By Amanda Smith
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Pack your curiosity and let your sense of adventure take you to white sand, emerald water tropical islands… and you don’t have to fly as far as you might think.
I pinch my nose, shut my eyes and wait to feel the splash, as my flippers pierce the turquoise water. Suddenly, I’m in a hidden world where life moves in symphony. The endless shades of colour magnify as other senses dull. I glide forward in one, gentle stroke as a flotilla of three, four, five turtles appear. My fearless inner child nudges me forward as I marvel with curiosity and joy.
You’re probably thinking I’m in Hawaii. But what if I tell you this experience could be yours without 10+ hours in economy? Try five. Here are a few incredible South East Asian islands you didn’t know existed.