Recommended Destinations For Great Thailand Vietnam Beach Tour
Vietnam and Thailand are well-known to be among the most attractive travel destinations in Southeast Asia with a wide range of highlights and local interests for all ages. Visiting the two beautiful tropical countries, people can not miss enjoying awesome vacations on gifted sandy beaches, gorgeous seascapes, and a lot of amazing outdoor watersport activities here. For those who are looking for ideal beach stops during their stay in both nations, here are top-notch destinations that should not be missed in any Thailand Vietnam Beach Tours & Holiday
* VIETNAM BEACH DESTINATIONS
1. Halong Bay
Being not only a must-have in any Vietnam travel bucket list, Halong Bay is proudy praised as the top destination for beach and sea lovers in the S-shaped country by its signature scenery of countless limestone islands rising over calm emerald seawater, and, of course, numerous hidden beaches around the heritage bay.
If you want to explore Halong Bay at its fullest, making a trip of overnight Halong Bay Cruises is the best recommendation as the cruise itineraries will take you to go deep inside the bay, admire the magnificent seascapes as well as experience some of interesting outdoor activities en-route such as kayaking, swimming, local sampan boating, etc. Beaches in Halong Bay are mainly small beaches dotted around the bay at the islands’ roots: Titov island, Ba Trai Dao islet, etc. Still, they’re great places for sunbathing though, or else travelers can opt to relax on the cruise’s sundeck.
2. Da Nang
Da Nang, Vietnam’s most livable city, boasts about the rich natural highlights ranging from mountain to sea, which made the young and dynamic city become the promising stop for all Vietnam beach holidays. Prominent soothing sandy beaches stretching along Da Nang’s long eastern coast could be named My Khe Beach, Non Nuoc Beach, Pham Van Dong Beach, etc.
Da Nang beaches are easily accessible, family-friendly, and offer a wide range of watersports and other beach activities. Besides enjoying your trip in Da Nang with days of relaxing on the beaches, you can also explore renowned hotspots around the city: Dragon Bridge, Han River Bridge, Con Market, Ba Na Hills with the world-famous icon of Golden Bridge, etc; and even go further to poetic Hoi An Ancient Town & An Bang Beach in the neighbor province of Quang Nam at ease for extra beach and heritage experiences.
3. Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a lovely beach city located in Nha Trang Bay, a member of Club of World’s most beautiful bays. Soft white sand, gentle slope, pleasant weather, along with the famed beauty of the bay and the beach, it comes as no surprise that Nha Trang is always listed on the top of Vietnam’s best beaches.
People often spend days at the beach for sunbathing and swimming during their beach holiday in Nha Trang. But the city also has many other interests to explore such as the spiritual icon of Nha Trang - Ponagar Tower, bunches of local restaurants with delectable cuisine, Nha Trang’s Institute of Oceanography, etc. For those who expect some other beach trips out of the city center, pretty offshore islands such as: Mun island, Tam island, Diep Son island, Noi island, etc are definitely worth visiting within a short day tour. In case you’re looking for a less-touristy place of true beach retreats, luxury beach resorts in Ninh Van Bay will be perfect selections for you.
4. Phu Quoc
Commonly known as Vietnam’s biggest island, Phu Quoc is a tropical island set in the Gulf of Thailand, to the southern parts of Vietnam. Having a separate position from the mainland, beaches and sea in Phu Quoc are endowed with seductive white sandy beaches dotted from north to south and amazing turquoise seawater. Groups of smaller islets with hidden pristine beaches in Phu Quoc’s southern tip are also ideal stops for beach lovers.
As a true paradise in the voyage of Thailand Vietnam beach vacation, Phu Quoc showcases the natural beauty of seascapes and alluring beaches: Sao Beach, Truong Beach, Khem Beach, Ong Lang Beach, etc. Beside available wide-ranging watersports and beach leisure, Phu Quoc is also the home to some iconic cafes and bars on the beach as the island is one of the best places to witness the sunset in Vietnam. Indulging in your trip in Phu Quoc may leave you endless time of rejoicing with awesome tropical vibe here and saving unforgettable moments with your lover.
