4 Best Vietnam Beach Tours for 2018

14 Days Vietnam Beach Images Tour

Hanoi - Duration: 14 Days/ 13 Nights
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10 Days Beach Resorts of Central & South Vietnam Tour

Ho Chi Minh City - Duration: 10 Days/ 9 Nights
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9 Days Vietnam Beautiful Beaches Tour

Ho Chi Minh City - Duration: 9 Days/ 8 Nights
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4 Days Danang Beach Break Tour

Danang - Duration: 4 Days/ 3 Nights
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Highlights

  • Visit the best of Vietnam beaches among a coastline nearly 3,500 kilometers long such as Da Nang, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Phu Quoc, etc.
  • Explore hundreds of islands as well as outstanding fresh local seafood and water sports.
  • Adventure to nearby bustling cities, visit must-see sightseeing and experience the life of local people.
  • Participating in exciting water sports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, and kayaking.

Tips

  • Most destinations have high and low seasons. By planning in advance and traveling in the low season, you can secure better rates as well as avoiding a high rate of local tourists.
  • Research about the destinations that you will visit and culture to have a basic understanding.
  • Pay attention to the weather forecast; make sure you don’t spend your vacation in stormy season.
  • Check with your local operator or tour guide to rental places for gears or equipment.
  • Bring some recyclable bags to collect all waste. Remember: ‘Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints’.
  • Prepare sunscreen, hat, umbrella and sunglasses. The hot weather may cause sunburn.

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Helpful Articles and Tips for Your Beach Vacation in Vietnam

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Tips for planning a beach holiday trip in Vietnam.

Basic information:

  • Population: about 95 million
  • Capital: Hanoi city
  • Ethnic group: 53 minorities
  • Main language: Vietnamese
  • Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND)
  • Time zone: GMT + 7
  • Country phone code: +84

 

How is beach holiday in Vietnam?

Vietnam has more than 3,400 km of coastline with beautiful stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons and tropical islands. With too many beaches to see, Vietnam is truly an ideal destination for beach lovers.

Vietnam trip gives you a wide range option for your budget, from an inexpensive trip to a luxurious experience. But overall, hotel and restaurants’ prices are fair, flights are cheap and internal transfer cost is low.

Additionally, the services in Vietnam are professional and amazing. The staffs are well-trained to best service customers and to accommodate them professionally.

The cuisine is fresh, healthy and unforgettable. As some call it “the kitchen of the world”, Vietnam restaurants will bring you and your beloved a perfect blend of all flavors (salty, sweet, sour and spicy) with balanced combination of ingredients (meat, grain, herbs and vegetables).

 

Transportation

Means of transportation in Vietnam are diverse: motorbikes, cyclos, cars, trains, cruises and airplane. Cyclos is definitely a great romantic choice for you and your beloved exploring the city. Also, travelers could travel around by renting private car with driver or using taxi. Other popular choices to travel between major cities are by train or air. At the moment, there are 10 international airports in Vietnam with regular Vietnam domestic flight route to accommodate the high traffic of travelers in Vietnam.

 

Passport & Visa

Passport must be over 6 months of validity from the travel date. If you are from a country that is required to have visa to Vietnam, please be sure that you either have visa or letter of visa on arrival, you will need to print the letter and bring with you to get on your flight and get the visa stamped at arrival airport. Learn more about Vietnam Visa exemption and application.

 

Money

USD, Euro, AUD and GBP are quite popular accepted in main cities in our countries, but travelers should change to local currency at arrival airport or at your hotel or nearby banks. Visa & Master Cards are also popular accepted at big shops at main cities. Check yourself the amount of money you are allowed to bring out of your country. Foreigners can bring US$ 5,000 to Vietnam. If the amount exceeds mentioned ones, it must be declared at arrival airport.

 

Household electricity

Popular electricity is 220 Volts/ 2-pins or 3-pins plug. It is recommended for you to bring an all-in-one travel adapter when travelling to Vietnam or any South-east Asia countries.

