Vietnam owns over 3000km of coastline, with some fine ‘year-round-sunshine’ beaches and spectacular lagoons in the south. A beach break is a perfect retreat after (or in between) a challenging adventure, and there is no need anymore to fly your clients elsewhere for a beach extension.
In recent years Vietnam has emerged as an attractive beach destination.
Nha Trang Beach.
Every coastline has its own charm. Nha Trang, the most popular municipal beach, offers all the sun and fun, including snorkeling, diving, surfing and boat trips to nearby islands. Nha Trang has 6 miles of splendid white sandy beach with azure water, backed by green hills and palm trees. The town has little noise or pollution because locals prefer walking or biking to motor-biking. Nha Trang is also known for its sparkling nightlife.
Nha Trang, the Riviera of the South China Sea, is the next beach destination. Nha Trang is surrounded by mountains together with a 5-mile white sand beachfront and over 70 offshore islands. Scuba diving and snorkeling tours are available. You can relax on the beach and enjoy great seafood restaurants. Walk Tran Phu Street, which runs parallel to the beach, or hires a cyclo for a tour of the Cham ruins, market and Buddhist shrines.
A more peaceful retreat is Mui Ne, a long and beautiful stretch of sand, lined with swaying palm trees. A fine collection of resorts have opened up along the coast, from superb upscale hotels to comfortable boutique-style bungalows. The winds of Mui Ne attract wind and kite surfers and equipment can be hired on the spot. Eleven km outside Mui Ne liens Phan Thiet, a bustling little fishing port and a typical example of a town that has retained its traditional fishing village culture. Other places of interest include the magnificent sand dunes, Fairy Spring and Takou mountain, with its 49m long Buddha, the largest of Vietnam.
Phu Quoc island.
Phu Quoc in the Gulf of Thailand, is Vietnam’s largest island, offering mountains, jungles, and pleasant sandy beaches; it attracts nature lovers and sun worshipers. The furthest west of Vietnam’s beaches is Bai Truong Beach, here you can sit, relax, and watch the sun go down on the Gulf of Thailand.
This island is a mountainous and densely forested hideaway. Ringed with white sandy beaches and transparent waters it’s the perfect place for a well-deserved beach break. Phu Quoc also boasts the country’s whitest sand, which contrasts nicely with the turquoise waters. China Beach offers another alluring option for those planning Vietnam beach holidays, and this past hangout for US troops is now transforming itself into a definite best beach in Vietnam consideration. Phu Quoc is also the best place to watch the sunset in Vietnam
Ha Tien is on the border with Cambodia (5 miles away) and is home to several superb beaches. Hon Chong Beach has soft white sand and calm tropical water, while nearby Tien Cave attracts visitors with two beach entrances. Nearby islands attract scuba divers, snorkelers and those just wanting to enjoy a boat ride.