We love seeking out the road less travelled when we discover new countries. Don’t get us wrong we love going to the well known spots and seeing whether it lives up to the hype but we love going off the beaten track even more! It might seem like all of Asia is alive right now with tourism but there are still some areas that are yet to have the crowds such as Koh Phangan and Ubud.



Komodo Islands, Indonesia



Have you seen Jurassic Park? Good - you're prepared for a mini version of that film in the Komodos then! Just joking, don't worry Jeff Goldblum won’t be there but loads of Komodo dragons will be! Imagine a place where they stroll around you and crystal-clear waters filled with vibrant marine life are only ever a few steps away - welcome to the Komodo Islands. Nestled within Indonesia, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the famous Komodo dragons, the largest lizards on Earth. Other than coming face to face with these dragons, visitors can explore pristine beaches, hike through rugged landscapes, and dive into some of the world's most diverse waters. From snorkelling with amazing sea life to witnessing stunning sunsets against a backdrop of greenery, the Komodo Islands offer a truly incredible adventure.



Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia



For those craving a true escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, Koh Rong Samloem beckons with its untouched beauty and kind locals. Located off the coast of Sihanoukville, this island paradise boasts powdery white sands, crystalline waters, and lush tropical forests. Whether you're lounging in a hammock by the beach, snorkelling among colourful coral reefs, or embarking on a midnight excursion to spot glow-in-the-dark plankton, Koh Rong Samloem is a must visit with its unique charm and quiet beaches - for now! Get there quick!


Bottle Beach, Thailand



Tucked away in Thailand, Bottle Beach remains a well-kept secret cherished by travellers that visit! Accessible only by boat or a challenging hike through dense jungle (which we will pass on thanks), this dreamy area offers an ideal retreat from the crowds. With its uniquely-shaped bay surrounded by swaying palm trees and green green hills. Spend your days swimming in the stunning waters, kayaking along the coast, or simply basking in the sun with a refreshing coconut drink in hand –gosh we can almost taste the tranquillity!


Unawatuna, Sri Lanka



Located along the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Unawatuna enchants visitors with its idyllic beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and rich cultural heritage. While it's no longer a hidden gem in the strictest sense, its laid-back atmosphere and authentic charm continues to captivate travellers seeking a more relaxed alternative to bustling beach resorts that are slowly becoming overcrowded in places like Thailand. From this great base you can explore the iconic Dutch Fort in nearby Galle, learn to surf in Weligama, or simply unwind with yoga sessions and massages – the choice is yours!


Udaipur, India



Known as the "City of Lakes" and the "Venice of the East," Udaipur is known for its regal splendour and timeless beauty. Found within the Aravalli Hills in the heart of Rajasthan, this city boasts a majestic skyline filled with palaces, temples, and stunning, shimmering lakes. Explore the City Palace, stroll through the narrow lanes of the old town, or take a boat ride on Lake Pichola as the sun sets behind the majestic palaces – you’ll fall in love with Udaipur! We certainly have!



So there you go, South East Asia is a great place to find hidden gems and go off the beaten track. Whether you're seeking an adventure, some time for relaxation, or culture, these destinations offer a glimpse into the region's diverse landscapes and rich heritages. So pack your bags, venture into the lesser known, and embark on an unforgettable journey through some of the most captivating corners of the world.


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