5 Beach Destinations For A Relaxed Getaway
Where should you be travelling in 2018? With so many amazing and exciting destinations in the world, it would be a tough call to make. To help narrow down the options, we've gathered the top 5 travel destinations that are perfect for a short getaway!
1. Sumba Island, Indonesia
While the crowds head for more popular destinations, there’s an exclusive island hideaway in remote eastern Indonesia. Just one hour's flight from Bali, Nihi Sumba Island, a small and exclusive island hideaway, is one of the most extraordinary resorts the world. If you're one who seeks the ultimate privacy and relaxation, this is the place for you.
The property encompasses 175 hectares of tropical forest, rice terraces and grasslands, while its stunning two and a half kilometres of beachfront are protected by headlands that ensure total exclusivity for guests. Surrounding it are Stone Age sites and traditional villages that have remained unchanged for centuries. Sumba Island has the winning dose of luxury combined with tribal edginess.
2. Nha Trang, Vietnam
A secluded beach nestled on the cliffs of the coastline, Nha Trang provides a broad range of resorts, from the most luxurious to the most modest places to stay. Just located 20 minutes away from its international airport, it has a sweeping coast featuring long stretches of white-sand beaches. The crystal clear and turquoise waters are the perfect escape for snorkelling, scuba diving and even fishing.
3. The Maldives
The Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian Ocean composed of 26 ring-shaped atolls. Known for its stunning sun-kissed beaches, luxury resorts and crystal clear turquoise lagoons, it's no wonder the Maldives is everyone's dream holiday destination for a relaxed time off from the world. There are many activities such as snorkelling, diving, windsurfing and kayaking to name a few. Otherwise, you can simply lay in bed all day and listen to the gentle crashing sounds of the waves. It is indeed a slice of paradise that should be on your bucket list (if it isn't already on it).
4. Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
Seminyak is located at the southern end of Bali, Indonesia and sits a little way along the coast from the famous Kuta Beach. It is not only well-known for its splendid coast and sunsets but also renowned nightlife and entertainment spots that host international gigs. Whether you're one who enjoys riding the waves or sipping a drink with your feet in the sand, you have to visit Seminyak at least once in your lifetime!
5. Krabi, Thailand
On Thailand's west coast lies a province characterized by limestone cliffs, dense mangrove forests and more than a hundred offshore islands, Krabi. Well known for its beach destinations that include Phi Phi Islands, Maya Bay and Railay Beach which is accessible only by boat and a prominent rock-climbing spot. Aside from its tranquil beaches, you can also rent your own boat, take a dip at Klong Thom Hot Springs, take an elephant ride or simply immerse yourself in its stunning scenery. Even if you only have a weekend off, this is the place to go!
With endless blue waters to choose from, there's no reason to forego your relaxing beach getaway! Where would your top destination be? Share with us below! :)