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Top 5 destinations for your Vietnam beach holiday

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Is Vietnam good for beach holidays? Of course. With a 2030-mile-long coastline and more than 3000 islands, Vietnam has a large quantity and variety of beaches that are capable of satisfying the needs of anyone. Whether you want to indulge in the comforts and conveniences of a Vietnam beach holiday, or explore uninhabited and out-of-the-ordinary places nestled along wild coasts, this wonderful country will surely amaze and delight you. Below are top 5 beaches in Vietnam which help you work on customizing your Vietnam holiday planning

If you are searching for the best Vietnam beach resorts or wondering which are the best beaches in Vietnam for holiday, here’s our pick for the top 5 destinations that will realize your seaside dream in the blink of an eye.

1. Da Nang

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Featuring splendid scenery, Da Nang is an ideal destination for those who like both culture and nature and want to balance these two factors in their trip. This is the biggest coastal city in central Vietnam, which lies halfway between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In addition to the striking Golden Bridge on Ba Na hill and other architecturally impressive bridges that cross the Han River, Da Nang is also famous for the picturesque beaches that will make your summer vacation an unforgettably pleasant experience.

The largest beach in Da Nang, My Khe is one of the most recommended locations when it comes to a perfect Vietnam beach holiday. Once listed as one of the world's six best beaches by Forbes Magazine, My Khe Beach is really admired by those who love watching sunrise or sunset while enjoying the feel of the sand between their toes. This typically tropical beach has a very long coastline with soft white sand, light wind, and green palm trees that border the turquoise waters of the ocean. It is located just 15 minutes by car from the airport, and is not far from the city center either.

Besides My Khe, Da Nang also has many other beaches that can capture your heart like the pristine Non Nuoc Beach that embraces the foot of the majestic Marble Mountains, the Xuan Thieu Beach (Red Beach) that is covered in a glorious red shade when the sun comes up, or the Nam O Beach that is incredibly attractive and dreamy…

The best time to visit Da Nang beaches is between May and October.

2. Hoi An

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Lying right next to Da Nang is the astonishing ancient town of Hoi An. As one of the most beautiful and best-preserved historic centers in Vietnam, Hoi An was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1999. This place is famous for its lovely traditional architecture, calm and relaxing atmosphere, thriving cultural life, awe-inspiring crafts and, of course, pretty beaches along a clean sea.

The most famous beach of Hoi An is Cua Dai Beach, located only 5km from the center of Hoi An – right at the convergence of three rivers Thu Bon, Truong Giang, and De Vong. This is a nice sloping beach with white sand, long coconut groves, and a spectacular view of Cu Lao Cham on a clear day. To get to Cua Dai, just fly straight to Danang International Airport and then grab a taxi, you will be there in less than 30 minutes. And if you are moving directly from Hoi An, the taxi should take 10 - 15 minutes.

In contrast to the vibrant and bustling Cua Dai, An Bang Beach and Ha My Beach have a more peaceful and tranquil beauty. If you want to find some quiet beaches in Vietnam to temporarily escape from the hustle and busy life, these two are certainly ideal destinations you shouldn't miss. Notably, Ha My Beach was voted by The Telegraph as one of the 16 most beautiful beaches in Asia.

You can visit Hoi An anytime you want to but during November, the town is regularly affected by flooding.

3. Nha Trang

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Another destination that will make your Vietnam beach holiday awesome is Nha Trang, a city located on the south-central coast of Vietnam, about 500km from the north of Ho Chi Minh City and 1250km from the south of Hanoi. Famous for its captivating islands, bays and beaches, this place is definitely heaven for anyone who enjoys exciting maritime life. Whether you want to swim around and relax on the beach or dive into the ocean and explore the fauna and flora of the seabed, Nha Trang can fulfill all of your desires.

There are many marvelous beaches you can visit in Tra Trang, for instance Doc Let Beach, Tru Beach, Hon Chong Beach, Son Dung Beach or Dai Lanh Cape… All of them are equally pristine and beguiling. Aside from the breathtakingly diverse beauty, Nha Trang beaches are also full of amusing water activities like snorkeling, sailing, kayaking or windsurfing... And if you are not really the daredevil type, feel free to sit on the seashore and watch the waves while enjoying some fresh seafood.

The climate of Nha Trang is quite hot all year round, except for the monsoon season that runs from October to December. The most appropriate time to visit this city is from April to May, when the weather is warm and the sea is calm and cool.

4. Con Dao

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Talking about which part of Vietnam has best beaches, the Central region is of course a good candidate with Da Nang, Hoi An and Nha Trang, but the Southern coast of this country is totally worth your attention too. Let’s take Con Dao for example. As one of the most famous island resorts in Vietnam, it is a fantastic destination for those who want to escape from the noisy big cities and have a great time with white sand beaches, dense forests, unique wildlife, and some of the best scuba diving in the region.

Made up of 16 big and small islands, Con Dao used to be the place that held political prisoners, but now it’s a tourism paradise with many pristine beaches and a diverse marine ecosystem. As mentioned above, it has a reputation for being the best scuba diving destination with the highest density of coral reefs all over Vietnam, so make sure to organize an excursion with the Con Dao Dive Center if you plan to visit this archipelago. There are 25 dive sites around these islands, but the conditions always vary depending on the time of year.

If you are only interested in relaxing on a sandy beach, Con Dao is still a perfect choice for you since most of its coastline is untouched by development, and you will love the towering palm trees hanging over long stretches of white sand there for sure.

The best time to visit Con Dao is during the dry season (November to February), but if you're looking to see the turtles laying eggs, just get to this place sometime between June and September. February to July is ideal for diving excursions with an average visibility of 20 - 30 meters.

5. Phu Quoc

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Besides Con Dao, Phu Quoc is another south-based island that can make you fall in love at first sight. This heart-shaped land is one of the most recommended destinations in all Beach holidays in Vietnam thanks to its brilliant turquoise sea and the mesmerizing beauty of its long beaches and pristine forests.

Phu Quoc is an island district of Kien Giang province, located 45 kilometers from the southern tip of mainland Vietnam. It is part of the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, which was recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 2006. With its beauty and tranquility, Phu Quoc undoubtedly remains one of the most fascinating destinations in Vietnam, if not the world.

There are tons of fun activities you can experience in Phu Quoc such as visiting historical sites, discovering sacred temples, taking an excursion to a national park, snorkeling at the flora-and-fauna-rich sites, or simply enjoying the sunset on one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. On this tropical island, you will find a large amusement park, a safari zoo, and world-class golf courses. It is also a shopper's paradise as well.

The best time to travel to Phu Quoc Island is from September to March each year. During this period, the weather is less rainy and the waves are calmer, which makes taking ferries from the mainland to the island way more convenient.

Vietnam weather characterizes both tropical and sub-tropical climates. Therefore, depending on you travel plan as well as traveling period that you choose suitable to tailor your own Vietnam travel itinerary. 
 

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