When planning a summer getaway to Asia, the best place to head is Indonesia. The conditions here are reversed from that of the majority of the continent, leaving it perfect for those limited to travel during the school holidays.
The summer months in Indonesia bring hours of sunshine, warm waters and not a lot of rain, making it ideal for a spot of Island hopping and relaxation on some of the world’s finest beaches- think rugged, palm-fringed coastlines and jungle clad interiors.
There are also some great wildlife viewing spots on the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan, and there is no bad time to head to the rainforests here. Calm waters mean travel between the Gili Islands is easily achieved during the summer months, and there is something to cater to everyone on each of the different slithers of sand.
For those looking for somewhere slightly more accessible then the East Coast of Malaysia is also perfect at this time of year. The East coast boasts a number of small fishing villages and slightly more rugged stretches of beach, and the bustling markets here make for the perfect place to whet your appetite with some of the traditional local dishes. Head to the Perhentian Islands for a spot of rustic luxury and encounter a true sun seeker’s paradise.