Looking for a long weekend best beach getaway from Singapore? We have highly recommended the following 5 places, namely Boracay Island (Philippines), Maldives, Whitsundays – Hamilton Island (Australia), Nha Trang (Vietnam) and Bali (Indonesia). Do check out our quick reference ‘Best Time to Visit – Best Beach Getaway Chart ” below:
Boracay Island (Philippines)
Boracay is one of the 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines, a country located in South East Asia. Boracay is situated in the Western Visayas region, close to the large and busy Panay Island. Boracay, however, is a small, relaxing island, perfect for an escape from the stresses of everyday life. Despite having an area of just 10.32 km², Boracay makes up for what it lacks in size in reputation. It is known around the world as a place of great natural beauty, and was even chosen as the best island in the world by the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure in 2012.
Boracay is known for its tranquility, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. In fact, the island offers the perfect combination of relaxation and entertainment, as in addition to its beautiful white beaches, it also has a fantastic nightlife and a wide range of sports activities on offer.
The climate in Boracay differs greatly, depending on the time of your visit. It is perfect for beach holidays from March to May, as the temperature is warm, it rarely rains, and there is a light wind. June is the wettest season, and from July to September it can be very hot and humid. The weather is pleasant from November to February.
The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74 islands located off the coast of the Australian city of Queensland, in the Coral Sea. The islands are very popular with tourists, especially those visiting the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest and most famous coral reef. The islands were traditionally owned by two Aboriginal groups, the Ngaro People and the Gia People.
The Whitsundays are also among the best beach getaways in Australia, with many of the islands offering large holiday resorts. There are lots of different water sports and beach activities available in the area, including sailing, kayaking and powerboating. It is one of the world’s most popular destinations for yachting, with races taking place regularly. There is also a commercial centre to the Whitsundays at Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island of the group.
The weather in the Whitsunday Islands is pleasant all year round, so there isn’t a bad time to go, but the best time to visit is between April and December. During these months, skies are blue, there is little rainfall, and the temperature is ideal. However, if you want to save money, you can get cheaper deals outside of this high season, and still enjoy the delights that the islands have to offer.
Do not forget to check out our article on 15 Things to do on Hamilton Island Whitsunday Islands (Australia).
The Maldives is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, south of India and Sri Lanka. It is made up of 26 natural coral reefs known as atolls, comprising 1,192 islands in total. It is the smallest country in Asia by land area and population, and the lowest country in the world by measurement of natural ground level. The capital city of the Maldives is Malé, which was historically where the ancient royal dynasties of the Maldives were based.
The coral islands of the Maldives make it a top destination for scuba diving, and there are guides available to the best diving and snorkelling spots in the country. It is also regarded as a destination for the world’s best beach getaways, thanks to its pure white sands and relaxing atmosphere. The most popular resort islands for beach holidays include Biyadhoo, Bantos and Rangali.
The Maldives has a tropical monsoon climate, which means there is a distinct dry season and rainy season. The rainy season falls between May and November, while the dry season is December to April. The best time to visit for optimum weather conditions is December to February, when the weather is warm, but not very humid, and there is little rainfall.
Do also check out our Best Maldives Beach Holiday Travel Guide today!
Bali is the name of an island and province in Indonesia, and the most popular tourist destination in the country. A recent growth in tourism has been inspired by the worldwide popularity of Elizabeth Gilbert’s memoir Eat, Pray, Love, which sees her finally find peace in Bali after travelling the world in a quest for self-discovery.
The residents of Bali are mainly Hindu, which has a large influence on its culture. Some of the most popular tourist attractions are the Hindu temples, such as Tirta Empul Temple, famous for its purifying holy waters. Visitors also flock to the island’s natural landmarks, such as Gitgit Waterfall and the beaches of Ulawutu, Kuta and Tanjung Benoa. Experts such as BBC Travel and Travel + Leisure magazine have ranked Bali among the best islands to visit.
The weather in Bali is tropical, which means it is warm all year round, with heavy rainfall in the rainy season, between November and March. The best time to visit Bali is during the dry season, from April to August. However, this is also the busiest and most expensive time to book flights and hotels.
Nha Trang (Vietnam)
Nha Trang is the capital city of the Khánh Hòa Province of Vietnam. It is a popular tourist destination with a fast-growing population. It attracts a wide range of tourists, from young backpackers to more affluent travellers, both international visitors and the Vietnamese.
Nha Trang is best known for its best beach getaways, with their fine white sand, and as a great location for scuba diving. It is famous for the Nha Trang Bay, considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world, and the charming, seaside Tran Phu Street. The local tourist attractions include Po Nagar temple tower, built over 1,200 years ago as a tribute to the Vietnamese national goddess, Yan Po Nagar. There are also several amusement parks and water parks, making the area ideal for a family holiday.
The weather in Nha Trang is consistently warm, but the amount of rainfall varies widely. January to August is the dry season, with February to June being the best time to visit. Rain can be very heavy in September to December, peaking in November with an average rainfall of 363.2mm. Typhoons are common, but the city is shielded from storms by the surrounding mountains.