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Lose Yourself in the Desert Island that Is Railay Beach

Railay beach is touted as one of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches. It’s a small peninsula sandwiched between the cities of Krabi and Ao Nang. Immense limestone cliffs surround the beach amidst a backdrop of lush jungle. Because of the cliffs, mainland access is impossible; thus, you can only reach the beach by boat. At any rate, this lends a desert island feel to the beach.

 Railay beach is composed of a couple of beaches – East Railay (or Sunrise) Beach and West Railay (or Sunset) Beach. The former serves as the docking point for boats that come in from Krabi. However, since dense mangrove covers the majority of East Railay, it really isn’t suitable for swimming. In any case, you would still find plenty to do there, since there is a commercial area that runs along a promenade at the northern end of the waterfront. Here, you would find various establishments such as restaurants, bars, and more. The Diamond Cave, another tourist attraction, is also accessible through East Railay.

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West Railay Beach, on the other hand, connects to the East side by paths lined through the large resorts. You can also reach West Railay from East Railay through the trails found among the jungle cover. The limestone cliffs mentioned at the get-go are actually here on the West side. Long-tail boats and ferries are available here if you want to go island hopping. Nevertheless, just like East Railay, there also are some restaurants and shops found on a short walking street.

Rock climbing is easily the most popular thing to do in Railay Beach. In fact, it is one of the coolest ways to have fun and meet new friends while vacationing in Thailand. You’d be surprised at the diversity of people you would find climbing the vertical rock walls of Krabi. That’s because tourists from other countries have discovered how popular rock climbing is in Krabi; thus, they also want to share in the fun.

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Boracay Sunset – An Awe-Inspiring Spectacle of Nature

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Nature has its own special way of fascinating people. Something about would make even the most uncaring, unfeeling or aloof stay put and take notice. While there are many things in nature that can leave us awestruck, nothing can be as powerful as an arresting beautiful sunset.

Ask people around and they would give you a simple equation – sunset = romance. It doesn’t even matter if you have a significant other or not. You can romance the sunset well on your own. How is that even possible? Just think of the reflective thoughts and ideas that sunsets can evoke from you, and we all know that nothing can be sexier than a person’s mind, isn’t that right?

Add a beautiful sunset and one of the perfect white sand beaches in the world and you get Boracay. This Philippine island is a favorite among locals and foreigners not only because of the beaches but also because of the coconut trees, turquoise-blue water, incredibly beautiful surroundings, and laid-back atmosphere. It’s not surprising, then, that Boracay is touted as one of the top beach destinations in the world. In fact, many call it the Côte d’Azur of Asia. Now that’s really something.Read More »Boracay Sunset – An Awe-Inspiring Spectacle of Nature

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Amanpulo – A Piece of Heaven on Earth

Secluded and romantic private islands have become a haven for couples (and even non-couples) who value their privacy. Compared to other beach resorts, private resorts allow most people to leave their worries behind even for a short period.

Many of these secluded resorts cater to honeymooners and lovebirds who want a healthy dose of alone time. Hence, these private resorts offer amenities that only serve to make the entire vacation experience one-of-a-kind. Of course, it goes without saying that the main patrons of these secluded resorts are the rich and privileged since these resorts charge hefty tabs.

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In the Philippines, there is a private resort located in the island of Palawan. This private resort is called Amanpulo.

Amanpulo is an island paradise that offers a piece of heaven on earth. Just imagine yourself waking up in the mornings and being greeted by azure waters and being bathed in the lovely warmth of the sun. The pristine beaches of this island resort feature lush greens and tropical flora and fauna that remain untouched by urban development. The city council of Palawan has made sure that the private resort remains secluded to ensure the privacy of its clientele, which is mostly made up of celebrities (both local and foreign), politicians, and other wealthy and important bigwigs.

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Sights and Attractions in Negros Occidental

The Philippines is said to be one of the most beautiful countries in Asia. Divided by three main islands and composed of multiple islets (7,107 islands during low tide), Filipinos developed different cultures and different beliefs depending on the province one came from. For instance, Negros Occidental; this province is widely known for its rich culture, magnificent spots and delicious cuisines. The capital city of Negros Occidental is Bacolod City. People in this… Read More »Sights and Attractions in Negros Occidental

5 Awesome Islands to Visit in Cebu

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Cebu has been known to be one of the most progressive city in the Philippines. But Cebu is also home of many natural treasures. Explore the many wonders of Cebu. Malapascua Island Enjoy the wonders of marine treasures, visit Malapascua Island. In Malapascua, you will find many world class diving sites. One of which are: The Monad Shoal or the Shark Point and Shark Wall. This is the only place… Read More »5 Awesome Islands to Visit in Cebu

The Best Places to Visit in Dubai

Dubai is a very beautiful city with so many different exciting places and so many things to do. It is very sunny during the day and very lively at night. This is a perfect advantage because it gives you more hours to spend in one day. First of all, you will need a tour guide as soon as you land in Dubai. Tour guide will make sure to help you… Read More »The Best Places to Visit in Dubai

Costabella Tropical Beach Resort

If you’re planning for an amazing summer of your life, the best place to go is to a tropical island. Tropical Island as we all know is a land surrounded by magnificent waters. One of the famous tropical islands in the world is the Philippines. It is consists of 7,107 islands, and one of the beautiful islands can be found in the Visayas region, Mactan Island in Cebu. There are… Read More »Costabella Tropical Beach Resort

Want a Truly Asia Experience? Visit Malaysia Now

Historically, the rich  culture of Malaysia has few things that are similar to the Philippine culture. There are few claims that Malay and Philippines have the same roots before the colonial period of the Spaniards. Having this knowledge means to me that having a vacation in Malaysia is more attractive for me than going out in any other Western country. There are few tourists’ attractions in Malaysia that I find… Read More »Want a Truly Asia Experience? Visit Malaysia Now

Must-visit Places When You’re in Maldives

Experiencing a nice weather is one of the best things we should consider in taking a vacation. This is one of the advantages if you shall go to Maldives for a vacation. Maldives’ temperature ranges between 24 and 33 degrees which mean that it’s not too cold or too hot in the country. Having this kind of climate is the best in visiting resorts and being involved in other outdoor… Read More »Must-visit Places When You’re in Maldives
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Where to Go (#4) – Amanpulo

Nothing is more frustrating than finding out that one of the most picturesque places to go to is an hour away from where you grow up –  when you’ve already migrated. I’m talking Amanpulo…an island  (locally called Pamalican island) south of Philippine’s Luzon and is part of the high-end resort group, Aman Resorts.

Secluded, serene and still, it is paradise to those who seek to be away from the hurly-burly of the city life. As an exclusive resort, many high-profiled names spend their time here but until now it has kept itself private. With photos from visitors getting published around the web showcasing the sandy, tropical paradise in luscious greens, one can’t help but dream of just going there for a relaxing weekend. Oh, at least me.

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