Best Vietnam or Cambodia beaches to enjoy in your Indochina trip

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Indochina is the name of the area which contains the territories of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. This region of Southeast Asia has been one of the famous holiday spots in recent years. And while having a vacation here, it will be a huge miss if you don’t visit Vietnam vs Cambodia beaches. The development of the tourism service and the wonderful landscapes of the beaches will surely fulfill your holiday in Indochina region.

Here are the best beaches in Vietnam and Cambodia:

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Vietnam beaches | Source: Pixabay

I. Best Beaches in Vietnam

1. Nha Trang Beach, Khanh Hoa – The Best Vietnam Beach for M.I.C.E 

Nha Trang Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Nha Trang Vietnam. It is the only beach located in a city center in Vietnam. The sandy beach is 7 km long, perfect for sunbathing and outdoor activities. It is also great to have a chance to see the sunrise and sunset from the beach and it is certainly a wonderful experience when you travel to Nha Trang.

The playing extreme sports is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Nha Trang beach. The most popular activities for foreign tourist here are scuba diving and snorkeling. However, you can also try other extreme sports such as traveling on the jet-ski, fly, transparent kayaking, and rafting, which will also give you exotic experiences.

Nha Trang Beach Vietnam

The best time to visit Nha Trang is from February to April since the weather of this period is ideal for outdoor activities, otherwise, you can also come there in the months from April to October. However, you should avoid November and December because these are the wettest months in Nha Trang.


a. How to get to Nha Trang Beach from Vietnam

By airplane: You can choose from airlines flying to Nha Trang from Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific Airlines. Main airports for transit to Cam Ranh

  • From Hanoi: 6 flights a day from Noi Bai International Airport.Duration: about 1 hour 50 minutes per flight.
  • From Ho Chi Minh City: over 10 flights a day from Tan Son Nhat Airport. Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes per flight.
By train: If you would like to enjoy scenarios moving through the window, traveling by train is another option. The destination is Nha Trang train station, here are the addresses of the train station that you depart from:
  • From Hanoi: Ha Noi train station
    • Station A: 120 Le Duan street, Hoan Kiem ward, Hanoi
    • Station B: Tran Quy Cap Street, Dong Da, Hanoi.Duration: 24-27 hours per train
  • From Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Train station:  1 Nguyen Thong Street, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Duration: 7 hours per train

Nha Trang Beach

By bus: This mean of transport is quite accessible almost anywhere in Vietnam. If you take the bus, we recommend taking the night bus to Nha Trang. Some of the recommended bus lines are Mai Linh, Phuong Trang, and Hoang Long. For more information on bus timetables, you can send requests to these contacts:
  • Mai Linh: Tel: (+84) 2839 393 939
  • Phuong Trang: Tel: 1900 6067
  • Hoang Long: Tel: (+84) 2253 920 920

b. How to get to Nha Trang beach from Cambodia 

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By airplane:
  • From Phnom Penh, you can get the flight to Nha Trang of Vietnam Airline with the transit at Tan Son Nhat Airport of Ho Chi Minh City. The departure is from Phnom Penh Airport and the arrival is in Cam Ranh Airport.
  • Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes.
By bus:

You can travel from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (which takes about 10 hours) and afterward travel either by bus or take a train to Nha Trang. The Sinh Tourist, Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express are some of the companies that have buses from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. You can contact them for more information by these telephone numbers:

Tel: (+85) 523 993 461

  • Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express:

Tel:  (+84) 1694 999 905 / (+84) 933 814 922

2. The Long Beach (Bai Dai), Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam

The name Long Beach derives from the length of this beach- 15km. This beach is located at the northwest of the Phu Quoc island, near a primeval forest, which make the climate here is always maintained at a relatively cool temperature. The Long Beach was ranked the first place in the list of the most beautiful beaches in the world by ABC News in 2008. From the beach, you can also observe some small nearby islands like Mong Tay island or Doi Moi island.

