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Nha Trang Guide

Tran Phu Beach: How to decide

Accessible within a 40-minute drive from Cam Ranh International Airport, Tran Phu Beach is hailed as the most prominent Na Trang beach in Vietnam. The iconic Tran Phu Street, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway of Vietnam, is a beautiful seaside promenade that’s home to many beachfront resorts, budget hotels, museums, eateries and bars are lined along the street. Visitors can also enjoy a wide array of activities such as surfing, snorkelling, bicycle tours, spa treatments, meditation and yoga at Tran Phu Beach.

Who is it For:

- People looking for a busy nightlife scene
- Travellers who like to be in the centre of the action
- People who like a wide range of restaurants

What's Good:

- Lots of recreational activities by the beach
- Hotels, restaurants, and cafes cater for different budget levels
- Beach area is clean and well-maintained

What's Not So Good:

- The area can get very crowded
- Traffic can be a problem


Nha Trang Bay and Islands: How to decide

Nha Trang is surrounded by the Ninh Van Bay, Van Phong Bay, Whale Island‎, Hon Tre Island‎, and Hon Tam Island, all of which‎ are a short ferry ride away. Great for affluent travellers, these areas are dotted with luxurious resorts with easy access to iconic landmarks. For example, Vinpearl Cable Car, a sea-crossing lift system, links the mainland to a five-star resort and theme park on Hon Tre Island. Attractions include a golf course, massive water park, aquarium, amphitheatre, shopping mall, and food village.

Who is it For:

- Wealthy travellers
- Families with young children

What's Good:

- Relatively quiet and peaceful
- Child-friendly attractions are aplenty

What's Not So Good:

- Lack of budget accommodation
- Nightlife is very limited


Nha Trang City: How to decide

Nha Trang City offers very affordable accommodation options that are set within walking distances from attractions such as Po Ngar Cham Towers, Cho Dam Market, and Long Son Pagoda. Visitors can also rent a bicycle or motorcycle to get around the city, though travelling on foot is very easy here as major streets are fitted with footpaths. Tour operators are also based in the city, where you can book tours for island hopping, scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing excursions.

Who is it For:

- Backpackers and budget-conscious travellers
- History buffs

What's Good:

- Historical landmarks are within walking distances
- Restaurants cater to different budget levels
- Pedestrian-friendly streets

What's Not So Good:

- Lack of beaches
- Lack of luxury resorts and hotels

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