Located in the very southeast of Asia, Vietnam boasts a coastline of more than 3,400 km along which you will find beautiful beaches where you can indulge in relaxation and lazing around, watersports and exploration of the surroundings. Discover the best beaches of Vietnam in this Vietnam Travel Guide:
Located in Central Vietnam, Hoi An offers a great mix of culture and beachside relaxation. On one hand, its charming city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and on the other, it offers one of the best beaches of Vietnam frequented by foreigners and locals alike. Starting from dawn, it comes alive with locals who play sports before going to work. A little later, tourists come to lounge with cocktails in the shade of umbrellas and coconut palms. Then from around 4 p.m., stalls are set up and the beach turns into a peaceful crowd where vacationers, vendors and locals mingle to relax at sunset.
300 km south of Danang, lies Quy Nhon, a fairly new seaside resort with miles of deserted beaches and isolated coves, a few neighbouring islets and a great diversity of landscapes, especially if you venture inland. Today, Quy Nhon attracts a few international tourists, making it one of the best off-the-beaten-track beaches of Vietnam. So if you want to escape the noise of big cities and enjoy a moment relaxing by the beach, you will find what you are looking for here.
Further in the south of the country, the beaches are beautiful and easily accessible from Ho Chi Minh City. Nha Trang Bay is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Consisting of a long white sand beach facing a myriad of islands with many small mountains, Nha Trang is one of the best beaches of Vietnam to set off for a diving excursion. The dive teams you find there are impeccably professional, and you can admire multicoloured corals, small fish with shimmering reflections, starfish, and if you are lucky, lionfish, in these transparent waters.
Even further south, close to the charming little village of Mui Ne you will find Phan Thiet, renowned for its large beach lined with palm trees and sand dunes. Windsurfers and kite surfers will find their happiness there because the winds which sweep this part of the coast are particularly favorable for these types of watersports.
The island of Phu Quoc, in the far southwest of Vietnam, is a true paradise on earth. This seaside resort located on the largest island in Vietnam is developing at lightning speed with its luxury resorts and evening markets where you can enjoy delicious seafood. Here are some of the best beaches of Vietnam, each a different size and offering different atmospheres suitable for any type of holidaymaker.
Con Dao is a group of islands off the southeast coast of Vietnam which is considered to be the “Jewel of Vietnam”. This group of 16 islands has been protected from mass tourism due to its distance from the coast, making it the perfect place to enjoy the peace and quiet and abundance of heavenly beaches while there is still time. It's a safe bet that before long, they will appear at the top of the tourist list of must-visit beaches of Vietnam. Dream beaches, crystal clear turquoise water, an exceptional ecosystem, a seabed of a thousand colours, what better way to spend your holiday in Vietnam!