Looking for Guesthouse/Bars/Restaurants Right on the Beach
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Nov 10, 2012 3:32 PM Last Post By: ralphnhatrang
Nov 7, 2012 8:34 AM
Looking for Guesthouse/Bars/Restaurants Right on the BeachHi guys. My girlfriend and I have been in Vietnam a couple of weeks (in Saigon) and this morning took the train up to Nha Trang. We've only been here a few hours and I'm hoping it grows on me in the morning, but so far it doesn't seem like our kind of place. It feels like a bit of a grubby town with a beach across a busy road. Not exactly paradise.
I don't often get to visit the beach so I have little frame of reference, but we're looking for a place similar Koh Samet in Thailand: a decent beach with guesthouses, bars and restaurants directly on the sand. I don't want to hear thumping dance music from every bar, but I'd happily succumb to cliche and hear some Bob Marley :) Is there anything like that in Vietnam? We're thinking about Hoi An, but I can't tell if it's what we're looking for.
Thanks for your help :)
Nov 7, 2012 6:47 PM
1Vietnam is like Britain: it has beautiful beaches, but you don't really go there exclusively for a beach holiday.
It sounds like Phu Quoc is what you're looking for, but that's going to require a flight or a fairly lengthy overland journey. Closer to your location is Mui Ne, which is so-so, although it sounds like it's better suited to your tastes. See if the travel agencies in Nha Trang can arrange a bus there.
I personally didn't enjoy the beach at Mui Ne all that much. But it's relaxing and peaceful and has some nice natural features in the surrounding areas.
Nov 9, 2012 1:57 AM
2Mui Ne is ok..... Not my favourite place.
Check if Vietnam Air has any promotions for Phu Quoc. You might get lucky.
Nov 10, 2012 3:32 PM
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