The Best Islands to Visit in Asia
With so many pristine beaches in Asia, it’s no wonder why everyone flocks to these tropical islands any time of year. They’re the perfect answer for those who are seeking serenity and freedom out of the hustle and bustle of the city. Here are some of the best islands to visit in Asia for a holiday getaway.
Macleod Island, Myanmar
Natural, untouched islands are hard to come by these days. It’s as if every corner of the Earth has been discovered or populated with curious tourists. However, located in the Mergui archipelago off Myanmar’s coast is the untouched Macleod Island. This Asian island is still relatively unknown, making it the ideal spot for those seeking tranquility. As for accommodation, there is only one resort on the island – Myanmar Andaman Resort. Considering the rooms here are limited – if you’re looking to spending your holiday in Macleod, you’d better book it early! Carry your Pacsafe Venturesafe X40 Plus Anti-Theft 40L Multi-Purpose Backpack with you. Outsmart thieves and pickpockets with its top-notch anti-theft security features like eXomesh® slashguards. The eXomesh® slashguards will protect your belongings from threats of bag slashers. Now you can tour freely around the island without having any worries.
Kah Rong, Cambodia
Located an hour away from Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Kah Rong is one of the few undeveloped, unspoilt islands left in the world. With 23 beautiful white sandy beaches surrounding the island, it’s truly Asia’s most divine vacation spot. Going around would be a challenge as there are no roads here, so do bring a good backpack with you. The Pacsafe Venturesafe X30 Anti-Theft Adventure Backpack has a back panel with aluminium support, making it easy to carry around when you’re out on adventures. Besides that, the bag also comes with lockable zippers and secured zip tab to deter potential pickpockets from stealing your items.
Similan Islands, Thailand
Forget about Krabi, Pattaya or Koh Samui if you’re looking for an under-the-radar beach location. Instead, take a boat ride to Similan Islands – a stunning islet consisting of eleven islands around the Andaman Sea. Under the sparkling azure water of marine nature reserve lies a paradise for divers and snorkelers. In fact, this is the perfect spot to see sharks, barracudas, triggerfish and kaleidoscopic corals in this desolated underwater world.
Trincomalee Beach, Sri Lanka
Skip the bustling Southern beaches of Bentota or Unawatuna and head up north to Trincomalee town for a relaxing holiday in Uppuveli and Nilaveli beach. There, you’ll find yourself hurtled back in time to pristine beaches complete with fine white sand, light blue water and the occasional herd of cows. While you’re here, visit Pigeon Island for some whale watching. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the world’s largest mammal – the blue whale. Pack your essentials in the Pacsafe Vibe 150 Anti-Theft Cross Body Pack when you’re out exploring. Not only is it easy to carry around, but its security features like RFIDsafe™ blocking pocket — it protects sensitive information from falling into the wrong hand — will have you touring the island without a care.