A BBQ party is a great experience that you can have on the Long Beach Phu Quoc. There are fishing villages along the coast where you can buy freshly caught seafood. You can also taste the seafood at the restaurants near the beach.  


a. How to get Long Beach from Vietnam

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Phu Quoc | Source: Pixabay

By airplane:
  • From Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Phu Quoc: By far the most popular and reliable route in Vietnam with up to 16 flights a day during the holiday season. VietJetAir, Jetstar & Vietnam Airlines offer all Sai Gon to Phu Quoc flights. Duration: about 45 minutes per flight
  • From Hanoi to Phu Quoc: 3 flights a day with offered by VietJetAir, Jetstar and Vietnam Airlines. Duration: 130 minutes (2 hours, 10 minutes) per flight
By bus and ferry:

This option is only suitable if you are in the Central or South of Vietnam. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can catch buses of Thien Thanh Limousine or Hoang Minh companies to Kien Giang. The trip lasts about 6 hours. And then you have to travel from Kien Giang to Phu Quoc island by ferry which takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. These are the telephone numbers of the transporting companies:

Bus companies:
  • Thien Thanh Limousine: Tel: 090 873 1119
  • Hoang Minh: Tel: 0918258169/ 0903773022
Ferry companies
  • 5* Express: Tel: (0297 3) 852 575 / 0914 852 575
  • Superdong: Tel: (0297 3) 701 575 / 0918 181 575
  • Hoa Binh: Tel: (+84) 3 557 575

b. How to get to Long Beach from Cambodia

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By airplane:

To get to the Phu Quoc island, you have to take a flight that transit at Ho Chi Minh city. Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air are the two airlines that offer thee flights with this route. The flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City lasts about 1 hour 5 minutes and from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc, it takes 1 hour. The total time of the flights varies from 7 hours 5 minutes to 27 hours 15 minutes, depending on the duration of the layover.
Bangkok Airways also offers Phnom Penh to Phu Quoc flights that transit at Bangkok. It takes 1 hour 15 minutes to fly from Phnom Penh to Bangkok and 1 hour 50 minutes from Bangkok to Phu Quoc. The total traveling time varies from 4 hours 50 minutes to 26 hours 15 minutes.

3. Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An – Most peaceful beach in Vietnam

a. Best things to do in Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An

Cua Dai beach is one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia. It is 5km away from Hoi An city center. Amusing the tourists by the long sandy shore, Cua Dai Beach is the best place to discover the true beauty and tranquility of Vietnam’s beaches!  

Cua Dai beach has a special feature that will change water color depending on the time of day. Early in the morning, the sea water is dark blue. In the late afternoon, the water turns to jade. Near the beach, there are a lot of beach hotels and resorts, which is convenient for tourists to find accommodation.

You should visit Cua Dai in the summer of April – October to be able to enjoy yourself. However, in July, there are usually storms in the Central part of Vietnam. So while you are planning the trip, you should check the weather to avoid ruining it.

b. How to get Cua Dai beach from Vietnam

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By airplane:

The nearest airport to Hoi An is Da Nang International Airport, you can choose between the flights of Vietnam Airline, Jetstar Pacific or Vietjet Air.  A trip from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An takes about 1 hour by minibus or taxi. The cheaper ordinary bus transfer takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

From Hanoi: 17+ flights per day.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

From Ho Chi Minh City: 25+ flights per day.

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Some telephone numbers of Da Nang taxi companies:
  • Taxi Mai Linh Da Nang: Tel: (+84) 5113 525 252
  • Taxi VinaSun Da Nang: Tel: (+84) 51 13686 868
  • Taxi Song Han: Tel: (+84) 5113 727 272
By train:

An alternative way to travel to Hoi An is traveling to Da Nang train station and get to Hoi An by taxi or bus. You should buy some food and water before the trip since it takes quite a lot of time.

By bus:

In Hanoi, there are buses that go directly to Hoi An, while in Ho Chi Minh City, these kind of buses are not available. So if you want to enjoy Cua Dai beach from Ho Chi Minh City, you have to catch a bus that go to Da Nang and afterward take a bus or Taxi to Hoi An. It takes 15 hours to travel from Hanoi and 19-21 hours total from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An. The following are the telephone number of buses company from which you can book tickets or ask for further information:

  • Ha Noi – Hoi An bus companies:
    • Hey Travel: Tel: (+84) 984 211 993
    • An Phu: Tel:  (+84) 243 927 3967/ (+84) 243 927 3584
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang bus companies:
    • Hoang Anh: Tel: 1900 7070 / 1900 969 681
    • Phuc Thuan Thao: Tel: (+84) 835 112 957 / (+84) 35 111 442 / (+84) 913 482 369

c. How to get to Cua Dai beach from Cambodia:

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Cua Dai | Source: Lux Travel DMC

By airplane:

You can take a flight from Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport to travel to Da Nang with the flights which are offered by Cambodia Angkor Air. And from Da Nang, you can get to Hoi An with the way we mention above.