 

Phone and internet

Mobile phone service in Vietnam is quite cheap. Phone and internet services and facilities in Vietnam is very developed. The three major providers in Vietnam are Viettel, Vinaphone, and Mobiphone. Wifi could be accessed in most hotels, cafes, and many other facilities in developed area. Just check with the shop for their Wifi password.

 

Cuisines

Vietnam is famous for the diverse combination of healthy ingredients to make Vietnamese authentic and balance yet distinguished cuisines. For travelers, Vietnam Paradise Travel combines both local and Western food and changes menu day by day during your tour (Please note with us if you have certain inquiries, food allergies or if you request a special diet).

There is no doubt that weather is one of the most important factors for your honeymoon vacation. Due to Vietnam’s stretching geography and its diverse topography, the country spans to different climate zones. In general, the North of Vietnam is cooler and experiences 4 seasons. Central and Southern Vietnam only have two season: dry and rainy seasons.

 

Typhoon season are various in different regions of Vietnam but it mainly occur in the summer from May-October. Besides sea storms, summer is the time domestic tourists travel the most, leading to very crowded beaches. The temperatures during this time might get too hot for people not used to tropical weather. Despite those disadvantages, a Vietnam beach holiday in summer is still doable but make sure to keep updating with your local tour operator about weather condition.

 

For more info, you could check with your travel expert and read more in our Vietnam Weather blog.

 

In sum, Vietnam has such diverse climate that travelers could visit Vietnam at any time of year. Commonly, based on the length of your stay, you should plan to catch the best possible weather and places. Share your beach holiday idea with our travel experts to plan the best possible tour program and location. Furthermore, take a look at our Vietnam beach vacations & tour package 2018 for more inspiration.

Top Northern Vietnam beaches

 

Cat Ba Island, Hai Phong

Cat-Ba-Island

On Cat Ba Island, there are hundreds of large and small beaches. The most popular are Cat Co beaches due to its rich natural landscape. The beaches are wide and beautiful, fresh air and clear waters. Finished swimming, travelers could relax on sandy beaches, enjoy drinks or seafood specialties. A bonus is that Monkey Island is very closed by, tourists could take boat to visit the island. Cat Ba Island is a great choice to combine with your Halong Bay tour.

 

 

Top Central Vietnam beaches

 

Lang Co beach, Hue

Lang Co Beach is located away from the busy city life, resulting in a very peaceful and clean beach. This beach is a perfect beach for family vacation due to its clean water and low waves. Additionally the beach is surrounded by a resort that offer life guard services. This is definitely a must go to places if you are visiting Central Vietnam with your children.

 

Cua Dai beach, Hoi An

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Located at the end of Cua Dai road, Cua Dai beach is one of five Vietnamese UNESCO World Heritage Sites offering a seaside escape from the ancient streets of Hoi An. This beach has stunning palm-fringed white sand and is closed to Cham islands.

 

An Bang beach, Hoi An

An-bang-beach---Hoi-An

Situated 4 km from Hoi An ancient town, An Bang beach is an alternative for Cua Dai beach. According to many Hoi An locals, they would pick An Bang over Cua Dai for seafood because An Bang’s seafood are more reasonably priced and fresh. Besides a range of resorts and seafood restaurants, there are many water activities are swimming, paddle-boarding and surfing.

 

My Khe beach, Hoi An

My Khe Beach

My Khe beach is set in a very picturesque location with soft sand and clean water. The best thing about this beach is that it is very centrally located.

 

Non Nuoc Beach, Da Nang

Located 20 minutes of driving from Danang or Hoi An, Non Nuoc Beach features soft white sands, unpolluted water, a gentle slope and mild waves. Besides enjoying local seafood dishes, there are many sightseeing and leisure activities that travelers could do (Visiting Marble Mountains, jungle trekking, boating along Co Co river…). This is one of the most popular beach destination of travelers going to Vietnam.

