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Time to stop staring at those beautiful beaches on your calendar and start planning for your own Asian beach adventure. We’ve put together a list of the best beaches in Asia that are sure to captivate you as much as they relax you. Here are our top 4 beaches.

1. Nihi Sumba Beach Sumba, Indonesia

Nihi Sumba has been rated the #1 resort in the world for the past few years, and summer months are the season to go to Indonesia. While we could go on and on about the many experiences on this small and exclusive island hideaway in remote eastern Indonesia, the beach here is where you will absolutely unplug.

Nihi Sumba is one of the most extraordinary resorts in this archipelago. This is the ultimate in privacy, exclusivity, romance, and has the most stunning views on earth. Among travelers “in the know” who seek excitement with absolute privacy, Nihi Sumba’s Island reputation is unrivaled — for starters, world class fishing, surfing and diving are sensational and right outside your door, and not far away are unforgettable activities that are absolutely beyond compare. Want to learn to surf? No problem. Want to learn to paddleboard? No problem.

Want to read that book that has been on your nightstand for the past few months? Absolutely. You can do anything here or nothing at all.  You can spend your days meditating on the beauty that surrounds you, from the lush jungle on one side to the exclusive beach and Indian Ocean stretching out as far as the eye can see on the other. The property encompasses 175 hectares of tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands, while its stunning two-and-one-half kilometers of beach front are protected by headlands that ensure total exclusivity for guests. With an idyllic setting that is pristine, romantic and endlessly peaceful, Nihi Sumba Island is the perfect summer tropical retreat. 


2. Koh Rong Archipelago, Cambodia

Cambodia’s islands, situated in the sapphire waters of the Gulf of Thailand, are a true treasure trove for those travelers looking for a quiet and tropical escape to get away from the crowds. Most of the islands in the Koh Rong Archipelago remain remote oases of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches, and opportunities for offshore adventures and water activities are plentiful.

Six Senses Resorts is opening a new resort in this area, please email or call for information. Perfect for a fall and winter getaway.


3. Wineglass Bay Tasmania, Australia 

Experience the exquisite beauty of Wineglass Bay and the Freycinet Peninsula, surrounded by national parks and breathtaking landscapes. This area and its beaches are spectacular. Gaze at the sheer granite cliffs while relaxing and exploring the beautiful and remote area, a shimmering crescent of white sand that fringes at the edge of a perfect turquoise sea.

Wineglass Bay on Tasmania consistently gets voted one of the most beautiful in the world. Where to stay? We like the Saffire Freycinet and the Freycinet Lodge. Imagine white sand, perfect and soft, dolphins, whales and endless ways to enjoy this area, in comfort and respite. Only a two hour flight from Sydney. Perfect during the fall and winter.


4. Trincomalee Beach, Sri Lanka 

On the eastern seaboard of Sri Lanka, Trincomalee Beach is spectacularly set in an entirely natural and harmonious blend of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated virtues – its wondrous beaches and teeming jungles. Sandwiched between the vast Indian Ocean and a lagoon filled with colorful birds, this luxury beach is most definitely one of the best amongst the Sri Lanka beaches and is a strong rival throughout Asia. It beckons with over 4 km of private beaches, tropical mangroves and endless pursuits.

This area can be visited in summer or fall. We stay at the Uga Jungle Beach Resort while here. Relax and simply unwind and take in this truly untouched little piece of paradise. Snorkeling, whale watching, underdeveloped and wild (resident beach cows!). This is one of the only areas in Sri Lanka where sperm whales and dolphins can be seen.  Perfect during the fall and winter.


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