From Siem Reap: 6 flights per week.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

By bus to Ho Chi Minh City:

There is not any bus that routes directly from Cambodia to Hoi An. However, from Phnom Penh, you can catch a bus to Ho Chi Minh City and travel to Hoi An. We have mentioned both methods of traveling from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City and traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An so you can check them for more information.

4. Mui Ne beach – The Best Beach in Vietnam for the Adventure Seekers

a. Best things to do in Mui Ne Beach

Mui Ne has been a popular tourist center in Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province for a long time. With the beautiful natural landscape, the comfortable climate of Binh Thuan land, Mui Ne quickly became the stop of many domestic and foreign tourists. Mui Ne has become a tourist attraction because of the combination between the yellow of the white sand and vast blue beach. With a beautiful coastline, cool winds all year round, you can come to Mui Ne Beach in any season of the year.

This place is famous for its coconut shady roads, beautiful beaches, cliffs where the waves are not resting and the sand dazzling in the sun, which have become an endless source of the photographer, showing off the famous international award-winning photos. Mui Ne is known as the center resort and is one of the top destinations for those who love relaxation.

Besides, if you are a sports lover, there is good news for you. Mui Ne – Phan Thiet has the perfect beach for windsurfing. Mui Ne Beach is Asia’s most famous surfing destination. Moreover, Mui Ne is famous for sand-boarding, kitesurfing, snorkeling, and diving!

b. How to get to Mui Ne Beach

Currently, there is no airport in Phan Thiet, so it is not convenient to move by plane. However, travelers can get to Phan Thiet by airplane in the following way:

From Hanoi to Mui Ne 

 From Hanoi, you can fly to Saigon and then drive to Mui Ne, or take the plane to Cam Ranh (Nha Trang City) and then go to Phan Thiet by car.

From Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne

There are two ways to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet: Take a coach or train.

HCMC to Mui Ne by a coach

There are many types of company to Mui Ne but we choose Phuong Trang Company. You can refer to the price of Phuong Trang Bus here. This is the official website of the Phuong Trang company and you can contact booking through the phone number on the website. The price of a bed is about VND 145,000/ticket.

Take a train to Mui Ne

At Saigon Railway Station, there are always have trains depart daily and have a different price when buying tickets: You can go to this website to refer to the price, travel time and book tickets.
Experience of transportation from Saigon to Mui Ne is you should take a bus because the bus runs straight from Ho Chi Minh City to Mui Ne Phan Thiet. By train, it only goes to Phan Thiet City and takes taxi or motorbike taxi to Mui Ne is about 30-40 minutes and the price is not cheap.
Phuong Trang Bus Company is located at No.20 Huynh Thuc Khang Street, Ham Tien Ward, Phan Thiet City.

5. My Khe Beach – Vietnam’s Most Picturesque Beach

a. Best things to do in My Khe Beach

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Forbes magazine has voted for My Khe beach as one of the six most attractive beaches in the world. It can be said that My Khe beach has met all the basic criteria of Forbes, such as convenient transportation, free open beach for all visitors, beach with the longshore and flat sand. The sun and the waves are suitable for playing sports, ensuring the safety of visitors, luxury resorts, villas with international standards. Australia’s Sunday Herald Sun also noted that My Khe Beach is one of the ten most popular Asian beaches in the world.

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My Khe Beach is famous for its fine white sand, gentle waves, warm water all year round and beautiful coconut trees. Tourists can swim almost all year, but the most suitable time is summer, from May to August. Not to mention, because the coast is not too deep, you will have peace in mind while swimming and just watching the majestic Ngu Hanh Son and Cu Lao Cham Island far away from Hoi An.

Like other beaches of Da Nang, My Khe develops quite a variety of services for you such as fishing, windsurfing, diving, yachting. The beach has a rescue system including a watchtower, life-saving buoys, warning flags and a rescue force on duty day and night, ready to rescue victims timely.

