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Asia Transpacific Journeys

Seaside Hideaways in Asia for Summer and Beyond

A Twist on Traditional Beach Vacations

Boulder, CO, June 22, 2011 - Summer is here, so it's off to Nantucket. Or is it? For the price of a weekly condo rental in Montauk or Martha's Vineyard you could be on a secluded archipelago in Indonesia, or a private beach in Vietnam-having an extraordinary experience and creating memories that last a lifetime. Asia Transpacific Journeys picks the best remote seaside hideaways in Asia for those looking for an exotic private beach escape:


  • Indonesia: Pink Beach in the Komodo Archipelago

Indonesia's 17,000 islands are home to stunning beaches, none more famous than Pink Sand Beach in the Komodo Archipelago.

Komodo Island is also home to incredible wildlife such as the Komodo dragon, and offers unsurpassed snorkeling.

Stay on a wonderful private yacht, or opt for gorgeous island resorts.

Best time to travel in Indonesia: Now thru October

  • Vietnam: Con Dao Archipelago

White-powder sand rings the 16 pristine islands that comprise the stunning Con Dao Archipelago, where impressive rock formations jut from crystal-clear Windex-blue waters.

Deserted, perfect beaches, a ring of colorful coral reefs and a towering mountain backdrop make this magnificent national park Vietnam's top insider tip and one of Asia Transpacific Journeys' favorite seaside destinations.

Best time to travel Vietnam: November to April, so start planning your winter getaway now.

  • Myanmar: Ngapali Beach

Now is a great time to plan a trip to Myanmar (Burma) with the best season to visit coming this fall.

The country is up-and-coming and offers plenty of hidden treasures, including the snow-white sands of Ngapali, the second largest beach in Southeast Asia and a great place for strolls along the vast, sandy beach.

Stunning Ngapali Beach is as unspoiled as it gets and makes a great place to relax and enjoy the views, and engage in other activities such as swimming, snorkeling and fishing.

Best time to visit Myanmar: November to March.


  • Cambodia: Koh Rong Archipelago

Cambodia's islands, situated in the sapphire waters of the Gulf of Thailand, are a true treasure trove for those travelers looking for a quiet and tropical escape to get away from the crowds.

Most of the islands in the Koh Rong Archipelago remain remote oases of virgin rainforests, tropical reefs and glistening white beaches, and opportunities for offshore adventures and water activities are plentiful.

Best time to travel to Cambodia: October through April.


About Asia Transpacific Journeys

Asia Transpacific Journeys specializes exclusively in custom journeys and small group trips to the Asia/Pacific region. Founded in 1987, no other company offers such expertise in the region. Its long-standing connections in Asia, outstanding personalized service, and deeply insightful cultural interpretations have made them the travel company of choice for organizations such as the American Museum of Natural History, the World Wildlife Fund, and Ivy League alumni associations.


For more information, visit www.asiatranspacific.com or call (800) 642-2742.