Nha Trang Travel Guide : Attractions, beaches, when to go, what to do and to see

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With a range of 7 km long white sand and turquoise sea with impressive seabed, Nha Trang has since become a must for all lovers of water sports and beach holidays in Vietnam. With Halong Bay and the Bay of Lang Co (Hue), this destination is also part of the club of the most beautiful bays in the world and is one of the most beautiful in Southeast Asia’s beaches.

The beach not only attracts Vietnamese visitors but also many worldwide travelers and that is why, some say Nha Trang is the Vietnamese St. Tropez . Indeed, one can not deny that during the high tourist season (from April to late July), the beach is often “packed” of tourists that stretch in the sun on a towel in search of a tanned skin, and that surround bars, pizzerias and pubs also appear “complete”. However, we also can not overlook the beauty and attraction of this destination. So when traveling to Nha Trang? How to get  there ? What to do, what to eat and where to visit in this city ? We invite you to discover Nha Trang area by fantastic trip !

Nha Trang Travel Guide : Attractions, beaches, when to go, what to do and to see
Nha Trang Travel Guide : Attractions, beaches, when to go, what to do and to see

When traveling to Nha Trang?

With an average temperature of 26 ° C, Nha Trang is an ideal destination to enjoy a beach holiday in Vietnam. This bay knows two main seasons:

The short rainy season lasts only four months, from mid-September to mid December. It rains a lot and there are sometimes big storms in October and November. You will then recommend going during this period.

The long dry season is from December to the end of August, during which, in the months of December and January, it is colder and the weather is often gray. From the month of February, the sun comes out and the sky begins to unravel.

The best time to travel to Nha Trang so really starting from April until mid September. If you like to surf, the best season to be the months from December to March. While diving, the best time is late April to late August

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How to get to Nha Trang?

You can get to Nha Trang by several different means of transportation:

By plane:

Several domestic and international flights are available to go to Cam Ranh Airport in Nha Trang from Ho Chi Minh City (45 minutes), Hanoi (in 90 minutes), Danang and from Incheon (Korea) and Vladivostok (the Russia). From the airport, taxis and a system of shuttle buses connect the airport to the city center of Nha Trang. The trip takes about thirty minutes and you can admire a beautiful view of the sea.

By train:

The train is also quite comfortable, cheap and ideal for independent travelers who want to travel and see the land of Vietnam. You can come to Nha Trang from Hanoi (24 hours), Ninh Binh (26 hours), Hue (12 hours), Danang (10 hours) and Ho Chi Minh City (9:00). This is an authentic attempt at least once during your trip to Vietnam .

By bus:

Especially with Open Tour tickets, many companies perform journeys to and toward Qui Nhon (5:00), Mui Ne (5:00), Ho Chi Minh City (9:00), Dalat and Danang / Hoi An (12 hours). Night buses are very comfortable berths.

What to do and see in Nha Trang?
What to do and see in Nha Trang?

What to do and see in Nha Trang?

Beaches in Nha Trang and surroundings:

Nha Trang has beautiful beaches in the city center and surroundings, Known as one of the most beautiful seaside resorts in Vietnam, Nha Trang beach is really beautiful: it must keep in mind the fine sand and soft and the glorious turquoise waters. Unfortunately, the beaches in the city center (including the Tran Phu) are concrete and skirted by the road and hotels.

To find the charm and tranquility of the city, you are advised to take a motorbike or taxi to go a little further to the north or south of Nha Trang and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere:

Long Beach (Bai Dai), located approximately 25 kilometers south of Nha Trang, is 17 km from and virtually, it’s a deserted beach. This is a great place for surfing from December to March. This beach is popular with tourists not only for its authenticity, but also for its seafood restaurants . What’s better than enjoying some shrimp feet in the sand!

Hon Tre Island (Bamboo Island): Located just 15 minutes by boat from the city center, Hon Tre is the largest island in the bay of Nha Trang. Since 2007, the island is connected to the city center by a cable in addition shuttles made ​​by ferries and speedboats system. This large island attracts many tourists, especially from Asian travelers, the center of attraction Vinpearl Land, which is described as “Disneyland of Vietnam.”

Hon Tam Island: Accessible by boat from Cau Da, is also a must on a trip to Nha Trang. On this beautiful island is a beautiful resort, the Hon Tam Resort. Its bungalows are nestled on a hillside, beachfront also with a series of small huts and lounge chairs to rent for the day. The resort also offers guests to spend the night in tents to enjoy the beautiful beach.

Hon Ba Island: This is not an island but a mountain. It is situated at 1500m and 40km in Suoi Dau. This is the place that was chosen by the French doctor Alexandre Yersin to install its biological research laboratory associated with a weather station. When the weather is good, at the top of Hon Ba, one can see Nha Trang, sea and coastal villages. The natural spectacle along the road to Hon Ba Nha Trang is very appealing.

Hon Lao Island (Monkey Island): Located 2.4 km from Nha Trang, this island offers tourists extraordinary seaside experience. With an area of 35 hectares, the Monkey Island offers many activities distractions like kayaking, ride on an ostrich, karting or paintball. About 1,200 monkeys live on this island. They are relatively shy in front of the tourists, but do not hesitate to steal anything that looks like food and this at a record pace.

Mieu Island: Otherwise known as Tri Nguyen, the island is popular with tourists and known for its natural aquarium at sea, in which study and protect different species of rare fish.

Water activities in Nha Trang

Diving and snorkeling in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is the flagship destination of Vietnam to snorkel. Between April and July, when the sea water is clear enough for good visibility of 10 to 30 meters, it is possible to observe live corals and plenty of fish.

Surfing in Nha Trang

The best time for surfing in Nha Trang is between December and the end of March. You can rent boards at Waves WaterPorts near the famous Sailing Club and head to the beach Bai Dai. To regain strength, there is no such thing as 17 km of beach and waves, almost anyone, and good restaurants of seafood. A good plan not to be missed!

Unable to leave the “local Saint-Tropez ” without a boat known as the Boat Trip. A real boat trip with karaoke live on the boat, cosmopolitan group landed after two hours of sailing between the islands of the Bay of Nha Trang. Snorkeling mask and snorkels provided, around the floating cocktail bar, a sweet wine you will quickly turn his head …

Seafood, rice and spring rolls are prepared by the crew for lunch on the boat. For digestion nothing like a concert organized by the crew, follows an international karaoke, super atmosphere … In good humor and a good laugh after a stop on an island built to try to canoeing, parasailing, or simply rest in the shade of a palapa. Return to Nha Trang, the crew invites you to discover and taste many exotic fruits: dragon fruit, pineapple, mango, banana, and even the dreaded durian fruit tasty despite its smell of old cheese!

The spa at Thap Ba, a point of interest for all travelers to Nha Trang

Spa Thap Ba: The tourist center of the Thap Ba Hot Spring is located at No. 25 rue Ngoc Son Ngoc Hiep district, city of Nha Trang. The center offers visitors a variety of services, please note: Mud VIP Spa, invigorating thermal baths with herbs flowers at Tien Sa, hot mineral pool, pool of cold mineral water, therapeutic massages …

Ba Ho Falls (means “three lakes): Ba Ho Falls – a breathtaking biodiversity, where you can climb to the top of huge rocks and swim in the cool water. To reach different levels, it takes a lot of climbing. Narrow crevices in the rocks and boulders are big challenges. Water can be overcome by swimming. It really is more than exciting to walk without security directly on the edge of a deep ravine.

Snorkeling allows you to find many species of fish, many of whom were not found until now in the literature. And that’s not all. It will make you even find other great deals in Nha Trang in our next article!

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