Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nha Trang, Vietnam: Beach Review

Nha Trang wasn’t on our original Vietnam itinerary, but along the way we got the desire to relax at the beach.    In Vietnam, a few places come to mind when you think “beach” – Mui Ne, Phu Quoc, and Nha Trang.   We’d just heard a dismal review of Mui Ne from fellow travelers and Phu Quoc is an island, making it a bit more difficult/expensive to get to.  So, that settled it…we would go to Nha Trang.

We’d been told Nha Trang’s municipal beach was not just the best in Vietnam, but one of the best in the world.  We spent 2 nights here and we didn’t do much but sit on the beach and eat good food.

So, what did we think of the beach? Watch my video for a full review.

Travel Tip #1:  You can find cheap, nice accommodation in Nha Trang.  We stayed at the Ruby Hotel in a private/ensuite room for $11 total per night for two people.  The room was large and clean and it was only a 5 minute walk to the beach.  We booked through Hostelworld.

Travel Tip #2:  Travel at night.  We arrived in Nha Trang by night bus from Hoi An.  Arriving at 6am, we had a full day to relax.   Departing, we took a 10pm train to Ho Chi Minh City.  Again, we had a full day to enjoy the beach.  Our hotel was even kind enough to let us use a room to shower and change before our travels.  This made our stay in Nha Trang feel longer and more relaxed.

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