SOURCE: Asia Transpacific Journeys

Asia Transpacific Journeys

June 22, 2011 16:19 ET

Best Seaside Hideaways in Asia for This Summer and Beyond

An Exotic Take on Traditional Beach Vacations

BOULDER, CO--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) - Summer is here, so it's off to Nantucket. Or is it? For the price of a weekly condo rental in Montauk or Martha's Vineyard, travelers could be on a secluded archipelago in Indonesia, or a private beach in Vietnam, creating lifetime memories on a trip to Asia.

Asia Transpacific Journeys picks the best remote seaside hideaways on the continent:

  • Indonesia: Pink Beach in the KomodoArchipelago

Indonesia's 17,000 islands are home to stunning beaches, none more famous than Pink Sand Beach in the Komodo Archipelago.

Komodo Island is also home to incredible wildlife such as the Komodo dragon, and offers unsurpassed snorkeling. Travelers can stay on a wonderful private yacht, or opt for gorgeous island resorts.

Best time to travel in Indonesia: Now through October.

  • Vietnam: Con Dao Archipelago

White-powder sand rings the 16 pristine islands that comprise the stunning Con Dao Archipelago.

Deserted beaches, a ring of colorful coral reefs and a towering mountain backdrop make this magnificent national park Vietnam's top insider tip and one of Asia Transpacific Journeys' favorite seaside destinations.

Best time to travel Vietnam: November to April.

  • Myanmar: Ngapali Beach

Now is a great time to plan a trip to Myanmar (Burma).

The country offers plenty of hidden treasures, including the snow-white sands of Ngapali, the second largest beach in Southeast Asia.

Stunning Ngapali Beach is as unspoiled as it gets and makes a great place to relax and enjoy the views, and engage in other activities such as swimming, snorkeling and fishing.

Best time to visit Myanmar: November to March.

  • Cambodia: Koh Rong Archipelago

Cambodia's islands, situated in the sapphire waters of the Gulf of Thailand, are a treasure trove for those travelers looking for a quiet and tropical escape.

Most of the islands in the Koh Rong Archipelago remain remote oases of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches, and opportunities for offshore adventures and water activities are plentiful.

Best time to travel to Cambodia: October through April.

About Asia Transpacific Journeys

Asia Transpacific Journeys specializes exclusively in custom journeys and small group trips to the Asia/Pacific region. Founded in 1987, no other company offers such expertise in the region. Its long-standing connections in Asia, outstanding personalized service, and deeply insightful cultural interpretations have made them the travel company of choice for organizations such as the American Museum of Natural History, the World Wildlife Fund, and Ivy League alumni associations.

For more information, visit www.asiatranspacific.com or call (800) 642-2742.

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