Vietnam is one of the most popular countries among backpackers. Not surprising, because you will find an ideal combination of nature and culture. But the country is also pretty big; those distances you travel are long and the impressions overwhelming. A few relaxing days are certainly part of your travel plans. And where do you do that better than under a palm tree on one of these most beautiful beaches in Vietnam?
1. Phu Quoc
If you see the pictures you would not immediately think of Vietnam . With white beaches, clear blue sea and idyllic bays, Phu Quoc is one of the travel brochures. The island lies in the far south of Vietnam, off the coast of Cambodia, and is the ideal destination for a few days of beach and relaxation. The two most beautiful beaches are Long Beach and Star Beach. But do not forget to take a break from the beach during your stay; rent a scooter and discover the green interior is a must!
2. Con Dao Archipelago
Never heard of Con Dao? Not surprising, because it is a bit off the famous backpack route. The Con Dao archipelago consists of 16 islands and is located in the south, seen from Phu Quoc on the other side of the mainland. You can get there by ferry from Vung Tàu. It is not really the cheapest destination, but you are guaranteed to see the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. For that you have to be at Bai Nhat, on the island of Con Son.
3. Mui Ne
Further north, about four hours above Ho Chi Minh, the town of Mui Ne greets you with waving palms and a wide sandy beach. For those who are considering going to Nha Trang for the beach: take our advice and choose Mui Ne. Both places are touristy, but where Nha Trang is flooded with Russians and nothing seems to have any more, in Mui Ne there is a more relaxed atmosphere that makes a nice stopover on your route to the north or south.
4. Halong Bay
Do you think of rocky islands at Halong Bay? True, but do not forget that you can also find beautiful beaches here! The best way to do that is to go by the water with a kayak: you will find here and there beautiful bays where you can have a picture perfect beach for yourself!
5. Hoi An
Combine a cultural gem with a day at the beach? That is possible in Hoi An, where you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam! Hoi An is a highlight for many travelers; it is bursting with temples, markets and history. Rent a bicycle in the town and enjoy the route to the sea. The route is not long and you will encounter beautiful local scenes along the way. Once on the beach you find a palm tree or rent a bed with umbrella and for lunch you can go to one of the many beach bars.