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What is your idea of a perfect beach holiday?

 

What is your idea of a perfect beach holiday?

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Are you a romantic? 

If so, your idea of a perfect beach holiday would be one with amazing resorts, offering private set up for special beach dinners or breakfasts, award winning spas, and a perfect honeymoon experience with incredible sunsets and sunrises.  Time to enjoy the natural beauty of Southeast Asia with that special someone!

Are you an adventurer? 

Perhaps your idea of a perfect beach holiday would be an area with various sports and activities to challenge your body.  Whether it is rock-climbing, snorkeling, diving, fishing, or sailing, your experience can be enhanced by the opportunity to participate in your activity of choice with the locals and with many of the visitors from around the world.

Are you a “Foodie”?

Some of the most amazing seafood is found in these beach locations throughout Southeast Asia.  It is fresh, usually caught locally, and served in some of the most unusual ways.  You are sure to discover a new “favorite” recipe to share with your friends when you return to your home!

Are you the typical “Beach Connoisseur”? 

Just looking to enjoy the sun and sand and all that comes with it?  You probably have a little bit of each of the above types in you—the romantic, wanting to experience the nightlife in the small beach towns; the adventurer, wanting to spend a day challenging your body to new experiences; the foodie, looking for great tastes from the local array of fresh fruits and seafood!  All of these amazing beaches include exposure to the culture and local life in the area.

Whatever YOUR idea of a perfect beach holiday, it can be found in Southeast Asia.  Contact our experts at V’eplore Tours to help you find that specific beach holiday that meets your needs.  We know the area and can help you plan your entire trip to ensure that every day of your vacation is a memorable day for you filled with new and unusual activities.

Following are just some of the amazing beaches within the V’explore Tours area of expertise.

THAILAND

PHUKET— the world famous island of Phuket offers deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, sailing, luxury shopping, fabulous white beaches and a myriad of world-class resorts.  You won’t want to leave.  – High Season in this area is November to February.KOH YAO NOI and KOH YAO YAI — are a pair of large islands in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equal distance to Phuket and the Krabi mainland, little changed in the last 20 years. The islands are a quiet refuge that feels far removed from more crowded Phuket. A few stunning luxury resorts offer backdrops of awe-inspiring limestone pinnacles with stunning views of Phang Nga Bay.  Activities include bird watching, fishing, and a visit to a rubber plantation, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, rock climbing and swimming.  High Season is November to April.  This is a perfect wedding destination island or just a perfect choice for the romantic is you!

PHANG NGA BAY—discovering the astonishing caves and hongs of the stunning islands of Phang Nha Bay by Sea Canoe.  You will forever remember one of the most remarkable travel experiences of your life—a “must-do” activity in this idyllic area.

KRABI—a picturesque fishing village on the mainland with excellent access to Koh Phi Phi , Ao Nang and  the peninsula of Railay Beach.  High Season is this area is November to April.

RAILAY BEACH—isolated from mainland Krabi, the Railay Peninsula is surrounded by the warm Andaman Sea, lush jungles, and fairytale limestone cliffs.  With an absence of cars and roads, it has an idyllic and laid back island appeal.  Discover hidden lagoons high above the beach and take rock climbing classes from some of the best instructors in the world or just enjoy the pristine beaches and emerald waters and relax at a resort hidden between three private beaches.

AO NANG –The coastline of Ao Nang is twenty kilometers from Krabi.  Its a scenic beach with a relaxing ambiance and a great selection of accommodations, restaurants and bars makes it a popular attraction among global travelers.   Ao Nang is also a transportation hub for you to travel to the various nearby islands

KOH PHI PHI and KOHPHI PHI LE.   Home to the world famous Maya Bay, a heavenly beach featured in “The Beach” movie with Leonardo Di Caprio.  Phi Phi Le Island is entirely embraced by limestone mountain karsts, which help conserve its natural beauty.  Its other two peaceful beaches are close enough to walk to.  They are Lo Sama Bay, a small shallow-water-corals-gilded bay, and a giant, mountain-encircled Pi Le Bay. The latter beach provides a great snorkeling site along the limestone cliff called “Pi Le Wall” where visitors can indulge in an extraordinary underwater experience, discovering giant sea fans and coastal creatures.  Though being a world-class holiday spot all year round, it is best to drop by the island during November-April so that you can enjoy such activities as scuba diving and snorkeling.

