My favorite beach in the entire world is Sunrise Beach, Koh Lipe, Thailand without a doubt. Koh Lipe is a little slice of heaven floating in the middle of the Andaman Sea, and has been nicknamed "The Maldives of Thailand." This magical place has an amazing white sand beach, turquoise water, friendly locals, tasty Thai food, and not overrun by tourists. What else more could you ask of for in beach? Koh Lipe is my happy place!
I love the Southern coast of Sri Lanka and in particular, Unawatuna. There are so many adventure sports which are quite affordable and you can try them all! It's a great place to learn how to surf and is perfect for beginners to come and stay at a beach hut and try each morning. There are SUP to rent, SUP yoga classes, snorkeling and scuba diving in great visibility, and you can even go fishing for your own dinner! The locals are so chilled out that hanging in a beach shack in the day is a lot of fun. 3) Rachel Jones from Hippie in Heels: Unawatuna, Sri Lanka