Everything you Need to Know about Nha Trang
Often called the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang has a long stretch of beautiful coastline; miles of white, sandy beaches with mountains at each end, framed by the dramatic backdrop of mountain ranges, as well as several other good beaches close by (Doc Let Beach, Dai Lanh Beach and Bai Tru Beach) and more than 19 islands (of which serene Bamboo Island is possibly the best-known).
Scuba diving and snorkeling are two very popular pastimes, thanks to clear aqua waters, an abundant underwater life and colourful coral reefs. Beaches here are any beach lover’s dream with their white sand, and many types of boat trips are available to explore the surrounding islands. A smattering of seafood eateries in the road that runs alongside the beach serve up a wide selection of seafood and shell fish, and the many cafés and bars are favourite hang-outs for tourists to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and picturesque scenery. Bicycle tours are also very popular, or you can rent a cyclo for a tour of the Cham ruins, local market and Buddhist shrines.
International brand-name hotels and resorts are mushrooming fast in this very popular beachside retreat, which already has a good choice of accommodation catering for the growing numbers of visitors flocking here in droves. These resorts equal many of their rivals in more popular destinations in the region. Nha Trang’s days as an undiscovered beach treasure is long over, and for years it has already been very popular with both Vietnamese and foreign sun-seekers. Nevertheless, it is never crowded and the atmosphere is always relaxed, jovial and fun. This, combined with its spectacular natural diversity and a moderate, warm climate for most of the year, has made Nha Trang Vietnam’s premier coastal destination.
Nha Thrang is located about 450km northeast of Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam. It has an airport with daily flights from all major cities, and it’s also easy to travel here by either bus or train from Ho Chi Minh City. From the north, it is also possible to catch a bus or train from Da Nang. With its status as Vietnam’s most popular seaside retreat, comes a big choice of hotels – something for everyone.