There is no better place to escape frosts and the glooms of winter than this tropical region along the equator, blessed with year-long summers and by never being kissed by the winter’s snow. From island paradises to a charming riverside town, discover the best places to escape winter in Southeast Asia.
Everyone knows Bali, one of the world’s most-prized islands with exotic beaches and iconic rice terraces. But the tropical charms extend (some would even say intensifies) to Bali’s surrounding islands, including the rising star Nusa Islands, an island constellation of three off the southeast coast of Bali. The trio are home to an extensive wildlife biodiversity, from birds to fish and corals, making each of them a diving paradise. From hills to beaches, there are countless spots still waiting to be discovered, hiding unspoiled beauties and charms. Tourists can stay in affordable luxe beachfront accommodations and extend the exploration every single day, doing adventures from cliff-jumping at Nusa Ceningan to diving around a shipwreck at Nusa Lembongan or the Crystal Bay at Nusa Penida.
This popular island resort in Singapore doesn’t need an introduction. Packed with fun adventures and modern attractions, Sentosa is perhaps everyone’s favorite part of the small country. But beyond theme parks and amusement centers, Sentosa also has a charming natural side to explore, from the hip party beach of Siloso to the hidden caves on the western side of Tanjung Rimau. The island also boasts Singapore’s unique mixture of modern city scene and blissful nature view.