Nha Trang is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations in Asia.
The sun-washed town of Nha Trang is located on the dramatic coastline of southern Vietnam and emanates a Mediterranean feel with its wide avenues and seaside promenade, reminiscent of the French Riviera.
This idyllic spot is surrounded by little else but pristine islands of soft white sand, turquoise waters brimming with abundant sea life and unspoiled jungle-crusted wilderness: pure bliss for those after utter seclusion in a breathtaking setting. Its 7-kilometre long palm-lined beach makes Nha Trang a much-loved Vietnamese beach destination by well-heeled locals and visitors alike. Nature lovers are bound to appreciate the array of tropical fish and vibrant coral that the marine reserve here has to offer: we recommend visiting between February and October to admire these in the best conditions, especially if you’re a keen scuba diver. For those that would like to explore on dry land, a few cultural sites lie scattered around, from Long Son Pagoda with its towering Buddha statue to the Po Nagar temples.
The mountains to the west and north provide particularly scenic backdrops while also protecting Nha Trang from the rest of the country's weather patterns and consequently forming its own special micro-climate. With this huge bonus in mind, luxury hotel resorts have created fabulous properties here and we highly recommend staying at them, especially Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Not only will you avoid the crowds that abound Southeast Asia’s busier coasts in Thailand and Cambodia, but you will be guaranteed a spoiling and indulgent stay at this beautiful beach retreat.
We recommend including this heavenly location into your culture-packed tour of Vietnam, if you are after a beach getaway and a full exploration of this country’s varied terrain. Its secluded and romantic atmosphere makes Nha Trang a wonderful honeymoon destination and it is also a great choice for a multi-generational family holiday; or simply for anyone looking for a peaceful place to escape to and get away from it all.
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