The lively beach resort town of Nha Trang on Vietnam’s sprawling coastline boasts a spectacular setting. Its sweeping curve of sand is backed by lush green hills, and tropical offshore islands dot the azure warm waters of its bay.
While there have been small village settlements throughout the region dating back to the Cham Empire, it wasn’t until the French Colonists arrived that Nha Trang was developed into Vietnam’s premier beach resort. The war years saw it blossom, with American soldiers vacationing on its pristine coastline and partying into the early morning hours in its beachside bars.
Today Nha Trang is a place to soak up the sun, surf and sand by day and indulge in the vibrant nightlife once the sun goes down. It has a cosmopolitan air about it, with boutique shops and international restaurants, as well as an impressive promenade where you can just soak up the atmosphere.
Nha Trang’s offshore reefs are home to a myriad of marine life, and the snorkeling and diving are world-renowned. Or you can take the world’s longest overwater cable car over to the nearby paradise of Hon Tre Island.
For those wanting to discover the local culture, why not visit Nha Trang’s small fishing village to meet the people that make a living off its abundant waters, or witness the ancient architecture of Po Nagar Cham Towers, built between the 7th and 12th centuries.
Nha Trang is surrounded by beautiful beaches where you can escape the tourist crowds, including Doc Let and Bai Dai, or venture inland on a waterfall trek to explore its lush jungle. If you want to indulge, why not visit the therapeutic hot springs and mud baths, where trained masseuses will revive your weary muscles.
From relaxing on its picture-perfect islands to immersing yourself in the region’s rich culture and history, join us on a Nha Trang shore excursion to discover everything this beach resort town has to offer.