14 Best Beaches In Asia

That REALLY Allow You To Escape From Reality

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14 Best Beaches In Asia

That REALLY Allow You To Escape From Reality


Have you ever had a ‘pinch me’ moment? Because you will once you step foot on one of these best beaches in Asia.

Some of these beaches in Asia look like the Caribbean on steroids… They’re THAT gorgeous.

Being on any one of these unbelievably stunning beach destinations in Asia will feel like a dream you don’t want to wake up from. And you don’t have to.

This is Wild & Away’s list of the best beaches in Asia!


Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida

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WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
La Roja Budget Bungalows


Kelingking Beach is first on our list because it is like no beach we’ve ever seen before.

It’s located in Nusa Penida, an island just off the coast of Bali Indonesia.

Kelingking Beach is known for looking like the shape of a dinosaur from above.

Aside from this, it is honestly just one of the most stunning beaches we’ve come across while traveling.

As we know, all good things come with a price, especially the best beaches in Asia.

Visiting Kelingking for the day isn’t as simple as bringing a towel and finding the best spot on the beach.

The road to Kelingking is bumpy and broken, and once you get there you have to hike down a very steep cliff to get to the beach where you can finally put your towel out and enjoy Indonesia’s most perfect beach.

For more information on how to get there, read our Ultimate Guide To Kelingking Beach Nusa Penida.


Suwehan Beach, Nusa Penida

WHERE TO STAY IN NUSA PENIDA
La Roja Budget Bungalows


Unspoiled and Untouched… Yet another hidden gem located in Nusa Penida just waiting to be explored is Suwehan Beach.

When we went, it was totally private. Not a single soul was on the beach with us. It’s pretty rare to find a near perfect beach with absolutely no one on it.

Now here’s the catch. Just like Kelingking Beach, the journey to get there is the most difficult part.

The road to Suwehan Beach is by far the worst we came across in Nusa Penida. Once you arrive you then have to walk down numerous flights of stairs for about 5-10 minutes, and then walk along the rocky part of the beach till you get to the stunning beach of Suwehan.

For more information, read our guide on how to get to Suwehan Beach Nusa Penida.


Tegal Wangi, Jimbaran

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Bali Breezz Hotel


Tegal Wangi is a small yet glorious beach in Jimbaran, Bali.

This little pocket of Bali is never too crowded by tourists, which allows you to have a truly relaxing beach day in paradise.

Unlike the two beaches above, Tegal Wangi is easy and stress-free to get to.

You can simply rent a motorbike and venture down there yourself, or organize Balinese tour guide to take you there in a comfortable, air-conditioned van.

Related: Backpacking Bali Travel Blog {The Ultimate Expert Guide}


Suluban Beach, Uluwatu

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WHERE TO STAY IN ULUWATU
Pandawa Hill Resort


Just a little further down the coast from Tegal Wangi is Suluban Beach.

Suluban’s naturally unique landscape is the very reason we consider it to be one of the best beaches in Asia.

It’s not exactly private, but it is beautiful and easily accessible.

Suluban Beach is a crowd favorite among surfers due to Uluwatu’s colossal waves.

For those not so into surfing, you can take a short stroll over to Single Fin Beach Club to grab a few drinks and a bite to eat while overlooking the ever so tranquil Uluwatu landscape.

With so many celestial landscapes, we’re confident your trip to Uluwatu will surely become a highlight in your Southeast Asia Backpacking Itinerary


South Beach, Gili Trawangan

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WHERE TO STAY IN GILI TRAWANGAN
My Mates Place


There are two things to do in Gili Trawangan… Partying, and laying on the beach.

Luckily, the beach in Gili T is one of the best beaches in Asia with its crystal blue water and white sand.

And FYI… when you work up an appetite from getting an even tan there are a bunch of restaurants to satisfy your cravings.


