If you’re looking for an island holiday destination, Asia has umpteen number of islands to offer. Below, we have compiled for all our readers a mix bunch of some of the popular and also some of the relatively unknown, yet fun island destinations of Asia.
Phi Phi Islands, Thailand:
When you can spot white sandy beaches and turquoise water, you have finally arrived at the Phi Phi Islands, Thailand. A perfect destination for diving and snorkeling, the Phi Phi Islands consist of two islands: Ko Phi Phi Don and Ko Phi PhiLeh. If you’re in for a lazy holiday, then Phi Phi Islands is the perfect destination for you. Moreover, since there are hardly any motorised vehicles in the area, Do not miss the Shark Point, where you can spot blacktip reef sharks and the Anemone Reef, which is one of the best places to go diving.
Cebu Island, Phillipines:
Cebu Island happens to be a tropical island which is situated in the heart of the Philippines. Surrounded by 167 smaller islands, the island is home to limestone plateaus and great diving sites. One of the main touristic objectives in Cebu Island is to visit Magellan’s grave. Magellan happens to be the first person who debarked and discovered The Philippines. Being a modern island, tourists can enjoy facilities such as casinos, golf terrain and shopping malls.
Gili Islands, Indonesia:
The word ‘gili’ literally means “Small Island” in Sasak. Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the best part about this island is its strong, pristine environment, since all forms of motorized transport are banned here. For those interested in scuba diving, this is one of the best vacation options for them. GiliTrawangan has the maximum diving operators. Moreover, tourists also have the option of staying in bungalow style accommodations here, which overlook the ocean.
Among the world’s most popular island destinations is Bali, one of the 17, ooo archipelagos in Indonesia. A world-class surfing and diving destination with numerous historical attractions, Bali caters to the requirements of every type of tourist. It is largely influenced by the neighbouring Java, especially in architecture, paintings and cultural forms. The best way to access Bali is by taking a flight to Denpasar International Airport.
Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia:
One of the best destinations for divers is this island in Cambodia. Also, if you wish to get a taste of the primitive life, the way ancient humans lived it, this is one of the best places to experience it. The accommodations are basic bungalows where there is electricity only in the evening for about three hours. The last boat leaves the island at 4pm. So you can have all the time to relax, swim, read and walk through the jungle to the other side of the island.
So go ahead and choose your pick from the list mentioned above. You’ll definitely not be left disappointed!