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Paradise islands in Asia: readers’ travel tips

Pom Pom Island, Malaysia … ‘The feeling of wading into glass-like waters and finding oneself among giant green turtles has to be experienced’. Photograph: daytripper246/Guardian Witness Winning tip: Pom Pom Island, Malaysia Profoundly (almost impossibly) beautiful, this island in the Semporna archipelago, is betrayed by mere pictures and words. The feeling of wading into glass-like

Top 10 hotels in Ho Chi Minh City

The Ma Maison guesthouse on Ho Chi Minh City’s Cach Mang Thang Tam Street Ma Maison A pocket of France in a remote corner of Ho Chi Minh City, Ma Maison is a welcoming place to stay, run by a French-speaking Vietnamese family. The tall, grey-hued guesthouse towers over an alley scattered with banh mi

Take a look inside the world’s largest cave

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Son Doong Cave in central Vietnam – which is so big it contains a jungle and a river – is now open for public tours. But don’t expect it to become crowded: just 224 tourists will be permitted to visit each year Will Coldwell Travel: Vietnam | theguardian.com

Win: a trip to Vietnam

Win a seven-night stay for two at Fusion Maia, in a pool villa, including breakfast, at least two daily spa treatments and two return economy flights from London with Vietnam Airlines and Experience Travel Group.Fusion Maia Da Nang is a five-star, all-spa-inclusive resort, set on the stunning central Vietnamese coast. Each villa has a private

Unplugged travel: where would you go on holiday to switch off? | Guardian Weekend travel special

Rolling acres of Wi-Fi free countryside: holiday heaven for some. Photograph: Alamy You’re going on holiday, but are you getting away from it all? We’re having less sex, according to recent research, because we’re on our iPads or watching DVDs in bed. We’re having fewer conversations, because our attention is distracted by iPhones and BlackBerries