6 Beautiful Beaches in Asia for a Relaxing Getaway

by Claire Soong
LIFESTYLE  |  September 24, 2018
  • Soak up the sun, sand and sea at some of Asia’s most idyllic beaches.
    1 / 7 Soak up the sun, sand and sea at some of Asia’s most idyllic beaches.

    Sometimes there’s nothing quite like the presence of crystal clear waters and warm fine sand to make you feel like you don’t have a care in the world. Which is why it’s great that Singapore is so close to so many great beach destinations in Asia. A short(ish) flight can land you in some seriously breathtaking locales, and what better way to wind down and relax?

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  • Broken Beach & Angel’s Billabong, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
    2 / 7 Broken Beach & Angel’s Billabong, Nusa Penida, Indonesia

    Nature’s infinity pool and not-so-secret hidden beach are just a ferry ride away from Bali. It’s a pretty rugged trek to the beach, but the views of the untouched coastline are well worth it. Enjoy the scenery and take lots of Insta-worthy pictures, but use caution when you swim as the sudden waves are known to be quite forceful.

    (Also read: 11 Stylish One Piece Swimsuits to Pack for Your Beach Holiday)

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  • Woljeongri Beach, Jeju Island, Korea
    3 / 7 Woljeongri Beach, Jeju Island, Korea

    The beaches around this part of Jeju are known for their clear emerald waters. To fully appreciate the island’s claim to fame, rent transparent kayaks so you can peer down into the crystalline ocean as you explore the coast.

    (Also read: 11 Essentials to Pack For Your Beach Holiday)

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  • Tonsai Bay, Krabi, Thailand
    4 / 7 Tonsai Bay, Krabi, Thailand

    This secluded beach is just a longtail boat ride away from Ao Nang, one of Krabi’s main towns. Don’t expect to find any five-star resorts here — Tonsai Bay is a welcome escape from the overly connected world. Spotty reception, warm people and laid-back vibes are all part of its charm. And did we mention that it’s a world-renowned spot for rock climbing?

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  •  Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
    5 / 7 Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

    Surf’s up at this Sri Lankan beach getaway! Start the day with an epic sunrise, catch some waves, do some whale watching and end the day by sipping on a coconut while watching the sunset.

    (Also read: 6 Ways to Stay Fit While On An Island Holiday)

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  • Nishihama Beach, Okinawa, Japan
    6 / 7 Nishihama Beach, Okinawa, Japan

    Japan isn’t usually the first country that comes to mind when planning a beach getaway, but it should be. With its silky white sand and endless clear waters, Okinawa’s Nishihama Beach is essentially heaven on earth. Foodies will love this destination too — the region’s restaurants serve only the freshest seafood.

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  • Yalong Bay, Jiyang Qu, Sanya Shi, Hainan Sheng, China
    7 / 7 Yalong Bay, Jiyang Qu, Sanya Shi, Hainan Sheng, China

    This long stretch of beach on Hainan is known for silky white sand and premier resorts with private beaches. If you haven’t experienced Sanya’s clear blue waters and warm ocean breeze yet, then you’re missing out on one of Asia’s most underrated vacation spots.

    (Also read: Here’s Why Scuba Diving Is a Solid Workout)

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