Top 10 Most Beautiful Islands In Southeast Asia

01-01-2022 10 9 0 0 Báo lỗi

Southeast Asia has many beautiful paradise islands like a dream. These islands are likened to the mysterious pearls of Southeast Asia, with beautiful natural landscapes, clear blue seawater, and developed tourism with many high-class services and resorts. Let's find out with Toplist what is interesting in these beautiful islands!

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Palawan – The Philippines

Location: Palawan, Philippines


Palawan is the largest island of Palawan province in the Luzon region and the fifth-largest island of the Philippine island nation. Located in the southwest of the Philippines, separating the East Sea from the Sulu Sea. Called an island, Palawan is 450km long and wide with airports: El Nido Airport, Puerto Princesa, Cesar Rodriguez Lim, Taytay and Francisco Reyes, Busuanga. Attractions include Northern Palawan (Bacuit Islands, San Vicente, El Nido, and Taytay), Southern Palawan (Tabon Caveschevron, Brooke's Point).


The northern part is characterized by tropical waters with white sands, and a variety of plant and animal species here. The most famous place of the North is the two islands of El Nido and Taytay, characterized by limestone cliffs and diverse species of tropical fish and coral, underwater sea turtles.


For Filipinos, El Nido is undoubtedly the most impressive island. Located on the northern tip of Palawan, it is a collection of stunning atolls and bays hidden among white sandstone cliffs emerging from the emerald sea. In addition, Palawan also has Puerto Princesa, the longest underground river in Asia and the second-longest in the world with a length of more than 8km. UNESCO calls it one of the best unique places in the world.

Palawan Island. Photo: theworldtravelguy.com
Palawan Island. Photo: theworldtravelguy.com
Palawan Island. Photo: luxuriousmagazine.com
Palawan Island. Photo: luxuriousmagazine.com
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The Maldives

Location: South-west of Sri-Lanka and India in the Indian Ocean


Maldives or Maldives Islands, officially the Republic of Maldives, is an island nation in South Asia consisting of a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, located south of the Lakshadweep archipelago of India and about 700 kilometers southwest of Sri Lanka. Possessing about 1,200 coral islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, Maldives is known as a sea paradise with beautiful beaches in the topmost beautiful in the world.


When mentioning the Maldives, any visitor will think of unique resorts palm tree-shaped that stand out among the clear blue sea. There are about 100 resorts built on the capital island or private island, from 3 to 5 stars, experiencing a luxury vacation with rooms surrounded by white sand or seawater. The Maldives is one of the world's best scuba diving destinations, where visitors can swim with stingrays, migratory sharks, and sea turtles. In particular, the crystal clear water will help you observe and learn about the natural characteristics of sea creatures.


All year-round, the temperature here ranges from 23 to 31 degrees Celsius. The peak tourist season is the dry season, from November to April. The rest of the year is the rainy season, especially in July and August. It is the time when the Maldives is the least touristy, the weather can interfere with your experiences.

The Maldives. Photo: bloomberg.com
The Maldives. Photo: bloomberg.com
The Maldives. Photo: traveloka.com
The Maldives. Photo: traveloka.com
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Raja Ampat Islands - Indonesia

Location: Northwest corner of Indonesia's West Papua province


With a splendid natural landscape still unspoiled, the Raja Ampat archipelago (Indonesia) in the Coral Triangle area is considered the place with surreal natural images in Asia. Raja Ampat also means "four kings" located near the coast of New Guinea to the northwest. Now, this archipelago is a national park of Indonesia. There are about 1,500 islands with many mountains, the largest of which are the islands of Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati, and Misool. And of these, less than 40 islands are inhabited and imprinted with tourists. The small islands with verdant vegetation and underwater are sea creatures, and colorful coral reefs have created a wonderful natural scene for Raja Ampat.


Nature in Raja Ampat was well preserved, so it is still wild and quiet and fresh. Therefore, although the islands are located quite far from the mainland, the number of world tourists looking to the "paradise on earth" Raja Ampat is sharply increasing every year. For scuba divers, Raja Ampat is considered a must-visit place in life because 70% of the world's coral reefs are concentrated here. Visitors can also easily admire whales, dolphins, sea turtles, and many kinds of fish with impressive shapes and colors. Natural picture in Raja Ampat is also dotted with images of blue lagoons, mangroves, and primeval forests.