When the sunset falls, My Khe wears a new coat of color that is quieter, more tranquil. The space of the transfer between the day and the night seems dense and unintentionally makes your feeling suddenly sag.


b. How to get to My Khe Beach

Da Nang is located in the center of Vietnam so it has an airport, a seaport and also belongs to National Highway 1A. Therefore, moving to Da Nang can be convenient and easy. You can get to Da Nang by airplane, by train and by bus on the north-south route.
Trains: From Hanoi or Saigon, there are train routes to Da Nang (north-south route), fares vary from VND 300,000 to VND 1,200,000 depending on type of boat and type of seat. It takes you from 14 to 20 hours to travel from these two cities to Da Nang by train.
Plane: From Hanoi to Da Nang, fares range from VND 600,000 to VND 2,200,000, depending on the airline. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Da Nang. Same for Sai Gon – Da Nang.
Coach: approximately VND 400,000 – 500,000. Hoang Long, Hlink, Mai Linh and Thuan Thao Company take about 18 to 20 hours from Hanoi/Saigon to Da Nang.
When you want to get to My Khe in Da Nang, you can pick up a taxi. If you choose a hotel in the city center can rent motorcycles to My Khe, from VND 60,000 – 150,000/motorbike/day, depending on the type of motorbike.

6. Doc Let Beach – A secret paradise of Vietnam

a. Best things to do in Doc Let Beach, Vietnam

Doc Let, or Doc Lech, belongs to Ninh Hai Ward, Ninh Hoa Town, Khanh Hoa Province. It is about 50 kilometers away from Nha Trang City along the North.
They call the beach Doc Let because there are sand dunes running long, tens of meters high, separating the land from the sea. To get to the sea, you can only get past the soaring sand dunes. You cannot walk anymore so people have to “drag” on the sand until reaching the sea.

Now, visiting Doc Let is not as difficult as before. You just have to cross a small slope and a few concrete steps to be able to watch the charming beauty of this beautiful beach.
The most beautiful time to visit Doc Let Beach is from January to September. The attraction in Doc Let is the wild, rustic nature that has been favorably gifted for this sea. It is a beautiful beach with pure white sand, smooth, clear blue water which you can see each grain of white sand sparkling under the water. Far away are the large islands surrounding the wind, making the sea water always calm, gentle as the hand stroking your feet. In addition, Doc Let is a shallow beach. The seafloor is far from the shore, not as steep as most other seas.
As far away as 100 meters, sea level is just under 1 meter high, reaching the chest of an adult. It is very safe with young children and those who do not Besides sunbathing as much as you want, you can also stroll under the casuarina or lay under the coconut shade in a peaceful space. You can listen to the murmuring of waves surfing the shore and enjoy the simple poetry of life in those moments as well.

b. How to get to Doc Let Beach

From Hanoi to Doc Let Beach, Nha Trang 

There are a few choices for you:

  • Coach: You can take a bus to Nha Trang and then pick up the bus to Doc Let.
  • Train: Take a train to Nha Trang or Ninh Hoa train station and take a taxi to Doc Let.
  • Plane: You can take the plane from Noi Bai International Airport to Cam Ranh Airport and catch a taxi to Doc Let. The taxi prices is about VND 400,000.

From Ho Chi Minh City To Doc Let Beach, Nha Trang 

There are also three options for you including:

  • Bus: You take a bus to Tuy Hoa, Hue, Da Nang to Ngoai divarication then get on the bus to Doc Let.
  • Train: If you take the train from Ho Chi Minh City to Ninh Hoa, then take taxi to Doc Let.
  • Airplane: You fly from Tan Son Nhat Airport to Cam Ranh, then take a taxi to Doc Let.

From Nha Trang Central City to Doc Let

Doc Let is about 50 kilometers from central Nha Trang, so you can take a taxi or a motorbike to Doc Let. 

Taxi Company Contact Information (Phone) 
Mai Linh Taxi (+84) 258 38 38 38 38
Airport Taxi (+84) 258 3 528 528
Asia Taxi (+84) 258 35 35 35 35
Emasco Taxi (+84) 258 3 51 51 51
Thanh Hung Taxi  (+84) 258 3 822 822

7. Ho Tram Beach- The Best Beach near Ho Chi Minh City 

a. Best things to do in Ho Tram Beach


Want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city to somewhere with no noise, no rush. The place is where your heart lightly follows the gentle streams, the soul is cooled by the winds passing through. The beach brings the sweet secret charm and removes all sorrows. And there is a great place that is not far from Saigon. Why not visit a beautiful place like Ho Tram Beach?

