Remember Alex Garland’s cult novel (and later film) ‘The Beach’? Many would argue that South East Asia’s most stunning stretch of sand is not located on a remote Thai Island but rather on the south-central coast of Vietnam. By any measure, Nha Trang is a stunner – an endless, lusciously curvaceous bay cradled by towering mountains and turquoise waters dotted with enticing little islands.
The Vinpearl Cable Car to Hon Tre Island is the longest over-water cable car in the world
While water babes bliss out on diving, skiing and soaking, more worldly pleasures are to be had in Nha Trang’s atmospheric Old Town that exists beyond the manicured resorts that hug the coastline. And where would a beach town be without its nightlife? Yes, you’ll find the ubiquitous full-moon parties, but also a food scene that gleefully celebrates the fish found at its front door.