7 best beach holidays in Asia for families

September 24, 2018
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    Singapore is so close to Asia’s best beach holidays. A short flight can whisk you and the kids away to some seriously breath-taking locales, where you can enjoy all that sun, sand and sea. Read on and find out where to go.

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  • 1. Yalong Bay, Jiyang Qu, Sanya Shi, Hainan Sheng, China
    2 / 8 1. Yalong Bay, Jiyang Qu, Sanya Shi, Hainan Sheng, China

    A long stretch of beach on Hainan known for silky white sand and premiere resorts with private beaches. If you haven’t experienced Sanya’s clear blue waters and warm ocean breeze yet, then you’re missing out on one of Asia’s most underrated vacation spots.

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  • 2. Tonsai Bay, Krabi, Thailand
    3 / 8 2. Tonsai Bay, Krabi, Thailand

    This secluded beach is just a longtail boat ride away from Ao Nang, one of Krabi’s main towns. Don’t expect to find any five-star resorts here — Tonsai Bay is a welcome escape from the overly connected world. Spotty reception, warm people and laid-back vibes are all part of its charm. And did we mention that it’s a world renowned spot for rock climbing?

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  • 3. Broken Beach & Angel’s Billabong, Nusa Penida, Indonesia
    4 / 8 3. Broken Beach & Angel’s Billabong, Nusa Penida, Indonesia

    Nature’s infinity pool and not-so-secret hidden beach are just a ferry ride away from Bali. It’s a pretty rugged trek to the beach, but the views of the untouched coastline are well worth it. Enjoy the scenery and take lots of IG-worthy pictures, but use caution when you swim as the sudden waves are known to be quite forceful.

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  • 4. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines
    5 / 8 4. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines

    There’s no shortage of luxury on this 5km stretch of land where sand and sky seemingly become one. Each resort along White Beach boasts its own interpretation of luxe — be it secluded oasis or all-inclusive activity hub. Be warned that Boracay is closed until late October.

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  • 5. Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Sri Lanka
    6 / 8 5. Mirissa Beach, Mirissa, Sri Lanka

    Surf’s up at this Sri Lankan beach getaway! Start the day with an epic sunrise, catch some waves, do some whale watching and end the day by sipping on a coconut while watching the sunset.

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  • 6. Woljeongri Beach 월정리 해수욕장, Jeju Island, Korea
    7 / 8 6. Woljeongri Beach 월정리 해수욕장, Jeju Island, Korea

    The beaches around this part of Jeju are known for their clear emerald waters. To fully appreciate the island’s claim to fame, rent transparent kayaks so you can peer down into the crystalline ocean as you explore the coast.

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  • 7. Nishihama Beach (ニシ浜ビーチ), Okinawa, Japan
    8 / 8 7. Nishihama Beach (ニシ浜ビーチ), Okinawa, Japan

    Japan isn’t usually the first country that comes to mind when planning a beach getaway, but it should be. With its silky white sand and endless clear waters, Okinawa’s Nishihama Beach is essentially heaven on earth. Foodies will love this destination too — the region’s restaurants serve only the freshest seafood.

    Related: 8 family-friendly things to do in Okinawa, Japan

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