Before going to Ho Tram Beach, you will have the opportunity to have a view with one side is windy sea, sand dunes and one side is the primitive forest. Coming to the place, Ho Tram beach will impress you with the sandy blue water surface and wide beach which ideal to immerse in cool water. You will feel like harmony with nature. On sandy stretches also encounters many blocks of rock, creating a more poetic emphasis for this place.
It seems that Ho Tram beach is very quiet, you can hear the waves breaking down, the sound of the wind and the sound of footsteps on the white sand. The atmosphere of this place is a sea of fresh air mixed with forest.
In recent years, Ho Tram beach resort has some recreational services on the sea such as kayaking, pulling floats and fishing by basket boat.

b. How to get to Ho Tram Beach

It is a wildlife destination and quite close to Saigon, which is one of the reasons why young people love to explore Ho Tram.

Travel to Ho Tram Beach by motorbike

For those who like to ride on their “iron horse”, you can follow the following route: Go along Highway 1, cross the Dong Nai Bridge and turn right on National Highway 51. Take about 100 kilometers to Ba Ria Vung Tau, go along Highway 55 to Xuyen Moc. From Ba To Market (Phuoc Buu Town, Xuyen Moc), there will have signs to HoTram.

Take a shuttle bus to Ho Tram Beach 

Regards the bus, the price is about VND 70,000 – VND 100,000.

There is a strange way to experience a lot more fun. You can buy tickets to Vung Tau but stop at Cau Da Market and rent a car to Ho Tram. The price is pretty high up to VND 220,000.

Travel to Ho Tram Beach by Hydrofoils/Speed Boat 

Hydrofoils from Saigon – Vung Tau every 30 minutes a trip, running from 6h00 to 16h30, take about 1 hour 45 minutes. Starting point at Bach Dang Wharf and stop at Cau Da pier – Vung Tau. Some shipping lines run this route you can refer to:


Ho Chi Minh Office
Address: No.2 Ton Duc Thang Street (Bach Dang wharf)
Tel: (+84) 283 821 0650 – (+84) 283 821 5609 – (+84) 283 821 8189 – (+84) 283 821 8185 – (+84) 283 821 3872

Vung Tau Office
Address: No.126 Ha Long Street, Cau Da Pier
Tel: (+84) 254 381 0202

Vina Express

Address: No.122 Ha Long Street, Vung Tau City)
Tel: (+84) 254 385 6530

8. Star Beach (Bai Sao Beach) – The Hawaii of Vietnam

a. Best things to do in Star Beach

Bai Sao is located in An Thoi town with a fine white sand like ice cream more than 7 kilometers long. The shape of the room is like a moon. The sand in Sao Beach is not as yellow as Nha Trang Beach, or gold and dark brown as Vung Tau sea, but white as smooth as ice cream. Bai Sao is located in the gentle arms of two gentle mountains so it brings quiet space and fresh climate.
In the morning, you can take a walk on the beach, watch the sunrise or catch the faint sunshine at the end of the day shining down to the beach.

The sea winds here are also light and quiet, enough for tired people to lie back on the hammocks swaying and slowly drowning in the sleepy, no dreaming.

You can see brown-tanned local people scattering fishing net in front of tourists. They are throwing the fish in the net. Let the soul with the space of the windy and immense wave of our hearts as light as the clouds fly.

b. How to get to Star Beach

Bai Sao is located in the town of An Thoi, located in the southeast of Phu Quoc Island, so to reach Bai Sao you have to know how to move to Phu Quoc. If you do not know how to go to Phu Quoc how can you refer to the above guide in detail how to move.

After reaching Phu Quoc, you can take a taxi or a motorbike taxi to move to Star Beach.

For those who are near Phu Quoc and want to go to Star Beach, follow the road as follows: From the town of Indochina (Phu Quoc) you go to Tran Hung Dao Road to Highway 46. When going through a bridge to go to Star Beach, continue going straight, through the small market you will see a large sign “7UP”. Then, you turn here to go to Star Beach. When you reach the end of the road, you will find a divarication, a direction to Long Beach Restaurant, My Lan and Me Village, all three directions can take you to Star Beach. But to travel to Star Beach safely, we advise you to follow the Long Beach restaurant. It will be more convenient.

