Best beaches in Southern Vietnam
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 18, 2007 11:14 PM Last Post By: jonhoff
Nov 16, 2007 7:04 PM
Best beaches in Southern VietnamHi,
Me and my boyfriend have about 10days in vietnam at the end of jan. We fly in and out of HCMC so have decided to stay in the south where the weather's best. We want to do a bit of sight seeing but its also supposed to be a relaxing holiday so we want to spend some time on a nice beach too. We were thinking of Phu Quoc but i've just looked at some reviews saying its not the 'tropical paradise' people make it out to be. People are saying its dirty and the beaches are not v impressive. We are willing to pay a bit more for a good 3-4* place, pref a bungalow on the beach. Can anyone recommend anything? Are the beaches around Na Trang / Mue Ne better?
Also does anyone know when Tet is in 2008?
Thanks for your help
Nov 16, 2007 9:48 PM
1Tet is Feb 6/7. The week before is rather busy but can be fun. The there are a couple or 3 days of quiet. Most shops are closed but the tourist places still serve their customers.
To a Canadian Phu Quoc is paradise. To an Ausstralian Phu Quoc is Ho Hum. I still think it has the best largest beaches in VN.
Nov 17, 2007 1:10 AM
2I was there a few years ago and the beaches from Na Trand north were cold and wintery. The water was all brown from the bottom being churned up in the bad weather. I hear Na Trang is really nice in the summer but at this time of the year the weather in Vietnam can be awful. Maybe near Saigon it will be nicer, not sure of any beaches there though.
Nov 17, 2007 3:51 AM
Nov 17, 2007 5:24 AM
4Nha Trang is good for nightlife, the beaches were dirty and the sea a little tricky to swim in, had a light bulb float past at one stage and say a hyperdermic syringe too. Phu Quoc is closer to the nicer beaces of Thailand just a little dirtier, everything closes down by midnight really but it is only just hitting high season now, I was there last week and they were only just smartening up the resorts and some of the restaurants were just opening. The weather was good and the sea was fine to swim in, just dont end up at the hospital.
Nov 17, 2007 3:49 PM
Nov 18, 2007 9:08 AM
6im in Phu Quoc at the moment and it is a really nice chilled place but not much going on at night and if you dont fancy fish there isnt a whole lot more on the menu
we are staying on long beach for $15 / night for a bungalow its not amazing but we are travelling for 6 months so we are in the budget market
but for two irish backpackers its a cracking spot
Nov 18, 2007 4:24 PM
7We loved Phu Quoc and stayed at Mai House--very nice bungalow, good breakfast. December 2006 the bungalows were $45 for the smaller and $60 for larger, all with breakfast. Food excellent there too. It's true that most of the menus featured fish, but that was fine with us. Rainbow Divers restaurant had not-bad hamburgers, though.
Nov 18, 2007 11:14 PM
8Don't listen to anyone else....go to Phu Quoc and make your own mind up. Those complaining about dirty Phu Quoc probably complain about everything. It has lovely beaches and great accommodation.
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