If you are having these 2 questions in your mind: (1) What are the best beaches in Vietnam?; (2) What is the idealist time to plan a beach vacation in Vietnam?
You can find your answers in this article where we share our tips on where and when is the best time for travelers to spend their beach vacation in Vietnam.
For those who cannot stand the heat of summer or the tropical rain, it is recommended to travel in January. The temperature in January is agreeable and perfect for visiting beaches in Vietnam. Keep in mind that the price for accommodations and services can be high as January is one of the peak months.
From June to August, there will be less tourists in some regions of Vietnams. Prices for accommodation will be more reasonable. Therefore, taking advantages of the low season for a beach break is not a very bad idea. However, travelers should pay close attention to the weather forecast because of the huge amount of rain fall in the summer.
Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc is a paradise island where you can really relax together and enjoy the best that nature has to offer. Whether you enjoy more dynamic activities such as reef diving, kayaking, hiking, or exploring the back roads of the island on motorbike, or whether you prefer to spend your time indulging in spa treatments, yoga, chilling out and feasting on wonderfully fresh seafood. The unspoilt island of Phu Quoc is a romantic paradise you may never want to leave!
The best time to visit Phu Quoc island is between November and March. The temperature is usually between 25 – 32 degree Celsius and the water there is quite calm and warm. Notable beaches to visit are: Long Beach, Ong Lang Beach, etc.
Con Dao island
Con Dao archipelago is 1 hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City. It is best known for its diverse ecosystem and crystal clear waters. Many colourful species of coral, endemic flora and fauna, marine turtles (Green turtles and Hawkbill turtles), dolphins and endangered dugong are all found here. Take a two – hour trek through thick forests and mangroves, past the hilltop stream to Bamboo Lagoon for a stunning view.
In general, Con Dao Island can be visited year round. The best time is between March and September. Although there could be some rains during the months, there are still a lot of sunny days for you to enjoy a beach. One of the most memorable experiences is to see turtles giving birth. Marine turtles lay about 100 eggs at a time, usually in mid-August. 40 to 60 days later the eggs hatch and the struggle to survive begins for hundreds of baby turtles.
Known as one of the best beaches in Vietnam, Nha Trang boasts an increasing number of ultra high-end luxury resorts in its spectacular bay. East to get to, yet hidden away, many of these exclusive getaways increasingly attract celebrities from all over the world.
The best time to visit Nha Trang is between March and August. Keep in mind that the weather is hotter with more humidity from April. Therefore plan ahead for a better tropical experience. During times you are not on the beach, you can enjoy the city nightlife and explore local cuisine with great seafood at a very reasonable price.
Mui Ne is a popular southern beach area, just 3.5 hours from Saigon. The best time to visit Mui Ne is between November to March, when the beaches are calm, warm and the weather is cool and breezy. There is variety of activities to enjoy, such as: swimming, kite surfing, kayaking, surfing, and even sand dunes sliding.
Phu Yen & Quy Nhon
Phu Yen is an off the beaten track destination in Central Vietnam. It’s famous for its pristine beaches, peaceful fisherman villages, glistening mini desserts, fresh seafood, and astounding natural landscapes. Several beaches in Phu Yen are not yet visited much by tourists.
Regarding the accommodation in Phu Yen, Zanier Hotels will be opening its first resort in Vietnam at Bai San Ho, Phu Yen on the second half of 2020. Surrounded by spectacular hills and lush vegetation, this discrete peninsula lies far away from the mainstream tourist paths, in the province of Binh Dinh standing out with its soul and historical authenticity. The untouched and well protected coastline unmasks an impressive coral bay.
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