Vietnam, the easternmost country of Southeast Asia is frequently visited by tourists, mostly backpackers from countries all over the world. It shares borders with many important countries including China, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.
Vietnam’s capital city is Hanoi and the language spoken throughout the country is Vietnamese. Although Ho Chi Min City and Hanoi are the two major entry points for Vietnam, cities like Hoi An as well as coastal regions like Da Nang, Nha Trang and Ha Long Bay are extremely popular amongst the tourists. Furthermore, Vietnamese beaches are popular spots where both locals and tourists arrive, to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. When you visit Vietnam you will discover that no two beaches in the country are the same. Let’s acquaint you with the top 4 of them.
Ha Long Bay’s Cat Ba Island
Counted amongst the several islets that constitute the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay, a trip to the Cat Ba Island is there on almost every tour operator’s list of offerings. A large majority of people take a standard bus plus ferry from Hanoi to Halong bay, in order to reach this destination. Although the island offers all common tourist facilities like bars, restaurants and hotels, there are some really neat and clean sandy beaches towards its eastern coast. The Cat Co Three and Cat Co One beaches are linked together through a cliff-facing pathway, making for an excellent place to indulge in daytime strolls. On the other hand, there are plenty of chalets and bungalows at the Cat Co Two beach, perfect to enjoy some romantic getaways.
Phu Quoc Island’s Long Beach
Long beach is actually a 20 km long coastal stretch on the Phu Quoc Island in Vietnam. The place has a good number of bars, café’s, restaurants and resorts offering breath-taking views of the sunset. Regardless of many tourists arriving at the speech, it is relatively pristine with soft sands and many trees, making it an ideal location for swimming and sunbathing. Although it is best to navigate this beach on foot, you should hire a bike or a motorcycle to explore its pearl farms and fishing villages on the southern end. Here are 10 major reasons why you should visit this secret paradise island!
Phan Thiet’s Mui Ne Beach
This beach spans over a 15 km area comprising of rock-free waters and sandy beaches, with a conventional fishing village on its south and luxurious resorts at its northern end. The beach receives a great multitude of tourists keen on enjoying some water sports. However, the most commonly indulged in activity at Mui Ne Beach is kite surfing. The best time to enjoy kite surfing here is between the November and March months, when there are strong winds and sunny skies.
Binh Dinh Province’s Quy Nhon Beach
Essentially a tourist-free seaport town, Quy Nhon attracts a large number of seasoned travellers as well as locals interested in some good time at the beach, away from the crowds. Nestled inside a secluded bay, Quy Nhon beach has lush-green mountains surrounding it, with soft sands and pristine waters making it a pretty good place to swim and sunbathe.