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Best of the Best Beaches 2024
Travellers’ Choice Awards
Travellers’ Choice Awards

Best of the Best Beaches

Asia

Golden sands, rugged coastlines, clear blue waters—this year’s winning beaches are traveller faves for everything from lazy beach days to underwater adventures.

The Travellers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best title celebrates the highest level of excellence in travel. It’s awarded to those who receive a high volume of above-and-beyond reviews and opinions from the Tripadvisor community over a 12-month period. Out of our 8 million listings, fewer than 1% achieve this milestone.


Kelingking Beach dazzles with its stunning cliff formations, powder-white sand, and blue-green sea. It's easy to get to and has ample parking, yet still maintains a secluded, relaxed vibe (bonus: it also has restrooms). The clear water is perfect for snorkelling and exploring underwater life, and the sunsets are truly photo-worthy.
Great for
 Physical activity
 Good for Adrenaline Seekers
 Adventurous
 Athletic Wear Recommended
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You’ve all seen the views from the top but not that many people venture down to the beach. But you should do! Okay it looks like a scary climb but take it slowly and it’s actually much easier than it looks. The beach is simply lovely and as most people are scared by the climb it’s not that full. When we visited there were no more than 20 people on the beach and we were proud that we were the only ones in our 50s who had dared to make the climb! Go early in the morning if you can. There were a lot more people making the trip down when we were climbing back up.
    Martyboy_Brussels
    @Martyboy_Brussels
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Journey to the breathtaking Kelingking Beach, a hidden gem nestled in Nusa Penida, Indonesia. With its towering limestone cliffs and crystal-clear turquoise waters, this paradise offers an unforgettable escape. Explore pristine white sands, snorkel amidst vibrant marine life, or hike to the iconic T-Rex viewpoint for panoramic vistas. Surrender to nature's wonders at Kelingking Beach."
    anglorsilver
    @anglorsilver
    Reviewed May 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Water is crystal clear turquoise. Need full stamina to go back up though. Its so steep - almost 90° degree hiking on the way down then return back up after 2 hours
    Relax36010729809
    @Relax36010729809
    Reviewed April 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My daughter had chosen this trip and it was stunning. As usual Nyoman and Sandy guided us to the best spots to take the photos and took awesome photos of us
    jasminekF5717WT
    @jasminekF5717WT
    Reviewed March 2024
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent room, staff, value for money and overall vibe - highly, highly recommend for anyone wanting a bit of relaxed island time, within reach of the main town!
    Q2558XPrachels
    @Q2558XPrachels
    Reviewed March 2024

02.
5.0 of 5 bubbles2,353 reviews
Banana Beach is the definition of paradise, with its soft, golden sand and glistening turquoise waters. Go snorkelling or diving around the stunning coral reefs and spot some fish, or try some water sports. After a day in the water and soaking up the sun, treat yourself to a relaxing beachside massage and some food and drinks.
Great for
 Buy a Ticket in Advance
 Athletic Wear Recommended
 Entertainment
 Wellness
03.
4.0 of 5 bubbles3,480 reviews
Haeundae Beach is known for its scenic views, soft sand, and calm waters. It's a great for spot for swimming and water sports, and its lively atmosphere adds to its charm. There are restrooms and changing rooms, plus places to wash-up before grabbing a bite to eat. (Take your pick from one of the many restaurants nearby, serving up fresh seafood and more). Heading there in the winter? Be sure to catch its annual Lighting Festival.
Great for
 Service Animals Allowed
 Entertainment
 Cultural spot
 Bar
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04.
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,457 reviews
Powder-soft sand, warm waters, trees gently swaying in the breeze—Nai Harn Beach has it all. Great for families (and pets, too), the beach has separate areas for different activities—from surfing to sunbathing—plus plenty of restaurants nearby to grab a bite. Spend the day swimming or snorkelling, then check out the outdoor market or kick back on a patch of grass and catch the stunning sunset and sea views.
Great for
 Landmarks
 Lookouts
 Pushchair Accessible
 Gift Shop
05.
4.0 of 5 bubbles7,056 reviews
Powder-white sand, blue skies, stunning views—An Bang Beach has it all. The beach is set against a lush, green backdrop and home to a coral reef, making it a perfect spot for swimming and snorkelling. Thrill-seekers can go paragliding, jet skiing, and body surfing in the cool blue waters. For something more relaxed, kick back on a lounge chair under a palm tree or bike along the nearby path.
Great for
 Food & Drink
 Sports
 Bar
 Coffee Shop
06.
4.5 of 5 bubbles2,673 reviews
My Khe Beach checks all the boxes when you want a relaxing beach day: Powdery-soft sand, gentle surf, coconut trees swaying in the breeze. When you're ready to take things up a notch, go for a dip in the water (there are designated areas for swimming and coral reefs you can explore) or surfing. The beach is big and rarely gets crowded, so it's easy to snag a sunbed—complete with an umbrella—and just kick back for the day.
Great for
 Sports
 Wellness
 Bar
 Free Parking
07.
4.5 of 5 bubbles1,916 reviews
Benaulim Beach is a family-friendly spot, known for its peaceful vibe and incredible sunset views. With miles of promenades, it's great for long beach walks but there's also other activities you can do like yoga and water sports. There are tons of food options (stop by one of the famous shacks) and lifeguards are always on duty.
Great for
 Wellness
 Cultural spot
 Bar
 Free Parking
08.
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,424 reviews
Lined by lush, green trees, Radhanagar Beach is so peaceful, you might feel like you're at a private beach. Its vibrant blue-green water is home to lots of sea life, and it's the perfect place to swim, sunbathe, and catch stunning sunset views.
Great for
 Good for cold day
 Free Parking
 Public Transportation Nearby
 Good for Babies
09.
4.5 of 5 bubbles3,103 reviews
Mirissa Beach is a lively spot known for its beautiful sandy shores and crystal-clear waters. Great for both relaxation and adventure, you can swim in calm waters near the rock formation or ride the waves in the central area. Surfers can find the classic 'Mirissa Right' on the western side. As the sun goes down, the beach comes alive with restaurants serving up fresh seafood. Be sure to check out the view from Coconut Tree Hill and catch the sunset.
Great for
 Nightlife
 Rentals
 Activity
 Food & Drink
10.
4.5 of 5 bubbles500 reviews
If you're looking for a relaxing beach day mixed with some outdoor fun, head to Melasti Beach. Spectacular cliffs rolling into white sand and blue water create a scenic backdrop for swimming, snorkelling, and sunbathing. It's a perfect spot for water sports and enjoying the waves. At the end of the day, grab some food and drinks at a nearby restaurant and admire the stunning sunset.
Great for
 Hidden Gems
 Free Parking
 Comfortable Shoes Recommended
 Must see
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