Nha Trang became a popular beach getaway over the course of the 20th century. Today it attracts visitors from all over the world and has recently seen a period of rapid development. Although apartment buildings and upmarket hotels are now a common sight around the beach and tourist areas, it only takes a short walk to find the narrow streets and houses that represent the Nha Trang of old.

Nha Trang’s main beach is by far its biggest asset, and its beauty lives up to its fame. To escape the crowds, however, head across the bridge to Bai Duong Beach where the waters are calmer, the sand is cleaner, and there are fewer people to obstruct your view of the sea.

To explore the world beneath the waves, organize a diving session with one of many schools in the city. Instructors are excellent and rates are low. Snorkelers can access the biggest and best range of marine life by jumping aboard a boat and heading out to the nearby islands. Anyone looking to try their hand at surfing can take lessons or just rent a board and go.

The weather in Nha Trang is warm and fine before October and after mid-December. If you are visiting in the wet season, which includes winter, the city has plenty of indoor attractions to keep you busy on a rainy day. Vietnam’s National Oceanographic Museum and a museum dedicated to the bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin are both well worth a visit.

Experience local heritage at the Po Nagar Cham Towers. A relic from the Cham civilization of the eighth century, this temple complex is still a place of worship today. Other landmark buildlings include the Long Son Pagoda temple and Nha Trang’s cathedral, a dramatic French neo-Gothic construction.

At night, enjoy the excellent restaurants and bars all around the city. Note that things usually wind down well before midnight.

Nha Trang is a place to spend hot summer days lounging on the beach or sipping a cool drink at a café. If you ever need a break from the beach, you’ll still find plenty to see and do inland.

Known for

Beach, Café and Seafood

Top Hotels in Nha Trang

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
26-28 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
CA $99/night
Sep 3 - Sep 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (917 reviews)

"The staff at the Sheraton Nha Trang were exceptional. They really looked after my family."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 12, 2019

Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa
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InterContinental Nha Trang
5 out of 5
32-34 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
CA $158/night
Sep 1 - Sep 2
4.7/5Exceptional! (571 reviews)

"Private beach is good. Indoor pool is not so good as pictures."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 4, 2019

InterContinental Nha Trang
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Vinpearl Resort & Spa Nha Trang Bay
5 out of 5
Hon Tre island, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
CA $148/night
Sep 17 - Sep 18
4.3/5Excellent! (392 reviews)

"I must say that i was extremely pleased! The property and the staff was AMAZING.. I'm a typical American, with typical American high standards, so high praise is not given lightly... When i say this place is well deserving of its 5 star rating.. It truely is!! I'll be back, and i will be recommending ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 15, 2019

Vinpearl Resort & Spa Nha Trang Bay

Top activities in Nha Trang

Sunset Cocktail and Dinner on the Emperor Cruises 5 Star
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Sunset Cocktail and Dinner on the Emperor Cruises 5 Star

CA $120

The cruise was inspired by the luxurious life of Emperor Bao Dai, Vietnam's last emperor. Emperor Cruises' purpose is to bring you to Experience Every Moment with us by being treated as kings and queens, indulging in services such as music, fine arts, architecture, culture, cuisines, history, and outdoor activities where everything is all included.

Thap Ba Hot Springs and Mud Spa Excursion
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Thap Ba Hot Springs and Mud Spa Excursion

CA $78

You will be warmly greeted at your hotel at about 8.30am and set off your trip to Thap Ba hot springs center just outside of Nha Trang. In recent years, Nha Trang has quickly developed as an ideal weekend escape for its long white sandy beach as well as a large number of amazing tourist destinations and delicious food specialties to enjoy.

3 Islands Tour on Nha Trang Bay
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3 Islands Tour on Nha Trang Bay

CA $50

What to Expect Known for its legendary pristine beauty, Nha Trang has to be Vietnam’s best-known dive destination. Most diving takes place around Hon Mun Island, which is a local Marine Park area, covers the islands surrounding the central coast town and is a huge draw for visitors.

Private Full-Day City Tour
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Private Full-Day City Tour

CA $77

Experience the best of Nha Trang in 1 day on this private tour. See fascinating marine life at Vietnam Oceanography Institute, discover the ancient Long Son Pagoda, visit a stone cathedral, and explore the heritage of the Po Nagar complex.

Nha Phu Bay - Amazing Island Tour
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Nha Phu Bay - Amazing Island Tour

CA $48

What to Expect Nha Phu is a paradise for nature lovers who want to immerse themselves in tranquility. Nha Phu Bay has peaceful waves all year around. In the middle of the sea and blue and clear sky, the cluster of dreamlike islands looks like the sails to be filled with winds going offshore.

Private Half-Day City Tour
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Private Half-Day City Tour

CA $49

Explore the famous coastal city of Nha Trang on this half-day tour. Marvel at this beautiful south central coastline, discover historic relics from the Cham civilization, and visit ancient sites such as the Stone Church and Long Son Pagoda.

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