The Best Beaches In Asia

The Best Beaches in Asia

Pristine white sands, clear blue waters and gorgeous landscapes are just a few of the many things to look forward to when visiting Asia's incredible beaches.

Are you looking for seclusion? Maybe you are looking for adventure. Either way, Asia's shores will satisfy your desires. View the natural colors of the world and go scuba diving; experience life beneath the waves. Relax on the beach and reap the benefits of the sun. Surf on incredible waves or take a boat ride to view the stunning sceneries.

Coming up with this list for the best beaches in Asia was definitely a challenge. Asia is absolutely stunning, and the beaches are equally incredible. Based on extensive research and Trip Advisor reviews, I have come up with The Best Beaches in Asia.

Don't miss out on your chance to enjoy some of Asia's beautiful beaches.


-Nicole Dossantos

Ngapali Beach

Ngapali Beach is located in Myanmar. Enjoy your day by relaxing by the clear blue waters on the Bay of Bengal. It is commonly visited by fisherman; you will see small boats head out frequently. If you are looking for a place to stay, you are in luck. Ngapali Beach has about two dozen bungalow-style resorts spread across more than 15 miles of the coast.

Otres Beach

Otres Beach is located in the incredible Cambodia. It's known for its clean water and various independent resorts and beach bungalow areas. It is separated into sections; Otres 1, the busiest part of the beach, and Otres, 2 the quieter beach.

Kata Noi Beach

Admire the wonderful scenery at Kata Noi Beach. Go snorkeling, swimming or even surfing in the clear waters of Thailand. According to research, the waves at Kata Noi Beach are perfect for beginners and are very consistent 150 days out of the year.

Nai Harn Beach

Nai Harn Beach is known as one of the island's most popular places with in-the-known locals, according to It is located in Thailand and is also one of the most popular places for boaters. Travel a little further south to Ya Nui, a sandy cove and a perfect destination for diving and snorkeling.

Pulau Derawan

The Derawan islands are located in Indonesia. One of the most popular of these islands is Pulau. If you are looking for peace and quiet, this beach is perfect for you. Relax on the stunning beach, capture the beautiful sunset, and spend your days spotting turtles along the shore.

Bacuit Archipelago

Prepare to be mesmerized on the beautiful Bacuit Archipelago in the Philippines. Relax along the Bacuit Bay and sunbathe on their white-sand beaches. Encounter unique lagoons and coves. Then push yourself to the edge and dive into the ocean to experience hundreds of species of fish and coral (lonelyplanet).

White Beach

White Beach is located in Aklan Province. It is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. The best time to visit is between December-May. A recent review on Trip Advisor says: "Recon this is one the best beaches in Asia. The beach is very long, stretching from station 3 to station 1. Apart from the vendors and the crowd, the white soft sand and the crystal clear water is absolutely superb. To avoid the crowd and the boat, go to station 1 where it has [fewer] tourists."

Nusa Dua Beach

If you're looking for luxury (The World's Most Luxurious Resorts), look no further than Busa Dua Beach in Indonesia. According to BALI, Nusa Dua was designed as an "everything included' type of tourist destination." They explain: "The pristine Bali Tourism Development Centre's (BTDC's) complex of world-class hotels, an up-market shopping complex with well-maintained facilities, a luxurious 18-hole golf course, white-golden sandy beaches and much more."

Nacpan Beach

Located in South East Asia, Nacpan Beach is frequently visited by outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers. Take a leisurely walk along the shore and admire their green coconut trees, then go for an adrenaline pumping dive into the ocean and experience their unique underwater world.

Phra Nang Beach

Thailand is full of stunning beaches (The Most Beautiful Remote Beaches in the World). However, a recent review on Trip Advisor says that Phra Nang Beach as "one of the most 'picture-perfect' beaches of all S-E Asia." It is only accessible by boat due to the high limestone cliffs that cut off mainland access.

An Bang Beach

Located in Vietnam, An Bang Beach is the perfect year-round getaway. The island views are incredible and there are numerous restaurants and bars. According to "An Bang is one of the few remaining stretches of beach that remains mostly unspoilt by development, offering clean blue sea, castaway restaurants and bohemian beach bars. It flaunts not only the most fabulous island and mountain views that you don't even need to climb off your lounger to enjoy." Bonus: If you buy lunch at their restaurant, you can use the loungers all day.

Gaya Island

If you are looking for the ultimate paradise, look no further than Gaya Island. It offers excellent diving opportunities to explore exotic fish and colorful corals. Stay at the Gayana Eco Resort. It's an incredible resort that is actually placed above the water on stilts.  Experience natural encounters with animals, enjoy a luxurious spa treatment and learn about Malaysia's culture.

Yalong Bay

Yalong Bay is also known as Yalong Bay Natonal Resort. A recent review on Trip Advisor described Yalong Bay as "5km long nice beach, mostly soft, white, clean sand with good water quality combined with plenty of international and local 4-5 Star resorts." (Top 5 Adult-Only Resorts) "The easiest and most convenient way to have a beach holiday in China."

Haeundae Beach

Haeundae Beach is a beautiful beach located in South Korea. It is less than an hour away from the Gimhae International Airport, making it easy to travel to (6 Stress-Free Travel Tips). Haeundae Beach is one of the most popular destinations for beach-related cultural events. Some of them include the Haeundae Sand Festival and the Polar Bear Club.

Soneva Gili

Relax on the beach in the Maldives, enjoy the beautiful scenery and even take up a new water sport. If you're looking for adventure, take a tour with a marine biologist snorkeling in the dark and experience the Maldivian reefs in the most unique way. Also, use your time on the beach for relaxation, meditation and rejuvenation.