Go to the Southeastern Coast to see Vietnam’s most beautiful islands. These are some of the best destinations for diving, boating, snorkeling, and swimming.
The Best of Southeastern Coast
Phan Thiet is one of the most accessible port cities in southern Vietnam and is the gateway to the beach town of Mui Ne. The two destinations are fairly interchangeable and most visitors will pass between the two to visit popular attractions. Whether you stay in Mui Ne bay north of Mui Ne Cape or south on the public Phan Thiet beaches, the joy in this area is getting out beyond the beach.
Sao Beach, or Bai Sao, graces many top ten lists when it comes to Vietnam’s beaches and it is certainly the most beautiful on Phu Quoc island. Here you’ll find soft, white sand and plenty of graceful palm trees growing sideways towards clear, calm waters. We would be reaching for the ocean too if we were growing on beautiful Sao Beach.
The Con Dao Islands have some of the top beachfront resorts in the country. While you’re here you can visit the idyllic An Hai and Bai Nhat beaches. Sea turtles come ashore to lay eggs on the beaches here, and you might get to see them hatch between August and November.
Phu Quoc Island is known in Vietnam as one of the top places to get fish sauce for the pearls that divers pull from the surrounding waters. This is also the island to visit for beginner divers. Most visitors go to Duong Dong and Long Beach for accommodations. You can see this island’s history at the An Thoi coconut tree prison, which was operated by the South Vietnamese army.