Sometimes, especially when you’re from a wintry, snowy country, it’s good to spend Christmas somewhere sunny. The thing about spending the holiday in Asia is that you could expect that it would be sunny, but not debilitating hot—which makes the weather perfect!
Here are the 10 best places that you should visit in Asia this Christmas!
1. Boracay Island, Aklan, Philippines
Boracay is every beach lover’s dream. With picturesque white sandy shores, and a beach in different shades of blue, the island has always been enchanting and captivating. Even Sports Illustrated models once had a shoot in the island, and most of them said it’s the best place they’ve ever been in their lives!
During the Christmas season, people flock to the island to enjoy a cool yet sunny weather, to sample a taste of local delicacies, and enjoy various activities such as kayaking, bird and bat-watching, parasailing, and partying!
2. Si Phan Don, Laos
Si Phan Don is an archipelago in the Mekong River where you can just relax and unwind in a hammock at the balcony of your chosen inn!
Since rain is minimal and the sun is just right during the Christmas season, you can expect your blood pressure and heart rate to decrease—making it a healthy trip for you and the ones you’re with!
3. Pasir Tengkorak Beach, Kedah, Malaysia
Known as the Crown Jewel of the Archipelago, Pasir Tengkorak is deemed as the best beach in Malaysia. Hidden from the city, you can expect serenity and calmness to welcome you here—and you will enjoy stories about supposed mythical pirates and princesses from the locals, too!
Blue skies and plenty of sunshine are expected in December—which makes for one perfect, unforgettable trip.
4. Phra Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand
Thailand is not just a big shopping destination—it also offers a lot of beaches that you can visit and enjoy; one of which is Phra Nang, located in Krabi.
The hidden destination offers great caves that are available for exploration, and you can also try rock-climbing or kayaking by the sea—which will work with Thailand’s bright December weather.
5. Halong Bay, Vietnam
A far cry from its war-torn days, Vietnam is now one of the prime tourist destinations in Asia, especially in December, when weather is expected to be in optimum condition in both north and south islands.
A visit to Halong Bay would be magical. Just imagine being around over 2000 islands that have sprouted from the Gulf of Tonkin—which holds an interesting legend in itself, too!
6. Southwestern Beach, Koh Rong, Cambodia
Known as one of the most enchanting islands in Cambodia, Southwestern Beach stretches to up to 5 kilometers and boasts of turquoise waters and white sandy shores!
A trip in December would be perfect because of the average 26 C temperature—which is sunny, yet really cool.
7. Chaung Tha Beach, Myanmar
Excellent weather condition is expected in Myanmar during the Christmas Season. And what better way to spend the season than partying with the ones you love?
Well, you can do that at Chaung Tha Beach in Phatein, which is known as Myanmar’s very own partying beach destination. You can play in the water by paddling or floating on rubber boats, too!
8. Lankayan Island, Borneo
Not the most popular island, but definitely one of the best, Lankayan Island in Borneo is a hidden paradise that boasts of tropical vegetation, and with cabins that are decorated by traditional textiles from the island!
December being the dry season in the island, you’ll definitely have a fuss-free vacation.
9. Mirissa, Sri Lanka
Christmas season in Sri Lanka is cool yet sunny, which makes a trip to the beach amazing!
Mirissa should be among the top choices on your list. Here, you’ll be one with nature while lounging on a hammock, swaying in the breeze—and drinking some coconut juice on the side.
10. Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia
Just like the Philippines and Sri Lanka, you can expect sunny yet cool December weather in Indonesia.
Go ahead and visit Kuta Beach, and be in awe of its white sandy beaches and cool waters where you can swim, surf, and just have a great time!
If you’re looking for great beach destinations this Christmas season, try the places on this list, and you’ll surely have one unforgettable holiday!
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