10 Dreamy Islands in South East Asia

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Once you set foot on these islands, you will realize how vast and beautiful the ocean is, and these islands have something for everyone. From beach bummers to party goers, from backpackers to honeymoon couples.

1. Coron, Palawan, Philippines

The most beautiful island in South East Asia as per my travels is Coron. Not only Coron is surrounded by beautiful limestone cliffs, the snorkelling experience exploring coral gardens and ship wrecks is surreal. I highly recommend you to do the island hopping tour hiring a private boat, as they pamper you like a king and the beauty of Coron would leave you speechless.

Cost: Rs.30,000 for Three nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation

2. Bali, Indonesia

The most well known island in South Asia is Bali, which has so much to offer, from water sports to beautiful beaches, Temples to Night Markets which are spread across the Island. The Ubud area offers you rice terraces, temples and delicious vegan food outlets. Bali also offers largest variety of Villas and Resorts ranging from 50$ to 500$ a night which is a great value for money especially when you are traveling with group of friends and family. If you are going to party with friends, I would recommend you to stay in Canggu Area, as it has most of the nightlubs and Beachclubs.

Cost: Rs.50,000 for 7 nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation.

3. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

This island is meant for party-holics. Ko Phi Phi is a small and beautiful island which is 2 hrs boat ride away from Phuket or Krabi. The island can be easily navigated by foot and turns into a huge nightclub with fire dances and games as the dawn strikes. Being extremely popular with backpackers you can try variety of activities such as Booze Cruise, Muay Thai Boxing  and Scuba Diving on this island.

Cost: Rs.20,000 for Three nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation.

4. Boracay, Philippines

Boracay is the most popular party island in Philippines and rightly so as offers huge options in terms of accommodation, food and activities. The white Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. Must have experiences include Paraw Sailing,Flying Fish, Riding ATV and Getting drunk on the Island. I highly recommend Fairways New Coast Resort for Couples

Cost: Rs.30,000 for Three nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation

5. Maldives

Maldives is well known For Luxurious Resorts with the most picture perfect views and water bunglows. Most of the islands have been converted into 5 star resort hotels which have everything included from stay, food, water sports. If you are on budget, I would recommend you to stay on local island such as Maafushi and Thinadoo where you can stay in Guesthouses and enjoy the underwater activities and beautiful beaches of Maldives for fraction of prices compared to resort Islands.

Cost: Rs.100,000 for Three nights Resort stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation or Rs.40,000 for three night local island stay with dives, food and accommodation.

6. Krabi, Thailand

After partying your nights away in Phuket and Ko Phi Phi, I recommend you to come to Krabi for relaxation. Railay Beach and Phranang Cave Beach are beautiful and island hopping tours would keep you entertained. Also, Krabi offers loads of  activities such as elephant bathing, cabaret shows and bike tours.

Cost: Rs.30,000 for Three nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation

7. Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

Popularly known as Gili T, is only 3 hours boat ride away from Bali. It is famous among backpackers as party capital of Indonesia. The island has no motor vehicles and is navigated mainly by foot or horse carriages.

Cost: Rs.20,000 for Two nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation

8. Havelock, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Relatively lesser known to other western countries in comparison to Bali and Boracay, Havelock Island offers Pristine beaches and scuba diving activities in Indian Ocean. Radha Nagar Beach has been constantly ranked amongst the best beaches in the world.

Cost: Rs.30,000 for Three nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation

9. Ko Samui, Thailand

The island of Ko Samui is famous among honeymooners, not only for its beautiful beaches but as a spa destination and has variety of resorts built throughout the island. Also a boat ride away is Koh Phangan, famous for Full Moon Parties. Ko Tao, another famous Thai Island, is amongst the cheapest destination for Open Water Scuba Diving Courses.

Cost: Rs.50,000 for Three nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation

10. Nusa Penida, Indonesia

Only 45 minutes boat ride away from Bali lies Nusa Penida, part of Nusa group of islands. Dream Beach of Nusa Penida is a well known and away from hustle bustle of Bali, people can enjoy themselves. Nusa Penida can be explored even as a day trip from Bali.

Cost: Rs.20,000 for Two nights stay for a couple including food, tours and accommodation

Let me know your favourite island in South East Asia and your experiences in these islands.

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What I liked best about your article is the cost evaluation and money value of each . Good one
Fri 03 08 19, 08:29 · Reply · Report