Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah, Northern Borneo, and a busy city with a population of around 500,000 people. And while most people us it as their base to explore the Orang Utans at Sepilok or the wildlife in the Danum Valley preservation area, you also can have the long, sandy beach of Tanjung Aru almost to yourself – a great place to relax after hiking Mt Kinabalu or exciting wildlife watching!
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Ko Samui is one of the most popular beach getaways in Thailand. You can head to the lively beach of Chaweng or retreat to a luxury hotel to be pampered in a peaceful hideaway, like at the beautiful InterContinental Ko Samui with stunning views like above!
My favorite stretch of White Beach on Boracay is Station 1 – it’s the widest stretch of soft sand and the quietest. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive beach, with upscale hotels like the original island hotel, Friday’s. During a recent visit, I wanted to find a cheaper alternative in walking distance from Station 1 – and found a great … Continue reading
During my first trip to the white powdery beaches of Boracay, we stayed at Fridays, the original Boracay destination hotel, and had a magical experience. 15 years later, much has changed on Boracay, but White Beach is still amazing and we chose Fridays again to show friends from the US the island experience – and it didn’t disappoint! … Continue reading
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I came to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, for the unspoiled nature and incredible nightlife – but was looking for a peaceful beach to relax. And the nicest beach is also easy to reach and almost deserted: Tanjung Aru Beach is 20 minutes by car from town, near the airport and you get beautiful sunsets to boot – what’s not to like? … Continue reading
Puerto Galera is the closest “white beach” to Manila, with the island feel that’s harder to find on the beaches of Luzon and has been a favorite for weekend trips for decades. With low-cost airlines, it has become much more affordable to go to the many other islands in the Philippines and there is a lot of competition – but … Continue reading
Most visitors to Phuket, the most popular island in Thailand, never leave their hotel or beach town. If you want to get away from the tourist crowds for an evening out on town with a more local feel, head to Chillva Market – a mostly local Thai crowd is doing some shopping, hanging out with friends, listening to live bands … Continue reading
Borneo offers some of the most spectacular wildlife in Asia and Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah is a popular destination and good base to explore Northern Borneo. And if you want to combine the nature and wildlife with some time in the sun on a sunny beach, you don’t have to go far – you can hop on a … Continue reading