The Hanoitimes - If you are looking to explore new beach destinations, you won’t need to go very far.
Jade Tye, an author from Malaysia’s The New Straits Times, has listed a number of reasons why Vietnam’s beautiful beaches in the central region are ideal destinations for Valentine's Day.
The author suggested that travelers should visit the beaches in February when the weather is cool and sunny with fewer rainy spells. “With a string of quaint beach towns yet to face the onslaught of mass tourism from the modern metropolis Da Nang to the secluded, paradisiacal Quy Nhon, Vietnam’s sun-baked coast offers a refreshing romantic beach holiday.”
Malaysian newspaper lists the best reasons why Vietnam’s beaches are ideal destinations for Valentine's Day.
More than just a gateway to the world heritage sites of Hue and Hoi An, Da Nang is a brilliant urban beach hub in its own right. Da Nang unfurls an endless stretch of beaches with the most popular being My Khe and Non Nuoc. The preferred choice is Non Nuoc beach for its soft sand, gentle slope and year-long mild waves. Once a low-key fishing area, Non Nuoc beach is now lined with fine luxury beach resorts such as Sheraton Grand Danang Resort.
Meanwhile, Quy Nhon, with its wide boulevards and pleasant streets, retains much of its gentle provincial vibe without the excesses of Hanoi and Saigon. Crossing the street in Quy Nhon is a stress-free, sanely affair.
Its biggest asset though is its unpretentious allure, from historical relics and wild seascapes, to an interior of lush mountains dappled with desolate sand dunes.
Hoi An, the Unesco World Heritage town, is also blessed with beaches. An Bang beach, 4km from the centre of the Old Town is ideal for surfing depending on the winds.
Locals also recommend its reasonable street food. For the best beach and one which you can almost have all to yourself, check in to Hoi An’s top resort, The Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai. It fronts a one-km stretch of Ha My beach, offering an unrivalled fine sandy beach and serenity.