What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of summer holidays? Well, you would certainly think of taking of your clothes and heading to some beach where you can relax, tan your body and enjoy surfing or any other water activities to beat the heat. Beaches are the most popular destinations throughout the year and some of the top Asian destinations have the best beaches so letâ€™s take a quick look at the top 5 popular beaches in Asia.
1. Havelock Island Beach – Andamans
Do you always want to get away from the beach crowd? Well, if you prefer silence and calmness then this beach is the best one that you can find on the planet. The Havelock Island beach is certainly the most rarely visited beaches and only ten thousand visitors come here annually. The reason for this is that it is too far away and it takes around 3 to 4 hours of flight, boat and road journey to take you there, but it is certainly worth the pain you take.
2. Saud Beach â€“ Philippines
The next on the list is also a spectacular beach that not only gives you a great view but also provides the best beach experience that you can get. The beach is located on the northwest coast of Luzon and the beach length is around 2 kilometers. The biggest attraction of the beach is the white sparkling sand that can almost blind you when there is too much of sunlight so you will need to wear your shades.
3. Ko Adang â€“ Thailand
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Thailand certainly has some of the best beaches on the planet and Ko Adang tops the list in the country. Ko Adang is a jungle island with empty beaches. Although, you might not find a beer bar around the beach you will certainly enjoy some other cool drinks that will help you to keep your body cool. Ko Adang is 30 kilometers off the mainland Thailand so you can reach there in just an hour or so.
4. Bentota â€“ Sri Lanka
Sixty kilometers south of Colombo you get one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka. You can sit back and take a look at the Indian Ocean. Many foreigners come here from different parts of Europe and there are many hotels and five star resorts around the beach.
5. Yalong Bay â€“ China
China has now climbed up the third spot in tourism industry and Yalong Bay is definitely the most visited beach in China. Yalong Bay is seven kilometers long and it can provide you all the comforts that you want to make your beach holiday memorable.
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