It’s the hidden corners of Asia’s islands that make the region so tempting to explore.

Bali’s Kuta is paradise enough for most tourists, but the volcanic islands of Satonda and Banta host some of the best dive spots in Indonesia. The beaches of Penang and Phuket are beloved for good reason, but the sandy shores of Ko Yao Yai are just as enticing, and a lot less crowded. Ha Long Bay is a must-visit, but don’t miss the waterways and deep limestone caves of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, the splendour of which is still obscure to much of the world. Cruising Asia holds some essential treasures that can’t be ignored, but it’s surprises like these along the way that make for an exceptional journey.

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Highlights of Asian Adventure Cruising

Beautiful sea side and the boats near Similan Island of Thailand

Sail the sunlit Similan Islands

In the Andaman Sea on the west coast of Thailand lies the Similan archipelago – eleven islands stretched over 140 square km (87 square miles) of remote national parkland. Snorkel through the unparalleled beauty of the island’s coral reefs, and trek through jungles to glimpse some of the unique island wildlife.

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Ha Long Bay beach side of Vietnam

Perfect days in Ha Long Bay

Hundreds of limestone monoliths rise from the ocean in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, formed by 500 million years of shifting climates to become one of the most naturally scenic and biodiverse areas in the world. Explore the hidden caves and grottoes spread throughout the bay and catch the 360 degree view from the summit of Ti Top Island.

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Buddhist temple in Penang island of Malaysia

Pursue the unpredictable in Penang

On the Malaysian island of Penang, modern Christian churches stand down the road from Islamic mosques and ancient Buddhist temples. The walls of UNESCO World Heritage buildings serve as canvases for international street artists. Historic Chinese shopfronts house trendy cafes and local open-air markets sell some of South East Asia’s tastiest street food.

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Rinca Island of Indonesia green mountains and the see side view

Comb the wilds of Rinca Island

Indonesia’s Rinca Island is the lesser-known sister to Komodo Island. It’s a place to witness the famed Komodo dragon in its natural surrounds without the distraction of the selfie-sticks in droves. Some of the dragons can grow to three metres (10 feet) in length, and the population on the island is so dense that sightings are almost guaranteed.

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Mui Ne beach sunset view

Discover the dunes of Mui Ne

Drop anchor at Phan Thiet to go sand-sledding down the Red Sand Dunes of Mui Ne and wade through the stream at Fairy Spring. Explore the Van Thuy Tu Temple built in honour of Ca Ong (Lord Whale), and climb Ta Cu Mountain to stand alongside the 59 metre (193 ft) reclining Buddha.

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ship sailing in the sea of Satonda island in Indonesia

Escape to Satonda Island

At the centre of remote Satonda Island, Indonesia, lie the crystal blue waters of a flooded volcanic crater lake. It’s an ideal spot for swimming and snorkelling. Before you leave, hang a rock from one of the trees around the lake to have your wish come true.

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