Southeast Asia is a top destination for world travellers. The tropical climate allows visitors to enjoy the region year-round and offers unspoiled natural habitats for exploring. Its rich history and ancient sites keep visitors coming back year after year. Both budget-minded and luxury travellers can find a wide range of accommodations to fit their needs, whether it’s under a jungle canopy or a secluded beach bungalow. If you’re looking to explore Southeast Asia off the beaten path, check out these hidden gems.
For me, Koh Tarutao was an adventure island. Originally a prison, the island’s history is wrapped up in pirate stories full of vengeance, hidden stashes of loot, and crocodile caves. I got to try all sorts of activities that I had never done in Thailand before, like kayaking through mangroves and mountain biking along dirt roads through the jungle. But the best part? There were only a handful of visitors during the 5 days we were there. After spending virtually my entire trip surrounded by other foreigners, it was exciting to visit a place frequented by locals. And more importantly, a place that wasn’t over-developed or over-priced. Continue reading Koh Tarutao