Taxi in Phu Quoc 

Taxi Company Tel Price (1st kilometer)Price (2nd – 30th kilometer Price (from 31st kilometer)  
Vinasun(+84) 297 38 27 27 27VND 11,000VND 14,000VND 11,200
Phu Quoc Taxi(+84) 2973  75 75 75VND 6,000VND12,6000VND 10,500
Sasco Taxi(+84) 2973 76 76 76VND 10,000VND 12,000VND 9,000
Mai Linh Taxi(+84) 2973 97 97 97VND 11,000VND 13,600VND 10,000
Sài Gòn Phú Quốc(+84) 2973 73 73 73

9. Dam Trau Beach: The tranquility of Con Son Island, Con Dao Archipelago

a. Best things to do in Dam Trau Beach

Dam Trau Beach is the most beautiful beach on Con Dao Island, Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province. Dam Trau beach is located near the Co Ong airport, at the edge of Con Dao National Park and about 14 kilometers from Con Dao. On sunny days, visitors can visit Dam Trau beach to enjoy the moments of fun, relax with blue beaches, golden sand and explore the nature of the island. Experience on this unspoiled island would give visitors a fun, new experience like the adventure of Robinson’s it!
In the midst of the immense space of the sky and the immense sea, the island sits on the water like a magical green oasis. From the far, Con Dao tourists will love the small island in the middle of this sea!

Coming to Dam Trau beach, you will be immersed in nature, enjoy the precious gift of creativity. The water is clear, blue and cool with smooth sandy beach, the gentle sea waves will gently be your own sea paradise.

Dam Trau Beach appeals thousands of tourists every year by its charm beauty. Once visiting here, you’ll be impressed with the primitive forest, immense blue sea, sandy stretches, blue sky or colorful coral reefs and many other new things are still waiting for tourists. 

Moreover, in Dam Trau Beach there are many unique shaped cliffs. On a rocky outcrop to the sea, from Con Dao Island you can see two huge rocks bunched together, like the pair of seagulls cuddly tightly wrapped together.

b. How to get to Dam Trau Beach, Con Son Island

From Ho Chi Minh City, you can catch a bus to Vung Tau city, then transfer to Cat Lo port to get to the pier.

You should book train tickets online and pay by bank transfer, then call the ticket office to confirm the payment. Even if you have paid, you still need to arrive at the port 5 hours before to get the ticket. If you arrive late, tickets will be sold to others, even if you have paid. Booking website:

If your schedule has specific departure and returns dates, always book your return, and take a turn at Cat Lo Pier, avoiding waiting time to buy tickets at two ports. During the booking process, payment is finished, you should also check the train schedule, check whether the trip is canceled or not, exchange train. If so, you should call the ticket office, and re-order the tickets, because if the weather is bad, the train is not running, the ticket office will not notify you.

Ticket price is about VND 85,000-125,000 (CD909 – CD10) and beds are VND  150,000-200,000/seat (CD909 – CD10). We recommend buying a ticket for sleep. Tickets sitting near the engine chamber is very noisy hard to sleep.

10. An Bang Beach: A must-see beach in Hoi An

a. Best things to do in An Bang Beach

An Bang Beach, Cam An Ward, about 3 kilometers to the east of the ancient town of Hoi An; It is about 4 kilometers long with a beautiful natural landscape and a wide variety of vegetation. Because of the new tourism in recent years, An Bang still preserves its wildness and tranquility.

In An Bang, the most attractive to tourists is the white sand, smooth; The blue ocean, old pineapple sandy beach. The sea in An Bang is very clear and green. Throughout the water, visitors can admire the small flocks of fish swimming, even able to hand catch fresh crabs. The waves here are very smooth and gentle.

CNNGo tourism website has ranked An Bang Beach as one of the 50 most beautiful beaches in the world. After Cua Dai beach was eradicated, the beach is more tourists to find. Recently, in the area of An Bang has been growing many Homestay services, tourism services to serve visitors to An Bang more and more crowded.

b. How to get to An Bang Beach

From Da Nang to An Bang Beach

You will travel from Han River Bridge to the end of Pham Van Dong Beach, turn right on Pham Van Dong Street, go straight to Nguyen Giap Martial Arts Street, Truong Sa Road, Sea Road, and Lac Long Quan. Hai Ba Trung street, the end of the road is An Bang beach.

