Do you dream of strolling on the pure white sand, as the crystal-clear sea gently laps on the shore and palm trees sway gently in the warm breeze? In Asia, this vision of a tropical vacation becomes a reality in many beautiful beachfront destinations all across the region.
With swathes of sun-drenched coastline and thousands of enchanting islands, this exotic region is home to many of the world’s most sought-after vacation spots for sun-seekers. From well-established tourism centers, packed with resort activities, to havens of tranquility that feel wonderfully off the beaten track, every traveler can discover their ultimate beach adventure in Asia.
Khao Tao Beach, Hua Hin: Nestled on Thailand’s glistening gulf coast, just a short distance from the popular seaside town of Hua Hin, Khao Tao Beach is a secluded sandy shoreline that lets explorers uncover the authentic coastal culture of Thailand. Paddle in the sea and watch as local fishermen haul in their fresh catch and a large Buddha statue sits atop a hill, gazing out to sea.
Best Western Plus Carapace Hotel Hua Hin, which is set around freeform pools just steps from the gulf, is a great base from which to explore the beach and soak up Khao Tao’s charming Thai ambiance.
Patong Beach, Phuket: Patong Beach is one of Asia’s most famous stretches of sand – a captivating crescent-shaped bay that attracts thousands of international visitors each year. Unwind during the day and enjoy the vibrant buzz, with plenty of activities and water sports, then take a short stroll into Patong’s town center where an amazing array of restaurants, bars and shops await.
Best Western Patong Beach is perfectly positioned close to the center of Patong and just moments from the beach. The rooftop pool terrace provides an exceptional setting to chill out with uninterrupted ocean vistas.
Long Beach, Phu Quoc: Nicknamed the “Pearl Island,” Phu Quoc is a jewel-like destination that is rapidly becoming one of South East Asia’s most popular places to come for sun, sea and sand. Running along the island’s west coast, Long Beach is a stunning stretch of soft, golden sand that sets the stage for daytime relaxation, exhilarating water sports, family activities and so much more!
Best Western Premier Sonasea Phu Quoc is set directly on Long Beach. Spend endless days relaxing in the lush gardens and cooling off in the 300-meter-long lagoon pool, then sip sunset drinks at the sky bar.
Hon Gai Beach, Ha Long Bay: Vietnam’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage site is home to an amazing array of islands, blissful beaches and plenty of opportunities for swimming and snorkelling. Hon Gai Beach blends the beauty of a tropical beach with views of the iconic island-studded seascape and plenty of visitor activities, all just steps from the local shops and restaurants.
Best Western Premier Sapphire Ha Long is a landmark waterfront hotel that overlooks the famous islands of Ha Long Bay. Choose from a selection of rooms with panoramic views and enjoy world-class facilities.
Onna Beach, Okinawa: With a series of beautiful bays strung along the coast, Onna is a beach lover’s paradise. Located on the west side of Okinawa, this stunning stretch of shoreline is famous for its soft sand, shallow seas and spectacular sunsets. This creates perfect conditions for all ages to play, while intriguing rock formations at areas such as Cape Maeda ensure excellent conditions for snorkeling.
Best Western Okinawa Onna Beach is nestled directly on the bay, with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean from every room. Guests can chill out in style and watch the sunset from their private balcony.
Kouki Beach, Okinawa: A short drive-up Okinawa’s sun-soaked coast in Nago, Kouki Beach is a breath-taking bay that arcs gently and is lapped by bright aquamarine seas. Stroll along the sand, splash in the pure water or simply sit back and read a book. Nearby, Busena Marine Park is a protected underwater area and observatory that teems with colorful coral and tropical fish.
Best Western Resort Okinawa Kouki Beach is just steps from the turquoise sea. Every room has a private balcony with views of the ocean and offshore islands, and the restaurant is ideal for alfresco dinners.
Pandawa Beach, Bali: Concealed behind imposing cliffs on Bali’s southern peninsula, Pandawa Beach is one of the island’s hidden gems. A vibrant blue-green lagoon extends out towards a natural reef, where surf breaks create superb conditions for advanced water sports. For families, the shallow water closer to shore is outstanding for young explorers who want to paddle and splash.
Best Western Kamala Jimbaran is surrounded by breath-taking beaches. Guests can stay in modern rooms and suites with panoramic vistas, unwind in the pool or spa, and savor Balinese cuisine at the restaurant.
Kuta Beach, Bali: The liveliest section of Bali’s captivating coastline, Kuta Beach is a magnet for fun seekers, sun worshipers and surfers alike. During the day, this 2.5km band of sand is a sensational spot to chill out and socialize with friends and family. Then, as day turns to night, this is the ultimate spot to sip sundowners at trendy beach clubs and dine in style at oceanfront eateries.
Best Western Kuta Villa is a chic boutique retreat in a quiet corner of Kuta, yet only moments from the shops, bars and sea. The villas feature private plunge pools and in-room dining is available 24/7.
Alona Beach, Panglao: The Philippine island of Panglao is a paradise on Earth, where turquoise seas lap against powder-soft sands, and coconut palms provide shade from the tropical sun. On Panglao’s serene south coast, Alona Beach blends pristine natural beauty with plenty of amenities, including local restaurants and bars. This is also a wonderfully safe spot for kids to snorkel.
Best Western Plus The Ivywall Resort-Panglao is a bright and colourful resort nestled directly on the white sands of Alona Beach. The pool, playground, restaurant and rooftop deck offer plenty of ways to unwind.
With an extensive collection of hotels and resorts in many of Asia’s most enticing beachfront destinations, including Phuket, Pattaya and Hua Hin in Thailand; Phu Quoc, Nha Trang and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam; Bali, Batam and Manado in Indonesia; Puerto Princesa and Panglao in the Philippines, and Okinawa in Japan, BWH Hotels is your perfect partner for a beachfront break in Asia.
For more information and to start planning your next Asian vacation with BWH Hotels, please visit www.bestwesternasia.com.