Nha Trang’s 6km long, white sandy beach is widely regarded as the best in Vietnam and is the destination’s biggest draw for many backpackers in need of some ‘beach R & R’ after exploring the country’s busy towns and cities. It’s the nearest you’ll get to your stereotypical ‘beach holiday’ in Vietnam, complete with the tourist touts and sellers. After a few days sunbathing on the beach, many backpackers take boat cruises for the day to explore the surrounding coast line and go swimming or snorkelling in the clear waters. Nha Trang is also becoming more popular amongst scuba divers.
Where to Stay in Nha Trang.“Mini-hotel alley” at 64 Tran Phu: Tucked down an alleyway not far from the beach and the nightlife, this is where you’ll find a number of cheap guesthouses and hostels. Most rooms here are less than $15 USD a night and usually have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning.
Things to do in Nha TrangWallow in Mud:
Just outside of town, you can visit Nha Trang’s famous ‘mineral mud baths,’ which are a popular day’s getaway for backpackers. Thap Ba Hot Springs and Mud baths charge around 50,000 Dong for entry and use of their swimming pools and waterfall, while the mud comes at an extra cost of around 100,000. Look out for packages which include a massage too and really spoil yourself…