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Beach Holidays in Southeast Asia

Good, clean, family fun ... the Hard Rock Hotel Penang's pool.

Malaysia

Rock me gently

Ben Groundwater Ben Groundwater is on the hunt for crazy stars, but finds a perfectly good holiday instead.

Thailand

Sleepy with a touch of spice

Great escape ... Khao Lak's Casa de la Flora looks over a deserted beach.

Leisa Tyler swaps Phuket's crowds for a laid-back beachside retreat rich in culinary delights.

Indonesia

Retreat to serenity

Shanti Residence, Bali.

With unspoilt views of the turquoise sea and secluded, luxurious quarters, Isobel King finds Bali's Shanti Residence an ideal retreat for the weary soul.

Indonesia

Bali beyond the basic

bali

Seminyak's shopping is a treasure trove of fabulousness, as Belinda Jackson discovers.

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Phuket's hottest beach clubs

 Xana Beach Club . Phuket

There's a new vibe on the Thai island of Phuket, and it's hip, laid-back and sultry. Think sun, sand, cocktails and a chill-out beat, all served on a platter of decadence and luxury; think beautiful...

Travellers Tips

Asia

Endless summer: how to live in paradise

Island beach yoga

Ever dream about running off to live in an island paradise? Megan Flamer explains how she did just that.

Tripologist

Phuket's a good bet, via a Bangkok shopover

Tripologist We have been told by friends the place to go for both beach and shopping is Phuket. If so, would it be a bit pricier than the other destinations?

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