Note: There are different names, but they are all on one segment because they provide different paths.

From Hoi An to An Bang Beach

An Bang Beach is about 7 kilometers from the center of Hoi An ancient town so the road to An Bang is quite simple:

From the center of Hoi An ancient town, you move towards Cua Dai Beach to the end of the road. Then, you follow the road about 2 kilometers further to An Bang Beach. From Hoi An Bridge, go straight Hai Ba Trung Street to An Bang beach.

All the ways are easy to travel, no potholes or bad roads. 

Taxi in Hoi An 
Taxi Compay Tel 
Faifoo Taxi(+84) 2353-919-191
Hoi An Taxi(+84) 2353-919-919
Mai Linh Taxi(+84) 2353-919-919
Tien Sa Taxi(+84) 2353-929-292

11. Dai Lanh Beach: A hidden jewel of Khanh Hoa

a. Top-notch things you will see in Dai Lanh Beach

Nha Trang – Dai Lanh is located on the border between Phu Yen and Khanh Hoa provinces, about 80 kilometers from Nha Trang city and about 30 kilometers from Tuy Hoa town. Dai Lanh beach is purely built by fine white sand, clear blue water at the bottom has great comfort, can swim offshore. Then there is a source of fresh water flowing into the sea, all year round not exhausted.

From Dai Lanh, tourists can go by boat to Khai Luong fishing village, Dam Mon is the easternmost strip of Vietnam or Vung Ro port to the north, a famous place was once a harbor. Armed with weapons, ammunition from the North to the South, reinforced the battlefield zone 5 during the resistance war against American. Dai Lanh landscape has been listed among the landscapes of the country.

In 1836, Emperor Minh Mang gave the Dai Lanh landscape to one of the nine high peaks (The Nine Dynasty) decorated in front of The Mieu Temple – Hue. In 1853, under the reign of King Tu Duc, Dai Lanh was included in the national dictionary compiled by the court.
Whether you are in the South or out of the North, you can go through the majestic Ca Pass, where Dai Lanh is famous for its fine white sand, the waves of the sea, the busy fishing villages. and the scenery of aquatic painting.

b. The ways for travelers to get to Dai Lanh Beach

Dai Lanh beach is located on Highway 1A, in Van Ninh district, Khanh Hoa Province. It is 80 kilometers from Nha Trang and 30 kilometers from Tuy Hoa (Phu Yen).

From Tuy Hoa

You can ride a motorcycle or choose a coach through Deo Ca with 12 kilometers winding road to Dai Lanh Beach.

From Nha Trang

You can go by motorbike, bus, passing Co Ma pass to Dai Lanh beach. Or take the train to Dai Lanh station nearby.

From Deo Ca, run for about 12 kilometers, you will see Dai Lanh Beach. Here you have two options; either go straight to the gate of Dai Lanh beach resort or run another stretch to Dai Lanh Beach. Both are actually Dai Lanh Beach, but Dai Lanh Beach Resort has a gate fee and it is built as a place for eating, picnic, and accommodation. There are services such as hut rental, parachute (about VND 100,000/2 wooden beds), bamboo raft (VND 100,000/hour/6 people), campfire, life jackets, etc.

II. The best beach destinations in Cambodia

1. Lazy beach, Koh Rong Samloem, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Lazy Beach on the famous Koh Rong Samloem Island which attracts a lot of tourists around the world. It is voted by the National Georgethic Magazine as one of the most beautiful beaches and known as the “Hawaii of Southeast Asia”. Travelers come here for relaxation and enjoy the crystal clear sea water and the soft sand.  The beach is ideal for snorkeling and fishing.


2. Sokha beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Sokha beach is a 1.5 km long beach formed of fine silicon-like sand that creates a pleasant creak at every step and the quiet, shallow water. This beach is privately owned by the Sokha Beach Resort, the first 5-star beach resort in Cambodia. However, some part of this beach is free for tourists to enter. There are bungalows with the view to the beach which are ideal if you want to have a romantic experience.

3.  Long Set beach, Koh Rong, Cambodia

Long Set beach – also known as the 4k beach- is located at the southern part of Koh Rong island. This place is called a paradise because of its breathtaking pristine beauty. Especially, from April to July, you will have a chance to see the glowing plankton on the beach. The tiny glowing plankton covers the water and emits the blue light, creating a wonderful panorama that you may experience once in a lifetime.

