The best beaches in Vietnam have attracted visitors with their irresistible qualities and scenic coastal retreats. For years, the natural wonders of Halong Bay and the rich history of Ho Chi Minh City have been some of the biggest attractions in the country. Today, the best Vietnamese beaches hardly go unnoticed. A large majority of […]
Vietnam beaches haven’t been a primary destination until more recent years. These days, any beach lover traveling around South East Asia should surely drop in for a sampling of the region’s finest beaches. Clandestine coves, warm lagoons, fine white sand, and ocean expanses dotted by tropical islands are in store off Vietnam’s almost 2,200-mile coast. The country hugs the eastern border of Laos and Cambodia, two more South East Asian countries acclaimed by travelers from around the globe—and two additional destinations with plenty of beautiful beaches.
Vietnam’s entire east coast lines the South China Sea along with the north’s Gulf of Tonkin and the Mekong Delta on the southern tip, which wraps around touching the most southerly stretches of the Gulf of Thailand. From the enticing beach town of Nha Trang in the southeast to weather-wise Mui Ne in Phan Thiet, there is always sunny spot to migrate to from August through December.
Anyone with pampering resorts on the mind would do well with a visit to the Hoi An area, anywhere between Hoi An and nearby Dalat, a region midway along the east coast, stretching about fifteen miles long, and featuring numerous top-rated beaches including famous China Beach and Cua Dai Beach, one of the best Vietnam beaches around.
Island lovers will enjoy a backdrop reminiscent of Thailand three decades ago at Vietnam beaches on the Cham Islands. No hotels exist, but that’s part of the enduring charm. Hop a 45-minute ferry to Hon Lao, one of eight Cham Islands. The diving center offers scuba and snorkeling trips and the island’s lone guest house and camping facility offer guests options for overnight stays.