A beach break in Nha Trang: Part 1

Our beachfront hotel (the Sunrise) had breathtaking views of the ocean and a decadent swimming pool

We recently spent a few days in sunny Nha Trang, Vietnam’s premier seaside resort town. It’s home to a long stretch of white sandy beach, crystal blue water, an increasing number of 5-star hotels and of course, great seafood. We spent a night at the Sunrise (see pool pic above), and I could not get enough of the view from our room’s balcony – stunning!
One night we checked out the Sailing Club, a well-known beach bar and restaurant. My expectations weren’t that high – I was expecting a dingy, backpacker beach bar but it was surprisingly sophisticated, with decor that could be described as Morocco meets Bali.

We had a fresh and tasty green mango salad and Nha Trang’s famous ‘roll your own’ spring rolls with prawns and bbq pork – a more sanitised version than a really local place, but delicious all the same!


4 Responses

  1. megan April 5, 2009 / 8:41 pm

    Mmmm that food looks delish! We didn’t go to Nha Trang, and I’ve heard mixed things about it, but I suppose there’s probably not a beach resort left in SE Asia that’s perfect.

    If this is Part 1, I’m guessing there’s going to be a Part 2 – looking forward to it 🙂

  2. A Girl in Asia April 6, 2009 / 1:45 am

    Nha Trang is certainly developed but doesn’t feel too trashy or awful like some beach spots in Asia that are well on the map. The beach and scenery are really beautiful, even if there are a few crazy things like a cable car connected to an island with a theme park (Vin Pearl Land – hilarious!).

  3. jen laceda April 8, 2009 / 3:03 pm

    Really jealous…I have a penchant for Vietnamese food…spring rolls, pho soups, vermicelli, broken rice, seafood…yum!

  4. Baron's Life April 12, 2009 / 8:22 pm

    ok…I’m gonna sound like the ignorant guy I am…how does the food compare t other south east asian food…

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