Top 15 beaches in Asia

From long, white sandy beaches to hidden away rocky coves, you won’t find any better beaches in Asia than these.

July 30, 2014

15. Long Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand (above)

Best for: Swimming and snorkelling.


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14. Kata Noi Beach, Phuket, Thailand

Best for: Beautiful setting but still close to town.


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13. Nusa Dua Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Best for: Calm, clear waters.


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12. Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Best for: Pure relaxation with waterside service.


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11. Varkala Beach, Varkala, India

Best for: Big waves and mixing with the locals.


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10. Phra Nang Beach, Krabi Town, Thailand

Best for: Postcard-perfect views.


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9. Cavelossim Beach, Cavelossim, India

Best for: Long walks down the coastline.


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8. Yalong Bay, Sanya, China

Best for: Year-round sun and warm waters.


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7. Railay Beach, Krabi Town, Thailand

Best for: Rock climbing and exploring caves.


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6. Puka Shell Beach, Yapak, Philippines

Best for: A quiet, peaceful hideaway.


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5. Nai Harn Beach, Karon, Thailand

Best for: Splashing around in the waves.


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4. Secret Lagoon Beach, El Nido, Philippines

Best for: Exploring hidden caves.


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3. Agonda Beach, South Goa, India

Best for: Stunning rainforest views one side, blue ocean the other.


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2. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, India

Best for: Relaxing with the elephants.


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1. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines

Best for: The whitest sands you've ever seen. Taken from a recent survey by TripAdvisor.