 

Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh

Quy Nhon Beach

Quy Nhon is a coastal city of central Vietnam. It is known for the unspoiled vast beach Ky Co with clear emerald sea and caramel sand. Here, travelers could also visit Thap Doi Cham tower, Phuong Mai sand dunes… Additionally, fishing is the main industry in Quy Nhon, making it a great destination to go for seafood lovers.

 

 

Top Southern Vietnam beaches

 

Nha Trang beach cityNha Trang

Nha Trang is a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam known for its beaches, scuba diving and offshore islands. The 7 km long white sandy beach of Nha Trang is known as Vietnam’s Mediterranean coast. The magnificent coral seabed in Nha Trang makes it ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.

 

Mui Ne, Phan ThietMui Ne

Located 5 hours’ drive from Ho Chi Minh City, Mui Ne has 10 km of white sand beach. Mui Ne beach contains of many small private beaches and a small amount of public beach (located on Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street). There are many activities to do here such as jet skis, kayaks, SUP … In sum, Mui Ne is not an ideal beach for swimming, but perfect for wind sports since it is breezier here, especially from September to February.

 

Vung Tau beach city

Vung Tau

Vung Tau is a remarkably civilized-looking city with ocean on three sides: Front Beach, Back Beach and Pineapple Beach. Front Beach is shape like a crescent and lined with coconut trees but the water is not very clean because of nearby offshore drilling. Back Beach is the most popular beach in Vung Tau. Pineapple Beach is the smallest beach in Vung Tau but it is well-known for cleaner calm water and idyllic sunsets.

 

Phu Quoc Islandphu-quoc-2

Phu Quoc is a very mountainous and densely forested island. It is famous for many beautiful beaches in Vietnam as well as offering the best seafood in the country (also the best Fish sauce and high quality peppers). It was voted as the cleanest and most beautiful beaches in the world by ABC News.

 

 

Read more about: Top 3 Beaches in the South of Vietnam 2018

Fresh seafood

Seafood

Vietnamese cuisine is well-known for its variety of well-balance food with a harmonious blend of flavors. This idea also is carried out in the way Vietnamese makes seafood. Not only fresh seafood but travelers could enjoy many other famous Vietnamese dishes (Pho noddle, seafood roll…).

 

City tour

There are many sightseeing in major cities of Vietnam. Travelers in their free time could go on half day or full day city tour to explore the history, culture, and local’s lifestyle of beautiful Vietnam. In the north, travelers could visit Hanoi, the capital as well as ancient city of Vietnam, or visit nearby handicraft village such as Bat Trang Pottery village or Van Phuc Silk village. In central area of Vietnam, travelers could visits royal Hue city, major port Danang city or world heritage ancient Hoi An town. In the south, travelers could visit the “eternal spring” Dalat city or bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Check out more ideas for full day city tour or multiple-destinations tour in Vietnam.

 

 Halong or Mekong cruise

Halong Bay is known for another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam. A day cruise or over night cruise at Halong Bay in the middle of crystal blue waters scattered with limestone peaks surely is a memorable experience for visitors. On the other hand, Mekong Delta is a vital ecosystem of the region. Cruising on Mekong Delta and exploring many attractions on the way such as floating markets, flower or fruit orchards, temples and pagodas… is a great combination with your beach holiday.

 

Visit temples and pagodas

Vietnam has many temples and pagodas that worship Eastern entities and reflect the belief as well as the philosophy of Easterners. If your interests are philosophy, religions, or spiritual subjects, you should visit the temples and pagodas in Vietnam. Many famous and beautiful spiritual constructions are Perfume pagoda, One pillar pagoda, Thien Mu pagoda, Linh Ung pagoda, Linh Phuoc pagoda, Van Hanh pagoda…

 

Souvenir shopping

Local souvenir could be a great source to reflect one country’s culture and history as well as souvenir shopping is a great activities if your tour time is restricted. Vietnam is famous for its handicraft products, hence, some souvenir ideas for visitors are: straw hat, tradition dress Ao Dai, silk, bamboo and wooden products, lacquer ware…