Raja Ampat Island. Photo: theculturetrip.com
Raja Ampat Island. Photo: theculturetrip.com
Raja Ampat Island. Photo: lonelyplanet.com
Raja Ampat Island. Photo: lonelyplanet.com
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Lakshadweep – India

Location: Arabian sea, located 200 to 440 km off of Malabar Coast


Located in South India, Lakshadweep Archipelago includes 36 main islands, coral reefs, atolls amidst clear blue water and pristine white sand. This place is truly a beautiful gem of the Arabian sea. Lakshadweep Archipelago is surrounded by beautiful and romantic beaches, with fine white sand stretching endlessly, clear and blue water. It will be a "paradise" for your dream vacation. In particular, the world-famous Maldives island nation is also one of the sub-islands of the Lakshadweep archipelago.


It has a diverse and rich terrestrial ecosystem, with more than 600 species of marine fish, 78 species of coral, 82 species of seaweed, 52 species of crab, 2 species of lobster, 48 species of the stomach, 12 species of bivalve, 101 species of birds. Vibrant, colorful coral reefs create a beautiful world under the sea, attracting tourists every time they visit. Pitti Island is an important breeding ground for sea turtles and several vertebrate birds. The island has been recognized as a bird sanctuary of India.

Lakshadweep. Photo: holidify.com
Lakshadweep. Photo: holidify.com
Lakshadweep. Photo: adventurous-travels.com
Lakshadweep. Photo: adventurous-travels.com
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Koh Phi Phi

Location: roughly 38 kilometers southwest of Krabi in the Andaman sea


As a new pride of the people in the land of golden pagodas, Koh Phi Phi island in Thailand is known as a gem of the Asian ocean. Possessing unspoiled beauty, poetic, and charming, this island has become one of the unique archipelagos in the world. Visitors to Thailand all spend some time coming here to explore and experience the wonderful things at this paradise pearl island. Koh Phi Phi is a large archipelago of small islands located in Krabi province off the coast of Phuket and on the southwest coast of Thailand. Koh Phi Phi consists of six beautiful islets: Koh Phi Phi Don Island, Koh Phi Phi Leh Island, Koh Mai Phai Island, Koh Yung Island, Bida Nok Island, and Bida Nai Island.


The island is home to many marine species along with a diverse ecosystem. Scuba diving is considered the most attractive activity for tourists when coming here. Own a famous beach known as one of the cleanest beaches in the world that is like a pearl of the Andaman Sea when it owns a beautiful setting with crystal clear water that can be seen as far as the sea.


November to April is the most suitable time to travel to Koh Phi Phi. The weather is pleasant, and you will have many opportunities to participate in the festivals here.

Koh Phi Phi. Photo: http://divui.com/
Koh Phi Phi. Photo: http://divui.com/
Koh Phi Phi. Photo: vi.hotels.com
Koh Phi Phi. Photo: vi.hotels.com
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Sipadan - Borneo

Location: 35km south of Semporna off the continental shelf of South-Eastern Sabah, Malaysian Borneo


Sipadan is Malaysia's only volcanic island, located in the Celebes Sea off Sabah. The island is formed from coral growing on top of a volcano that has been extinct for thousands of years. Sipadan is located in the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, one of the richest marine areas in the world. The ecosystem here has more than 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of types of coral.


Sipadan is one of the most beautiful diving spots in the world. Going to Sipadan is not easy or convenient, but the beauty of this island still attracts many tourists, especially those who love scuba diving. So hard to list all the marine life and underwater corals when diving in Sipadan. Visitors will be able to see schools of bigeye mackerel, sea turtles, giant rays, even whale sharks and hammerhead sharks when diving at one of 40 spots around Sipadan Island.


It is beautiful and peaceful all year round. However, you should go during April, August, and September because this time is very suitable for you to scuba dive and see the life under the ocean.

Sipadan - Borneo. Photo: contemporarynomad.com
Sipadan - Borneo. Photo: contemporarynomad.com
Sipadan - Borneo. Photo: departful.com
Sipadan - Borneo. Photo: departful.com
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Boracay - The Philippines

Location: approximately 315 km south of Manila, 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines


Boracay is a small island about 7 km long, with an area of approximately more than 10 km2, in Aklan province, located more than 300 km south of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Boracay is an island capable of causing memories for anyone who sets foot here with 13 beaches stretching on the island and fine white sand beaches, gentle waves, clear seawater see-through green seaweed strings, tall and straight coconut groves, and gentle people, Boracay deserves to be a place that you must visit on your upcoming trip.


