The diversity and accessibility of beach getaways in South East Asia is truly remarkable. This can be partially attributed to the crowded skies which are filled with multiple budget airlines (Air Asia, Cebu Pacific, Jetstar, Zest Air, Malindo Air, Tiger Airways and Lion Air etc.) competing in a saturated market. Passengers, however, are not complaining as this healthy competition has pulled down fares making family travel an option for even those on tight budgets. The question beach developers must ask themselves is, “What type of beach getaways do all these tourists want in the first place?” There are really two major types of underlying preferences tourists have when they book beach getaways. Some tourists want to relax and enjoy the convenience of the beach they are going to and other tourists want to feel the seclusion of avoiding the tourist crowds, often seeking beach destinations that are completely undeveloped.
If you are the type of tourist that wants a beach destination with nice sand and water, worry-free convenience and you are not overly picky about seeing other tourists then these spots are some of the best South East Asia has to offer.
1. White Beach, Boracay, Philippines