Explore Asia’s Most Beautiful Paradise Islands

Cat Ba Island in Vietnam

Most Beautiful Paradise Islands in Asia

Spending a day lounging under the shade of tall and verdant palm trees while overlooking crystal clear and sparkling waters, white sand beaches, and lush green hills is akin to spending a day in paradise. What’s more, the added bonus of some of the best diving sites with its incredible scenery under the sea are the perfect combination to enjoy a day of vacation and take time away from the bustle and hustle of your usual and stressful day.

Beautiful Paradise Islands
View from Kayangan Lake in Coron Palawan – by H.abanil – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons

So if you’re waiting for some adventure and a place where you can go relax, here are some of the most beautiful paradise islands in Asia that you can explore.

Macleod Island, Myanmar

Perhaps, one of the things that make Macleod Island remain an island paradise is the fact that it’s still isolated and is pretty much secluded in Burma. Mostly untouched, the island is very peaceful and has full of natural beauty to show with its unspoiled nature, pristine beaches, and incredible diving spots. The Myanmar Andaman Resort (hotel info) which is the one and only accommodation available on the island also has a rustic and simple eco-lodge which easily reflects the place’s natural beauty.

Myanmar Andaman Resort
Myanmar Andaman Resort

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Boracay Island, Philippines

Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. In 2012, Travel+Leisure Magazine chose to name Boracay Island as its Best Overall Island out of all the islands in the world.

Boracay Island White Beach
Boracay Island White Beach

Check out this list of affordable resorts in Boracay Island.

Koh Rong Island, Cambodia

When it comes to stunning and pristine white sand beaches, Koh Rong has plenty to offer its tourist. In fact, the unspoiled and underdeveloped island has 23 divine island that can easily compete with other beautiful beaches. Get a chance to see not only exotic fishes or stunning corals under starlit skies but also phosphorescent planktons that glow in the sea.

Monkey Island in Koh Rong
Monkey Island in Koh Rong Photo credit: Happytimeblog / Foter.com / CC BY

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Komodo Island, Indonesia

If you’re tired of the typical island paradise of white sand beaches, then you might want to visit the unique Komodo National Park where live and breathing Komodo Dragons live. Komodo island is secluded and untamed giving it a Jurassic Park-like feel. But don’t be discouraged, the Komodo Dragons might look scary but there’s also plenty of amazing diving sites for diving enthusiasts as well as numerous mountains to explore for nature lovers and mountain climbers.

Komodo Island by jon hanson from London - indonesian islands. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons
Komodo Island by jon hanson from London – indonesian islands. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Commons

Finding a perfect place to stay in Komodo Island is seamless via Agoda.com

Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia

Also known as the Four Kings, Raja Ampat is a stunning string of islands located in Eastern Indonesia, in Papua. Housing some of the world’s best diving spots, Raja Ampat is the place where underwater enthusiasts find their haven what with its diverse fish species that are as many as 1300 and 75% of well-known coral species. This is the place to visit if you enjoy underwater vertical wall and drift diving.

Raja Ampat Islands by Sutirta Budiman via Unsplash
Raja Ampat Islands by Sutirta Budiman via Unsplash
Raja Ampat Islands
Raja Ampat Islands

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Pom Pom Island, Malaysia

With white sand beaches, literally zero pollution, and impressive turquoise waters that holds great underwater treasures, the little Pom Pom Island in the east coast of Malaysia would definitely be worth your time visiting. With its tranquil setting, stunning coral reefs, and number fish species, the island is perfect for those who want to have a lot of quiet time and diving.

Pom Pom Island by Profmauri - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons
Pom Pom Island by Profmauri – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons

Experience Green Resorts in Pom Pom Island, Agoda has a complete list of resorts on the island.

Cat Ba Island, Vietnam

The exquisite island of Cat Ba is home to one of UNESCO’s recognized world heritage site which is Halong Bay. Cat Ba Island is the largest island in Cat Ba National Park and has a very touristy feel due to the fact that it has plenty of karaoke bars in place. However, there are also plenty of golden beaches to explore, lush green mountains and dense jungles that are perfect for nature lovers, mountain trekkers and climbers, and a great view of the karst scenery from the Cat Ba National Park.

Cat Ba Island - Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons
Cat Ba Island – Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons
Cat Ba Island in Vietnam
Cat Ba Island in Vietnam

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Palawan, Philippines

Another beautiful paradise island, Palawan also houses another UNESCO World Heritage site which is the Tubbataha Reef; a diver’s paradise with diverse sea life, coral reefs, and amazingly clear blue waters. If you want to explore picture worthy beaches, El Nido and Coron would be good destinations. El Nido is known for its scenic seascapes worldwide thanks to its crystal clear waters, limestone karst, and white sand beaches. Coron, on the other hand, is well-known for being a popular wreck diving site since plenty of Japanese warships sunk in the area.

Palawan El Nido by Cris Tagupa via Unsplash
Palawan El Nido by Cris Tagupa via Unsplash

Searching for Affordable hotels in Palawan? Check out this list of highly recommended places to stay in Palawan, Philippines.

Koh Lanta, Thailand

Koh Lanta Thailand
Koh Lanta Thailand

Although it is a former backpackers haven, Koh Lanta is now considered as an island destination for almost every type of traveler. Its remote location, beautiful beaches, and relaxing ambiance make it a dream destination for holiday goers. The island is approximately 70 kilometers away and about an hour’s boat ride from Krabi. Unlike Koh Phi Phi, the island does not have towering limestone formations but it has more beautiful flora and fauna.

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