Maya Bay, Koh Phi Phi

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WHERE TO STAY IN PHI PHI ISLANDS
Blanco’s Beach Bar


We all know of her and we LOVE her. Located in the province of Krabi, Maya Bay of Koh Phi Phi is an absolute dream come true, and being there in the flesh is a surreal feeling.

In fact, there’s not much you can do in Krabi that could ever disappoint you. Read this blog for our 9 Top Things To Do In Krabi!

Don’t forget to read our Full Guide On How To Get To Maya Bay Thailand.


Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

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Blanco’s Beach Bar


We write Phi Phi Islands in general because it is one of the best beach destinations in Asia, and it doesn’t matter which beach you go to because it will be exactly how you imagined it in your wildest dreams.

No matter in which direction you turn, you’ll always see an insanely beautiful beach landscape.

Related: Phi Phi Viewpoint {A Top Guide To Thailand’s Most Iconic Instagram Spot}


Railay Beach, Thailand

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WHERE TO STAY IN RAILAY BEACH
BLANCO HIDEOUT RAILAY


Railay Beach actually a peninsula that has four different beaches, and all of them are one of the best beaches in Asia.

Railay is located between the two cities of Krabi and Ao Nang and is only accessible via boat!

The four beaches that make up this little pocket of Thailand include:

  • Phra Nang Beach
  • Tonsai Beach
  • Railay East
  • Railay West

Every single one of these beaches is divine and downright unbeatable, so don’t make the mistake of going all the way to Thailand without visiting Railay Beach.


Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan

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WHERE TO STAY IN KOH PHANGAN
SEA GARDEN RESORT HAAD RIN


You may have heard of Haad Rin Beach because this is where The Original Full Moon Party is hosted every single month.

However, when it’s not full of drunken backpackers running around senseless, Haad Rin Beach is actually quite peaceful and beautiful.


7 Commando Beach, El Nido Palawan

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WHERE TO STAY IN EL NIDO
OUTPOST BEACH HOSTEL


7 Commando Beach in El Nido is a beach lover’s playground.

If this isn’t paradise, then I don’t know what is because 7 Commando Beach is flawless.

It’s only accessible via boat on El Nido Boat Tour A & B, so you will have to book a tour with a travel agent once you get to El Nido!

Click here to find out where else you can go during your El Nido Tour!


Nacpan Beach, El Nido Palawan

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WHERE TO STAY IN EL NIDO
OUTPOST BEACH HOSTEL


Nacpan Beach stretches for so long that other backpacker’s and tourists could never overcrowd it.

Visiting Nacpan Beach is one of the best things you can do in El Nido Palawan that isn’t a boat tour.

Here you will get two beaches in one, with Nacpan Beach only being one half of ‘Twin Beach’, with it’s other (just as beautiful) half being called Calitang Beach.

Related: Nacpan Beach El Nido Palawan {Everything You Need To Know Before You Go}


Alegria Beach, Siargao

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WHERE TO STAY IN SIARGAO
KOKAI RESORT


So when I read other blogs about the best beach destinations in Asia, I can never seem to find Alegria Beach in Siargao anywhere on the list, and I can’t figure out why.

It’s PERFECT.

If I were ever to be stuck on a deserted island that looked like this, I would never want to be found!


White Beach, Boracay

WHERE TO STAY IN BORACAY
Frendz Hostel


When you find a beach that’s perfectly lined in thousands of palm trees you should ALWAYS take the opportunity to spend some time there.

What did us humans do to deserve a beach as impeccable as this?

White Beach in Boracay is a tropical utopia that transforms into a party haven at night.

If this sounds like something you want to be part of, read our Ultimate Boracay Destination Guide here!


Mirissa Beach, Sri Lanka

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WHERE TO STAY IN MIRISSA
MY HOSTELS MIRISSA


Sri Lanka is a beach destination in Asia that is often overlooked by many travelers.

In case you didn’t know, Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise lover’s sanctuary!

Mirissa Beach in particular is one beach destination in Asia that should be on everybody’s bucket list.

Want my best advice? Get in quick before too many people discover it!


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