The Best Beaches in South East Asia

By Ricky
Last Updated: 2022-09-19

There’s something about a beach that just makes you feel alive. The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the smell of the sea, and the feeling of hot sand under your feet. It’s no wonder that so many people flock to beaches every year in search of relaxation and adventure.

And if you’re looking for some of the best beaches in the world, you need to look no further than South East Asia. With its stunning white sand beaches, clear blue waters, and lush tropical jungle backdrop, it’s easy to see why this region is a top destination for beach lovers.

Here are our top picks for the best beaches when on luxury holidays in South East Asia

Kata Beach, Phuket

Kata Beach is found in Phuket, Thailand and has an amazing tropical climate. It’s found between Nai Harn and Kata Noi beaches. The sand is soft white and the sea is an amazing blue during the high season. You can find shade amongst the trees as it can get very hot. The best time to visit Kata Beach is during the cooler season from November through to February. 

If you’re a surfer, Kata Beach is for you as it’s known as the ‘surfing capital’ of Phuket. The best part of the beach for surfing is at the south end and it certainly attracts many keen surfers. You can also learn to dive and get your PADI certificate here. There are also many lovely Thai restaurants and Hotels on Kata Beach, ranging from high-end dining to more affordable outlets.

Paradise Beach, Phuket

This is a beautiful eye-opening beach. It is located just 8 minutes away from the well-known Patong Beach. With its white sands and crystal clear waters you will surely feel you are in paradise here.

There are many beach sports to participate in at Paradise Beach and it also hosts an activities centre for help with the many diving activities. Here you can also have your first ever experience with scuba diving! There are many fun and exciting things to do at Paradise Beach which is why it is so popular with people of all ages. 

Lagoi Bay, Indonesia

Lagoi beach is located in North Bintan sub-district, Riau Islands province and is an absolutely beautiful beach where you can just sit back and relax. There is only 45km between Lagoi beach and Singapore so if you are on your way to or from there then this is well worth stopping off at on your journey. Here you will find coconut trees, white sands and beautiful clear waters.

At Lagoi Beach you can enjoy activities like diving, snorkelling or simply walking along the beach and taking in the tranquillity. If you like your seafood this is the place to be. There are some fantastic seafood restaurants along the beach and also some traditional local food which you must try.

Geger Beach, Bali

Geger Beach is located in the southern part of the Nusa Dua area. Here you can take home some amazing memories as it boasts beautiful picturesque views. This beach has soft sand and crystal clear water. It’s great for kids as the water is shallow and waves minimal. This is a quieter beach without many activities but great if you want a calm atmosphere away from the bustle of life.

You can find local restaurants selling a good mix of local and international cuisine and a long-established restaurant serving fantastic seafood. 

Dream Beach, Bali 

Dream Beach is situated next to Devil’s Tear which will leave you mesmerised. This beach boasts very fine sand and crystal clear waters. There are stunning cliff views which is why this beach attracts tourists time and time again. The water is so clear that you can even see the reefs below the surface.

Dream beach is a white sand beach surrounded by a hilly landscape with restaurants located at the top. The sea is also great for cooling off. Enjoy light food and cocktails which can be found at this beach. Around the end of the year, you can experience amazing sunsets. Stroll down the side of the bay and you’ll find a spot that all the tourists absolutely love. The part of the coastline in between Devil’s Tears and Dream Beach is also a great area to explore. Walk along the coast for a few minutes and experience an amazing place for taking photographs. Caves near the shore can also be explored. Here is a top tip – find the bar that overlooks the beach. Drinks are not cheap but certainly worth it for the view!

As you can see, South East Asia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Make sure you try and tick as many of these off your bucket list as you possibly can when on luxury Thailand holidays or a trip to Indonesia or Bali! P.S. Don’t forget your camera!