The first beach not to be missed when coming to Boracay is White Beach, an attractive destination located on the west coast, possessing fine white sand beaches, a clear blue sea, and a wonderful space-like paradise in the world. Meanwhile, Yapak Beach, another beach of Boracay, is quiet. Yapak Beach has quite strong waves and so beautiful wild scenery. In addition, on the east side of Boracay island, there is Bolabog Beach, a beach for adventurous travelers. Visitors can participate in sea tourism activities such as kitesurfing. As for those who love to explore the marine system, Tambisaan Beach will be a great choice with a diverse coral ecosystem located only about 30 meters from the coast.


The most suitable time to come here is in the first six months of the year because the Philippines has not yet reached the stormy season, in which the most beautiful is from February to May. You will be spoiled for water in the cool water and enjoy the most memorable summer days of your life.

Boracay - The Philippines. Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn
Boracay - The Philippines. Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn
Boracay - The Philippines. Photo: tuyendungphilippine.com
Boracay - The Philippines. Photo: tuyendungphilippine.com
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Komodo Islands

Location: Nusa Tenggara Timur provinsi (province), Indonesia


Located between Subawa and Flores is a special destination not to be missed when traveling to Bali - Komodo island. The Komodo Islands include the island of the same name, Padar Island, Rinca Island, and several other small islands. Famous for a long time with Komodo National Park, one of the top 7 natural wonders of the world, this place has always been one of the tourist attractions of Indonesia.


Coming to Komodo dragon island to experience scuba diving, you will have the opportunity to admire the great diversity of rich species here. Fishes swim around like the Leaf Scorpionfish or even aggressive species like Crocodile. Pink Sand Beach with pink sand and clear blue water makes scuba divers fall in love.


You can travel year-round to explore Komodo Island. However, depending on the time of the trip, the purpose of the trip may be different. If you want to see the wonderful scenery, April to June is the most ideal. July and August are the peak seasons of the island, so you need to consider and prepare if you want to travel at this time.

Komodo Islands. Photo: saltinourhair.com
Komodo Islands. Photo: saltinourhair.com
Komodo Islands. Photo: bucketlistly.blog
Komodo Islands. Photo: bucketlistly.blog
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The Perhentian Islands - Malaysia

Location: Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia


Perhentian Island is one of the famous islands of Malaysia. This place has attractive natural scenery, and visitors can sunbathe on the soft sand or relax looking at the sea.


The Perhentian island consists of two main islands, Palau Perhentian Besar and Palau Perhentian Kecil, surrounded by coral reefs with many beautiful small beaches. When exploring Perhentian Island, you will find that, if the big island is home to many luxury resorts, the small island is a suitable place for travelers who love backpacking and backpacking. Because on this small island, there are many motels with affordable prices and many bars for visitors to choose as a meeting and party place.


The time of July and August is the most suitable time for you to make your trip to explore the Perhentian Islands. This beautiful island will welcome you with many new and exciting experiences.

The Perhentian Islands. Photo: phuotlendinh.com
The Perhentian Islands. Photo: phuotlendinh.com
The Perhentian Islands. Photo: theculturetrip.com
The Perhentian Islands. Photo: theculturetrip.com
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Koh Lipe - Thailand

Location: Southern Thailand's Satun Province near the Thailand/Malaysia border


Koh Lipe Island is a small island in Satun province located in the southern Andaman Sea of Thailand. Koh Lipe is famous for its long white sand beaches with attractive blue sea color and a diverse marine ecosystem. It does not take you long to get around the island as Koh Lipe is one of the smallest islands in Asia. This island, which is likened to the Maldives of Thailand, has three main beaches, Pattaya, Sunrise, and Sunset.


Pattaya - one of the three main beaches of Koh Lipe is a long and airtight beach, the color of the sea is transparent and beautiful as crystal. There are many luxury yachts, many restaurants, bars, or motels along the “Walking Street” that connects the three main beaches. If you prefer quiet, go to Sunrise Beach, also known as dawn beach, where you can watch the sunrise. Sunrise Beach is an interested and unique attraction with a pleasant climate. Sunset Beach is on the west side of the island. You can experience a wonderful afternoon with the image of the Sun slowly sinking to the bottom of the sea, a suitable place for those who like romance!


You should come here between mid-October and April next year. It is the most beautiful time to travel to Koh Lipe island because during this time the seawater is clear, the weather is cool and there are no storms, very suitable for sea tourism.

Koh Lipe. Photo: outoftownblog.com
Koh Lipe. Photo: outoftownblog.com
Koh Lipe. Photo: thailand-property.com
Koh Lipe. Photo: thailand-property.com


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