Have you been to Asia’s best beaches?
BEACHES in Asia are a dime a dozen, literally, because there are so many to choose from.
Serene and tranquil, Asia’s beaches offer everything from adventure to ultimate relaxation, to the perfect setting for Instagram posts and tranquil seclusion.
Yet, it is a mystery why travelers tend to fly to the same ones all the time.
Thankfully, FlightNetwork has compiled a list of Asia’s Top 50 Beaches which features feedback from over 600 journalists, editors, bloggers, and agencies who have insights into Asian beaches.
It is likely the most in-depth list you have ever seen.
“Our comprehensive catalog provides a complete look into the stunning shores of Asia – a continent with countless countries rimmed by aquatic wonders so extraordinary you must see to believe,” FlightNetwork said in a statement.
“Explore our list that features a hidden slice of paradise in Palawan, a rocky wonderland of aquamarine waters in Cape Greco, the aptly named Lazy Beach on Koh Rong Island, offering unparalleled serenity, and so much more.”
“Our life-changing list can help you plan a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey that takes you from the beaches of the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia, to the shores of India, the Maldives, Malaysia, and more.”
So, whether you prefer to speed down the open sea on a jet ski or wrap yourself up in a good book under a leafy palm three, Asian beaches are perfect destinations for an unforgettable beachside journey.
El Nido, The Philippines: Hidden Beach
Getting there: The most direct and fastest way to reach El Nido is with the charter airline Air Swift. Air Swift offers direct flights from Manila, Coron, Cebu, and several other cities to El Nido every day of the week.
Phi Phi, Thailand: Maya Bay
Getting there: Reaching Phi Phi and Maya Bay involves flying into Phuket International Airport and taking a roughly two-hour-long ferry ride from there. The most popular departure and arrival port is Rassada Pier in Phuket Town.
Thailand: Railay Beach
Getting there: The first step to reaching Railay Beach is to take a flight to Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, then travel to Krabi by train, bus, or another plane ride.
Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Radhanagar Beach
Getting there: The best way to reach Havelock Island, and ultimately Radhanagar Beach, is by ferry. Two or three ferries arrive from Port Blair and Rangat every day.
Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam: Bai Khem Beach
Getting there: The most popular way to reach Bai Khem Beach is to fly into Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, then take a bus — the ticket can be purchased at Mien Tay Bus Station — from the city to Phu Quoc Island.
Myanmar: Ngapali Beach
Getting there: The recommended way to reach Ngapali Beach is via Bagan or Yangon. Nyaung U Airport is the primary air entrance to Bagan. From there, take a flight to Thandwe Airport, which is the closest town to Ngapali Beach.
Komodo Island, Indonesia: Pink Beach
Getting there: The best route to the Komodo National Park is most definitely through Bali. From Bali, fly to Labuan Bajo by a small jet or a turboprop plane then once in Labuan Bojo, proceed to Komodo Island by speedboat.
Cesme Town, Turkey: Altinkum Beach
Getting there: Fly in to Bodrum Airport. Once you arrive at the airport, you’ll have a roughly one- to two-hour-long transfer from Bodrum to Cesme Town and Altinkum Beach.
Nusa Penida, Indonesia: Kelingking Beach
Getting there: The best way to reach Kelingking Beach is to fly into Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. From there, take a taxi to Sanur Beach to take the fast boat to Nusa Penida. Kelingking Beach is on the southwest side of the island.
Jordan, Dead Sea
Getting there: Fly into Ben Gurion Airport, just 30 minutes from Tel Aviv and 35 minutes from Jerusalem. Buses leave for the Dead Sea from the central bus station in Jerusalem, or you can also hire a taxi, take a shuttle bus, or rent a vehicle and make the short 39-kilometer drive on your own.