Trip Advisor selection of the ’10 Best Beaches in Asia’ announced as the recipients of the 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards. The winning beaches are often included in Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) network of itinerary planning for visiting superyachts.
The picture-perfect beaches of the 2019 Travellers’ Choice Awards by Trip Advisor yachting destinations with APS and agencies in India, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.
The Asia Pacific Superyachts network of service providers, headed up by owner agents in over a dozen countries in Asia, offer a wide array of services to visiting yachts interested in visiting these destinations and Trip Advisor’s winning Travellers’ Choice awarded beaches in Asia.
1. Radhanagar Beach – Havelock Island, Andaman and Nicobar, India Sharing the excitement of Radhanagar Beach as the No. 1 beach choice is Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) Andaman Islands agent-owner, R. Rathnam. Radhanagar beach is ranked number one in India as well as Asia and 16th in the world. Radhanagar (also known in the Andamans as Beach No. 7), lies on the southern coast of Havelock Island. Stretching over two kilometres, the beach is loved by both foreigners and locals for the colourful contrast between its clear blue seas, white sands and verdant trees beachside.
2. Kelingking Beach – Nusa Penida, Bali, Indonesia Captain Jimmy Blee of APS Indonesia has welcomed and provided services to dozens of superyachts to Indonesia and agrees, the T-Rex shaped rock formation of Kelingking Beach on Nusa Pedina Island is truly like no other and a great starting point for visiting superyachts.
3. Nai Harn Beach – Rawai, Phuket, Thailand South Phuket’s Nai Harn Beach is always a popular stop, comments APS Phuket & Myanmar’s Gordon Fernandes, one of the founders of Asia Pacific Superyachts.
4. Agonda Beach – Agonda, Goa, India Located on the south of Goa, R. Rathnam says Agonda Beach is kept in pristine condition and visiting vessels will agree it’s appropriate loud music is prohibited with strict regulations on property development ensures Agonda Beach remains a good breeding ground for sea turtles.
5. Bentota Beach – Bentota, Southern Province, Sri Lanka A Sri Lanka multi-generational expert on the waterways of Sri Lanka, Priyantha Perera of APS Sri Lanka notes Bentota Beach is a long, wide golden strip of sand and during the dry season, between December and April, the beach is great for swimming and snorkelling. A good family destination and at this time the Government has issued significant flight savings.
6. PhraNang Cave Beach – Ao Nang, Krabi Province, Thailand Famed for its incredible limestone cliff viewing, Gordon Fernandes notes the beach is only accessible by walk or a boat. This is also a favourite of yachting visitors.
7. Varca Beach – Varca, Goa, India Recognised as one of the cleanest, most tranquil and least crowded beaches throughout South Goa, R. Rathnam mentions a nice change is to stay at one of the resorts on the beach.
8. Karon Beach – Karon, Phuket, Thailand Located on the west coast of Phuket Island, Karon Beach is where travellers can easily find dining, shopping and vibrant nightlife entertainment along with numerous beach activities such as parasailing and jet skiing, adds APS Phuket’s Gordon Fernandes.
9. White Beach – Boracay, Visayas, Philippines White Beach lies on the western side of Boracay and due to rehabilitation works, water activities are temporarily suspended and drinking and smoking are no longer allowed. Captain Jimmy Blee notes this is helping to preserve the natural beauty of the beach and preventing overcrowding. A future visit is a worthwhile plan.
10. Ngapali Beach – Ngapali, Rakhine State, Myanmar A paradise of clear waters and a fine golden sand shoreline fringed by palm trees with medium-to-high-end resorts, Ngapali Beach also boasts a number of local restaurants at the northern end, enjoyed by visiting yachts, notes Gordon Fernandes.