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Top Asian island retreats


Top Asian island retreats

Seeking seduction by sandy white shores and stunning seascapes this summer? Allow yourself to be swept off your feet by one of these idyllic tropical destinations.

1. Palawan Island, Philippines

Explore jungle-clad mountains, snorkel pristine coral reefs, and island-hop to your heart’s desire. Palawan manages to delight both those seeking adventure and those looking to unwind.
• Best for: Couples
• Best season: Feb-May
• KS Reader Deal: From ¥23,000 to Manila*
• Manila > Palawan: Domestic flight to Puerto Princesa airport

2. Tioman Island, Malaysia

Tioman has options for all kinds of holidaymakers: honeymooners, scuba divers, backpackers, adventure seekers, and the island boasts lush tropical jungle and many protected species of animals and birds.
• Best for: Couples
• Best season: Apr-Oct
• KS Reader Deal: From ¥23,000 to K.L.*
• K.L. > Tioman: Domestic flight to Subang airport

3. Ko Chang, Malaysia

Ko Chang and its surrounding region is superb for snorkeling, diving, and jungle hiking. Enjoy the fascinating wildlife and golden sandy beaches of Thailand’s second largest island.
• Best for: Families
• Best season: Nov-Feb
• KS Reader Deal: From ¥19,000 to Bangkok*
• Bangkok > Chang: Domestic flight to Trat airport

4. Nha Trang, Vietnam

This coastal metropolis thriving with clubs and restaurants boasts a stunning setting, with magnificent mountains looming up behind the city, a sweeping beach stretching into the distance, and turquoise waters with little islands scattered throughout.
• Best for: Couples
• Best season: Apr-July
• KS Reader Deal: From ¥23,000 to Ho Chi Minh*
• HCM > Nha Trang: Domestic flight to Nha Trang airport

5. Lembongan Island Bali, Indonesia

This island is fast becoming one of Bali’s most sought-after spots and is a world away from the hectic pace of South Bali. This is both a popular surfing spot, and a perfect place to put your feet up and relax. The water is some of the clearest you will find anywhere.
• Best for: Families
• Best season: Apr-Oct
• KS Reader Deal: From ¥28,000 to Bali*
• Bali > Lembongan: Speedboat from Sanur area to the Island

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