4. Instructions on how to get to Cambodia beaches

a. How to get to Sihanoukville from Cambodia

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By airplane

 At Sihanoukville, you can find the Sihanoukville International Airport. Therefore, it is possible for you to take direct flights from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to get there.

  • From Phnom Penh: 3 flights per day, operated by FlexFlight, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, and JC AirlinesDuration: 40 minutes per flight.
  • From Siem Reap: more than 9 flights per day, operated by FlexFlight, Cambodia-Airways, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, JC Airlines, and Cambodia Angkor Airlines. Duration: 50 minutes per flight.
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By train

Passenger train service from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville only operates on the weekends: once on Fridays and Saturdays and twice on Sundays. The opening time of the ticket office at Phnom Penh is 8 a.m- 4:30 p.m from Monday to Friday and 6 a.m – 12 p.m on Saturdays and Sundays.

Trip duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Phnom Penh train station’s address: St 93, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Sihanoukville Railway Station’s address: Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

For more information: Royal Railway

Tel: (+84) 23 992 379

By bus

There are various companies that offer buses from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. From Siem Reap, it takes about 12-14 hours to travel, including 1-2 hours stop at Phnom Penh. And the trip duration from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville is about 4-6 hours.

Bus companies contact information:

Mekong Express:

Tel: Siem Reap office #1:  (+855) 63 963 662 / (+855) 12 315 858

      Siem Reap office #2: (+855) 77 585 807 / (+855) 63 963 119 / (+855) 98 988 871

      Phnom Penh Office: (+855) 12 787 839 / (+855) 98 833 399 / (+855) 23 426 425

Giant Ibis:

Tel:  (+855) 969 993 333

Mey Hong Transport:

Tel: (+855) 12 716 385

b. How to get to Sihanoukville from Vietnam:

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Sihanoukville | Source: Lux Travel DMC

By airplane:

To get to Sihanoukville by airplane, you can find non-stop flights from Ho Chi Minh City, while from Hanoi, you have to take connecting flights, which stop at Ho Chi Minh City. Another option if you travel from Hanoi is taking a bus or train to Ho Chi Minh City and then taking a flight to Sihanoukville.

Duration: 50-75 minutes.

  • From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City: Direct flights by VietJet Air, Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Airlines.

Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes.

Duration: 50-75 minutes.

By bus:

If you travel from Hanoi, you have to take either a flight, bus or train to get to Ho Chi Minh City. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can bus to Sihanoukville offered by Mekong Express, Vietfun Travel, The Sinh Tourist. The duration is about 12 hours.

Contact information:

Mekong Express:

Tel: Siem Reap office #1:  (+855) 63 963 662 / (+855) 12 315 858

Siem Reap office #2: (+855) 77 585 807 / (+855) 63 963 119/ (+855) 98 988 871

Phnom Penh Office: (+855) 12 787 839/ (+855) 98 833 399/ (+855) 23 426 425

Vietfun Travel:

Tel: (+84) 282 240 6474

The Sinh Tourist:

Tel:  (+84) 2 838 389 593 / (+84) 2838 389 597

c. How to get to Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem islands

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In order to get to Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem Island, you have to get to Sihanoukville first. And once you are in Sihanoukville, you can take a ferry boat to the Koh Rong Samloem Island. Before setting off, you need to make sure that the destination is Koh Rong Samloem Island or Koh Rong Island because these two are not the same place.

Ferry Boat Service contact information:

Island Speed Ferry Cambodia:

Tel: (+855) 87 811 711

Angkor Speed Ferry & Cruise:

Tel: (+855) 16 246 164

III. About Lux Travel DMC Ltd

Being the first luxury tour operator in Vietnam with 15+ years of experience in the travel industry, we offer tailor-made private holiday packages to Indochina and other Southeast Asian countries. Our company is a full-service travel agency with licensed and accredited and inbound and outbound luxury tour operators. The company has won many national and international awards. Our company excels on business trips and leisure trips. We offer services not only for tour operators and travel agents, MICE planners but also for independent travelers around the world.

If you are planning a trip to Vietnam or Cambodia beaches, contact us and share your demands with the traveling experts of Lux Travel DMC, we will suggest where to go and what to do to make your trip full of memorable experiences.

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