Do you have a planned international trip? We’ve rounded up six beach places where you can beat the heat now that international travel restrictions have been eased.
Malaysia is prepared to welcome fully vaccinated visitors as the country enters the endemic stage of Covid-19 on April 1. Langkawi is a 99-island archipelago located 30 kilometers off the coast of northwest Malaysia. The island, which is encircled by the Andaman Sea, is known for its gorgeous rice farms, jungle-covered hills, and peaceful waterfalls. “Enjoy landmark structures, gorgeous landscapes, wonderful cuisine, and breathtaking views on Malaysia’s most popular island.” The Sky Bridge, Eagle Square, Cable Car, and Gunung Raya are just a handful of the attractions of Langkawi.
A tropical paradise
The Maldives, often known as a tropical paradise, is a popular vacation spot for travelers looking to unwind and spend quality time with friends and family. This island is a wonderful tourist destination to explore, with white sand beaches, turquoise waters, overwater villas, and abundant underwater life.
“From their outstanding hospitality to activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, and sunset cruises, the Maldives has it all covered for the adrenaline seeker in you.” Sukanta Parthib adds, “It’s every traveler’s dream come true and a site that should absolutely be on your to-do list.” Banana Reef, which is adorned with brilliant corals, is a great place to go diving or snorkeling and explore the mysterious world of underwater organisms. Sun Island, which is surrounded by tropical flowers and trees, also provides opportunities for walks on the sandy beaches and some well-deserved leisure time with nature. Rangali Island is a must-see for fishing, dolphin viewing, and snorkeling.
Thailand’s Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has removed the necessity for international arrivals to undergo pre-travel testing, and we couldn’t be happier. Pattaya, a city on the east coast of the Gulf of Thailand, is a tourist’s dream with its pristine beaches, wildlife reserves, rustic countryside, and cities with gorgeous temples, delectable cuisine, and an active nightlife. “Jomtien Beach is famed for its gorgeous sunsets,” writes travel blogger Bhumika Thakkar, who lives just 4 kilometers from the main town. “You can do it all at Railay Beach, whether it’s rock climbing, snorkeling, diving, rafting, sea kayaking, or jungle trekking,” says renowned photographer Megha Israni of marriage.
Stunning landscapes and a rich culture
Indonesia is relaxing all quarantine regulations for fully vaccinated travelers to end two years of border closures, with daily infections down 90% since mid-February, and we can’t stay calm. Bali has it all, from hikes to beaches, stunning waterfalls to beautiful woods. The limitless number of beautiful beaches is undoubtedly the most obvious incentive to visit this Indonesian archipelago’s tropical paradise.
Each beach has its own beauty, from silky white sand and limestone cliffs to extreme water sports and diving. “At Bali’s most popular surf areas, catch the waves or hire a board and learn to ride the waves.” “Jump off cliffs and tumble down a natural slide at Aling-Aling Waterfall,” writes travel writer Nivi Selvaraj, “or experience complicated man-made slides at the water park.” The island’s landscape is made up of beautiful hilly areas with lush flora, stunning lakes, breathtaking waterfalls, iconic rice fields, flower gardens, gushing sacred rivers, and secret gorges. Many old cultural customs continue to be practiced on the island. Enjoy an evening cultural presentation while watching the sunrise at Mount Batur and Uluwatu Temple.
All quarantine regulations for fully vaccinated travelers have been removed by the Sri Lankan government, inviting visitors to visit the island state in November 2021. Galle, a town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast, is a favorite tourism destination for Indians. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for the Galle Fort, which was erected by the Portuguese in the 16th century and is a tourist’s dream. It transports you to another period with its windswept beaches, Dutch colonial architecture, ancient mosques and churches, huge houses, and museums. Unawatuna, only 4 or 5 miles south of Galle, attracts visitors with its vast harbor, gentle curve, and beautiful golden sands.
Malta is a lovely and varied island. Despite being a popular tourist destination, the country is still relatively undeveloped and unspoiled. “ Malta offers the perfect blend of possibilities to explore and experience or retreat and relax, from the gorgeous beaches of Gozo to the history, culture, and variety of cuisine of Valletta.