Best Islands in Southeast Asia:
The many islands in South East Asia for sun, good food, parties, and romantic getaways! Use this guide to select one or more to visit on your trip.
Islands in Thailand
It should be no surprise that the islands in Thailand do to get the top of the list. They are not only great tourist infrastructure of Thailand is easily accessible, the Thai islands are diverse enough to please a wide range of travelers.
From raging party scenes Islands with limited power to calm, you will find lots of action either as or as much rest and insulation than you can handle.
Most Popular: Phuket and Koh Samui
Top Picks: Koh Lanta and Koh Chang
Where to party: Haad Rin on Koh Phangan; Koh Tao; Koh Phi Phi
Where Chill Koh Lipe and smaller islands on the Andaman (west) side
When: Koh Lanta almost shut down during the monsoon season. Read more about Koh Lanta Weather.
Islands in the Philippines
With more than 7,000 islands, the Philippine archipelago, you'll be spoiled for choice both in the vicinity of Manila and beyond. A quick flight to Cebu City offers a variety of options in the Visayas island on air or on the Philippines' busiest port accessible. Negros Iceland is an often overlooked option in the area.
Philippine Islands are of volcanic rule, scattered with lush, hilly interior and many bays and beaches around the edges. Although the beaches in the Visayas are very photogenic and virtually untapped, not always expect fine sand; Many beaches are made of coral or rocks.
Most Popular: Boracay and Panglao Iceland
Top Picks: Watch these five major islands of the Philippines.
Where to party: Boracay Iceland
Where Churchill: Apo Iceland; see how to get to Apo Iceland.
When: Read about the weather in the Philippines.
Islands in Malaysia
While Langkawi is undisputed island hotspot Malaysia, there are many other nice choices with pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving. The Perhentian Islands are an integral part of the Banana Pancake Trail for backpackers.
Tioman Iceland, closer to Singapore, is a duty-free island with the two busy beaches and quiet coves. While Penang is a great place to visit, it's so big that you do not even know that you are perhaps on an island!
Most Popular: Langkawi
Top Picks: The Perhentian Islands (see some Perhentian Islands Tips)
Where to party: Perhentian Kecil
Where Churchill: Perhentian Besar and Tioman Island
When to go: High season in the Perhentian Islands is from June to August. The islands virtually close down in the winter months.
Islands in Indonesia
For obvious reasons Bali is all the attention of visitors to more than 17,000 islands of Indonesia - but there are other pieces of paradise to be enjoyed. The three Gili Islands in Lombok are a good choice for island-hopping to find a balance between resting and socializing.
You will find incredible diving throughout the Indonesian archipelago. Sumatra, the sixth largest island in the world, is the place for orang-utans, volcanoes, jungle and adventure.
Most Popular: Bali (see: Where is Bali)
Top Picks: Gili Air
Where to party: Gili Trawangan and Kuta Beach in Bali
Where Churchill: Gili Air, Gili Meno and Kadidiri in Sulawesi islands Togean
When: The summer months are the best in the rule. Read more about the weather in Indonesia.
Yes, Singapore is a city, island and country all in one! While notoriously expensive than its Southeast Asian neighbors, Singapore is a unique, world-class destination.
Singapore might not be the first choice for clean beaches or loneliness, but you will do an amazing number of things. And expect not only an urban, concrete jungle - Singapore has plenty of green space for its size.
See where Singapore is and some basics for travel Singapore.
With these 10 Tips for Budget Travel Singapore.
Visit some of the great museums in Singapore.
Many visitors to Malaysia forget that the third largest island in the world is just a quick, cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia shares the island of Borneo with Indonesia and Brunei. You will find a threatened species, national parks, exotic indigenous culture, green rain forests, and incredible diving.
See where is Borneo and top events to do in Malaysian Borneo.
Learn how to find cheap flights to Borneo.
See you do some top events in Kuching.