Anambas, the next Maldives
Will Anambas dethrone Maldives as the world's tropical paradise capital?
If Anambas doesn't at all ring a bell to you, then trust me, you're not the only one. Far and away most people have never heard the name Anambas before, let alone know where to find it on a map.
Those that have heard of Anambas, a very small minority, are invariably scubadivers, yachties, or the people living in neighboring countries.
But actually, it's quite amazing, because all you need to do is Google "Anambas" and take a look at some of the breathtaking visuals of the Anambas Islands, to be instantly bowled over by the stunning natural beauty at display.
Clearly, the potential of this sun-kissed archipelago to become a major exotic beach and eco-tourism destination is tremendous.
Come to that, it's been said that Anambas is Asia's last hidden paradise and that if you want to experience its unique bygone atmosphere and the islanders' pure and heart-felt hospitality, then now is the time to do it.
Because one thing is certain, Anambas is poised to undergo major developments and will eventually become a high-end world-class destination, complete with 5-star retreats, infinity pools, exclusive spas and posh restaurants.
As a matter of fact, given Anambas Archipelago's incredible potential, tourism pundits believe that this as yet undiscovered region will soon be on its way to become the next Raja Ampat, Maldives or Mauritius.
After all, as hard as it is to imagine now, each of these popular holiday destinations, started off just like Anambas, that is, little more than a collection of breathtakingly beautiful, yet unknown exotic isles and atolls.
Before that happens, now is the time to visit Anambas as it is, Asia's last hidden paradise...