After much rumbling since Philippine President Duterte called Boracay a “cesspool”, the government has now announced the closure of the islands for tourists from April 26 to October 26, 2018. With close to 2 million visitors to Boracay, one of the best beaches in Asia, this is a major impact on tourism in the Philippines. The countries major airlines Philippine … Continue reading
Jomtien is my favorite beach in the Pattaya area and if you are looking for a budget hotel right on the beach, the bbhouse is a great option. You get a modern and clean room, with a/c, fridge and a good shower with friendly service just steps from the beach and lots of restaurants, bars and shops. There are few … Continue reading
If you are in Bangkok, The City of Angels, on business or for leisure, and want a little beach time to escape from the bustle of the city, you have a few choices: The closest beach destination and most popular one is Pattaya, just 2-3 hours South of the capital. Read on to find out how to make the most … Continue reading
Hong Kong is a bustling city that never stops and that is fun and exhilarating. And when it is just too much, there is an easy escape from the crowds with a short trip the relaxing beaches of Repulse Bay on the Southern side of Hong Kong island, only a short ride away! You can dig your toes into the … Continue reading
Siargao is my new favorite island in the Philippines and the Islana Cabana Resort Siargao came highly recommended by a local – it was as good as it was praised to be and a (re)treat to remember! It offers luxurious, private pool villas right on the beach with great privacy, all on one of the less known islands, making for … Continue reading
Bondi Beach, Sydney
What makes Sydney special to me is the combination of a vibrant city with fantastic beaches and sunny weather, giving you a chance for fun and relaxation in one trip! What makes it even better is that Sydney’s Eastern Beaches are connected by a beautiful coastal walk, so you can check them out and pick your personal favorite for the day! Which one is yours?
One of the best things about Sydney is that in addition to the vibrant city, you get amazing beaches and sunny weather, making it the ideal location to combine city fun with a trip to the beach. And while there are plenty of choices around city, my favorites are the Eastern Beaches along the ocean, ranging from Bondi in the … Continue reading
The Wyndham Garden Kuta Beach has a great oceanfront location near the Boardwalk Mall in the Kuta/Legian area of Bali and offers stylish, newly renovated rooms and full service amenities at a great-value price. After my hotel inspection I’m sure to stay here on a future Bali trip and recommend you give it a try! … Continue reading
St Kilda Beach, Melbourne
If you want to get out of bustling Melbourne for a relaxing day on the beach, it couldn’t be any easier: Just take the tram to St. Kilda and you’ll be walking along the shoreline in no time or stretch out on the white sand beach with a view over the water! This is just one of the aces up the sleeve of Australia’s second city!
The Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is right on the beach, near the airport, and offers a big pool, direct beach access and sunset views at a reasonable rate. If you have a stop-over and want to stay near the airport in a resort setting steps from the beach, the Holiday Inn Baruna is a good choice! Read my snapshot … Continue reading