One of our team of travel experts answers a traveller's question on places to see and travel tips for Asia.
Q. Where's a good place for an Asian holiday that mixes city excitement and getting away from it all?
Rebecca Kent from Flight Centre Parliament has recently travelled to Asia and shares her top tips on places to go.
A. For a great mix of relaxation and entertainment, Vietnam holidays at Cua Dai Beach immediately jumps to mind. This is one of the most beautiful beaches in central Vietnam and not too overrun by tourists. It’s also just four kilometres away from Hoi An and you could stay at either location, or spend a few nights at each if you want to vary your surroundings.
There is a range of accommodation to suit all budgets here. Prices range from around $25 per night including air conditioning and your own bathroom, up to outstanding accommodation for $200 per night or less if you fancy some luxury.
The French and Vietnamese fusion dining in this area is amazing, not to mention cheap. A delicious main meal and a beer will only set you back a few dollars.
As an alternative to Vietnam, you could also look at exploring the north east of Bali. Not many tourists venture past Ubud on their Bali holidays so it would definitely be a holiday with a difference.
Bali also offers fantastic beaches, snorkelling and diving spots, particularly around the beaches of Tembok and Amed. Accommodation is affordable but limited in this area, so make sure you talk to someone experienced when it comes to booking.
Both Vietnam and Bali offer great food and good prices, so you could certainly find a holiday to match your budget at either destination.
As published on the New Zealand Herald website.
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