Vietnam’s Best Beaches
When it comes to beaches in Vietnam, visitors are spoilt for choice. With over 3400 kilometres of coastline on the South China Sea and temperate weather all year round, Vietnam’s abundance of clean sandy beaches, coves, tropical island, and lagoons make it a great destination for any beach lover or those seeking a winter getaway. Accommodation is, of course, very important. As with any far flung destination such as Doha, hotels in Vietnam, when chosen right, can provide you with the right level of seclusion and luxury for your beach holiday.
Cui Dai Beach
Cui Dai Beach is one of Vietnam’s best secrets. Situated in the unspoilt traditional town of Hoi An, Cui Dai is a long stretch of pristine white sand and very clear water, and looks out over the Cham island that lies off on the horizon. One of the cleanest popular beaches in the country, the bungalows and huts that line the stretch of water add to the unique and authentic flavour of this beach. The numerous eateries along the beach serve excellent fresh seafood.
Like anywhere else, such as Malaysia, hotels in Vietnam can offer extraordinary levels of luxury and comfort for any beach getaway if chosen well. If you’re looking for a bit more privacy during your trip, some hotels offer a guest-only stretch of private beach. These resorts are some of the best and most luxurious accommodation choices available.
Nha Trang is situated on the south central coast of the country. The town is popular with backpackers and locals, and the waters off Nha Trang are popular for scuba divers. While its popularity has made it rather crowded with visitors at all times of the year, holidaymakers can still opt for boat trips out to some of the outlaying islands.
Mui Ne is an attractive beach in Phan Thiet, a town near Ho Chi Minh City. Mui Ne beach is set along a considerable stretch of palms, beaches and sand dunes. Swimming, kite surfing, and sailing are all popular in Mui Ne.
Phu Quoc lies to the south west of Vietnam’s mainland, close to Thailand. The island is 50 minutes by flight from Ho Chi Minh City. This island has three lovely beaches edged by thick jungle, white sands, and green blue waters. Long Beach, Ong Lan Beach, and Bao Sao Beach are all popular with tourists. Phu Quoc is a mountainous island suitable for scuba diving and other water sports.
Doc Let is 45 kilometres north of Nha Trang and often referred to as a good escape from the more southerly city, which tends to be crowded with visitors. Doc Let is geared toward regional or local travellers and as such, very cheap accommodation can be found. This small town is great for a day trip or a brief stop.
Halong Bay has several nice beaches. Quan Lan Beach is situated on Quan Lan Island, around 55 kilometres from Ha Long City. White sand, striking tall pine trees, and the unspoiled surrounds make this island a great day trip destination. Bai Chay Beach is near the coast of Ha Long Bay. Bai Chay Beach is artificial, but visitors wouldn’t know it to look at it, with its white sand and crystal blue waters. Popular with visitors, this beach is often crowded throughout the day.