Nha Trang has a different feel to other towns around Vietnam, mainly due to increased tourism and the city/beach vibe. However, it’s still a great place to visit, with the main beach stretching for tens of kilometres and calm waves perfect for swimming or watersports.
Things to do
Catch the cable car over to VinPearl Island, a huge gaming resort across from Nha Trang city.
Take a stroll up to the Cham Towers, located around 20 minutes from the main area.
If you don’t mind getting dirty, head up to Nha Trang’s Egg Mud Baths located just outside of the city.
Enjoy a meal and a few beers on the beachfront, which is lined with nice restaurants and bars. Our favourite was Lousiane Brewhouse, a lively restaurant with a pool and beach area, serving a range of light and dark ales, all available by the litre.
There are plenty of dive schools in Nha Trang, as it’s one of the best places to dive on the East coast. With good visibility, plenty of wildlife and beautiful islands just off shore, this is a great place to scuba whether you’re a beginner or advanced.
Go on a day trip around the Nha Trang Islands which can be organised by the numerous tour operators around the city.
Brush up on your salsa skills at La Mancha, an authentic spanish bar/restaurant located in the heart of the backpacker area.
There are plenty of hotels and hostels in Nha Trang, but unless you stay in a luxurious resort, don’t expect to find quaint bungalows or guesthouses located directly on the beach. The shore is lined with high-rise buildings, so many hotels and hostels are nestled in the back streets. If your hotel offers you an ocean-view bedroom, look carefully. Although you may be lucky to catch a glimpse of the sea, construction or a high-rise may obstruct your idyllic view.