Nha Trang is a beach town packed with Russian tourists (don’t be surprised to see signs in cyrillic at every crossroad) but with a micro climate that makes the weather particularly good.
We arrived in Nha Trang with a night train (SE5) from Hue during our 7-day trip in Vietnam. We took the most expensive tickets in a 4-berth air-conditioned cabin to maximise our chances to have a good night sleep. Despite my snoring upstairs neighbour and a bad sleeping history, I managed to sleep quite well.
Restaurants & bars: I was definitely not amazed by the selection of restaurants and bars in Nha Trang. Everything was very touristy. We tried out Olivia, Lanterns and the Louisiane Brewhouse but none of them left us an non-perishable souvenir. I would only recommend you to have an ice-cream at Romy’s Italian Ice Cream.
Hotel: We slept for one night at the V Hotel and it was actually the best hotel of our trip! A beautiful and large round bed, a nice sea view, an awesome rooftop pool and a good breakfast.
- Po Nagar/beach: We rented a scooter to drive to Po Nagar, a site featuring 4 Cham towers. The view from up there on the city is really beautiful but unfortunately, the site is too packed to really appreciate the visit. We quickly escaped to go and lie down on Doc Let beach, which is well-known for being nicer and cleaner than the main beach in Nha Trang. We rented a couple of sunbeds for a very reasonable price. The water is transparent and the temperature is perfect for me. Soooooo warm!
- Snorkeling: We booked half a day snorkeling with The Sinh Tourist (only cash at the agency) to go snorkeling in the Mun Island Marine Reserve. The nice staff picked us at the hotel to take us to the boat. We were only about 7 or 8 on a big boat, that was great! the first snorkeling stop was very nice but the second one, with white patches of sand was just perfect! I enjoyed it so much! Some people on the boat had chosen to dive and were very happy about their experience. We then got lunch on a floating restaurant, fun experience.
The city of Nha Trang is nothing special but it was the perfect choice for a bit of beach time and sun during our trip.