15 Top Destinations in Vietnam

The 15 best resorts in Vietnam.

Exotic and distant Vietnam has long been a familiar vacation destination for Russians. More and more tourists prefer it to overworked European routes and busy resorts of Egypt and Turkey. The central and southern parts of the country are the most attractive for recreation, where the season lasts all year round and the nature is always pleasing with its picturesque landscapes.

Less known to the general traveler is the north of the country and the provinces, located in the mountains. It is there people who prefer interesting and unusual routes and want to learn more about the culture and traditions of the Vietnamese. Perhaps in the near future, these places will still experience an influx of tourists, but so far they retain the special charm of hidden corners.

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Nha Trang

The main resort of Central Vietnam with a fairly comfortable (in contrast to the south of the country) climate and lower humidity. Its tourist area consists of a few streets along the ocean, and the coastal zone with beaches, then begins regular Vietnamese small town with a corresponding flavor: small houses, shops, noisy markets. The most luxurious hotels are located right by the sea, the city hotels with a more democratic price tag are located 2-4 lines.


Phan Thiet

A resort area of South Vietnam, which has gained popularity in just a few years. The city itself has little appeal to tourists because of the lack of significant attractions. However, the 40-kilometer coast, which begins beyond there, has a huge potential – it is actively built up with large hotel complexes and beach hotels.


Mui Ne

A fishing village and popular resort located northeast of Phan Thiet. Villages are connected by a scenic highway that stretches along the shore of the South China Sea. Mui Ne is loved by kite and windsurfing enthusiasts. Tourist area of the village is a series of hotels, restaurants, souvenir stores, buried in the bright tropical flowers and greenery. The resort is especially popular with Russians.



An island resort, located just 15 km from the coast of Cambodia. Its inner area consists of impenetrable jungle, the coast – the paradise oases, covered with a smooth layer of sand and palm groves. Tourists vacationing in Phuococ can diversify their vacation with excursions to the protected areas, scuba diving, boat trips or trips to Vietnamese restaurants.



Located on a mountain plateau at an altitude of about 1500 meters, so it has a very different climate than the hot coast. The city was built by the French in an effort to escape the debilitating tropical heat. Perhaps that is why it resembles the French Alps. The main thing that attracts tourists here – the magnificent nature, French colonial architecture and local spas. One of the main attractions – house-hotel Crazy House, which resembles the dwelling of the fairy-tale forest king.

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Although Vungtau and Ho Chi Minh City are separated by almost 100 km of road, it is quite a popular resort among the residents of the southern capital of Vietnam. Therefore, the beaches are even more crowded than the bathing areas on the Black Sea coast. You can go here all year round, but the most comfortable time – from May to November, in the winter in Vungtau blows pretty strong winds, although the water does not cool below +26 ° C.



A small island in Halong Bay (North Vietnam). There is a national park, a few beaches, picturesque natural attractions and well-developed tourist area. From Catba convenient to go for a walk on the bay, which is used by many tourists. This resort is not a beach resort, rather, it is suitable for quiet contemplation of nature, walks by sea and land, as well as watching the measured and unhurried life of the Vietnamese.


Hoi An

The resort is more like a Chinese city because of its original architecture. It is located a few dozen kilometers from Da Nang in central Vietnam. Although the city is considered a beach resort, the greatest interest is still the historical center, which is included in the list of UNESCO. In Hoi An has many ancient temples, museums with interesting and valuable collections as well as old houses.


Da Nang

A major port and resort in Central Vietnam, famous for its luxurious beaches which attract thousands of tourists from all over the world. Da Nang skillfully combines the features of a business center and a comfortable place for recreation with modern entertainment and decent infrastructure. There are enough five-star hotels, diving and kitesurfing schools, trendy restaurants, clubs, shopping centers.


It is located in a mountainous area among picturesque waterfalls and terraced fields. It can be reached by train from Hanoi. At the beginning of XX century there was built resort for soldiers of the French army, in 1917 opened the first tourist bureau. The city developed until the middle of the century, but then fell into decline because of the endless wars. Only in the 1990s, the first foreign travelers could come to Sapa.



A small resort town in the Gulf of Tonkin, which became famous because the French built their luxurious villas here. Today this place is visited mostly by the Vietnamese, as it has not yet acquired international popularity. In Shamshon there is a 10-kilometer beach. As a rule, the water temperature is not higher than +23 ° C at the warmest time, so the bathing season does not last all year.



