Southeast Asia is universally recognized as one of the most beautiful regions on the planet. There is a natural appeal that never seems to fade throughout the years. And beyond raw beauty there are a lot of ways to enjoy yourself in Southeast Asia. With all the attractions and amusements dotted around these countries, you could be in for the trip of a lifetime. Here are some of the best tips for recreation throughout the region.
Explore The Coron Island Lakes (Philippines)
The lakes at Coron Island were one of the first things mentioned in an article presenting a bucket list of things to do in Southeast Asia, and it’s easy to see why. Lake Kayangan and Lake Barracuda are stunning to see, and represent the almost otherworldly image of the Philippines that a lot of people have. You can rent space on a boat touring around these lakes, or if you want to have more control over your adventure, you can also get your hands on a kayak. There’s not much that beats paddling out to the middle of one of these bodies of water and sitting back to relax for an hour or two.
Play Games At Resorts World Sentosa (Singapore)
This wonderful resort is a reminder of why brick-and-mortar casinos can still draw a crowd. You’ll find online gaming sites pointing out that online poker has attracted a lot of players because of the convenience of being able to enjoy a hand from anywhere the internet reaches, and they’re correct. But when you see a place like Resorts World Sentosa it’s hard to imagine anybody not enjoying the real thing. It’s a stunning location with tons of entertainment and gaming options to keep you busy for a full weekend. Also, being a five-star hotel the amenities are also impressive if you’re looking to get pampered on your stay.
Try Diving At Koh Tao (Thailand)
There are countless excellent diving locations around Southeast Asia. This is in part because the water on many of the islands is fairly clear, and because the ocean wildlife can be a lot of fun to interact with. But Koh Tao in Thailand is a particularly good place to learn, with affordable dive trips and easy activity right off the beaches (meaning you don’t necessarily have to take a boat out).
Stay On The Water At Gaya Island (Malaysia)
If you’ve ever seen images of Pacific getaways where visitors stay in huts on stilts in the shallow water, it was probably one of just a handful of places. Bora Bora is the most common culprit, but Gaya Island’s resort Gayana Eco Resort is another place with similarly amazing accommodations. This is a place built for a relaxing vacation, so you probably won’t be too active there. But if you’re just looking for a way to recharge and stay calm, there’s no better place.
Go Sandboarding At Ilocos Norte (Philippines)
Sandboarding at Ilocos Norte was mentioned in a post on adventure travel tips in Southeast Asia, and it’s something you can only fully enjoy at a few places around the world. This activity is exactly what it sounds like. You stand (or sit) on a flat board and slide down dunes, much like a snowboarder but in a warm weather climate.