Discover the best beaches in Sri Lanka, chosen by the award-winning Sri Lanka specialists. Plus, the best boutique beach hotels and resorts.
Regardless of whether you want to relax with a cold drink in your hand or opt for a more active experience, the sheer variety of beaches found in Asia will satisfy even the most specific requirements.
For those who prefer to kick back and enjoy the sun, the beaches and private islands of the Maldives provide a real luxurious take on a beach lifestyle. Relax in the shade of swaying palms or enjoy all the amenities that a luxury all-inclusive resort has to offer.
Those looking for underwater exploration have a wide variety of options – the Maldives, Raja Ampat, Komodo Island and areas around Bali and Lombok have incredible marine life where snorkelling and diving in the pristine clear waters offers an incredible opportunity to explore the rich underwater wildlife.
Food and drink can play an important part too – do you want to be close to bars and restaurants or tucked away in a private, remote beach location?
In this section of our blog, you will find a selection of the most stunning beaches to help you plan for your next paradise gateway, however active (or not) you want it to be.
Sustainability in the Maldives can be hard to quantify. Our Head of Responsible Travel, Alice Bayly, takes a deep dive into what sustainability in the Maldives really means.
Matt a self-confessed Maldives addicted (having visited 18 resorts) takes you through why The Maldives is your ideal holiday destination.
When you think of The Maldives the image that comes to mind is usually luxury resorts nestled on white sand beaches overlooking clear blue oceans. Although this is true, and…
If you thought that a visit to the Maldives meant sacrificing local culture, think again. Gan Island, the most southerly point in The Maldives, has recently become considerably more accessible…
If you look at a map of Sri Lanka (earth view) you’ll see the number of beaches it has is pretty spectacular. But, then again, just one hour away by plane is The Maldives – with picture-perfect white-sand shores. You’ve got a dilemma: which one should you experience? Here, I weigh up all your options, and discover that it really depends on what you want from your relaxation time.
The Datai’s resident naturalist, Irshad Mobarak, shares his thoughts on the benefits of nature. A tradition of Mandi Embun runs through Malay culture, this describes a walk through forests to soak up the atmosphere and unwind. The luxurious rainforest resort The Datai is the perfect place to try it out for yourself; indulge in some low-tech relaxation and marvel in the magnificence of the surrounding thousand-year-old rainforest.
After trekking through local villages, whizzing along backwaters, exploring jungles and zipping around city centres on Vespas, there is nothing more needed than a few days spent relaxing on a…