Here are the top destinations to add to your travel lists in the coming year.
1. PINK BEACH, KOMODO NATIONAL PARK, INDONESIA
One of seven pink beaches in the world, and it’s just a hop and skip away from Singapore! Located at the up-and-coming tourist destination, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park, it is one of the places in the world where you will be able to experience the sheer beauty of nature while relaxing at the same time.
2. PALAWAN, THE PHILIPPINES
Heaven is definitely a place on Earth, and its name is Palawan. With untouched lagoons and white sand beaches around every turn, this is definitely one beach destination to see in your lifetime.
3. MAALIFUSHI, THE MALDIVES
One of the most exclusive locations on the Indian Ocean, it boasts unparalleled views of the ocean at sunrise and sunset, while the crystal clear blue waters are just divine for drifting without a care in the world.
4. GAYA ISLAND, BORNEO, MALAYSIA
With a 130 million-year-old rainforest on one side and pristine beaches on the other, it’s not hard to see why Gaya Island is quickly becoming an escape for discerning luxury travellers in the know.
5. MUI NE BEACH, VIETNAM
This idyllic stretch on Vietnam’s coast has everything you could want — from relaxing retreats to exciting sports. Plus, don’t forget the amazing views.
6. KOH RONG, CAMBODIA
With over 40 kilometres of pristine white beaches, you’ll be able to enjoy the slower pace of life here without interference from the outside world.
7. NGAPALI BEACH, MYANMAR
One of Myanmar’s top beach destinations, the stunning Ngapali Beach is a perfect retreat that hasn’t been despoiled by tourist bars and overdevelopment.
8. HIKKADUWA, SRI LANKA
Located on the southwest of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa Beach boasts majestic sunsets and is home to a coral sanctuary, a national park and awesome marine wildlife.
9. FUSAKI BEACH, ISHIGAKI, OKINAWA
There’s a reason why Okinawa consistently ranks on the top of travel lists and Fusaki Beach is a show-stopping location on the island that must not be missed. Breathtaking vistas and scenic photo spots make this even more appealing for travellers.
10. RAILAY BEACH, KRABI, THAILAND
Ringed by magnificent limestone cliffs, Railay Beach has long been known as a holiday destination, but head south to Phra Nang Beach and you’ll be rewarded with blissful peace and quiet.