When you think of a “Paradise” immediately, you picture beautiful white sand beaches, with crystal clear waters, isolated and surrounded by either palm trees or lush vegetation. From that starting point, everything else is arguable. There are many people who love endless beaches, while some others enjoy the facilities and amenities of an all-inclusive resort, as long as these hotels feature idyllic location overlooking the beach. These are your holidays, your time off and the moment to disconnect from everyday routine, annoying work colleagues, moronic bosses and sweaty people on the public transportation.
On this post, we want to put at your disposal useful information about lovely locations in Asia, which offer you the possibility to enjoy the type of holidays you deserve. Idyllic spots, perfect for all kind of travellers and locations that will ensure you unforgettable memories. Are you ready to check out our selection? Fasten your seatbelts and discover 5 Paradisiacal and Low cost destinations.
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5 Paradisiacal and Low Cost Destinations
Perhentian Islands, Malaysia.
Malaysia, a beautiful country cleaved in the South China Sea. Bustling cities, stunning colonial architecture, impressive islands and vast tea plantations, Malaysia is a country that offers beautiful options for all tastes. From Malaysia, we consider the beautiful Perhentian Islands the perfect post for your holidays. Perhentian Island offers to its visitor’s idyllic surroundings with lush vegetation and white sand beaches with a deep blue sea.
For those looking for low cost destinations, you must consider Kecil, a little island. In Kecil, you will find two beautiful beaches Long Beach and Coral Bay, both linked with a beautiful promenade that crosses the jungle. In Long Beach, you can find a clean hotel with private room and share bathroom for only 16 Euros per night. Furthermore, the island has a large array of outdoor activities for affordable prices. In addition to cheap accommodation and numerous attractions and activities, eating in Malaysia is quite cheap. A daily menu can cost you only 2 euros, plus 0,27 a bottle of water.
Gili Islands, Indonesia
Indonesia is a huge archipelago of beautiful islands, incredible temples, stunning beaches, imposing volcanoes and friendly character of its people. We know that the most famous island of Indonesia is Bali, however, is not only the most famous it’s also the most expensive. That’s why we chose another beautiful option that suits to all type of budgets: Gili Islands. With a very original motto “No cars, no motorbikes, no worries”, Gili Islands welcome its visitors to its idyllic location, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters.
From the three islands that make Gili, we suggest you dock on Gili Trawangan, the largest. To explore the island, you either need to rent a bike or enjoy a ride aboard a noisy horse-drawn cart. On the island, you will find numerous low-cost hotels overlooking the sea. The best feature of this island is certainly, its atmosphere, the beaches are not crowded, and you can enjoy the silence. Regarding local gastronomy, you can eat delicious and fresh seafood for excellent prices, a dish of squid, shrimps and fish will cost you no more than 4€.
El Nido, Philippines.
The Philippines is a beautiful archipelago in South-East Asia. More than 7,000 islands compose this country that features one of the longest coastlines in the world. For many years, the country was occupied by the Spanish, reason why the Philippines is the largest Catholic country in Asia. Like most of its neighbours, the country offers affordable prices on accommodation, food and attractions. It’s true that the country has numerous areas perfect for unforgettable holidays; nevertheless, we have chosen El Nido for the perfect low cost destinations.
To get to El Nido, you have to fly to Puerto Princesa, the capital of the island of Palawan and from there take a bus to the coastal areas. The beach is small, quiet and rugged, with numerous hotels and restaurants. On the main street, you can see the everyday life of the Filipinos with their stalls of vegetables and fish, their wooden houses, their church and their sports camp.
The hidden and paradisiacal treasure is on the excursions that leave El Nido towards the islands. There are numerous tours, choose the one you want. An all inclusive tour can cost around 15€. These tours offer the chance to explore crystal clear waters, hidden beaches and snorkelling with thousands of fish, certainly, a magical experience of pure nature.
Koh Lanta Island, Thailand.
Cosy, festive, exotic, tropical and historical, those are the main characteristics of Thailand, a country that shines with its light. Thailand is a country that offers a large number of attractions and idyllic beaches, like the world famous Phuket. However for this post, we decide to choose Koh Lanta.
Koh Lanta is one of the great Thai islands but still quite rustic, untamed and with fewer visitors. It also has everything that Thai tourist destinations propose: good hotels, affordable restaurants and a vast array of outdoor attractions. The island features an idyllic location opposite Krabi on the Andaman Sea and an hour by ferry from the islands of Phi Phi or Phuket. There is nothing better than renting a motorbike and go around in the narrow streets full of palm trees where you can even find elephants eating along the side of the road. And of course stop on deserted beaches that no one has been walking for a long time, Koh Lanta offers beaches for all tastes.
Perhaps it doesn’t have the same festive atmosphere as its Thai neighbour nor the historical notoriety of the neighbouring Vietnam. But don’t let that put you off to explore this amazing country. Cambodia is full of ancient temples, beautiful landscapes and stunning beaches. And also the country offers affordable prices on accommodation, food and attractions.
Sihanoukville is located south of Cambodia in the Bay of Kampung Sao a few hours away from the capital Phnom Penh. To get there, we go straight to Serendipity beach, one of the most famous. Don’t miss the tour to the islands surrounding the Sihanoukville coast. The most demanded is one that goes to Koh Rong Samloem Island. Most of this tours are full day tours, including breakfast, lunch, snorkel and trekking. After a two-hour boat ride, you arrive at a dream place, with the blue sea and golden sand beaches. Undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful areas of Asia.
Here our selection with 5 Paradisiacal and Low cost destinations for unforgettable holidays. Have you ever been to any of them? Do you know other beautiful locations perfect for low cost holidays? Comment!