Upon arriving to Nha Trang, most tourists will pass through downtown. Beyond the rows of businesses and homes will be Nha Trang beach. Tran Phu Boulevard is Nha Trang most famous thoroughfare. It runs the length of the beach with several major hotels located within a few steps from the beach. Unlike most major city in Vietnam where the primary mode of transportation is the motorbike, many people of Nha Trang still walk or use the bicycle as their means of getting around. This adds to the tranquillity of the town. There is very little pollution or noise from motor vehicles.
Nha Trang – the capital of Khanh Hoa province, in the central South of Vietnam ranks first amongst Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches for both pristine natural sea scenes, and excellent accompanied tourism services. The services, like modern telpher system, high-speed canoes, sailing boats, small ships, and many high-quality resorts along side the beaches are worth trying. That’s why it is often referred to as the ‘Seaside Resort’ of Vietnam.
Nha Trang’s fascinating beaches stimulate any one stepping by. It is a collection of 6 major beaches and some small scatterred beaches. Located in the North are 4 beaches named Dai Lanh, Doc Let, Whale Island, and Jungle Beaches, and in the South are Tran Phu and Hong Chong Beaches. They are all within a few hours drive. All of these locations have modern accommodations and adequate lodging for an overnight stay. What makes beaches in Nha Trang famous among many others alongside Vietnam – an over 3,000 kilometered seaside road country? The common absorptive characteristic is the fine & fair sand, the mirror-like pure & clean ocean water, and the deeply mild temperature all the year round.
Amongst the 6 major Beaches, Tran Phu Beach, south Nha Trang located, is most attractive to tourists. It consists of various small beaches inside. The Beach is one of the greatest communities of small beaches in Nha Trang, which results in its popularity. Its name is derived from the name of the street – Tran Phu Street – running alongside the beach. “A beautiful avenue adorned with a lush green centre, colorful flowers and pretty street lamps, harmonized with the fresh blue color of the sea. Oh a graceful picture!”, a foreign tourist remarked. Coming here, tourists can easily find good-quality hotels, eateries and bars along the street. Being the most frequented one the Tran Phu Beach is also the most crowed of all the Nha Trang beaches.
Ranking second and third to Tran Phu is Hong Chong and Dai Lanh Beaches. Dai Lanh Beach is frequently visited by local Vietnamese on their holidays. It is around 83 kilometers north of Nha Trang. These two Beaches are gorgeous areas with turquoise water, soft cream color sand and lots of peace and quiet.
The next one to be mentioned is Doc Let Beach, located just 30 km north of Nha Trang, on Highway 1 in Ninh Hoa village, Khanh Hoa Province. This is a long and wide chalk-like sand with shallow water, which makes swimming easier.
The last but not least one that must be mentioned is Whale Island Beach Resort is also a great treasure. Though being a tiny island surrounded by 4 larger islands just off the coast of Nha Trang in Van Phong Bay, it is really a tiny pearl. What is makes this island unique is that it is a lovely and secluded French-run beach retreat. The island name derived from the habit of whales and sharks swimming into the small crescent shape lagoon in April and July to eat krill and plankton.
Travellers can have a number of opportunities to play all the sea-relevant games in any beaches. Apart from unwinding yourself in the midst of nature, you can also indulge yourself in by going for swimming in the sea, boat sailing, scuba diving, kite boarding, playing football or badminton, performing Tai Chi, a kind of Chinese meditation, etc. Sun bathing is another favorite pastime popular among the tourists. What can be more marvellous and comfortable is being served with all excellent sea food such as salagane (yến sào) – a specialty of Vietnam’s sea zones, fresh crabs, shrimps, and many others on the cruise (if requested by you) right after a tiresome playful time by a professional service system: Quick, Clean, Healthful, Considerate, and Professional as much as possible! Believe us that staying here will bring you the feeling of being a King or Queen!
Sea Festival and “Miss Beauty”
A very popular activity in Nha Trang beaches is sea festival. Sea Festival is held anually, and August-Nha Trang Rendezvous Festival is held every 2 years absorb numerous tourists. All the festivals fully cover sea food, arts and activities like Sea-Food Zone, Sea Night Carnaval, ect., and some exhibitions about Cham Brocade Textile, Arranging Art, and so on. If you would like to get to know about this City, please come and join them on any of those occasions.
During the past few years, Miss Vietnam and Miss Earth have occurred in Nha Trang. More importantly and proudly for Nha Trang and Vietnam, Nha Trang (to be exact, Vinpearl Land (which means Vietnam’s Pearl) – the 5-star resort of the city) was selected for the “Miss Universe Pageant 2008”. Zhang Zi Lin, the current Miss World said on her trip in Nha Trang: “Nha Trang beaches are wonderful with blue sky, turquoise sea, and cool wind. I think Nha Trang is marvellous for the world beauties to gather”.
Having vast tranquil beaches and the finest climatic conditions, the Nha Trang Beaches are perfect for a lovely holiday. Nha Trang is considered one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The Miss Universe 2008 Peageant commited to select Nha Trang as its performance place thanks to its magical surronding and pristine location.