Men's Health Malaysia: Life's a Beach
Beaches mean different things to different people. While for some they're a chance to escape the rat race and chill out with a cocktail or two, others flock to the sand for action sports like kitesurfing and parasailing. Even more head into the water to commune with nature, taking on the waves by surfing or paddle-boarding.
And while some love the convenience of having roving vendors supply them with everything from a sunhat to a massage, others seek out solitude on a deserted stretch of sand. Then there's the raucous full moon parties, and their anthesis, the detox retreats. In essence, there's a beach to suit all tastes.
We're fortunate that here in Southeast Asia, we're surrounded by some of the best beaches in the world, easily accessible by car or a short flight, so it really depends on what you want to get out of your time on the beach: Keep active? Rejuvenate and detox? Eat and drink? Meet someone? Be seen? Read on for our guide to your ideal beach.