Sun, Sand & Sea

Boracay, Philippines

 

Coming from a country with 7,107 islands, how can I not love the water? When I was growing up, summer time equates time spent at the beach, nowhere else. Aside from my birthday, summer time is the best time of the year for me.

I grew up in a time when digital cameras don’t exist and even a film camera was not really easy to afford. I’m quite gutted I don’t have photos of the beaches in my province when I was a kid. There weren’t hotels that time, only small huts, bamboo tables and benches.  Anyway, no one really cares that much on taking photos back then. I’d rather spend time playing and swimming in the ocean.

Here are some of my favorite beach photos from my travels (now that I have a camera!)

Boracay, Philippines

Boracay, Philippines

I’ve always loved Boracay – not only because I’m from the Philippines but in the simplest sense, it’s really beautiful. No matter what others might say, over-hyped or not, a visit to the Philippines is not complete without spending time in Boracay. (Take note, locals doesn’t really like it when you say “Bora”. It’s Boracay, not Bora!)

Sunset, Boracay, Philippines

Sunset, Boracay, Philippines

I’ve seen some of the most beautiful sunsets in my life during my time in Boracay. Just really beautiful!

Another gorgeous sunset in Boracay, Philippines

Another gorgeous sunset in Boracay, Philippines

 

After the release of the movie “The Beach”, Thailand became more prominent around the world for it’s beautiful beaches. The land of smiles has a lot of amazing islands, some of which are still untouched. Here are some photos of some beautiful Thai Beaches.

 

Koh Phi Phi Don

Koh Phi Phi Don, Thailand

Kamala Beach, Thailand

Kamala Beach, Thailand

Bamboo Island, Thailand

Bamboo Island, Thailand

Bamboo Island, Thailand

Bamboo Island, Thailand

Maya Bay, Thailand

Maya Bay, Thailand

“The Beach” was shot at Maya Bay. Despite the tsunami that hit Thailand a few years back, this beach still got it’s charm. I reckon it’s actually “more raw” than before the tsunami. I am a bit gutted that it was low-tide when we reached Maya Bay. One tip, it’ll be good to take a separate boat trip or hire a boat for a few hours, a day or even overnight to spend quality time at this beach. It’s really beautiful here. My photo doesn’t give it justice.

When I was in highschool, there was a show on tv entitled, “Memories of Bali”. It was a Korean Drama, shot in Bali and dubbed in Filipino. I watched that show religiously and never missed an episode! It made me want to go to this enchanting place in Indonesia. A few years passed and I found myself in the mystic island I’ve always wanted to go to.

Kuta Beach is over-rated. It’s too much a party-place for me. I traveled north and found some quiet places and nice beaches where I and probably a handful of tourists and locals are the only people in a long stretch of beach.

Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesia

So peaceful and quiet. That’s North-East Bali for you!

Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Amed Beach, Bali, Indonesia

Hope you enjoyed viewing some of my beach photos. Happy travels!

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