Qixingtan Beach Hualien ⛰️ 🇹🇼
Located at the north end of Hualien City, Qixingtan Beach (七星潭) is one of the most beautiful beaches in Taiwan. Picturing our ideal beach setting and Qixingtan would probably be it. The beautiful blue sky meets an endless Pacific expanse. The shore is bespeckled with white and black gravel that is smooth to the touch. A canopy of clouds seems to crown the mountains that embrace the coastline. This is the kind of beach that might be listed as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Though largely a secret to the outside world, Qixingtan’s scenery is famous among the Taiwanese.
In the daytime, the Qingshui cliffs (清水斷崖) can be seen in the distance. In the evening, the beach serves as an ideal spot for stargazing. As we’re sitting there, we heard thunderous roar from behind and were startled, just looking to the sky we caught sight of an F-16 fighter jet taking off from the nearby Hualien Air Force Base.
This beautiful snow-white beach is made up of billions of tiny shells up to 10 metres deep and stretching for over 70 kilometres. There is no sand, only shells!
On a still day, the ocean at Shell Beach transforms into a palette of the most intense greens and blues – and the water is very salty (hypersaline), making it easy to float even though we aren’t strong swimmers – similar to the Dead Sea in Jordan.
Ayana Resort & Spa, Bali 🏖️ 🇮🇩
AYANA’s Kubu private white sand beach is the perfect place to unwind, away from day-to-day crowds. Ayana Resort & Spa is an upscale 5-star oceanfront retreat with elegant rooms, suites & villas, plus 9 restaurants & 4 pools.
Exclusively for in-house guests, Rock Bar is a world-famous and most exclusive bar offers 360 degrees of sheer glamour, on the rocks. Situated on natural rocks, 45 feet above the Indian Ocean at the base of AYANA’s towering cliffs, this innovative open-air bar is Bali’s chicest sunset destination.
Nirwana Resort Hotel, Bintan 🛶 🇮🇩
Situated on the water’s edge of Indonesia’s Bintan island, Nirwana Beach Club is the ultimate rustic beachfront hideaway. Indulge in a variety of water sports, nature and the timeless traditions of a village-style living. Feeling our spirits lifted amidst the spacious thatched-roof chalets, sunny beaches and a blue ocean, savouring relaxation and a boundless choice of tropical activities.
We stayed at Nirwana Resort Hotel 4-star accommodation which has 242 guestrooms, all with a sweeping sea, pool or garden views. Full modern amenities and facilities were made available to us and an ensemble of restaurants and bars to satisfy our taste buds.
An award-winning 5-star family resort, Montigo Resorts Nongsa is a perfect gateway destination for all travelers. It is only 30 minutes from Singapore by private Montigo Yacht Transfer or ferry. Situated on Batam Island’s exclusive northeastern coast, all villas are spacious and feature panoramic views of the beautiful sea.
The resort is in close proximity to world class golf courses and allowed us to enjoy many activities including water sports, village treks, cycling tours, and mangrove fishing.
There are TADD’s Restaurant serving local cuisine and Panitai Restaurant serving fresh seafood, along with private in-villa dining or sky terrace barbeques. Plus, the Montigo Spa, cooking classes, and OLO Kid’s Club are all provided to fulfill our stay.
The Edge Bali Villa ⛰️ 🇮🇩
Experience tranquillity, luxury, and impeccable service at The edge. Nestled upon a clifftop in Uluwatu, Bali with breathtaking views of the ocean, this is your chance to enjoy an unforgettable romantic getaway or family holiday.
Sophistication, elegance, and tranquillity all wrapped into one. oneeighty is our day club which features a breathtaking glass-bottom sky pool overhanging the ocean, along with a sunbed area and enclosed bar. The menu offers classic beachside food which you can enjoy amongst the swaying palm trees, and at 5 pm the ambience changes with chilled music and your favourite cocktails made by our all-star mixologists.
Mia Resort Private Beach 🏖️ 🇻🇳
Wake up to the ultimate in luxury and comfort! Blend of a contemporary lifestyle, superb cuisine and staff that will exceed all expectations. Mia is a contempory boutique resort that will provide a relaxing, unique getaway experience – truly your home away from home.
Mia takes its name from the Vietnamese word meaning sugar cane, a fitting choice given the emphasis placed on keeping the resort ‘green’ in every sense, both in appearance and with the application of environmental principles.
Set within beautiful manicured gardens on Mia Resort’s private beach boast three world class restaurants, offering a variety of Vietnamese and International cuisine.
With the highest of standards in every aspect, meals and drinks at Sandals Restaurant, La Baia Italian Restaurant and Mojito’s Tapas & Cocktail Bar are an experience in themselves, so expect your taste buds to be dazzled!
Treasure's Bay Lagoon, Bintan 🏖️ 🇮🇩
Treasure Bay Bintan’s Crystal Lagoon is South-East Asia’s first man-made seawater lagoon at 6.3 hectares. Here, we discovered an extensive range of recreational and sporting activities suitable for all ages from dawn till dusk and Gem’s first experience with canoeing.
The lagoon’s specially filtered seawater is delicate on the skin and provide perfect water conditions all year round. Future development surrounding the lagoon promises a vibrant and exciting host of dining, spa, retail, entertainment and night-life options catering to all our holiday needs and desires.