A summary of the “My favourite beach in Asia Pacific” round-up on allacrossasia
The German langauge knows a term called “Fernweh“. This word describes the longing for places far away, the desire to break out of the daily routine and travel to new destinations. Especially in the European winter time, when days are short and cold, people like to dream themselves away to exotic places where it’s warm and life’s easy. The image of dream beaches where one can relax and let go of all the stress and everyday worries becomes very desirable. But where can one find these beaches? Where are the best places which fulfil these desires? To find answers to these questions and provide you with some inspiration for your next vacation, I asked fellow international travel bloggers with focus on the Asia Pacific region about their favourite beaches.
Overwhelmingly, I have received contributions from 17 different travel experts who presented 21 of their favourite beaches in totally 14 countries in the eastern hemisphere. Therefore, I needed to split the post which I had planned on “Favourite Beaches in Asia Pacific” into three parts. Here, you can find the overview of the covered beaches and the links to the respective articles:
Katharina from katetravels.de: Koh Rong Samloem (Cambodia)
Vicki from Vickiviaja: Lonely Beach (Perhentian Islands, Malaysia)
Urs from philippinen-blog.ch: Morong Beach (Luzon, Philippines)
Charly and Micha from take-a-step.de: Selong Belanak Beach (Lombok, Indonesia)
Sebastian from Japsolut on Tour: Kabira Bay (Ishigaki, Japan)
Marion (aka Red Nomad OZ) from redzaustralia.com: 7 Mile Beach (Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia)
Shelley from travel-stained.com: The Beaches of Koh Lipe (Thailand)
Gina from Gina Bears Blog: Ikei Beach (Okinawa, Japan)
Neha from Revolving Compass: Mahabalipuram Beach (Tamil Nadu, South India)
Linda from Linda Goes East: White Beach (Boracay, Philippines)
Thais from World Trip Diaries: Goza Shirahama (Mie Prefecture, Japan)
Dennis from allacrossasia: The beaches of Sai Kung (Hong Kong)
Sani from salty-toes.com: Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
Kaja from direktflug.de: White Beach (Boracay, Philippines)
Duy from reisennachasien.com: Five beaches in South East Asia
- Ngwe Saung Beach (Myanmar)
- Ha My Beach (Hoi An, Vietnam)
- Bai Xep Beach (Quy Nhon, Vietnam)
- Ko Phi Phi Lee (Thailand)
- Koh Thonsay (Cambodia)
Oliver from sinograph.ch: Hainan (China)
Florian from flocblog: Turtle Beach (Penang, Malaysia)
Dennis from allacrossasia: Whitehaven Beach (Whitsunday Island, Queensland, Australia)
Tell me about your favourite beaches!
Although this is a pretty comprehensive list from my point of view, it is certainly quite subjective and cannot be complete. “Where is Bali?”, one may ask. Or another one might complain that the Maldives are missing. Or Fiji, or whatnot. Perhaps I will add a fourth part later on, covering beaches that you think are still missing. So please let me know which beaches I have left out that you think are among the best ones in the Asia Pacific region!
However, I also hope that you had lots of fun reading these three articles and got a lot of beautiful impressions of turquoise waters and snow-white sandy beaches that helped to fuel your Fernweh.
Keep travelling and remember: Life is a beach!