* THAILAND BEACH DESTINATIONS
Needless to say, Thailand’s southern province of Phuket has long been one of Southeast Asia’s finest beach destinations as well as world’s best places for beach interest: stunning white-sand beaches, heaven-like scenery, sparkling clear blue seawater, refreshing tropical weather, and lively local delights of cuisine & night life.
Home to some of the world-famous beaches, beaches and islands in Phuket are located on Phuket’s main island and dotted on smaller islands around the bay of Phang Nga (many of them belong to Phang Nga province but are comfortably accessible from Phuket). From popular beaches such as Banana Beach, Patong Beach, Karon Beach, Kamala Beach to lovely sandy beaches on surrounding islands of Koh Khai Nok, Koh Yao Noi, Koh Yao Yai, Koh Hey, travelers can freely emerge in the contemplating Thai beaches and sea with various activities from swimming, sunbathing to boating or joining watersports. During Phuket island-hopping tours, make sure that you don’t miss a stop at iconic James Bond island. It might not be appropriate for swimming but absolutely worth visiting for taking some photos in this notable Hollywood’s shooting place.
Unlike busy and crowded neighboring friend Phuket, Krabi, the coastal province at the southern end of the Andaman Sea, seems to encapsulate within itself less-touristy beaches, laid-back resort towns, charming unspoilt landscape, and fantastic areas of limestone formations & dense mangrove forests. Therefore, many foreign tourists find Krabi an ultimate getaway beach destination if they’re seeking an idyllic retreat escaping from other hustle Thai beaches.
Renowned Krabi beaches could be called Ao Nang Beach, Railay Beach, Phra Nang Beach. Krabi’s nearby islands also house bunches of scenic hotspots such as Monkey Beach, Long Beach, Maya Beach for interesting beach leisure and watersports. Among diverse available itineraries in Krabi, the sought-after experience is hopping on a boating trip to the well-known Phi Leh Bay hidden amid mountains of Phi Phi Leh island, a picturesque lagoon that is famed for surreal seascape, extreme clear seawater and snorkeling.
2.3. Surat Thani
Surat Thani is one of the most recommended beach destinations in Southern Thailand. The rural province hosts a thousand-island archipelago, which contains the trio beach resort islands of Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan, and Koh Tao. Known as one the main stops in Thailand Beach Holidays, Koh Samui is the most remarkable among three due to its fine white beaches, alluring blue sea, and various fun with beach and sea.
Chaweng Beach and Lamai Beach are main beaches on Koh Samui where people can swim and sunbathe all day. Travelers can also be fascinated by snorkeling or diving to see coral reefs in some popular diving sites of Koh Tao or Koh Samui. If you are into party time, make sure that you do not miss the monthly Full Moon Party on beaches of Koh Pha Ngan.
Effortlessly not too far from Bangkok just for a couple of hours driving, Pattaya is a main stop in most Thailand Classic Tours. Visiting Pattaya, besides wide-ranging beach activities including swimming, sunbathing, partaking in some types of watersport (windsurfing, water skiing, sailing, etc), tourists can opt to discover the nearby island of Koh Lan. Not only merely an exciting beach city, Pattaya has long been regarded as a place of non-stop buzzing and pulsating nightlife. Pattaya’s downtown during the nighttime is always full of leisure activities including dining, drinking, street lanes of night markets, parties, bars and shows, etc. Several landmarks around the city could be also ideal stops during your stay here.
Out of the above suggested famous places, Vietnam and Thailand still remain a lot of lesser-known great beach destinations worth visiting and experiencing the unique beach vibe that each one offers. Feel free to check all of Asia Tour & Asia Beach Tour ideas available on our website and hope you can find some that suit your travel plan. If you expect a new tailor-made Thailand Vietnam Beach Holiday just for yourself, don’t hesitate to contact our Asia Tour Experts to receive the best personal recommendation.