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Your Vietnam Beach Holiday Guide

Lang Co in central Vietnam

You may not have thought of Vietnam as a beach holiday destination, but after reading this, we’re sure you’ll agree that it’s the perfect place for enjoying sun, sand and sea.

As beach holiday destinations go, Vietnam perhaps isn’t the obvious choice. However, the country’s beaches are beautiful enough to rival those of the more famous Thailand resorts, and there are plenty that haven’t yet been spoiled by high-rise resorts and an influx of western travellers. In this guide, we’ve included popular Vietnamese beach resorts alongside less frequently visited beaches that enable you to get away from the tourist traps. Mekong river tours
1. HUE

Beautiful Thuan An Beach lies 14km from Hue, and it’s a chance for you to see one of the less developed beaches. It’s particularly popular as a day trip from the former capital and is home to the Ana Mandara Hue beachfront resort.
Best time to go: February to July

2. LANG CO

Lang Co in central Vietnam

Lang Co in central Vietnam

Though not an island, Lang Co in central Vietnam enjoys a tropical island vibe thanks to its vivid blue lagoon and soft sandy beaches. Favoured by the locals, it’s a good place for those wanting to escape the tourist trail.
Best time to go: February to July

3. DANANG

Da Nang may be the third largest city in Vietnam, but that doesn’t mean its beaches are anything to be sniffed at. China Beach – also known as Non Nuoc Beach – is the place to go; this rapidly expanding beach resort was used as a relaxation destination for American soldiers during the Vietnam War, and now plays host to major hotel chains and Asia’s first spa inclusive hotel – the Fusion Maia.
Best time to go: February to August

4. HOI AN

Hoi An’s main beach, Cua Dai, lies 5km from the city’s atmospheric Old Town, and is a great place to swim and relax. Palm trees provide welcome shade, and food is in plentiful supply from vendors on the beach and the many restaurants that boast beachside dining. Watersports such as kayaking and jet skiing are available. Hotel choices are plentiful on the beach and in the UNESCO protected town. All round Hoi An provides the perfect combination of beach, culture, dining and shopping.
Best time to go: February to August

5. NHA TRANG

This is the most well established Vietnamese beach holiday destination and is the place to go scuba diving. The beautiful bay around which Nha Trang is centred is home to many high-rise resorts which give the place a more urban vibe, but it’s easy to escape the party atmosphere at out of town low-rise villa resorts north or south of the city.
Best time to go: February to August

6. MUI NE

Mui Ne Anantara beach

Mui Ne Anantara beach

Set on a seductive swathe of sand, Mui Ne is an absolute charmer with swaying palms and towering dunes. Get pummelled on the beach by a masseur or pummelled by the waves with some water sports – this place blends action and inertia to perfection.

Best time to go: November to April

7. CON DAO

The Con Dao islands have been protected from over-exposure by their isolated location off the coast. Enjoy it while it lasts, with their smattering of resorts and an overdose of idyllic beaches, as this is sure to be the next big thing in Vietnamese beaches.
Best time to go: November to April

8. PHU QUOC

Simply the most beautiful island in Vietnam, Phu Quoc is liberally sprinkled with picture-perfect white sand beaches and cloaked in dense, impenetrable jungle. Long Beach is sophisticated, Ong Lan Beach romantic, and Bai Sao simply irresistible.
9. HO COC
Vung Tau to Phan Thiet is almost one long beach, but much of it remains mercifully inaccessible to the masses. Sample its potential with a retreat to Ho Coc, a glorious sandbar about midway along this stretch.

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