A small and quiet town, which many tourists can even seem boring. The fact that its main and almost the only attraction are Cham towers of IX-XIII centuries, there is nothing else to see. But still, if you go for a beach holiday, it is impossible to be disappointed. The resort is suitable for couples with children and travelers who are not thrilled with noisy entertainment.

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Long Hai

A year-round resort with a comfortable temperature of +26°C to +31°C, so tourists do not feel the exhausting tropical heat typical for cities in the southern part of the country. Long Hai is valued for its excellent beaches, suitable climate, clear water, and thermal springs with therapeutic muds. In the vicinity of the city there are amazing natural sites: the island of Can Zo, underground tunnels Dia Dao, caves Minh Darm.



As a resort, Kialo began to develop in the 1990s. Of course, it was first tested by local tourists and only then the first foreigners came here (but their number is still small). The main beach Kyalo is covered with sparkling white sand, the water is clear and clean – this place is considered almost the best in Vietnam for sunbathing and water procedures.


Cam Ranh

It is better known as a former military base and the city where the airport is located, where tourists arrive to continue to the resort towns. Around Cam Ranh there are picturesque mountains and rice paddies, there is also a long sandy beach. The town clearly lacks the attention of travelers, of course – because just 50 km away is hyped Nha Trang. But the tourism infrastructure is gradually coming to these places.

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Where to go on vacation in Vietnam

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At which resorts in Vietnam you can have a good vacation? Let’s try to understand, considering the most popular tourist destinations of the country.

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Nha Trang

Are you looking for good infrastructure and beach vacations? Then the best resort to go on vacation in Vietnam is Nha Trang. The beaches are well maintained and equipped, although not paradise: almost everywhere the sand is yellow and coarse, and the bottom is uneven. Sometimes there are strong waves, and holidaymakers with children go where there are shallow and beautiful beaches with white sand (Paragon, Zoklet, etc. – read more about the best beaches in Nha Trang).

Когда ехать. Лучше всего отдыхать в Нячанге весной и летом . С октября начинается сезон дождей — дуют сильные ветры, и море волнуется. Зимой бывает некомфортно из-за волн, но они есть не всегда. Мы отдыхали именно зимой — это прекрасное время для экскурсий и поездок по окрестностям! Узнайте о погоде в Нячанге зимой >>

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Nha Trang city beach. Rice fields on the road to Yang Bay Park on the outskirts of Nha Trang.

Cam Ranh

Cam Ranh is a small seaside village located in the bay of the same name. The most famous beach is Bai Zai, here often comes from neighboring Nha Trang.

The beach is only 30 meters wide, but very long, with fine sand and a gentle entrance. There are restaurants and hotels on the beach, you can rent a deck chair with an umbrella and water skiing.

When to go. The climate is the same as in Nha Trang, so come in spring and summer.

Reach for the sky. Standing with a friend on the shore of the South China Sea. Bai Zai Beach, Cam Ranh.


Where to go in Vietnam if you want a quiet beach vacation? Phu Quoc Island is a quiet resort, a center of diving and snorkeling. Beautiful beaches, interesting underwater world, the clearest water and a warm climate. The infrastructure is actively developing, but there is no nightlife, and there are few attractions. Although we know a few secret places that will not leave you indifferent.

Когда ехать. Сезон длится с ноября по март , когда не слишком жарко. Самые знойные месяцы — с апреля по июнь, а с июля по сентябрь льют дожди. Мы прожили на Фукуоке весь январь и встретили там Новый год — было солнечно и без осадков. Узнайте про погоду на Фукуоке >>

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Interesting places in Phu Quoc

Mui Ne and Phan Thiet.

The narrow 17-kilometer resort area between Phan Thiet and the fishing village of Mui Ne is simply called Mui Ne by everyone. This is a jumble of hotels, souvenir shops, bokeh (seafood cafes), travel agencies and pharmacies. Most hotels are located on the first line. The best beaches are occupied by expensive hotels, the sites are worse – the budget. The beaches of Mui Ne we did not like – they are mostly dirty. Everywhere shallow water and waves, so you can not swim. But there are interesting attractions in the area: the red and white dunes, Fairy Creek.

When to go. There are no strong climatic swings as in the northern resorts of Vietnam. However, the best time to vacation is during the dry period – from November to April . Strong winds blow most of the time, so this place is loved by kiters and surfers. They prefer to vacation from January to March, when the sea has high waves. From April to late fall, the sea is a little calmer.

