Adventurous watersports and enjoyable outdoor activities are the best things to do when it comes to beach trips. The following are the most suitable destinations for your best beach holidays in Vietnam.
1. Nha Trang Monkey Island – Wildlife observation
Monkeys on the island (Source: Google)
Located about 15 kilometers far from Nha Trang City, Nha Phu Bay is a romantic paradise where you can have the best beach holidays in Vietnam. Among all of the islands, Hon Lao is the most eminent one. It is often compared to a sparkling emerald in the middle of the ocean.
However, its most impressive feature is 1,200 monkeys living on the island. This is why the local citizens usually call it the Monkey Island instead of Hon Lao. Also, it is one of the interesting characteristics that make the island attractive and vivid in the tourists’ mind.
For those who would love to observe the wildlife as well as the habitat of the monkey, this island will be perfect. There are two species there, one of which is Macca Rhesus and the other is Macaca Fassicularit. Both of them have been tamed so they are extremely friendly to travelers.
Especially, all of them are under the control of a handsome and muscular male monkey – the Monkey King. It is easy to travel to the island. You can get there either by taxi or by motorcycle.
2. Son Tra Peninsula – Swimming and Snorkeling
Son Tra Peninsula (Source: Google)
Swimming and snorkeling are two of the most common watersports in Danang City. And the best place for these activities is Son Tra Peninsula. It is regarded as a fascinating journey end with untouched natural landscapes, diverse ecosystem, and extraordinary floristic composition.
To have a snorkeling tour and contemplate the coral reefs, you need to use the service provided by the local people in the peninsula. You can tell your hotel receptionist to contact one of them. Otherwise, you can look for them yourself because there will be signboards showing the snorkeling location on the way to the peninsula.
This service takes about 200,000 to 300,000 dongs/person ($8.57-$12.85). An instructor will take you to the position of the coral reefs and explain some safety regulations. For first-time travelers, he will be massively useful.
After gazing upon the multi-shaped corals, you can feel free to swim and play with sand. If you are hungry, the restaurants close to the beach have fresh and incredibly flavorful seafood. There is nothing cheerier than having a cup of beer while enjoying a roasted cuttle-fish.
3. Con Dao Island – Scuba-diving
Scuba-diving (Source: Google)
Another place for coral-reef-lovers that is recommended by various experienced travelers is Con Dao Island. It is also said to be one of the most excellent places for scuba-diving and best beach holidays in Vietnam. Tourists will have relaxing moments discovering the ocean and contemplating the marine creatures.
The most suitable destinations for scuba-diving on Con Dao Island is Hon Bay Canh Island, Con Son Bay, Hon Tai Island, and Hon Cau Island. Furthermore, it is suggested to visit this island from March to September. Because the sea water and the waves during this time of a year are clearer as well as smoother than the other times, you will have an opportunity to take a closer look to the coral reefs.
Most hotels on the island provide scuba-diving services. Hence, you should ask your receptionist if you want to join in a tour. Or you can contact several agencies yourself, such as Con Dao Explorer or Rainbow. The price for this activity is about 500,000 dongs/person.
4. Mui Ne Town – Sand-sliding
Sand-sliding (Source: Google)
The Sand Dune of Mui Ne is located in Mui Ne Town, which is about 20 kilometers far from Phan Thiet City. It is about 50 square-hectares and becoming a captivating spot for both international and domestic travelers.
The sand there looks as if it was a desolate desert sparkling under the sun. The strange-looking sandbank changes its shapes and colors all the time. It can be white in the early morning and yellow in the afternoon. But in the sunsets, it turns to deep red. The most amusing activity that you can do on the Sand Dune is sand-sliding.
You and your friends can go to any dune that you like and enjoy the thrills by sliding down from the top to the bottom. Several local people will be there and provide you with a board, which takes about 10,000 dongs (43 cents). They will play an important role in showing how to slide as well.
At first, it will be a little frightened when you slide down. Nevertheless, once getting used it, you will see that it is incredibly fun and entertaining.
5. Ninh Chu Beach – Kitesurfing
Kitesurfing (Source: Google)
Ninh Chu Beach is not only a wonderful spot for not only best beach holidays in Vietnam but also kitesurfing tours. You will have a chance to try this famous sport when visiting the camps of amateur kite-surfers.
There will be a great number of kite-surfing lovers there who come from different countries, such as France, America, Australia, and Russia. According to their reviews, Ninh Chu Beach is perfect for this sport due to the small waves, shallow seabed, and strong winds. These are excellent conditions for a kite-surfer to practice new techniques without injuring themselves.
If you are brand new to kitesurfing, it is suggested to hire a professional coach from the camps. It takes about 1 million dongs/hour ($45) but he will show you every move. And when you are already accustomed to the board and the speed, it will take only 50,000 dongs ($2.14) for other amenities, such as the changing room or the beach lounger couch.
Although kitesurfing is dangerous when you look, it is safer than you think. The ground is that the kite will never take you too high. And even if you trip, you will fall down to the water. The only three things that you need are a strong arm, a brave heart, and good swimming skills.