Your guide to the best beaches in Vietnam
If you truly want to enjoy paradise under endless clear blue skies, take some time exploring the turquoise waters in Nha Trang in Vietnam’s Khanh Hah province. This area has the best beaches in Vietnam.
Whether you are in the mood for adventures above water or below, Nha Trang has a variety of sports and resorts to take advantage of. The area is known for Rainbow Divers, the first PADI-certified diving centre, and for being one of the best diving spots in the South China Seas. In addition, you can enjoy kite surfing, wakeboarding and banana boats.
The town has a variety of spas with private access to the beach and the nearby mountains. Nha Trang is worth a stop on your Vietnam holidays if only for a ride on the Vinpearl cable car, the longest sea-crossing cable car system in the world. From a height of 60 meters, admire the bay, beaches and expansive vistas of this paradise.
If you seek tranquility, head away from the tourist circuit to the quieter Phu Quoc Island off the west coast of the Mekong Delta. Sprawling pure white sand beaches, untouched jungle, and dirt roads await you. Three of the island’s most visited beaches are Long Beach, Ong Lan Beach, and Bai Sao. Long Beach is the most developed and has a number of resorts. Recently long beach has also been voted as one of the best beaches in Vietnam
Called My Khe to the north and Cua Dai to the south, this area is home to a gorgeous stretch of white sand and surf. Formerly a big military strategic area during the war, Danang Beach is known for its excellent surfing, scuba diving, and resorts. Take a morning jog or swim along the beach in the morning, join in a tai chi practice, or pamper yourself at one of the area spas.
Head just 30 miles up the coast from the bustling Nha Trang to the quieter Doc Let. Beautiful smaller resorts and pristine beaches make Doc Let a hot pick for your Vietnam holidays. You won’t find any tourist attractions here.
Phan Thiet is a fishing village located 3 hours from Saigon. Its proximity makes it a popular weekend beach getaway for locals. Known as “the Hawaii of Vietnam”, Cape Mui Ne is a 13 mile-long stretch of beach also known for its striking red sand dunes and rows of tall palms.
Swim in the blue waters, climb the sweeping sand dunes, or relax by a pool. Another popular beach, Doi Cat, is the favourite artistic subject of many inspiring photographs and paintings. To complete your Vietnam holidays, stay in a quiet thatched-roof bungalow overlooking the beach.
Author: This article was written by Tom Browne, a travel writer who went to Vietnam back in 2012. Vietnam holidays are a fantastic way of combining sparkling beaches with magnificently preserved culture and history, and he wanted to share this experience with those looking to visit this wonderful destination.