Best Beach Spots in Asia

Newbie beach bummer me read that TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, announced the winners of its annual Travellers’ Choice® Beach Destinations awards. This year, 181 top beach locations were named around the world, covering 21 regions including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, France, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Middle East, South America, South Pacific, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, U.K. and the U.S.

Award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by travellers in TripAdvisor® reviews.Unlike any other honours, TripAdvisor® Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

And I looked at the list and hmmm there's so many that I have not visited. I will have to work out which are the ones I'll be able to cover this year. And for the rest that I can't hop by myself to see, I reckon that I'll be browsing for the pics. 

Travellers’ Choice award-winning beach destinations in Asia:
1. Boracay, Philippines
2. Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
3. KoLanta, Thailand
4. KoPhangan, Thailand
5. Koh Tao, Thailand
6. Kata, Thailand
7. Candolim, India
8. Chaweng, Thailand
9. Nusa Dua, Indonesia
10. Bophut, Thailand

Travellers’ Choice award-winning beach destinations in Indonesia:
1. Nusa Dua,
2. Gili Trawangan
3. Nusa Lembongan
Nusa Lembongan during our round island bike ride.
Cocktails on this lil floating platform is utterly fun!
4. Lombok
5. Bintan
6. Amed
7. Jimbaran
Sunset at Jimbaran with beer and seafood
8. Canggu
9. TanjungBenoa
10. Seminyak
Not sure where my Seminyak beach pictures went. 
This was taken from our hotel Royal Beach Seminyak
Travellers’ Choice award-winning beach destinations in Thailand:
1. Ko Phi Phi Don
2. KoLanta
3. KoPhangan
4. Koh Tao
5. Kata
6. Chaweng
7. Bophut
8. Karon
9. Krabi Town
10. Patong
a very calm and blue Patong last CNY (read about my 16 hours drive to Phuket here)
For the complete list of 2012 Traveller's Choice Beach Destinations in the world and more reviews, opinions and candid holiday photographs, go to
Out of curiosity...I am speaking aloud...or rather writing aloud, I wonder how come Uluwatu is not on the top 10 list?
Taken at Uluwatu's Surfer's Point. Clear translucent sea. Very calm near land and further up 
is a fave spot for surfers.
Nice blue waves for surfing