Christmas Sun in Asia For guaranteed warmth and sun at Christmas, who not head for Asia, where there are a wealth of holiday destinations for winter sun? Culture, spirituality and activity await in the East, with vacations to suit a range of budgets for those with a range of interests. Here are just five suggestions for Christmas sun in Asia:
This is probably the most picturesque of all the Indonesian Islands. Thought by many to be paradise on Earth, Bali is a breathtakingly beautiful place of volcanic mountains, rolling verdant hills, lush jungle, rice terraces, rocky coastline and sandy beaches. All of this provides the backdrop for a spiritual and colourful cultural melting pot. There are a huge number of cultural and historical attractions in stunning natural surroundings. It is no wonder that Bali is such a popular tourist destination. Whether you want peace and quiet, and fun, wild times, Bali could be the perfect location for Christmas sun.
This large island south of India in the Indian Ocean is a tropical island of varied, verdant beauty. Head to the dry area of the island to escape the winter monsoon season, and enjoy the steady temperatures of around 30-35 degrees Celsius. Travel responsibly and stay in Eco accommodation, and you can feel good about doing good without any of the stereotypical Christmas guilt. See the wildlife on an ecotour, or find out more about fair trade in the country.
Visit the islands of Thailand for ultimate fun in the sun. There are islands to suit everyone from the party-central islands of Phuket and Kho Phangan to family fun, sunbathing, sand and swimming on Kho Phi Phi or Kho Lipe, and tranquil relaxation of smaller, lesser known and more remote islands. With guaranteed sun and sparkling sea year round, who could want for more this Christmas?
Koh Rong, Cambodia
This is the second largest island in Cambodia, and yet it is gloriously undeveloped. It does not even yet have electricity or running water! Stay in a rustic tree house high in a tree beside a tropical beach, and forget about the outside world. You will probably have some visitors, but only monkeys, geckos and lizards, so you can enjoy your lovely sea view undisturbed.
Goa is perfect for relaxing on the sunny beaches in temperatures consistently over 30 degrees. Or perhaps you would like some more active fun in the sun, in which case, Goa can offer any summer sport that might appeal. You can swim, snorkel, sail, windsurf or enjoy any one of a range of water sports. For culture and a vibrant taste of the subcontinent, head to the local markets, which are chock full of silks, spices and colourful local crafts.
Wherever you go in Asia, whether you head inland, or to one of the many islands around the coastline, you are bound to enjoy the colourful culture, stunning surroundings and friendly people of the holiday destinations on offer on this huge and varied continent.
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