Despite being located in South Asia and being essentially a less developed country with neighbors sharing similar economic conditions, Maldives is an epitome of luxury tourism. It is a haven for beach lovers and beach lovers from around the world head to Maldives for an excluded secluded beach vacations. The Maldives is home to over two thousand islands out of which a few hundred are inhabited. Some islands are developed as private properties owned by a luxury hotel and resort chains, while others a few are open to masses for low budget travelers. If you want to experience milky white beach sand. Breathtaking palm trees, waterfalls, and beautiful crystal blue waters, Maldives is a perfect place.
Not everyone can afford to exhaust a few thousand dollars on a 4-day trip. Moreover, many people eye longer holidays with a lot of activities and Maldives has little to offer in terms of activities and attractions. If you are someone who is looking for a cheaper beach vacation that offers a happening entertainment scene along with lots of activities and attractions, Phuket is the perfect place for you. Phuket is situated in Thailand, right in the neighborhood of Maldives. The largest island in the country is one of the most popular beach destinations in South Asia, known for its food, shopping, bars, entertainment, pristine beaches, and dense forests. Phuket offers a diver flora and fauna to explore for nature lovers, lots of adventure sports for adrenaline junkies and dozens of clubs and bars for party lovers.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Maldives and Phuket are poles apart from each other in terms of what they have to offer, one being exotic and secluded while others being very touristy and commercialized. However, if you are looking for something entirely distinct and that strikes the right balance between nature and modern world amenities, Koh Samui is the perfect place. Koh Samui is one of the newly developed islands of Thailand. The island is carefully curated to target luxury travelers who wish to enjoy some seclusion, closeness to nature and at the same time a dose of nightlife and attractions to keep them from getting bored. You can book Koh Samui tours beautiful ancient temples, jungle trekking, and elephant sanctuaries, zip lining activities and several other attractions.
Langkawi is an island located on the West Coast of Malaysia neighboring the Thai borders. Although like Thai islands, Langkawi is located well within the Andaman, the island has an entirely different feel. The entire island has been declared a geo park and the rainforests and the wildlife inhabiting the island is actively sustained. You will often find wild monkeys across the road which is a sight to behold. Since Malaysia has a colonial history, you will find a strong Victorian influence in the cityscape of the island that further adds to its beauty. The island offers a rich blend of diverse cultures and has amazing food and shopping options for tourists. Besides that, there are several water sports activities, beautiful waterfalls, mangrove forest tours and a lot more.