Vietnam has long been no longer a second-rate resort. More and more of our compatriots prefer cheap and varied vacations at the resorts of this country. Anyone looking for a little variety and thrills for their life is worth a vacation on the coast of Vietnam. In a way, these places can be compared with the long-loved Russians, but already somewhat fed up with Thailand. Today we will try to choose the best beaches in Vietnam, go through their main advantages and try to find out whether to give preference to this exotic country, which is ready to offer a lot of exoticism, but so little comfort. It is no accident that the number of fans of this region is growing inexorably every year.
Subtleties of choice
Don’t forget about one unique feature of an Asian country that you need to consider every time you think about a trip. It’s all about the specific geographical location, which has left an imprint on the climate of Vietnam. While locals and tourists are wrapped in warm clothes in the northern regions, the peak of the tourist season is observed in the central and southern regions. And vice versa. Several months of the year fall during the rainy season, which also falls on a different period depending on the specific region.
But, despite all these subtleties, the bulk of the popular resorts are located in the south of the country. The climate here is more favorable for spending a vacation on the beach, and there are always more Russians here. It is worth going to these regions during the period from October to February. It is at this time that the water warms up to a comfortable temperature and the vacation will not be darkened by heavy rains, which can last for several days during the wet season.
If you want to combine your vacation with the study of local cuisine, we advise you to consider the town of Phan Thiet. History says that once on the site of the modern city (today there are tens of thousands of inhabitants) there was a small fishing village, and the main occupation of the local inhabitants was fishing, the catch from which fishermen distributed to neighboring settlements.
Nowadays, this part of the coast is not deprived of attention by tourists who are happy to bask on the sandy beach, stroll along the cozy streets of the city and admire the colorful ships and fishing boats. If you prefer a more secluded vacation, you can always go to one of the beaches far from the city. The fishing town is especially popular with our compatriots. And the locals do not remain in debt. Every year the number of signs in Russian is growing, and local cafes often broadcast films in their native language for many visitors.
Mui Ne Beach
Another part of the local coastline, which is known as Mui Ne Beach, is no less popular. Tourists really like to relax in hotels located right on the sea coast, which have personal access to the sea. At the same time, no one limits you in choosing the place you like to get the coveted tan, since the beach is considered common. Of course, as in any part of Vietnam, the quality of your vacation depends a lot on the weather. Rising waves often turn clear water into a muddy slurry, and the wind fills the hair of guests with fine sand. But in calm weather you can have a great rest here. This is facilitated by the long and well-equipped coastline, which is dotted with sun loungers, and you can always have a snack in one of the cafes located here.
Evening rest in this part of the country cannot be called monotonous either. Restaurants, night bars and massage parlors lure tourists with colorful signs and the prospect of spending very boring evenings and nights. If you wish, you can always go to see the local historical and cultural attractions or do one of the water sports. Surely, Nha Trang is one of the noisiest and funniest resorts in the Asian country. Thousands of tourists come here every year, including many of our compatriots. Everyone is eager to get new emotions and experience in their own skin all the variety of local leisure activities.
The first thing that catches the eye of a tourist is clear azure water and snow-white sand, on which numerous tourists bask with pleasure. In general, the picture is very similar to a photo collage created with the help of computer editors. The main highlights of these hotels are first-class spa treatments, mud baths and exciting diving. All this and much more is freely available for every visitor to this part of the Asian country.
Among the best beaches in Vietnam is the coast of the resort town of Vung Tau, which is located almost 130 km from Ho Chi Minh City. The main advantage of this town is the developed infrastructure, as well as the variety of inexpensive boarding houses, which used to be elite villas of wealthy residents. But there is one drawback that can be decisive when choosing a Vietnamese resort. The fact is that there are two oil-producing platforms not far from the coast, which makes it difficult to call the water off the coast clean.
But tourists who have already bought a ticket to Vung Tau should not worry too much, because they can choose one of several beaches. There are Front and Back beaches. The first is distinguished by a variety of cafes and restaurants located right on the coast. And for lovers of a more “European” holiday, the back beach will be more to the taste, which stretches for 3 kilometers and is not crowded. The cultural and entertainment program in Vung Tau is also amazing. Tourists can choose one of the exciting excursions that include acquaintance with local attractions (the complex of Buddhist temples, the Hai Dang lighthouse and much more). Nobody will get bored!
Nha Trang Municipal Beach
It is preferable to come to this small resort town in the dry season: from April to October. The rest of the time you will hardly be able to enjoy the delights of a beach holiday due to the frequent rains and stormy sea. The best in Nha Trang is the municipal beach. Its length reaches 7 km. You can sunbathe here for free, but if you want to use a sun lounger and an umbrella, you will have to pay a small amount for the rental. It may seem to you that the beach consists of white sand, in fact, these are the smallest fragments of shells, moreover, multi-colored. The cleanliness here is constantly monitored, the beach is cleaned all the time. The entrance to the water is convenient not only for adults, but also for small tourists – the bottom is flat and flat.
