10 Beautiful Beaches in Asia

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Asia is a continent which dazzles the international visitor with its diversity. In almost every aspect like nature, culture, economy and lifestyle, Asian countries offer a feast of varied attractions. The same is true of the continent’s beaches as well. While Asia’s beaches are equally famous for its cultural, culinary and sporty attractions, here are ten that score among the most beautiful in the world.

  1. Jimbaran beach, Indonesia

    Bali is an Indonesian island which lies in the Indian Ocean. A wealth of natural beauty, vibrant culture and a welcoming people make this island paradise one of the most favorite honeymoon destinations in the world. The beaches of Bali offer incredible variety, ranging from the soft silvery sand in the east coast to the wilder black sand in the west coast while Kuta and Legian are the beaches where you should head for a waterfront party and some heavy duty fun, the quieter and prettier Jimbaran beach is the place where you and brand-new spouse can share a more than a few romantic moments. This is a particular favorite with foodies since Diners select the live seafood that they wish to eat on the beach and it is immediately prepared, generally grilled over a fire of coconut husks rather than charcoal.
     
  2. Mont Choisy Beach, Mauritius

    Mauritius is actually a part of an archipelago known as the Mascarene Islands. Being an island, Mauritius is blessed with miles of lovely beaches bordered on one side by gently swaying palms and on the other by azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Popular destinations with the tourists is Grand Bay and La Cuvette which offers ample shopping and leisure options However if you are looking for something more romantic, head for the Mont Choisy Beach where the sand is always warm and soft beneath your feet and the water a soothing blue. The plus is definitely the grove of casuarinas trees on this beach which offers the perfect shade in the afternoon sun.
     
  3. Sun Island Beach, Maldives

    As a group of islands surrounded by the Indian Ocean, Maldives is chiefly famous for its exquisite beaches and marine beauty. Almost every island is blessed with miles of palm-fringed, sparkling white beaches and clear warm waters. Other than these, lagoons in every shade of blue and coral reefs teeming with marine flora and fauna are only a few of the delights what honeymooners can expect from this tropical paradise. Among all the 1120 islands that make up Maldives, the Sun Island perhaps best typifies the natural splendors of this destination. Located in the South Ari Atoll and some 62 miles from the Maldivian airport of Male, it is named Nalaguraidhoo in the local language. The Sun Island is blessed on one hand with silvery white beaches where you can walk, swim or simply laze around with your beloved. Just a tip you can keep in mind – since Maldives is a strictly Sunni Muslim country, nudity is not allowed on the beaches.


     
  4. Pasir Bogak, Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    In recent times, Pangkor Island of Malaysia has emerged as the destination of choice for tourists wishing to escape the crowds of the more popular South-east Asian beaches. The island of Pangkor or Pulau Pangkor is located off the coast of Perak in north-west peninsular Malaysia. Tourists have to take a ferry either from Lumut or from Sitiawan to reach Pangkor. The island is surrounded by pristine blue waters and lovely beaches; in fact the sands of Pasir Bogak beach are reputed to be of a far better quality than the more-frequented beaches of the country. In Pangkor the Teluk Nipah and the Coral Bay are especially popular with tourists from European countries.
     
  5. Silovo Beach, Singapore

    Located at the southernmost tip of the Malay Peninsula, Singapore is open to the waters of the South China Sea. Thus despite is its small size, the city state has some amazing beaches and the ones on the Sentosa Island are the most popular. These are the Palawan Beach, Silovo Beach, and Tanjong Beach. And even though they are artificial – reclaimed using sand bought from Indonesia and Malaysia – these beaches are the some of the most romantic spots in the island. Silovo Beach should be your destination If you and your spouse wish to partake of outdoor activities such as canoeing, skim boarding, mountain biking or rollerblading or check out fashionable dinging and shopping venues.
     
  6. Covalam Beach, Kerala

    Every year, Indian beckons hordes of tourists to one of its most popular beaches located in the southern state of Kerala. Kovalam is actually an aggregate of three adjacent crescent beaches. A massive rocky promontory on the beach has created a beautiful bay of calm waters ideal for sea bathing. The leisure options at this beach are plenty and diverse – apart from Sunbathing and swimming, you can also explore spicy Keralite seafood as well as the many Yoga and Ayurvedic massage centers lining the beach all professing to offer relaxing massage therapies or holistic traditional treatments.
     
  7. Agonda Beach, Goa

    Goa has been one of the earliest beach towns in Asia to have caught the attention of the international tourists. While Anjuna has been known for its hippie and Vagator for its trance scene, if you are looking to get away from it all, Agonda Beach should be your destination. The long and isolated stretch of Agonda Beach is perfect for anyone looking to relax. It's quiet and relatively uncrowded. Stay in a simple hut right on the beach, and enjoy the stillness and nature. Agonda Beach is fast being discovered, however so bask in its pleasures before it goes the Calangute way.
     
  8. Hikkaduwa Beach, Sri Lanka

    Shaped as a tear drop, the island nation of Sri Lanka has a wealth of natural beauty, ranging from sun kissed beaches to misty mountain tops and emerald green tea plantations. And yet if you are looking for some aquatic action, Sri Lanka has that as well. Surf Mecca Hikkaduwa, one of Sri Lanka’s most popular beach destinations, has close to a dozen reef breaks that are some of the most dangerous in this part of the world and plenty of sea corals to keep snorkelers happy. To complete the Asian getaway experience, Hikkaduwa has sumptuously spicy local fare and Buddhist cultural spectacles to offer to international vacationers.
     
  9. Mui Ne, Vietnam

    Another beach in Asia that thrill seekers may want to check out is Mui Ne Beach in Vietnam. Also known as the country’s de facto adrenalin capital, Mui Ne is famous for kite-surfing for its strong winds and clear skies, and is also generally considered a prime surfing and wind-surfing spot. Apart from this Mui Ne also prides itself on its own spectacular looks, -- parts of the beach consist of massive sand dunes, like a section of the desert crazily juxtaposed next to the sea.
     
  10. Ta Pho Beach,Thailand

    Ta Pho Beach is a wide swath of sugary-white sandy beach, fringed with coconut trees and nestled in the lap of Koh Kood, Thailand. This possibly one of the very few places that can live up to the myth of the unpeopled Asian beach paradise. It’s got practically everything a traveler in search for exotic Asian natural beauty can want -- a rainforest, quaint fishing villages, coconut plantations, snorkeling spots, and a population of less than 2,000. While the beach is immaculate now, it may not retain its virginal beauty for long as more and more people begin to know about it.