Forget the Caribbean or Mexico – if you want a piece of beach paradise, then Southeast Asia is the place for you. Yes, we do not neglect the fact that Mexico and the Caribbean have beautiful beaches, but there are many unexplored pieces of paradise in Southeast Asia, where the weather is beautiful most of the year. Here are five of the best beaches in Southeast Asia to include in your next trip.

El Nido, Philippines

Located in the stunning province of Palawan, El Nido is one of those places that will make you fall in love with the world again. The beaches of El Nido, surrounded by long, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, will definitely delight your heart. El Nido is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Philippines, but without the noisy night life and teeming with tourists, Boracay (the Philippines). Enjoy the beautiful lagoons, framed by marble cliffs, green jungles and mangrove forests and spectacular waterfalls.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

The coastal town of Nha Trang in Kahn Hoa province is just one of Vietnam’s many tourist gems. In addition to the country’s most beautiful beaches, Nha Trang also hosts underwater attractions that can be explored by diving. Nha Trang is perfect for backpackers and those who need to spend more on a luxurious holiday. If you are tired of the beach (seemingly impossible), there is much to see and do in the city.

Ko-Yung, Thailand

Ko Yung is perfect for those who want to explore Thailand’s underwater treasures. Ko Yung is located in the archipelago of Ko Phi Phi and is relatively untouched, with its beaches and reefs intact through years of intensive tourism. Put on your diving gear and watch leopard sharks, iridescent coral reefs and much more up close. The locals suggest two dive sites for visitors-the tip of Ko Yung (in the Northern part of the island) and ko Yung South. To get the best diving experience, make sure you ask first and see if the visibility under water is good or not.

Koh Phangan, Thailand

The second entry for Thailand in this list, the island of Koh Phangan in the southern part of the country is perfect for young travelers who want to celebrate one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Every month there is a full moon festival in Haad Rin, where many delicious drinks and appetizing dishes can be served at low prices.

Koh Rong, Cambodia

Cambodia has experienced a tourist boom in recent years, thanks to the large number of young backpackers who want to travel inexpensive. But despite the many tourists that adorn its shores, Koh Rong remains an idyllic retreat for beach lovers. If you want to party while enjoying the gentle night breeze, the southeastern part of the island is perfect for you. However, if you want a little privacy to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the island, the northern and western parts are the best areas for you.