October 18, 2019

The best beaches of Vietnam – Nha Trang, Mui Ne, Hoi An or Phu Quoc?

When the question arises as to which Vietnamese beaches to choose for a beach holiday, the choice usually comes down to four directions – Nha Trang, Muine, Hoi An or Phu Quoc. The best beaches of Vietnam from not only the beaches themselves but also the beach infrastructure located on these four resorts.

Nha Trang – an active beach holiday

Nha Trang is essentially a large resort city with a long stretch of city beach and developed infrastructure. On both sides of Nha Trang stretch picturesque remote beaches and coves, which can be reached by renting a motorbike. There are dozens of islands along the coastline, the largest Winperl Island can be reached by cable car, many other islands are connected to Nha Trang by ferry.

Nha Trang has something to do – from beach water entertainment such as scooters and paragliding to diving and snorkeling off the islands. Among other things, in the area of ​​Nha Trang, there are quite a lot of interesting places – remote bays and beaches, waterfalls, colorful small cities, and villages. In the city itself, you can see interesting temples and pagodas, climb a viewpoint, treat yourself to mud baths at hot springs, bargain in local markets, etc.,

Who will rest in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a great option for those who can not sit still, who wants to see a lot of interesting things, drive on a motorbike, fly on a paraglide, take a snort-dive, eat lobsters on the beach, hang out in bars, nightclubs.

The format of housing in Nha Trang

The main format of housing in Nha Trang – city hotels, apartments, and small hotels. If you decide to dilute your active leisure with a couple of lazy days on a calm beautiful beach – look for a beach hotel outside the urban area.

When is it better to go to Nha Trang

Nha Trang has the longest beach season, which lasts most of the year. It rains here from October to mid-December. The most pleasant weather from February to August.

Mui Ne – kite surfing

Mui Ne is a very specific resort. On the one hand, it is actively “sold” by travel agents to Russian-speaking package tourists, as there are quite a lot of bag-oriented hotels along the Mui Ne beach. Around this package kingdom in Mui Ne formed its own separate, recognizable by Russian-language signs, infrastructure – with innumerable expensive shops, restaurants, tour agencies.

On the other hand, Mui Ne is a kite surfing mecca. Kitesurfers and backpackers were the first in Mui Ne and they are not going to give up their positions. Around the kite-surf has its infrastructure – budget guesthouses and inexpensive beach resorts, a lot of democratic café-bars-restaurants with a very pleasant atmosphere, kite schools, rental stations, etc.

These two different worlds get along surprisingly without problems in Mui Ne, intersecting a little and existing on the same territory, but separately from each other.

Mui Ne beach stretches along the road from Phan Thiet to the fishing village of Mui Ne. Between kite surfing, in Mui Ne should rent a motorbike, go to the fish market, to the dunes, to Phan Thiet.

Who is a suitable holiday in Mui Ne

Kitesurfers or those who want to be on the board. Everyone else in Muiуйa should stop for a couple of days at most and go on.

The format of housing in Mui Ne

The main format of housing in Mui Ne in addition to hotels is beach bungalows in inexpensive beach resorts located along the beach and guest houses located on the opposite side of the road from the beach.

When is it better to go to Mui Ne

One can study and practice kitesurfing almost all year round, traditionally considered the best period is November – March (the strongest wind). The beach season traditionally lasts from October to March.

Hoi An – charming Vietnamese flavor

Hoi An is a charming little historic town on the central coast of Vietnam. It is worth going here for an authentic experience – see how Vietnam was hundreds of years ago, take a walk in the old town, ride a bike, eat delicious local food, live in charming villas, buy or sew something interesting in local shops and so on.

The beaches of Vietnam are located 4 kilometers from the city, you can get there from the city by bicycle (part of an interesting experience in Hoi An), on motorbikes or foot.

Cua Dai beach is considered one of the most picturesque and pleasant beaches of Vietnam – with white sand and slender rows of palm trees. The second beach, An Bang, is much smaller and a little further from the city (the next one to the north after Cua Dai). Between the developed parts of the beaches with beach loungers, which beach restaurants place on the sand, there is a rather long strip of wild beaches.

Who is suitable for a holiday in Hoi An

For those who want to combine cultural experience and a beach holiday.

Hoi An Housing Format

Typically, travelers choose between small urban, homestay, located in urban neighborhoods and beach hotels. If time permits, you can combine. See more here.

When is it better to go to Hoi An

The beach season in Hoi An runs from February to August. In September, the rains begin and last until November. In December – January in Hoi An it can be quite cold for swimming, but otherwise, the weather is quite comfortable, with warm and cold days mixed up.

Phu Quoc – a lazy beach holiday

Phu Quoc Island is a small tropical island in the very south of Vietnam, almost already on the border with Cambodia.

Phu Quoc is one of those areas where there’s nothing to do and you don’t want to. The days here are lazy and lazy. Typically, travelers choose their beach, rent bungalows or a villa on it, and spend most of the day relaxing on the beach, swimming, sunbathing, reading books and taking massages. In the evening – dinner on the beach or at the night market of Fukuoka 

Who is a suitable holiday on the island of Phu Quoc

Those who are looking for a relaxing beach holiday. When planning a beach vacation in Fukuoka, the main thing is to choose the right beach and accommodation.

Phu Quoc Island Housing Format

Beach bungalows and villas – the main format of housing on the island. Although there are already large hotels in Fukuoka, the preference is still to be given to the “cottage format”, since usually the beaches of such resorts have a much calmer atmosphere than near large hotels.

When is it better to go to Phu Quoc Island

The beach season on the island lasts from November to April. It was during this period on the island the most comfortable weather, and on the west coast, where the main beaches of the island are located, the sea is calm.

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