KOH LANTA YAI —Koh Lanta Yai’s topography is long and narrow. This island is home to “Chao Le” or sea gypsies who continue to maintain their traditional lifestyle and beliefs, such as setting a boat adrift to drive out evil and bring good luck, normally practiced during the full moon in June and November. Several beautiful beaches are in the west such as Hat Kho Kwang, Hat Lo Bara, Ao Phra Ae, Hat Khlong Khong, and Hat Khlong Nin. A paved road runs along the beaches all the way from the northern part of the island to the headquarters of the Mu Koh Lanta National Park in the south. Laem Tanot features a lighthouse, where visitors can enjoy and intriguing and panoramic view of a pebble beach merging with a white sandy beach. At the end of the cape features Koh Mo, an ideal diving spot. Besides Laem Tanot, tourists can enjoy the Andaman Sea’s spectacular view from the many hilltop restaurants located in the central part of the island.  High season is from November to May.

KOH SAMUI—Sits snugly in the Gulf of Thailand, surrounded by other gems such as KO PHA NGAN and KHO TAO.  A small island with soft sand beaches shaded by towering palms, delicious fresh seafood and a vibrant nightlife, Samui seems to have a magical formula that casts its spell on everyone.  Luxury resorts and spas offer many choices for all types of beach travelers.  High Season is from December to August.

 

Vietnam

PHU QUOC ISLAND–Simply the most beautiful island in Vietnam  It is liberally sprinkled with picture-perfect white sand beaches and dense, impenetrable jungle. It’s beaches are sophisticated, romantic, and simply irresistible.  High season November to March,DA NANG–offers a wide variety of beaches located in 3-main areas:

  1. The Southern part of Danang including Pham van Dong Beach, My Khe Beach, Bac My An Beach and Non Nuoc Beach.
  2. Son Tra Area including little ‘Bai’s’ like Bai But, Bai Rang, Bai Nam, Bai Con, Bai Bac and Tien Sa Beach.
  3. The North part of Da Nang, including Xuan Thieu Beach and Thanh Binh Beach

MY KHE BEACH– Considered to be Vietnam’s most picturesque beach, the white sandy 20-mile stretch of My Khe Beach was named by the American troops who visited during the Vietnam War for R&R. Known locally by its proper name Non Nuoc, it offers excellent surfing from September just off the shores of Danang.  This is the main Beach of Da Nang where locals flock together in the early morning (between 4:00AM to 7:00AM) to exercise before sunrise. After that the Beach is fairly deserted and ideal for many beach sports like kite surfing, beach volleyball or any other beach sports.  The best time to visit is between May and October.NHATRANG –Vietnam’s most famous beach town is high-energy and ringed by a necklace of hills and a sweeping crescent beach. It is a Mecca for scuba diving and discovering colorful corals and fishes.  High season is February to April.

QUI NHON—This authentic seaside village and beach offers a less touristy experience than Nha Trang.  Enjoy a stay at one of the wonderful new wellness resorts and spas. Enjoy spectacular views of the sea and succulent dining experiences.   Best time to visit is from March to December.

LANG CO famous for its palm-shaded white sand beach with a crystal clear lagoon on one side and 10 km of beachfront on the other side you can enjoy dramatic vistas of the Truong Son Mountain Range and endless blue seas. Golfing and Luxury Resorts offer retreats and relaxation.  Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites are nearby to explore: Hoi An, Hue and My Son. High season is from April to July.

CON DAO – a beautiful archipelago of 16 islands of pristine, natural beauty with deserted sandy beaches and hidden lagoons in the southeast area of Vietnam. Roughly 80% of the island chain is part of Con Dao National Park, which protects Vietnam’s most important sea-turtle nesting ground. Wildlife viewing opportunities abound and a new secluded ultra luxury resort offer the perfect getaway.  The driest time to visit Con Dao is from November to February, although the seas are calmest from March to July