Another reason for the great popularity of the beach is that it is easy to get to wherever you live in Nha Trang. Modern conveniences are also worth noting: in addition to changing cabins, there are toilets and showers. Fresh water is supplied. Rescuers and doctors are ready to help guests of the resort if necessary. During a beach holiday, you can afford any kind of entertainment: order a massage – this service is always offered on the beach, go boating or water skiing, scuba diving. Hungry? Cafes and bars are open here. If desired, food and drinks will be brought directly to your sun lounger.
Hon Chong Beach
Hon Chong Beach is located in the small town of Hatien. Usually those who want to spend their holidays in bliss and peace come here. The place also has a relaxing holiday. The snow-white sand feels soft to the touch, and the water has an extraordinary shade of bright azure. There are many small bays around, where, if you wish, you can stay completely alone. Divers appreciate the local sea: the rich underwater world makes it possible to get vivid impressions during diving, as well as take beautiful photographs. The beach is also suitable for families with children: the entrance to the sea is shallow. Lovers of romance will appreciate another local attraction: the stones bear the handprint of the ancient magician and his beloved woman. Every local resident will tell you a wonderful legend about them.
Bai Sao beach in Phu Quoc
This beach became famous not only in Vietnam, but throughout Asia. It is located on Phu Quoc Island. The climate here is mild, favorable for recreation, although it is better to come here in the dry season – not earlier than April. Also, there are unusually beautiful landscapes. Lying on the clean white sand, you will not only sunbathe, but also admire the surrounding panorama. It is here that photographs are taken when it seems that a boat or a swimmer is hovering in the air. The water is crystal clear, so even without scuba gear you can see the inhabitants of the underwater world. The infrastructure is well developed here. You will be given a rental of sun loungers, scuba diving equipment, a board for riding the waves. Do you want to take a nap in a hammock? You are welcome. The restaurants are open until late and offer a wide variety of dishes, and exotic food and drinks can be bought from local vendors.
Da Nang Beach
Belongs to the most beautiful beaches on our planet. The sand here is soft, light in color, and the entrance to the sea is convenient even for the smallest vacationers. You just need to remember that there are quite large waves from November to March. The beach is always clean, and the cost of renting sun loungers and umbrellas is one of the lowest in Vietnam. At the same time, the visit to the beach itself is free. All the necessary infrastructure – showers, toilets, snack bars – is available. Local vendors offer vacationers fresh fruits such as coconuts, whose “milk” can be drunk instead of juice. Here you can also rent a boat or cutter and scuba diver’s equipment.
Beaches about. Condao
On this beautiful island, you will find a couple of dozen small beaches, including white sand. On some of them, you may find yourself in complete seclusion. Each of the beaches is comfortable for swimming: the entrance to the water is even. Another feature that will delight children. They will be able to see little turtles that have just emerged from their eggs into the light of God and are making their way to the water. These places will also be interesting for fishermen – the fish always bite well here, you can even catch a squid. And scuba divers, if they are lucky, will see a rare animal – a sea cow or a dugong. It is not worth hunting for him, otherwise, you will be fined. But the meeting with the dugong will be remembered forever.
Lang Ko Beach
Surprisingly, this beach is not worth going to for a serene vacation. This is a very special place, and it is worth visiting it, first of all, to broaden your horizons. This is one of the most unusual and beautiful places in the world. High sand dunes create a very special landscape, and the sea is so rich in inhabitants that you may feel like you are admiring a tropical aquarium. So here you will not just sunbathe, but will examine and photograph everything. The infrastructure is just beginning to develop here, but everything you need is already there.
Ha Long Bay beaches
Ha Long Bay is specially marked by UNESCO. The place is absolutely unique. They say that it is here that you can understand the soul of Vietnam. Over one and a half thousand islets are scattered throughout the bay. The South China Sea is always warm, even in winter the temperature does not drop below 24-25 C. But it is still better to come here for a beach holiday from mid-spring to mid-autumn. Otherwise, heavy rain and fog can ruin your holiday. The beaches here are sandy, in many places the sand was artificially poured, so you can be sure of its quality. The width of the beaches reaches 100 m.
All the entertainment you want is included. You can ride a jet ski or slide on the sea surface on water skis. Children will be entertained at this time by animators. And, of course, sun loungers and umbrellas, cafes and restaurants are all at your service. And also stunningly beautiful nature. Of particular interest are excursion trips to the local islands with visits to caves and water sports. Diving enthusiasts will be attracted by the rich underwater world of this warm and beautiful bay. And lovers of romance linger on the beaches until dark, admiring the sunsets and the starry sky.