawi Island. Here you can visit several beaches, but the most popular is Pantai Cenang. This tourist spot is suitable for those of you who are looking for a calm atmosphere.
Ngapali Beach, Myanmar
Ngapali Beach is located in Thandwe, Myanmar. This beach offers the beauty of white sand beaches, the sea water looks turquoise, the beach area is clean and has fresh air. Ngapali Beach is a type of beach that is calm and does not have a roof. The view of the sunset in the afternoon can also make tourists fascinated by its beauty. In addition, around Ngapali Beach, there are beach bars which are provided for tourists to fill their stomachs or just hang out.
Koh Phangan, Thailand
Koh Phangan is a small island in Thailand that has been attracted by many tourists because of its beautiful panoramic views and beaches. Besides being able to do activities such as swimming around the coast, tourists can also enjoy the beauty of the Ang Thong Marine National Park, go to Nam Tok Than Sadet and Nam Tok Phaeng waterfalls to see the presence of wild animals such as crocodiles, monkeys, snakes, deer and pigs. Forest. Koh Phangan is also famous for its traditional full moon party.
Raja Ampat, Indonesia
This place that has a beauty like heaven presents a very beautiful view of the island and under the sea. The natural beauty of Raja Ampat is second to none, with its distinctive tropical island beauty, exotic coral clusters, white sandy beaches and clear turquoise sea water. In addition, its waters have 75% of the world’s marine species. So don’t be surprised if Raja Ampat is recognized as the best spot for snorkeling and diving.
Koh Rong, Cambodia
Koh Rong offers beautiful forest-nuanced beaches and is the second largest island in Cambodia. In this area, tourists will not find motorized vehicles passing by, just like the Gili Islands. However, there are many hotels and inns with varying rental prices. Tourists can take a boat tour that starts with diving, continues with fishing and ends with cooking on the coast. Koh Rong is also the best spot to enjoy a beautiful sunset in the afternoon.