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South-East Asia's Undiscovered Islands

When thinking of islands in South-east Asia, Phuket, Bali, Koh Samui are the names that pop up rather quickly. But when thinking of really getting a tropical getaway without sharing the beach with a 1000 other people, its time to get off the beaten path! We'll share our top 5 islands where you can truly enjoy yourself! They are not necessarily undiscovered, but they’ve so far remained unspoiled by the overdevelopment that can come with mass tourism. And if true relaxation is the goal, that can make all the difference.

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Komodo island: A place where dragons still exist.

When looking for a place that offers pristine white beaches, coral reefs in all colors and turquoise waters surrounded by green hills, home to the komodo dragon, Flores is your dream destination. The surrounding almost feels like you’re in the middle of Jurassic park, and is a place fore nature lovers with plenty of mountains to climb and coral reefs to explore. From the harbor of Labuan Bajo you can take several boat trips (both day trips & multiple days) to explore over a 100 (deserted) islands. As the name Komodo already suggests its the only place in the world where you can still witness the magnificent komodo dragon.

The Perhentians: Your dream bounty island

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If you are looking for the perfect tropical island where palms sway to the sound of the waves, crystal clear waters and the softest sand, then the Perhentian islands on the east coast of Malaysia should be on top of your list. Consisting of 2 islands all surrounded by coral reefs, home to sea turtles and reef sharks which makes it the perfect place for snorkeling or diving. Take a taxi boat to turtle beach where its mostly very quiet and you will have your own piece of paradise!

Koh Lipe: Thailand’s most laidback island

The most southern island on the east coast of Thailand has been one of the best kept secrets to escape the buzz from the party islands such as Phuket and Koh Phi Phi. Koh lipe is laidback and very relaxed with just the right amount of beach bars and restaurants to enjoy a cocktail or beer. With the iconic Thai boats in combination with turquoise waters, its everything you wish for when planning a tropical getaway!

Nusa Lembonang: Experience the authentic and pure Indonesia

Whenever you want to take a break from the busy life in some areas of Bali, make sure to visit Bali’s little sisters Nusa Lembonang, Nusa Ceningan and Nusa Penida. As if time stopped these 3 islands still show you life from 30 years ago. No cars except small open trucks to drop off tourists and only motorbikes, bikes and boats are used to get around. Life here is simple, but perfect. Small family owned guesthouses and hotels offer all the comfort and luxury you need and the island takes care of the rest. The landscape is diverse, from mangrove forest to rough coastlines and of course tropical white beaches, there’s something for everyone! Make sure to book a snorkeling trip to explore the underwater world, and if you’re lucky you might even witness the sight of the majestic manta rays, who come by rather often around the islands.

Pom Pom Island: Feel like a true Robinson Crusoe.

lPom Pom island is Located in the east coast of Malaysian Borneo in the Semporna Archipelago. It’s as idyllic as it can get, palmtrees, white sand and the most impressive clear and blue waters you can imagine. Marine life is flourishing with over a 100 types of coral and large number of fish species. Besides that you can still encounter several types of sea turtles that nest on the beaches of Pom Pom.

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