Beach getaways in Vietnam

Yes, Vietnam also has several good beaches


If you are into beach life, palm trees and white beaches, then southern Vietnam is a good alternative to the well-known holiday spots in Thailand.

Vietnam is probably not the first country you think of when you dream of white bounty beaches, palm trees and turquoise water on a cold autumn day in Denmark.

Hoi An Beach

But with more than 3,000 km of coastline, there is actually something for everyone who wants beaches as part of their next trip.

Go on a Beach Getaways in Vietnam

While the beaches of Nha Trang, Hoi An and Da Nang have a reputation that has reached Europe, you might want to look even more southerly if you love exotic beaches.

Nha Trang Beach

Mui Ne Beach

Only 5 hours drive from Ho Chi Minh City’s noisy streets, you’ll find the fishing village of Mui Ne.

The city, despite an increasing number of beach resorts, has managed to maintain its charm.

While the beaches here were discovered by the adrenaline junkies who constantly seemed to be looking for the perfect wave on their surfboards, several Vietnamese and foreign guests have followed in their footsteps.

Mui Ne Beach

A nice selection of fancy resorts right next to the beach, but you also find the bungalow for the low-budget traveler.

The area offers tremendous red and white sand dunes that generate the paradoxical feeling that you are in a desert, while in the distance you can still see the sea.

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Phan Thiet Beach

There are also beaches at the nearby main town of Phan Thiet. A fishing village known for making the popular fish sauce Nuoc Mam, which is used for cooking, as well as the harbor with the picturesque ships. A wonderful place to relax.

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Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc Island is still in the shade of the major seaside resorts in central and southern Vietnam, which is odd as the island offers some of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.

Phu Quoc Island

Just an hour’s flight from Ho Chi Minh City or 2.5 hours of sailing from the Mekong Delta, you’ll land in the middle of a paradise with great snorkeling and diving opportunities.

Not to mention the “laid-back” atmosphere that quickly crawls under your skin.


Most of the island is a national park, which accounts for about 50% of the island, the rest is covered with an overwhelming number of pepper plants and long white beaches.

The most famous beach is Long Beach, and although the road network has expanded considerably in recent years, the charming dirt roads still exist as an open invitation to a beach adventure.

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Whether you choose Mui Ne or Phu Quoc Island, beach life can be combined with sightseeing tours, the famous Vietnamese cuisine and a price level that means more opportunities than limitations.


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Artiklen er opdateret d. 4. juni 2020