THE SOUTHERN COAST || THE COAST NORTH OF NHA TRANG
Most tourists leapfrog the 400km-plus of coastline between Nha Trang and Hoi An on a tour bus, but swathes of splendid coastline do exist along this stretch of the country, many of which remain relatively untouched. Visitors to places like Doc Let, Whale Island and Bai Dai will find good accommodation options and uncrowded beaches in front of their resort.
Hon Khoi Peninsula
At Ninh Hoa, about 33km north of Nha Trang, Highway 26 branches off left from Highway 1 to Buon Ma Thuot, then about 5km later, a signposted turning on the right leads 12km to the splendid Hon Khoi Peninsula, on which you’ll find pristine Doc Let Beach. You’ll probably be keen to linger here awhile: the casuarinas and white sands of the beach are perfect for a day’s beach-bumming, although you do have to pay a small entrance fee for the privilege unless you are staying at one of the resorts here.