Things To Do in Nha Trang?
Updated, August 2019
Beach, Cycling, Spa and Blogging Time
Nha Trang, on Vietnam's most Eastern coast, is a beach resort town where we had planned a six-night stay. The idea was to catch up on some beach time, relax, blog and to slow down after a busy couple of weeks in China, Hanoi, and Cat Ba Island. Well planned us, goals accomplished. We also both had minor stomach issues for a couple of days, maybe the heat or the food or a combination of both. Perfect to have some time to re-charge.
Where to Stay in Nha Trang
Accommodation in Nha Trang was at Annie's Home Stay, a nice Airbnb, a five-minute walk from the beach. It is run by a lovely family, who have the cutest two-year-old daughter, Annie and an adorable puppy, named "Round". Round greeted us eagerly every time we passed through the lobby and Di tried to teach Annie "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and ever so slowly won her over. The Airbnb was located a short walk from convenience stores, street market and restaurants. We enjoyed fantastic seafood on more than one occasion and it was easy to find snacks and bottled water. Annie’s Home Stay was outstandingly good value at $CAD 30.00 per night.
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The weather during our stay in Nha Trang was mostly overcast with temperatures in the mid-twenties, surprisingly pleasant.
Things To Do in Nha Trang
Nha Trang Beach
The sandy beach in Trang is 6 km long and is one of the best in Vietnam. For the six days, we were in Nha Trang, the waves were high and you should be careful if you have small children and not leave them unattended. It is however great fun if you are a good swimmer. We walked the beach on the first evening and paid a couple of visits, rented a sunbed and picked a spot under an umbrella. Snacks, drinks, and coffees are available at the nearby bar. We enjoyed the beach but could not just sit on the beach for six days. We wanted to see more of the area.
Cycling Tour in Nha Trang
We borrowed bikes from the Airbnb for a day trip on Monday and took in some of the sites. We biked up along Nha Trang Beach, crossed the Tran Phu Bridge and hung out in the beach park across the bridge for a while before turning around. The sun came out for a few hours while we were at the beach. We crossed the Cai river and Xom Bong Island and paid a visit to the Carmel Thánh Tâm - Ngọc Thủy Monastery. We climbed the stairs around the monastery and took in the great view of the city from the top. We took a zig-zag route back to Annie’s Home Stay through the back streets of the city. This was a great way to explore Nha Trang and with the crazy traffic, it was quite exhilarating.
Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre
For our last day in Nha Trang, we set out in the morning to partake in a 5-hour Vietnamese mud bath spa experience at the Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre. We took a taxi there and back. The natural mineral swimming pool was a big hit and the indulgence included a chocolate massage, mud bath, mineral bath, foot massage, lunch and pool time. I found the chocolate/mud massage a bit weird but the rest was awesome. How could we ever return to normal life after this?
Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh
Distances in Vietnam are much further than we first anticipated. While we had contemplated bus trips from north to south, the most cost-effective and time-saving way was a flight from Nha Trang to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), our next destination. We head out tomorrow.
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