Do Son Beach
Do Son Beach information
Do Son Beach, 21km southeast of central Haiphong, is a honky-tonk seaside resort that is popular with Vietnamese for karaoke and massage. The 4km-long promontory ends with a string of islets, and the peninsula’s nine hills are known as Cuu Long Son (Nine Dragons).
There are plenty of colourful fishing boats on the water and a long promenade, but the beaches are disappointingly small and disappear completely at high tide. The final part of the peninsula, lined with pine trees and small hotels is the most attractive stretch of beach. This is also where you’ll find (Vietnam’s first) casino, the Doson Resort Hotel; www.dosonresorthotel.com.vn), which is open to foreigners, but not Vietnamese.