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The most beautiful beaches in Asia

Tropical weather, clear blue water, swaying palm trees and fine sand - Asia's beaches are the destination of choice for many travellers. We tried to put together a collection of most beautiful and popular beaches for you. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know your choices.
Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
© photo: Roberta Zouain    

Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

White sand beach, hidden from the sea by limestone cliffs. Maya Bay was used as a film location for ‘The Beach’ with Leonardo DiCaprio. » more about Koh Phi Phi
 

Maya Bay, Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

photo by: René Ehrhardt

 

 

 

Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia

Perhentian means ‘place to stop’ in Malay, this gorgeous beach is definitely a place to stop, relax and enjoy the beauty. » more about Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian
 

Long Beach, Pulau Perhentian, Malaysia

photo by: elmar

 

 

 

Bentota, Sri Lanka

Located about 60km from Colombo, Bentota makes a popular weekend getaway for the capital’s residents. Sea turtles also come to Bentota to lay their eggs. » more about Sri Lanka
 

Bentota, Sri Lanka

photo by: whl.travel

 

 

 

Nirai Beach, Okinawa, Japan

While mainland Japan is freezing cold during winter, Okinawa’s temperature won’t drop below 15 °C. You can even swim with manta rays. » more about Okinawa
 

Nirai Beach, Okinawa, Japan

photo by: pictureTYO

 

 

 

Boracay, The Visayas, Philippines

Long white sand beaches, watersport activities, lounge chairs, beachfront hotels and a buzzling nightlife, Boracay has it all. » more about Boracay Island
 

Boracay, The Visayas, Philippines

photo by: Chewy Chua

Anjuna Beach, Goa, India

This former Portugese colony is a different vibe than the rest of India. Anjuna Beach used to be the second home and main location for hippies in the 1960’s and 1970’s. » more about Goa

 

Anjuna Beach, Goa, India

photo by:  प्रतीक

 

 

 

Nha Trang, Vietnam

While relaxing at Nha Trang’s beach, vendors will offer fresh fruits and hot steamed seafood. Nha Trang is known as Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort town. » more about Nha Trang
 

Nha Trang, Vietnam

photo by: J Y White

 

 

 

Railey Beach, Thailand

Located on Krabi’s Andaman Coast, Railay Beach is surrounded by a fine beach and limestone mountains which are very popular for climbing. There are no roads leading to Railay Beach, the only way to get there is by longtail boat. » more about Krabi
 

Railey Beach, Thailand

photo by: leodirac

 

 

 

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, The Visayas, Philippines

Puerto Galera used to be a refuge for Spanish galleons during typhoons, nowadays it’s a popular alternative for Boracay. » more about The Visayas
 

Puerto Galera, Mindoro, Philippines

photo by: Jun Acullador

 

 

 

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

This deep sea port named after Cambodia’s former king, was one of Jacky Kennedy’s destinations during her Cambodian tour in 1967. » more about Sihanoukville
 

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

photo by: WanderingtheWorld

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