Summer is here, spring is gone. In many places it’s hot. Really hot. Not surprisingly, we look to the beach for some relief from the sun, or look for the sun after a long winter’s hibernation behind a desk. Well, time to strike out a bit and use up some of that vacation time you’ve been squirreling away. Here are some suggestions that should get you salivating for a little summer fun.
Surf in Hainan, China
Surfing in Hainan, the "China’s Hawaii".
Speaking of Hainan, why not go surfing? Hainan Island, sometimes called, perhaps generously, "China’s Hawaii," is a growing tourist destination off the country’s southern coast, just east of Vietnam. It’s famous for hosting Chinese beauty pageants, but is also home to a small but growing community of surfers — both Chinese and foreign. Each November, Sanya, the island’s capital, hosts the second annual Surfing Hainan Open. Check out Hainan Adventures for surf lessons and travel packages.
Other Must Do’s in summer:
1. Chill out on one of Hong Kong’s beaches
2. Lounge on Vietnam’s finest beach — Jungle Beach
3. Go super luxury at one of these Thai resorts
4. Take off on a golf getaway
5. Have a romantic tropical vacation at Le Taha’a Island Resort and Spa, Tahiti
6. Have a long luxury weekend in Luang Prabang, Laos
7. Picnic in Hong Kong
8. Dive in Pulau Redang, Malaysia
9. Experience Japanese summer culture at Enoshima
10. Sleep on a beach in Goa, India
11. Go native — Tibetan style — in Jiuzhaigou
12. Visit one of Asia’s next gen tourist hot spots
13. Relax like a rock star at Amanpuri Resort in Phuket
14. Escape on an affordable last minute getaway
15. Dodge military ordinance and hit the beach at Sarushima Island, Japan
16. Explore Laos all along the Mekong River
17. Kick back on one of Asia’s most idyllic beaches
18. Get minimal at Koh Kood, Thailand
19. Hammocks a-plenty at An Bang Beach, Vietnam
20. Enjoy the surf at Lombok Kuta, Indonesia
21. Cool off on the beach in Port Dickson, Malaysia
22. Get Naked in the Moganshan Hills
23. Explore the hilltop tribes of Vietnam by motorbike
24. Camp out in the Great Wall of China
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