Asia: which are the most beautiful beaches in the world?

Discover a continent overflowing with idyllic beaches marked by white sand and translucent waters.

From Indonesia to Thailand, Malaysia, Japan, and China, Asia has more than its fair share of paradisaical beaches. The perfect spot for relaxation and lounging or taking part in numerous water sports. Here are some of the most beautiful beaches on the continent.

The beaches of Indonesia, ideal for relaxation and contemplation

Made up of numerous exotic islands, Indonesia is home to some of the best beaches in Asia. Immaculate sand, turquoise waters, lush vegetation: a real Garden of Eden awaits.

In Bali, the Indian Ocean is a paradise for surfers and fans of clear blue water. Looking for some great waves? Seminyak Beach, near the Club Med Resort in Bali, is the longest and most famous on the island, and perfect for honing your surfing* skills and showing off your talents.

Head to Bintan Island and chill out while watching the sun rise or set. At the Club Med Bintan Island Resort, you can do yoga on the beach surrounded by lush, semi-wild vegetation, all the while taking in the stunning South China Sea.

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The beaches of Malaysia and Thailand, a combination of adventure and immersion in nature

Thailand and Malaysia in Southeast Asia are known for their amazing coastlines.

Pantaï, a stone's throw from the Club Med Cherating Beach Resort, is one of the best beaches in Malaysia . It boasts fine sand and crystal clear waters against a backdrop of lush tropical jungle. Enjoy a swim with your partner in this pristine natural setting. From May to October, help the baby sea turtles on their perilous journey to the ocean.

Head for the famous island of Phuket. Surrounded by turquoise waters, its reputation for being home to the most beautiful beaches in Thailand is well-deserved. Spread out your towel on the fine sand of Kata Beach, part of the Club Med Resort, and obey the call of the Andaman Sea. Go scuba diving and explore the treasures of the deep.* Get up close and personal with turtles and barracudas, and take in the aquatic ballet of colorful tropical fish.

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China and Japan: beaches with the feel of a Hawaiian paradise

China and Japan also have their fair share of dreamy coastal landscapes.

Explore the city of Sanya in the far south of the island of Hainan on the edge of the South China Sea. Nicknamed the Hawaii of the Orient for its tropical Caribbean style climate, it boasts white sand and light green waters against a backdrop of lush vegetation. Relax in the shade of your umbrella on the beach at the Club Med Sanya Resort. Try windsurfing and explore small islands whose reflections sparkle on the surface of the sea.

In Japan, head for Ishigaki Island, less than 65 miles from Taiwan. Fine sand, turquoise waters, mountainsides covered in lush vegetation: feast your eyes on all the incredible natural diversity the island has to offer. Its transparent waters and vast colonies of coral also make it the perfect spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. Head to the Pacific and enjoy the beach at the Club Med Kabira Ishigaki Resort. Split your time between relaxation and water sports such as paddle boarding, windsurfing, or scuba diving* with magnificent manta rays.

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