Travel is all about having rewarding experiences and there are so many places in Asia that deserve mention as great places to visit so where do we start? We all expect different things depending on the purpose of the trip we are contemplating, perhaps we are looking for a quick luxurious present to ourselves, an unforgettable honeymoon, a business trip, quality time with our family or even a desperately needed rest to get our sanity back.
We have selected five destinations that can cover all of these different needs, places with beautiful beaches, opulent resorts, decadent cuisine and a range of amenities that are flexible enough to satisfy your needs whatever they may be.
If you haven’t decided where to go for your next holiday and you want to make sure that the trip will meet your expectations, these five destinations offer a range of choices among which you will find a great holiday which will meet your needs and leave you with precious memories.
The secret is out, people are starting to know about the Gili Islands, their popularity has sky rocketed and they have become one of Indonesia’s most visited destinations for both domestic and international holidaymakers. The three Gili Islands lie just off the northwest coast of Lombok and each has its own character and is attractive to a different type of person. Party people and the young at heart choose to go to Gili Trawangan with its host of bars and entertainment venues. It has become known as “the party island” and parties are in full swing particularly around the time of the full moon. From Gili Trawangan visitors can catch a short boat ride to Gili Air, the most populated and closest of the three islands to Lombok. The island is blessed with great snorkelling and diving sites accessible from its white sandy beaches. Sandwiched between the other two islands and the smallest of the three, Gili Meno is a total contrast. Quiet and laid back it offers tropical island tranquility, a place to contemplate the world in peaceful solitude.
Located just 45 minutes by boat from the main island of Bali, The small island of Nusa Lembongan has great appeal for tourists and offers some marvellous place to unwind. As Bali has become more popular so too has Nusa Lembongan developing its facilities and infrastructure to meet increasing tourism demand at the base and high-end levels of the market. The island’s most popular activities are diving and snorkeling but this is a place that lends itself to relaxation. Visitors to Lembongan should visit the powdery white sand of secluded Dream Beach on the island’s southern coast, an excellent spot to practice the increasingly difficult but enormously rewarding art of simply doing nothing.
Holidaying in Langkawi, Malaysia is recommend. Despite of being one of the tourist main attractions since decades ago, the development of Langkawi Island is well balanced. The government kept the original face of the island—a rural Malaysian region where traditional kampung (village) clustered and continue their daily lives as they have done for generations. Langkawi is actually a collection of 104 islands just off the coast of Kedah, but only the largest one that act as a tourist destination—conveniently named ‘Langkawi Island for that functional reason. Mainly, Langkawi is a gorgeous island blessed with pristine white-sandy beaches, lush forest area, and clear blue water surrounding its vicinity. On 2008, the archipelago officially entitled as ‘The Jewel of Kedah’ for its mesmerizing natural landscape.
Krabi is the main town in the province of the same name on the western coast of southern Thailand at the mouth of the Krabi River. Krabi has it all for those who enjoy relaxing on sun-drenched white sand beaches, swimming in the clear warm waters of an azure sea or for those who eager to explore tropical islands. A place that must be seen is Maya Bay on nearby Phi Phi Leh island, a stunningly beautiful bay sheltered by 100-metre high cliffs on three sides. This is the bay made famous as the location for the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Maya Bay is a great place for swimming and snorkelling with superb visibility, colourful coral and an abundance of rich marine life.
The Maldives is a collection of 26 atolls and tourism is the largest industry in Maldives. This Indian Ocean paradise of tropical island beaches and rich coral reefs is attracting visitors from all over the world to the splendour of its natural resources. Nearly 90% of the resorts in Maldives are built on their own private islands thus allowing for a large degree of peaceful seclusion for holidaymakers. This tropical heaven offers an absolute sensational and truly unforgettable escape from everyday life.