With a coastline of nearly 3,260 km, there are plenty of beautiful and idyllic tropical beaches that are well worth a visit on a relaxing Vietnam beach holiday. Luxury resorts, fresh seafood, multiple water activities (snorkelling, scuba diving, etc.), white sandy stretches, and turquoise water are available along the length of the country.
Here are a few of the beautiful Vietnam beaches:
Nha Trang is located in Khanh Hoa province and appreciated for its many days of annual sunshine and diving opportunities. The soft and hard coral reefs help to create some of the finest diving spots in the South China Sea. Plus, for the beginner diver, there is Rainbow Divers nearby which is a well established PADI-certified dive centre. Other water activities include banana boat rides, kite surfing and wakeboarding. Great places to relax include the Evason Ana Mandara resort with its luxurious villas which give easy access to the nearby mountains and countryside. A luxurious stay is possible at the Vinpearl Resort and Spa which is located on a resort island and easily accessed by riding the Vinpearl cable car (longest cable car system crossing the sea in the world), or simply by motorboat. Plus, there are also endless entertainment options, a shopping mall and an amusement park nearby.
Danang Beach is appreciated for its swanky resort area, scuba diving, surfing and great beaches. It is one of Asia’s best beaches with its perfect location and top-notch amenities. A great place to stay on the Vietnam tours is at the Furama Resort, which is highly rated for its 5-star service. A further beach is My Khe beach (also referred as China Beach by the non-native) and seems to attract the expats; this beach was also a popular destination for the US military throughout the war and functioned as a recreation base. This beach gives a stunning backdrop with its coconut palms, natural pines and white sands which are great for simply lounging on the beach or taking a morning tai chi class.
Doc Let is located approx 48 km from the lively coastal resort city of Nha Trang, and makes it possible to experience the completely different time on the beach. This beach region is quite less travelled than other areas, mostly because there is little in the way of tourist facilities. So, for the tourists on the Vietnam holidays that prefer to avoid the crowds or looking for a little peace and quiet this is a perfect destination. A great place to stay is the Paradise Resort Hotel with is a spacious and comfortable beach located bungalows. Other options for the more luxurious stay include the White Sand Doc Let Resort and Spa with its 50+ stylish rooms that overlook the private sandy white shores and turquoise waters.
A trip to the fishing village of Phan Thiet is great for a weekend break for those travellers in Ho Chi Minh City, and easily reached by taking a 3 hour drive. A great stretch of beach is Cape Mui Ne at nearly 13 miles and a popular destination with both expats and wealthy locals. A visit to the quite unusual red sand dunes makes a very distinct backdrop for taking photos. A stay at the Coco Beach Resort is very laid back and cosy with plenty of attractive thatched roof bungalows that are surrounded by a well-kept and lush-green lawn, and overlook a private beach area. For the more modern stay, the Novotel Coralia Ocean Dunes Resort is a pleasant choice with attached restaurant and bar area. Plus, there is an on-site golf course to enjoy.
Phu Quoc Island
A trek to Phu Quoc Island will take the tourist of the normal Vietnam travel route and is located near the western coast of the Mekong Delta. The local landscape consists of sprawling sandy white beaches, pepper plantations and national forest land. This is a quite peaceful area with limited services for tourists, quiet shores and plenty of untouched dirt roads. For the more developed areas, it is worth a visit to the Long Beach region with large and impressive resorts. A stay at an exclusive boutique hotel like La Veranda Resort is certain to appeal to those with the budget. It is located on Duong Dong Beach and appears much like a French colonial mansion.
Hue is not only appreciated for its colourful festival, royal food and Forbidden City, but also the enticing and quiet beaches close to the city. Thuan An Beach is relevantly close at approx 15 km northeast of town and a popular destination for locals in the summer months. A relaxing swim helps to cool down from the high temperatures that can easily reach 40° C. While this beach doesn’t have the most attractive scenery, it does certainly make up in creating an enjoyable and friendly beach experience. One of the finest bays to explore in the country on the Vietnam customized tour is at Lang Co which is about 12 km from Hue city. The sandy beach has a crystal-clear lagoon with stretches of swaying palms. Plus, the surroundings include high passes and imposing green mountains. A visit to a local eatery makes it possible to try the fresh seafood dishes consisting of lobsters, crabs, shrimps and fish.
Binh Dinh is a south central coastal region in Vietnam and a great place to experience a peaceful and relaxing time with only a few tourist services and a few other tourists. A great beach to visit in the province is Quy Nhon with its lovely stretch of sandy beach and set in a very scenic area. This beach area can be as appealing as Nha Trang but with great space and peace because of the fewer tourists. The actual town has a few attractions that can be worth exploring, such as the Tran Hung Dao statue. Plus, there are plenty of luxurious hotels in the local region to really experience the slow-paced daily life.