Vietnam


A 2100 mile coastline and thousands of islands provide many attractive Vietnam beaches that invite travelers to relax and enjoy the sound of the surf and the warmth of the sun. The thousands of islands, both large and small that have their own sandy beaches. Some of the Vietnam beaches are developed for tourist enjoyment with hotels and restaurants, while others offer secluded primitive beaches for daytime picnics or small group camping.



PHU QUOC

Sitting back in a hammock, looking out over the quiet surf, you may wonder why more people don’t know about Phu Quoc Island. It gets almost none of the press of those islands over in Thailand — and yet with its rugged jungle, squeaking white sands and sparkling cobalt waters, it can more than match them. Sure there are numerous island in Southeast Asia, and you’ll be surprised with this island.

If you’re already familiar with Thailand’s islands, you’ll find Phu Quoc to be a refreshing change. The sand is coarser (at least on the Long Beach side), similar to what you might see on far northern Phuket, but what makes Phu Quoc stand out is the sheer volume of totally undeveloped beach.  Bai Sao beach is gentle arc of powdery sand sweeps down to shallow, turquoise waters that are warm year-round.

When to go:

The monsoons strike the island between June and November. Avoid the rain and visit in the dry season, when temperatures hover around 30°C.

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CHINA BEACH

Vietnam’s unspoiled 30kms-long China beach was the site of US landings during the Vietnam War. Today the beach is getting more popular as a tourist destination and is one of the best spots in Vietnam to go surfing. China Beach is within cycling distance of Da Nang. It is a long beach that stretches all the way down to Cua Dai beach at Hoi An, though you will get a larger surf at China beach.

When to go:

Best time to go is from May-Oct

Getting there



NHA TRANG

Nha Trang, ‘the Vietnamese Riviera’, is Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town. It’s more lively and urban in character than other beach destinations like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc. It’s also the scuba diving center of Vietnam. It has 6 miles of splendid white sandy beach with azure water, backed by green hills and palm trees. Nha Trang Bay is amongst the world’s most beautiful bays.

When to go:

Best time to go is from May-Oct

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PHAN THIET

A few hours from Ho Chi Minh City, Phan Thiet is quickly gaining a name for itself as Southeast Asia’s next big beach destination. The beach in question is the adjoining Mui Ne lined with a growing number of boutique resorts and facilities.

When to go:

The best time to visit Phan Thiet is from September to December for surfing and from November to April for windsurfing. The sea may be quite rough in typhoon season. Other time it is warm and calm, ideal for swimming.

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