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Da Nang

Among Russians this resort in Vietnam is almost unknown (everyone goes to Nha Trang, Mui Ne and Phu Quoc), the Vietnamese rest here. The city is large and modern, with spacious streets and not too dense traffic, so it’s easy to learn to ride a bike.

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The best beaches in Da Nang with white sand and gentle entrance to the sea are Bac Mi An and Mi Khe. Entrance is free, infrastructure is quite developed. The coastline is wide and long, you can collect a lot of beautiful shells. Near Da Nang there are beautiful Marble Mountains.

A small disadvantage is the remoteness of the center from the tourist area. There are no big supermarkets on the coast. There are no city buses, you have to go to the center by bike or cab.

When to go. The high season is short – the best time to relax is from April to June, when it’s warm enough, and the sea is low waves. From summer to the end of the year it rains, and in winter the winds are rampant. We vacationed in Da Nang in winter: the city and the beach were deserted, but it has its own charm. There was a strong wind, big waves on the sea, red flags on the beaches, and sometimes it drizzled with rain. In low season, almost all the cafes in the tourist area are closed, and sometimes it’s not easy to find inexpensive food: the Vietnamese, seeing the lone tourists, slamming prices.

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Hoi An

If you’re looking for the best place to stay in Vietnam with children, consider Hoi An – the sea entrance there is gentle. The best beach is An Bang (the other one, Cua Dai, has been destroyed by marine erosion and is being restored). Beaches with fine sand and light colored sand in some places with developed infrastructure. Parking is not free.

In Hoi An beautiful old architecture. From the city is convenient to visit the Marble Mountains in Da Nang – we, for example, went there by bicycle (rent costs only $ 1 day).

On the downside, Hoi An is on the river, and to the nearest beach you have to drive several kilometers. Tourists prefer to live near the Old Town, although you can also settle by the sea.

When to go. The best time is from February to May. In the fall, hurricanes rage and flooding occurs.

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Beach recreation in Vietnam is also possible in the bay of the same name in the city of Halong. The beaches on the islets are mostly imported sand and the water is often muddy, but most tourists come here to admire the wonder islands.

There’s not much to do in Halong town itself, except stroll along the beautiful promenade with gorgeous views of the bay, watch the inhabitants of floating villages, enjoy sunsets and climb Mount Bai Tu Poets, which offers a panorama of the city and the bay.

When to go. The best time for excursions is from December to the end of May, when it is dry and warm, for beach holidays – in April, May, September and October. Rainy season – from June to September. We lived in Halong in January, and, although the sun was often warm, cold wind prevented the thought of a beach vacation.

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A picturesque green island located in Halong Bay, the largest in the archipelago. The beaches are mostly unassuming with yellowish-brown sand, but clean, without trash and algae. The main attractions for tourists at the resort are cruises around the islands and excursions to the local national park.

When to go. In the summer it is stormy on Catba, so it is better to vacation in the fall .

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It is a small seaside town with a densely built up coastline and oil production facilities. There are beaches in the city – narrow, with muddy and frothy water due to the close proximity to the Mekong and strong winds.

The infrastructure is developed: there are restaurants, hotels, entertainment, stores. However, even the locals prefer Long Hai or Mui Ne, where the beaches are better. If you need exactly a good beach vacation, it is better to go to popular resorts in Vietnam: Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Mui Ne or Da Nang.

When to go. From November to April. High waves rise in the winter, which kiteboarders love. The rainy season is from May to October.

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Con Dao.

The island is good for secluded holidays and ecotourism, and has been called the best resort in Vietnam for diving. There are unique species of plants and animals, such as sea cows and green turtles.

Tourist infrastructure is underdeveloped, there are no major shopping centers and few hotels. The island itself is rocky, most of the coast – the steep shores. There are several sandy beaches at the east end of the island, all sparsely populated and semi-wild.

When to go. The ideal time for a beach holiday in Con Dao is from December to April, for diving – from February to July.

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Map of Vietnamese resorts in Russian

For your convenience, we have made a map of all popular resorts in Vietnam.

Where to go on vacation in Vietnam

Each resort in Vietnam is good in its own way. Thirsty for new experiences and active entertainment should go to Nha Trang, Halong, Hoi An and Danang. The islands will suit fans of natural attractions and diving. For a vacation with children in Vietnam is better to choose resorts with good hotels 4-5 * and entertainment – is Phu Quoc, Hoi An and Nha Trang.

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