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The Best Island and Beach Tours in Asia

Whether you crave cold cocktails from a waterfront bar in Thailand or a wild jungle backdrop as you swim in Borneo, these TRIPS by Culture Trip will help you find your very own beach paradise in Asia.
Siobhan Grogan
20 Dec 2021
The beaches of Asia are arguably the best in the world. Known for their gin-clear waters, talcum-powder sand and fantastic surfing, there are beaches within easy reach of bustling cities or secluded spots on hidden islands where you might not see another soul. Read on for our pick of the top TRIPS by Culture Trip in Asia.
1 . Southern Thailand, to Kayak through Mangrove Forests and Visit Idyllic Lagoons
There’s a good reason the movie The Beach was shot in Thailand. Famous for some of the best beaches in Asia, Thailand has idyllic lagoons, ancient sea-hewn caves and yawning stretches of white sand. Keen adventurers joining this TRIPS by Culture Trip tour will also love the chance to try jungle hiking on Hong Island, kayaking through Bor Thor mangrove forest and even an inflatable water park at Coco Beach if lying on a lounger doesn’t appeal. Best of all the tour packs in plenty of free time so you’ll have ample opportunity to soak up some rays or just lie back on the sand with a good book.
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2 . Sri Lanka, if You’d Like to Dive, Surf and Abseil Down a Waterfall
Sri Lanka is one of the most fascinating islands in Asia, with a wealth of Unesco-listed sites, rainforest-cloaked hills, a healthy population of elephants and dreamy tropical beaches for swimming, diving and surfing. This 12-day TRIPS by Culture Trip tour allows you to uncover its most beautiful secrets, crisscrossing the island to experience its wonder beyond the tourist trail. Think wild swimming in the river at Dambulla, climbing a 5th-century CE fortress in Sigiriya, spotting crocodiles in Yala National Park and abseiling down Sandun Ella waterfall. If dreaming of Asian beaches gets you through the day, you’ll be thrilled to end this tour on the white sands of Kosgoda too, where an on-site spa will soothe you before departure and a farewell dinner on the beach will make sure you see off Sri Lanka in style.
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3 . Bali, to Splash Around in Waterfall Rock Pools and Try Aerial Yoga
One of the best beach destinations in Asia, Bali is the tropical getaway dreams are made of. Its idyllic sandy coastline attracts surfers, honeymooners and families to its crystal-clear waters and powdery sand, but there’s also far more to Bali than beaches. This deeply spiritual nation is a treasure-trove of hillside temples, ancient monuments and lush green rainforest perfect for adventure. See it all on a 12-day TRIPS by Culture Trip tour of this Asian island which covers mountains, islands and beaches to really get under the skin of Bali. You won’t waste a single day in paradise either as your time will be jam-packed with e-bike rides through rice fields, swims in waterfall rock pools and the chance to trek up Mount Batur to watch the sunrise below. There’ll even be opportunities for aerial yoga sessions, Balinese cooking classes and a Balinese blessing ceremony to make this a holiday like no other.
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4 . Borneo, for Exploring Coral Reefs and Hiking Through the Jungle
Borneo is a tropical paradise for thrill-seekers looking for more than R&R on holiday. The largest island in Asia offers spectacular coral reefs, jungle-cloaked mountains and swampy mangroves, plus some of the world’s rarest wildlife. If you’re lucky, you’ll spy orangutans, pygmy elephants, gibbons, proboscis monkeys and crocodiles as you tackle night walks, sunrise hikes, jungle treks and kaleidoscopic snorkelling. Just don’t forget your binoculars and the insect repellent.
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5 . Vietnam, For an Activity-Packed Trip of Swimming, Kayaking and Cycling
Experience culture across Vietnam with this epic adventure that takes in market street food in Hanoi, sailing on a junk-style ship to Lan Ha Bay and a trip to the lush valley of Mai Chau. Once there, you’ll cycle through rice fields to a Thai village for a hands-on taste of farm life, feeding buffalos before dining in a local homestay. Other highlights include a private chef and on-board tai chi, a cooking class in Hue and a royal tea ceremony in the style of the Nguyen Dynasty.
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