Introducing Ho Coc Beach
With golden sands, rolling inland dunes and clear waters, this beach makes a tempting place to stop. The giant Saigon-Ho Coc Beach Resort, very much geared at the local market, has grabbed a large chunk of the shoreline, but on weekdays it's still peaceful here and you should have the beach largely to yourself.
About 300m inland from the beach Hotel Ven Ven is very tasteful, with classy, well-appointed rooms in lush gardens. The restaurant here is good, if quite pricey, and strong on seafood (meals 60,000d upwards), including an excellent fish curry.