Asia is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean making it a home for the beautiful and most famous beaches in the world. Almost all the countries in Asia have a flagship beaches that really capture the heart of beach lovers and tourists. With clear and turquoise water, white sand these beaches are the home of different marine animals that is also a reason to visit the continent. So here are the top 7 hidden paradises in Asia for fishing.
Perhentian Island, Malaysia
An hour in the boat gives you a breath-taking heaven on the East coast of Malaysia. The heat of the sun, the white sand and beautiful scenery will welcome you. Perhentian Island is famous for scuba divers with its rich marine life.
As of now, the island remains untouched and a small fishing village is the only inhabitants of the place. If you want a deserted island feeling, this is the island just for you. Making it a perfect spot in Asia for fishing. Here you will find mullet fish more in number.
Similan Islands, Thailand
One of the 9 islands northwest of another famous beach of Phuket. Similan which means 8 is famous for divers and beach lovers because of the clear blue water that is waiting for you. It is also a favorite destination for yachts and tour boats.
The Similan islands are protected by the Thai government because of the marine reserve that can be found beneath this paradise. This is a perfect place for beautiful corals and endemic species of fish. Aside from its marine life, the island also caters the forest life. Some of the wildlife you can find on the island are crab-eating monkeys, dusky langurs, squirrels, bats, lizards and variety of birds.
How to get there
There is no specific boat that will bring you to the island. The nearest port that could bring you to the paradise is the Thap Lamu Pier which will take about three hours to the island. You can also try to hitch a ride with some of the local boats that will go to the island.
Koh Rong, Cambodia
If you enjoy a deserted island, Koh Rong is the right place for you. There are four villages in the island and protected by the Cambodian Government. Because of its splendor and beauty, some of the foreigners invest in making small bungalow houses on the island for the accommodation of the tourists.
When you wake up in the morning, a real paradise will welcome you. White sand, long beach, fishes and corals, everything you could wish for in an island plus a real jungle. You will really feel the isolation because the generator is only giving electricity to the whole island from 6 PM to 11 PM, but don’t worry. When you look above you will see a sky full of shining stars and when you look across the horizon, you will see the light plankton that invades their ocean. An island is a good place for snorkeling and scuba diving because of its rich marine life.
How to get there
You can hire a ferry in going to the island. It usually takes 45 minutes away from Sihanoukville-Serendipity Beach Pier.
Palawan, The Philippines
Home of the world renowned underground river and tubbataha reef, Palawan is rich with its biodiversity and wildlife. Three famous beaches are found here together with islets that are waiting to be discovered. El Nido, which boasts their limestone cliffs and underwater fishes and corals that will invite divers to swam in their ocean. Puerto Prinsesa the city paradise of the island. It has famous white beaches and the underground river which is the 7th wonder of the world. And Coron, which caters island hopping that discovers the inhabited islands and paradise.
There are a lot of other activities in this place. You can visit the islands or even mingle with the locals and feel the hospitality of the Filipino. It is also a famous place for scuba diving especially near the reefs and beautiful corals beneath the sea.
How to get there
You get to this ideal spot for Asia for fishing. by catching an airplane from Manila, the capital of the Philippines going to Palawan. You can either go through El Nido Airport or Puerto Prinsesa Airport. Remember, you can’t fly directly from El Nido to Puerto Prinsesa or vice versa so you need a shuttle if you want to visit both.
Dragons don’t just live in fairy tales. Komodo Dragons are the locals of this beautiful Island in Indonesia, known as the biggest lizard in the world. Aside from the Komodo dragons, the island is also a home of rich wildlife and biodiversity. It’s the home of mangroves, coral reefs, seagrass beds, seamounts and semi-closed bays which caters the life of thousand species of fish, dugongs, and sharks. As of now, the island is protected by the Indonesian government due to cyanide fishing and dynamite fishing that almost destroyed the area.
You can visit the island through Indonesia Air Transport every 10:00 every day.
Akajima is the island in the southern part of Japan. It is a famous place for the local tourist and still an unknown place for tourists. Akajima is hiding their crown jewels of beaches and a perfect place for snorkeling, diving, kayaking and other water sports. Akajima is riched in tropical life since it is laid in the vast Pacific Ocean.
Jeju Island, South Korea
Despite the ocean weather in South Korea, they hide a marvelous treasure in the far end island of the country an ideal spot in Asia for fishing. Jeju Island is famous for foreigners for their mystifying and mysterious sceneries that blend in with the modern world. Jeju is home to king crabs which will make your mouth water. South Korea is strict when it comes to implementing their marine preserve, that’s why they also limit their fishing to small groups and areas especially the sea is not that calm in this area. You can rent a boat in order to join the locals or another tourist to go fishing. Aside from fishing, you can enjoy the beach of the island as well as the different sceneries that it can offer.
Be on the hook and prepare for your next fishing adventure. If you have any questions or queries on these islands, feel liberal to drop them in the comments section below. Goodluck on your next travel destination! Find more adventures in Asia here.
About the Author
Hi there, I’m Louella Trump from DeepWaterFishery, an adventurous lady who loves exploring our beautiful nature by traveling and fishing. I write so as to share my passion and experiences with fellow readers who enjoy fishing and traveling as one of their recreational activities. My primary objective in sharing my experiences while traveling and fishing is to basically inspire any like-minded person out there to stop at nothing and leave no stone unturned in ensuring that they explore their passion as much as they can. Thanks to Louella for sharing about the best places in Asia for fishing.