It used to be the norm to take holidays in the height of summer but things have changed. People are now realising that cheaper flights, cheaper accommodation and quieter resorts make travelling in winter a lot more feasible.
More and more people are now working through the summer months in the know that some winter sunshine awaits them once the hoards of holidaymakers have returned home for yet another year.
If you’re thinking of escaping the bustle of normal life in search of some sea, sand and sunshine, there are a few hidden gems in Asia that are awaiting your arrival.
What many describe as total paradise, Asia is now one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, attracting millions of tourists from around the world every year.
Let’s take a look at some of these hidden gems that I spoke of earlier. They might just push you over the edge into finally booking that flight that you’ve been promising yourself.
Tioman Island, Malaysia
If you are truly looking to leave all the stressful aspects of modern life behind you, then seeking out an island to do your relaxing on is one of the best things you can do. Would it surprise you if I were to say that there are an estimated 100,000 different islands in Asia? Well there is, which makes it the number one choice for paradise islands with white sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters.
Island life is a lot of fun but having some kind of health and travel insurance is vital if you want to avoid having to deal with solicitors should something go wrong.
One of the best in all of Asia is Tioman Island, a place where you can relax on pristine beaches, swim or dive in crystal clear waters, eat great food, become acquainted with local wildlife and make day trips to nearby Salang.
Speaking of islands, if you’re more in the mood for hopping from one to the next, Krabi is in the south of Thailand and it’s exactly what you are looking for. Hiring a private long boat opens up the possibility of visiting over 200 nearby islands, with the likes of Koh Phi Phi very nearby.
Of course, with these kinds of activities, there is always a slim chance of personal injury so make sure you learn everything you need to know about no win no fee in personal injury claims from the likes of the Solicitors Guru website before you set sail from home soil.
Flower Island, The Philippines
‘Flower Island’ – the name says it all! Not only does this place sound beautiful, it truly is an oasis of calm. Many of its neighbouring islands remain unexplored so you can just imagine how raw and untouched by civilisation and pollution this place is.
There are only ever a few people on the island at any one time, ensuring you the very quietest and most private of moments when strolling along one of its many hut strewn beaches.
Ngwe Saung Beach, Myanmar
Because it was only recently opened to the public, Myanmar is yet to be besieged by the crowds of tourists that are found lounging in cities and on islands in other parts of Asia. Featuring a colossal nine miles of amazingly unspoiled beach, Ngwe Saung Beach is one of the best examples of perfect in all of Myanmar.
Those are just a tiny sample of some of the uncovered delights that await you in Asia. Are you ready to book that flight yet?
This article is published in collaboration with Diane Miller.