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Fantastic Foto Friday: Borneo’s Beaches

Borneo is known for its fantastic wildlife – but if you want a beach break to recover from the hiking and relax, there are a few beaches around Kota Kinabalu to offer white sand and warm water. The nicest beach on the main island is near the Shangri La Hotel and it makes for great sunset watching, too!
Intrigued? Read more in my Guide to Kota Kinabalu!

Ruegen – a German beach destination how it used to be…

Ruegen is not only the largest German island, it’s also one of the oldest and today most popular beach destination in Germany. It’s history has protected it from the overdevelopment you find in many other European holiday destinations, resulting in a charming feel of yesteryear with treelined roads criss-crossing the island, little white villas as guest houses and mile-long beaches … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Hua Hin, royal beach getaway near Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, is one of the most popular cities in the world – and one of the busiest! Thankfully just a short ride away, you can relax on the beaches of Hua Hin, long the beach getaway for the Royal Family. With beaches like this, it’s easy to understand. 
To plan your own royal getaway, start with my Destination Guide Bangkok and the Getaway Hua Hin!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Romantic Getaway to Bali

Breeze at Samaya, Bali

Bali is a great destination for a romantic getaway. A dinner along the beach with the most dramatic sunsets every night – what could be more romantic? The Breeze at Samaya pictured above is a fantastic place to have dinner – or stay. 
To plan your own romantic getaway, check my recommendations for Bali’s Best Beaches!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Siargao, Philippines – Best Island in Asia 2018

Siargao Beach

The readers of Conde Naste Traveler just voted Siargao as the best island in Asia for 2018 – and I agree. With stunning waves for surfers, quiet beaches and wild mangroves, it offers a lot for nature and beach lovers who want to get away from the crowds. There is a single road going around the island and you won’t see any tour buses here. And where else can you stay in a private pool villa right on the beach for $250? Go now, while you can still enjoy this island paradise without the crowds and the sky high price tags!
Check out my Siargao Island overview and Isla Cabana Resort review. Book your beach getaway before everybody else does!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Island Hopping in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park

Borneo is known for its nature and wildlife, but it also has some very nice beaches to relax on. A popular destination for soft sand and warm seas is Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park off the cost of Kota Kinabalu! It’s National Park Status protects it from over development, but not from big crowds, so make sure to go for a nice walk on the islands to find your own private beach!
Read my Guide to Kota Kinabalu to plan your own Borneo wildlife & beach getaway!

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Resort Experience on Cambodia’s Sokha Beach

Cambodia is popular among backpackers for its remote beaches – but it’s quickly offering much more. If you are traveling as a familiar or couple and want to be pampered in a resort without ever having to leave for food, entertainment, beach or massages, The Sokha Resort on (almost) private Sokha Beach is a good choice – find out more about Cambodia’s Best Beaches!

Peaceful riverside town without tourist crowds: Kampot, Cambodia

Kampot in Southern Cambodia is one of these towns that’s a much better experience than what you expect based on descriptions. It doesn’t have many man-made or natural sights to ah and oh about, yet the riverside setting and the relaxed vibe of the town will make you wish to stay longer than you had planned. It’s a place that’s … Continue reading

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Fantastic Foto Friday: Long Set Beach, Koh Rong, Cambodia

If you are looking for an unspoiled tropical paradise beach, without hordes of backpackers or plastic trash washed up on the shore, Long Set Beach on Koh Rong is your best bet. With few hotels, few visitors and a well maintained stretch of white sand, it’s as nice a beach as I’ve found in Cambodia. 
Check out the alternatives in my review of the Best Beaches of Cambodia!