Where can we go in Southeast Asia or Indonesia that won't be crazy busy around Xmas / New Year time?
Trying to find the perfect getaway for my partner & I for Xmas/New Years which has the following:
Fierce sunshine, amazing & quiet beaches (which are snorkel friendly), crystal clear water, amazing food and friendly culture.
(but is not 'family friendly' and doesn't costs a fortune to get to from Sydney).
That's very specific! Fact is anything along this line will take a while to get to from syd, the more remote the more likely mum and pa and their three kids won't be near! There is not really any resort style accom, but if you book early might score yourself an aircon bungalow just off the beach.
Koh Tao island in Thailand could be worth it as it has nice beaches a young scuba diver community and when I was there there was not a single kid there. Travel to there is usually overnight train from bkk then a 2 hour ferry. almost 7 years ago