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CNN lists Vietnam’s best beaches

Updated at Friday, 07 Dec 2018, 15:07
The Hanoitimes - From lively and popular to unspoiled and wild, there`s a beach for every type of traveler.
Long Beach in Phu Quoc Island, Con Son Island, An Bang in Hoi An, Nha Trang, Amanoi in Vinh Hy, Bai Xep in Quy Nhon are just few of the Vietnam’s best beach destinations, no helmet or driving license required, Cindy Fan wrote in an article published on the US news television CNN.
 
Long Beach in Phu Quoc Island.
Long Beach in Phu Quoc Island.
The writer named Long Beach in Phu Quoc Island the number one beach among the best beach destinations across Vietnam. “Located in the Gulf of Thailand, it stretches over 12 miles with clear water, soft beige sand and beachfront accommodation that unfurls against a backdrop of languid palms and jungle-cloaked mountains,” CNN wrote.
Vendors in conical hats sell sweet pineapple, dragonfruit and coconuts to sunbathers. Phu Quoc is renowned for its sunsets and at the golden hour, locals and visitors converge on Long Beach for a playful splash, cold beer, a game of soccer or a final paddle into the glowing horizon. At night, barbecues sizzle with the catch of the day: fish of every shape and size, shellfish and squid. It's a little too easy to slip into the laid back, somnambulant rhythm.
Con Son Island takes the second place on the list. According to CNN, some beaches on the main island Con Son are easily accessible, while others can only be reached by hiking through the national park, imparting a castaway feel.
Earlier, Phu Quoc, the largest island in southern Vietnam, has been ranked second among the destinations to look out for, locations that are foreseen to be developing further over the next years and will play a role in the meetings and incentives industry, according to a list released by Pacific World, the leading global destination and event management company.
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