For the perfect culture and beach combination, travellers will love the Asian continent for its wonderfully diverse people and heritage, plus attractively eclectic coastlines. It has the longest coastline of any continent, plus the greatest climatic extremes. From the popular beach destinations of Phuket in Thailand, Langkawi in Malaysia, Goa in India and Bali in Indonesia, to the remote and far-less-tread sands of Con Dao in Vietnam or Sabah in Borneo, Asia has 39,000 miles of undulating coastline, with Indonesia and The Philippines, individually, having amongst the longest in the world.
Vietnam, of course, has some of the finest beaches in South East Asia, offering a vast coastline along the Gulf of Tonkin in the north east, to the spa havens and beach resorts of Da Nang in central Vietnam, plus the fabulously remote, unspoilt beaches and coral reefs of Con Dao Island in the far south. With its wealth of historic towns, such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, turbulent history and ancient temple sites, such as UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat, there is an array of sightseeing to absorb, before taking to its coast for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
The most popular Asia beach destinations for our luxury travellers remain that of Thailand. From the picture-perfect Pansea Beach in Phuket, to the breathtaking sea views out across Phang Nga Bay, with its dramatic monolithic limestone islands, or the rocky cove of Lamai Bay in Koh Samui, Thailand is renowned for its palm-lined beaches and brilliantly clear waters. Those wishing to relax, take a boat excursion or go scuba-diving are, quite literally, spoilt for choice with soft, white sandy coves, the sparkling Andaman Sea, hidden bays and sophisticated, expertly serviced beach clubs all forming part of the appeal.