Welcome to Cua Dai Beach
Heading east of Hoi An, new housing and hotels mix with older rice paddies, and the riverbank meanders for around 5km to sandy beaches. This palm-fringed coastline extends north to Danang, and despite the development, there are still a few quieter stretches; it's a good area to explore independently on two wheels.Nearest to Hoi An, Cua Dai beach has a few big resorts, and an ongoing and escalating problem with beach... Read More
Top experiences in Cua Dai Beach
Cua Dai Beach activities
Cham Island Biosphere Reserve Trip by Speed Boat
Start your day with hotel pickup by your guide and head to Cua Dai Beach. From here, travel by speedboat to Cham Island, which showcases a plethora of beautiful seascapes, including a living coral reef with some of the best opportunities in Asia to see fish and other marine life in their natural habitat.After a 40-minute boat ride, arrive with your small group at Cu Lao Cham, an archipelago of eight small islands about 11 nautical miles (20 km) offshore from Hoi An. Take in the stunning scenery as you learn about the rich biodiversity of this protected area, designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.Approximately 3,000 residents live at Lang and Huong beaches, the majority of them making their living from fishing. You’ll enjoy local dishes at a restaurant for lunch and spend a half-day at Lang Beach, where you can visit places of interest with your guide. See Au Thuyen, a shelter for boats in bad weather, and admire religious structures such as Ong Temple and Hai Tang Pagoda, built in 1753.Your full-day tour concludes with a return speedboat trip to Hoi An and a minivan transfer to your hotel.
Private Tour: Ancient Hoi An by Cyclo and Bike
In the morning, your professional guide will pick you up by cyclo at your hotel and transport you over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge – one of Hoi An's most iconic attractions. Learn about this classic example of Japanese architecture, built by Japanese residents in the 18th century as a means of reaching the Chinese quarter across the water. Continue to Hoi An’s Chinese Assembly Halls, which were built as community centers by Chinese immigrants who gathered together and worshipped their ancestors in the pagodas. Admire the grand gate and garden of ornamental plants as well as the main hall and altar room, which still draws local residents.If you’d like, your guide will stop at religious shrines or accompany you for a stroll into Hoi An Market to take in the colorful sights, sounds and aromas as you interact with the vendors. Located by the Thu Bon River, this local market features artists who use the rooftops of Hoi An as a source of inspiration for their work. If you’d prefer, your guide will take you shopping for lanterns and silk, or even to get your clothes tailored! After lunch at a local restaurant, hop on a bicycle for a scenic 2-mile (4-km) ride from the center of town to Cua Dai Beach, considered one of the nicest beaches in Central Vietnam. Spend some leisure time at this tranquil beach, enjoying the sunset from the fine white sand or swimming in the clear blue water, where moderate slopes and small waves make it an ideal place to complete your full-day tour.In the early evening, your guide will deliver you back to your hotel in Hoi An.
Full-Day Cham Island Tour from Da Nang
The driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Cua Dai pier. Cham Island is located off the coast of Hoi An and is a beautiful, fun getaway. You will start your day at Cua Dai Beach to embark on a speedboat to Cham Island, the Hoi An Global Biosphere Reserve. The sea has colorful shells, stones and twinkling coral reefs creating fanciful underwater gardens with hundreds of millions of species of fish and tropical sea-creatures. On the island, there is a rich ecosystem of different species, including precious birds such as Yen (swallow).After a 40-minute boat ride, you will arrive at Cu Lao Cham, a large area that consists of several small islands about 25 nautical miles off the coast. Here you will enjoy the fresh atmosphere of the sea with clean white sand, cool water and beautiful scenery and get the chance to view the daily activities of the residents in the fishing village. Cham Island has also been a trading port of Cham’s Kings and foreign countries and is recorded in many historical books of Vietnam.You will spend a half-day at Lang Beach where you will visit interesting places such as Au Thuyen, a shelter for boats in bad weather, the ancient Hai Tang Pagoda and the Ong Temple. Then you will go snorkeling in the ocean. When the tour concludes, you will be returned to your hotel.
Explore Cham island From Hoi An
This trip is not advised from October – January due to the weather conditions. Cham Island located off the coast of Hoi An, is a beautiful and fun getaway. We will start our day at Cua Dai Beach to embark by speedboat to Cham Island. After a 40-minute ride, you will arrive at Cu Lao Cham, a large island area consisting of several small islands about 25 nautical miles off the coast. The island has a plethora of beautiful coral reefs and stunning scenery along with about 3,000 residents living at Lang and Huong beaches. The living reef around Cham Island offers some of the best opportunities in Asia to see exotic fish in their natural habitat.We will spend a half-day at Lang Beach where we will visit interesting places such as Au Thuyen – a shelter for boats in bad weather, the ancient Hai Tang Pagoda and the Ong Temple. When the tour concludes, we will return to Hoi An and back to your hotel. Equipment needed for excursion: Sun cream, hat, flip flop or sandals, swimming suit, beach wearing, towel, camera.
Hoi An Motorbike Tour
Trip route on motorbike:1. Seven-Hector Marsh of water coconut -> 2. Panorama of Cham Island -> 3. Cua Dai beach -> 4. Tra Que vegetable village -> 5. Van Duc pagoda -> 6. Thanh Ha traditional pottery village -> 7. Swim and enjoy little party at Tan Thanh beach.Trip Highlights:Seven-Hector Marsh of water coconut: Try riding water buffalo.Panorama of Cham Island:Cua Dai beach:Tra Que vegetable village:Van Duc pagoda:Thanh Ha traditional pottery village:Swim and enjoy little party at Tan Thanh beach:
Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Vietnam on a journey that spans from the emerald mountains of the north to the sun-drenched beaches of the south. Spend a night on a traditional junk boat in stunning Ha Long Bay, roam the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An, glimpse rural life on a trek through hilltribe villages, and enjoy a cyclo ride through the heart of bustling Hanoi. As you travel the length of the country, take in the long view of this fascinating corner of Indochina.