Located on the eastern edge of the Indo-Chinese peninsula, Vietnam features a long coastline which is stretching over 3,200km from China in the north to Cambodia in the southwest. Especially the country benefits three different micro-climates from the north to the south, giving you dry, sunny weather all year around you come.
You can start from the north and cruise the magnificent Halong Bay before heading to the beaches in the central and the south. There are beautiful and untouched beaches in the north, but the infrastructure and transportation are still limited so far.
Nicer beach resorts are appearing along the beaches in central Vietnam, which is best to visit from March to August as the wet weather disappears. Southern beaches are best to come between October to April, where Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands are becoming drier to visit during this time of the year.
Beaches in Central Vietnam
Not only well-known for two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the imperial city of Hue and the ancient town of Hoi An, central Vietnam is featuring long coast line with long stretches of sandy beaches and nice resorts. It is a great beach destination between March and August, when the weather is dry and warm.
Just an hour flight from the capital Hanoi, you can choose to fly to Hue then drive through Danang to reach the Hoi An ancient town, or fly to Danang international airport - just 20 minutes to drive to beautiful resorts in Danang or Hoi An.
There are abundant of beach resorts locating along the coast, where the water is clear with white sand beaches such as the Banyan Tree Lang Co, Pullman Danang Beach Resort, or Fusion Maia Danang. The Banyan Tree Lang Co in the quiet Lang Co Bay is an ideal option for those looking for a top end of the luxury, while the Angsana Lang Co is recommended for family vacation.
Lang Co Beach
Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai is refined villas among upscale beachfront resorts in the area, the nearest beach from Hoi An ancient town. If you want to see the paradise in central Vietnam, then you've found it here. It is not just the wonderful hotel settings, it is the great service down to the tiniest of details.
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang Beach is one of Vietnam’s first beach resorts, and it lives up to its reputation. The city of Nha Trang is located right on the coast, whether you are staying at a small hotel in the tourist center or at a nice resort, the ocean is always less than a 15-minute walk away.
The best time to visit Nha Trang Beach is between January and September, when Nha Trang is graced with quiet bays, calm blue waters, clean white sand, and swaying palms.
As a star of the region, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on a dramatic bay that gives the feeling of an island with impressive rock formations overlooking ocean. Just 30 minutes by car and 20 minutes by speedboat, you will be awarded with the white sand beach and towering mountains setting in a remote peninsula. That is why this resort is one of our favorite hideaway.
Nha Trang Beach
While enjoying your time here, you can spend the morning with the local fishermen and learn some of the finer points of how they fish. For romantic moments, you can glide across the bay and toast to the setting sun slipping beyond the ocean.
The restaurants at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay serve international and local favorites plus East meets West specialties, and this is the only place you can eat as the resort is quiet remote.
Mui Ne Beach
Mui Ne is a beautiful beach in the coastal fishing town of Phan Thiet, and transformed into a resort destination for over 30 years. Mui Ne Beach is famous for long, palm-lined stretch of sand, and steady wind conditions that make it a top destination for windsurfing, sailing, and kitesurfing.
The best time to come is between November and April. Just around 3.5 hours by car from Saigon, so Mui Ne is a popular weekend getaway for Saigoners.
Mui Ne Beach
Our favorite resort here is Anantara Mui Ne Resort & Spa, which is just 3 minutes’ walk from the beach. It offers 5-star, luxury, beachfront accommodation amid lush tropical gardens, directly facing the Phan Thiet Bay.
Beaches on Con Dao Islands
Just less than an hour flight from Saigon, Con Dao Islands offer a true luxury and rare experience not found anywhere else in the country.
Con Dao used to be a scary island where the French imprisoned many Vietnamese patriots during the first half of the last century, but now Con Dao is home to extensive coral reefs, marine life, sandy beach resorts. It is an ideal destination for honeymooners, leisure travelers, and adventure lovers.
Six Sense Con Dao Beach
The best time to come is between February and July, when the waters are at their clearest and green turtles return to beaches to lay their eggs from mid of May through September, baby turtles hatching right through to October.
The upscale, all-villas beach Six Senses Con Dao resort is the best place to stay and enjoy the best of what Con Dao has to offer.
Phu Quoc Beach
Phu Quoc island is known for white-sand beaches and deluxe resorts, most of which are along the palm-lined southwest coast. More than half of the island is part of Phu Quoc National Park, which features mountains, dense tropical jungle, hiking trails and wildlife.
Though Phu Quoc is more known to most Vietnamese as home of fish sauces and pepper, this tear-shaped island is an amazing turquoise beach destination.
Phu Quoc Beach
The best time to come to Phu Quoc Island is between November and August. With its palm trees, white sandy beaches, and great seafood restaurants, Phu Quoc is an ideal place for honeymooners and beach lovers.
There are so many good choices to stay when you travel to Phu Quoc, such as the upscale Chen Sea Resort & Spa, the La Veranda Resort, or the eco-friendly Mango Bay Resort.