Discover Nha Trang, Vietnam

By: Vinh Dao

Nha Trang Vietnam is known for its beaches and scuba diving sites and is a popular destination for both local and international tourists looking for a spot of relaxation or a splash of adventure. The city was known as Kauthara under the Champa and visitors can still see the famous Po Nagar Tower perched on a hilltop at the mouth of the river. The ancient Champa temple was restored by a local king in 784 AD after being ransacked by invaders who made off with its treasure.

While Nha Trang is a centre for marine science based at the Nha Trang Oceanography Institute, it is now better known for its fun-in-the-sun lifestyle. If you prefer your crustaceans cooked and plated, Nha Trang is the best place in Vietnam to have lobster. Tran Phu Street, one of Vietnam’s most scenic drives, runs along the ocean and is known as the Pacific Coast Highway of Vietnam. If you don’t have time for driving, fear not: your taxi will follow this road to the airport.

Nha Trang has perhaps the most beautiful but dangerous beach in Vietnam. The continental shelf in Nha Trang, unlike in Phan Thiet or Vung Tau, doesn’t fall gently but rather, drops suddenly. You can find yourself in two-metre deep water only three-metres from the shore. Add strong underwater riptides near shoreline, and it’s clear you must stay cautious. Heed the Danger Zone signs place along the beach, and you’ll be fine.

From the beach, you can see Hon Tre Island (Bamboo Island), a tropical paradise complete with a five-star resort and theme park. The world’s longest motorised cable car system links the resort to the theme park. The myriad of other islands in the bay, from Hon Tam, the setting of an extensive eco-resort, to Hon Lao, the home to troops of wild monkeys, will ensure that your stay is extraordinary.

If you’re looking for a quieter beach with less powerful waves and wind, try Cam Ranh, 45 km south of Nha Trang. The beaches there are not overburdened with tourists, so while the service can be lacking, the wilderness is well worth discovering.

Via bus, it will take 8 hours to reach Nha Trang from Mui Ne. The Vietnamese government is currently reviewing plans for upgrading the country’s rail system, including the construction of a high-speed route from HCMC to Nha Trang. This track would make the travel time equivalent to the current travel time from Saigon to Vung Tau (3 hours). Until then, your only alternative via rail will take 7 to 8 hours.


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An Lam - Ninh Van Bay

 

With white sand beach and towering mountains, Ninh Van bay stands out as a holiday hideaway for visitors who want to escape the city life of Nha Trang for a picturesque landscape of the sea, mountains, streams and forest.

 

Ninh Van bay gives a sense of peace and total relaxation. Nevertheless, tourists can be instantly warmed up with a multitude of activities and excursions such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, waterskiing, fishing trips, boat charters, as well as scuba diving lessons.

 

The 35 private accommodations of An Lam Ninh Van Bay are nestled next to a tropical forest that is casted beneath a luscious green mountain backdrop. The Villas of An Lam Ninh Van Bay lay ensconced by the bay of the lagoon and engulfed by the sea breeze. It's here where guests can finally relax as they traverse the opens waters to a private utopia of hedonism.

 

 


An Lam Ninh Van Bay resort


An Lam Ninh Van Bay

 


Unique MuiNe Resort

 

Sparkling blue sea, white sand and honeysweet sunshine with many stunning resorts along the seacoast, Mui Ne is the shortest and most enjoyable trip from HCMC to the sea. Over the last six years, “The Resort Capital” was tagged as a paradise holiday resort for both locals and expats.

 

Unique Mui Ne Resort comprises 58 luxury rooms and penthouses with a unique blend of the finest contemporary luxury and exotic architecture. Unique MuiNe Resort’s guests will enjoy awesome experiences of being immersed in the picturesque beautiful scenery of sky, sea and sand. Besides, tourists would love to enjoy numbers of other services such as outdoor swimming pool, Jaccuzi and spa.

 

 


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Intercontinental Spa

 

InterContinental Asiana Saigon was voted by World Travel Awards the Vietnam’s Leading Hotel in 2011. InterContinental Spa offers a package of new and unique treatments that will lead you to the highest level of relaxation.

 

 


Exceptional price at 1.150.000VND++/person is offered for a perfect revitalization including your face, your neck, shoulders, arms and hands.


With the preferable price at 1.650.000VND++/person, the combination of warm and cool treatment will encourage your body to the relaxing, detoxifying and healing conditions.


For more information or to make reservation, please contact (84 8) 3520 9901 or email to spa1@icasianasaigon.com


Local insight:The special discount of 30% will be applied for service used from 8:00am to 3:00pm, from Monday to Friday.

 


Latin Food Festival at Hotel Nikko Saigon

 

After the success of Viva Fiesta Latina, El Sabor Latino - Latin food festival will be back with its spicy delicious tastes and hot Latin music from 21 - 29 September 2012. It offers a wide range of delicacies over Latin American countries served as part of dinner buffet at La Brasserie.

 

 


Joining this festival, diners will enjoy the typical dishes over Latin America countries such as Tacos Al Pastor of Mexico, Argentina’s Mixed Asado, Arepas Empanadas of Venezuela, Peru’s Ceviche Peruaro, Ropa Vieja of Cuba. Vibrant Latin music performed by Warapo band including consabor Latino salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton.


A free flow of tequila, strawberry margarita, sangria, michelada (Mexican beer cocktail), house wine, draft beer and soft drinks are offered free during the festival.


Prices is at 850,000VND/person
(Prices are subject to 10% VAT and 5% service charge)


For more information or reservation, please call (08) 3929 5520 or email to dining@hotelnikkosaigon.com.vn

 

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