Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports

The Asian vacation spots are some of the best locations for adventure travel. The water sports on offer are essential ingredients for adventure holidays, or for ticking off items on your bucket list.

1. Krabi, Thailand

Krabi offers a wealth of holiday activities that include more mainstream pursuits such as diving, white water rafting and kayaking with more traditional options such as bamboo rafting.

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Krabi Thailand

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2. Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay offers a variety of water sports, but is particularly well known for its kayaking. Kayaks allow visitors to explore the beautiful bay and its fascinating cave on their own.

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Halong Bay Vietnam

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3. Mui Ne Bay, Vietnam

Mui Ne Bay, also known as the Bay of Phan Thiet, is the ultimate destination for kite boarding and windsurfing in Asia.

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Mui Ne Bay Vietnam

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4. Bali, Indonesia

Those traveling to Bali can enjoy a wealth of water sport activities in an idyllic setting. Water sports on offer include parasailing, jet skis, water skis, banana boats, wakeboarding, snorkeling, diving and more!

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Bali Indonesia

5. Lamai Beach, Thailand

Lamai Beach offers pristine scenery without large crowds of tourists. Here you can have fun on a Jet Ski, or try water skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing and parasailing. Another great option is to rent a motorboat for a private tour.

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Lamai Beach Thailand

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6. Legian, Indonesia

If you’re going to Legian, it’s a great place for surfing and stand-up paddleboards. This is also a safe and convenient spot to learn to surf.

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Legian Indonesia

7. Sipadan Island, Malaysia

Sipadan is regarded by many as the best dive site in the world. Although there are a range of water sports at the various beaches, its scuba diving that will enable you to explore the true beauty of this destination.

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Sipadan Island Malaysia

8. Palawan Province, Philippines

Palawan might have a relaxed vibe, but there’s no shortage of adrenaline-filled activities here. Visitors can enjoy many adventurous sports such as kayaking, jet skiing, snorkeling and diving.

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Palawan Province Philippines

9. Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka might sound like an unusual choice, but it has much to offer its burgeoning tourist trade. There’s excellent surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing and, for those who appreciate marine life, snorkeling and diving.

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10. Bacuit Archipelago, Philippines

This marine reserve allows divers, snorkelers and kayakers to enjoy their sports and explore the area and its natural, undisturbed environment.

Top 10 Asian Destinations for Water Sports Bacuit Archipelago Philippines

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Emma Flemming

As well as being a contributing writer for LuxeInACity, Emma is a teacher, freelance writer and has her own blog. She has four university degrees and qualifications in English, Psychology and Education. Over the years Emma has enjoyed travelling to and experiencing luxury in several countries. Apart from travelling and writing, her interests lie in art, yoga and trying out new dining hotspots. Emma lives in South Africa and when she is not writing, can be found scuba-diving in the Indian Ocean.

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