Vietnam offers 3,260 kilometers (excluding islands) of beautiful coastline along the whole country. Most of the beaches are sandy, but you can also encounter some rocks.
Beaches offer a lot of activities and service. You can play beach volleyball, surf, snorkel, dive, kayak, or just relax and drink mango shake. If your travel starts in the south, you can start and enjoy the Cat Ba island, which is the largest one.
Animal Company on the Beach
In some areas, you may get some unexpected company while getting your tan on the beach. Some resorts are a little bit further from the cities, which is why animals may enjoy their peace and free food there.
Cows may be one of such. Stray dogs may come to sniff around and look for food. Be careful, they might be infected with rabies. However, it is hard to resist the cute little puppies, who want to play all the time. In some parts of the ocean, you may find octopuses, but mostly, there are signs to warn you. You may be interrupted by sandflies while laying on the beach. They bite you and suck your blood. Beach areas are known for a lot of mosquitos. Make sure that your bed has a mosquito net and don’t forget to buy a repellent.
Waking Up to Sunrise
If you are a sunrise or sunset fan, you should definitely consider staying in one of the resorts on the beach. Forget about the heat and just enjoy the view.
Mui Ne offers a great variety of beach camps and resorts. One of them is Long Son Mui Ne Backpackers Paradise. You may choose between staying in tents, which are located directly on the beach, or inner dorms, made of natural materials. If you choose to stay in the tent, you may wake up to this.
Is there anything better than waking up and refreshing yourself in the ocean first thing in the morning? Try to beat that.
Ha Long Bay
Last but not least, probably one of the most famous attractions Vietnam offers, The Ha Long Bay. It is a UNESCO world heritage in the north of Vietnam. It covers an area of 1,553 km2, including 1,960–2,000 islets, which consist of limestone. The karstic shapes have gone through millions of years of evolution and today’s result are beautiful islets of all shapes and sizes.
Since this area is very touristic, you can hardly escape the view of ships gathering in the bays. You may consider a private tour, which allows the best and hidden areas of the Ha Long Bay. You can also sleep on a boat and discover the bay even more. For a good view, climb up the islets, take a panorama photo and enjoy in the beautiful nature. Don’t forget: take only memories, leave only footprints.