Indochina is the name of the area which contains the territories of Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. This region of Southeast Asia has been one of the famous holiday spots in recent years. And while having a vacation here, it will be a huge miss if you don’t visit the Vietnam or Cambodia beaches. The development of the tourism service and the wonderful landscapes of the beaches will surely fulfill your holiday in Indochina region.
You can also find other Indochina tours package of Luxury Travel Ltd to organize your trip.
I. The most beautiful beaches in Vietnam to visit
1. Nha Trang beach, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
Nha Trang Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Nha Trang Vietnam. It is the only beach located in a city center in Vietnam. The sandy beach is 7 km long, perfect for sunbathing and outdoor activities. It is also great to have a chance to see the sunrise and sunset from the beach and it is certainly a wonderful experience when you travel to Nha Trang.
The playing extreme sports is one of the most enjoyable things to do in Nha Trang beach. The most popular activities for foreign tourist here are scuba diving and snorkeling. However, you can also try other extreme sports such as traveling on the jet-ski, fly, transparent kayaking, and rafting, which will also give you exotic experiences.
The best time to visit Nha Trang is from February to April since the weather of this period is ideal for outdoor activities, otherwise, you can also come there in the months from April to October. However, you should avoid November and December because these are the wettest months in Nha Trang.
a. How to get to Nha Trang beach from Vietnam
By airplane: You can choose from airlines flying to Nha Trang from Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi: Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific Airlines. Main airports for transit to Cam Ranh
- From Hanoi: 6 flights a day from Noi Bai International Airport.Duration: about 1 hour 50 minutes per flight.
- From Ho Chi Minh City: over 10 flights a day from Tan Son Nhat Airport. Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes per flight.
By train: If you would like to enjoy scenarios moving through the window, traveling by train is another option. The destination is Nha Trang train station, here are the addresses of the train station that you depart from:
- From Hanoi: Ha Noi train station
- Station A: 120 Le Duan street, Hoan Kiem ward, Hanoi
- Station B: Tran Quy Cap Street, Dong Da, Hanoi.Duration: 24-27 hours per train
- From Ho Chi Minh City: Saigon Train station: 1 Nguyen Thong Street, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. Duration: 7 hours per train
By bus: This mean of transport is quite accessible almost anywhere in Vietnam. If you take the bus, we recommend taking the night bus to Nha Trang. Some of the recommended bus lines are Mai Linh, Phuong Trang, and Hoang Long. For more information on bus timetables, you can send requests to these contacts:
- Mai Linh: Tel: (+84) 2839 393 939
- Phuong Trang: Tel: 1900 6067
- Hoang Long: Tel: (+84) 2253 920 920
b. How to get to Nha Trang beach from Cambodia
- From Phnom Penh, you can get the flight to Nha Trang of Vietnam Airline with the transit at Tan Son Nhat Airport of Ho Chi Minh City. The departure is from Phnom Penh Airport and the arrival is in Cam Ranh Airport.
- Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes.
You can travel from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City (which takes about 10 hours) and afterward travel either by bus or take a train to Nha Trang. The Sinh Tourist, Phnom Penh Virak Buntham Express are some of the companies that have buses from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City. You can contact them for more information by these telephone numbers:
Tel: (+85) 523 993 461
Tel: (+84) 1694 999 905 / (+84) 933 814 922
2. The Long Beach (Bai Dai), Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam
The name Long Beach derives from the length of this beach- 15km. This beach is located at the northwest of the Phu Quoc island, near a primeval forest, which make the climate here is always maintained at a relatively cool temperature. The Long Beach was ranked the first place in the list of the most beautiful beaches in the world by ABC News in 2008. From the beach, you can also observe some small nearby islands like Mong Tay island or Doi Moi island.
A BBQ party is a great experience that you can have on the Long Beach Phu Quoc. There are fishing villages along the coast where you can buy freshly caught seafood. You can also taste the seafood at the restaurants near the beach.
a. How to get the Long Beach from Vietnam
- From Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Phu Quoc: By far the most popular and reliable route in Vietnam with up to 16 flights a day during the holiday season. VietJetAir, Jetstar & Vietnam Airlines offer all Sai Gon to Phu Quoc flights. Duration: about 45 minutes per flight
- From Hanoi to Phu Quoc: 3 flights a day with offered by VietJetAir, Jetstar and Vietnam Airlines. Duration: 130 minutes (2 hours, 10 minutes) per flight
By bus and ferry:
This option is only suitable if you are in the Central or South of Vietnam. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can catch buses of Thien Thanh Limousine or Hoang Minh companies to Kien Giang. The trip lasts about 6 hours. And then you have to travel from Kien Giang to Phu Quoc island by ferry which takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. These are the telephone numbers of the transporting companies:
- Thien Thanh Limousine: Tel: 090 873 1119
- Hoang Minh: Tel: 0918258169/ 0903773022
- 5* Express: Tel: (0297 3) 852 575 / 0914 852 575
- Superdong: Tel: (0297 3) 701 575 / 0918 181 575
- Hoa Binh: Tel: (+84) 3 557 575
b. How to get to the Long Beach from Cambodia
To get to the Phu Quoc island, you have to take a flight that transit at Ho Chi Minh city. Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air are the two airlines that offer thee flights with this route. The flight from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City lasts about 1 hour 5 minutes and from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc, it takes 1 hour. The total time of the flights varies from 7 hours 5 minutes to 27 hours 15 minutes, depending on the duration of the layover.
Bangkok Airways also offers Phnom Penh to Phu Quoc flights that transit at Bangkok. It takes 1 hour 15 minutes to fly from Phnom Penh to Bangkok and 1 hour 50 minutes from Bangkok to Phu Quoc. The total traveling time varies from 4 hours 50 minutes to 26 hours 15 minutes.
3. Cua Dai beach, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
Discover the true beauty and tranquility of Vietnam’s beaches!
Cua Dai beach is one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia. It is 5km away from Hoi An city center. The beach amuses the tourists by the long sandy shore.
Cua Dai beach has a special feature that will change water color depending on the time of day. Early in the morning, the sea water is dark blue. In the late afternoon, the water turns to jade. Near the beach, there are a lot of beach hotels and resorts, which is convenient for tourists to find accommodation.
You should visit Cua Dai in the summer of April – October to be able to enjoy yourself. However, in July, there are usually storms in the Central part of Vietnam. So while you are planning the trip, you should check the weather to avoid ruining it.
a. How to get Cua Dai beach from Vietnam
The nearest airport to Hoi An is Da Nang International Airport, you can choose between the flights of Vietnam Airline, Jetstar Pacific or Vietjet Air. A trip from Da Nang Airport to Hoi An takes about 1 hour by minibus or taxi. The cheaper ordinary bus transfer takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
From Hanoi: 17+ flights per day.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
From Ho Chi Minh City: 25+ flights per day.
Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
Some telephone numbers of Da Nang taxi companies:
- Taxi Mai Linh Da Nang: Tel: (+84) 5113 525 252
- Taxi VinaSun Da Nang: Tel: (+84) 51 13686 868
- Taxi Song Han: Tel: (+84) 5113 727 272
An alternative way to travel to Hoi An is traveling to Da Nang train station and get to Hoi An by taxi or bus. You should buy some food and water before the trip since it takes quite a lot of time.
In Hanoi, there are buses that go directly to Hoi An, while in Ho Chi Minh City, these kind of buses are not available. So if you want to enjoy Cua Dai beach from Ho Chi Minh City, you have to catch a bus that go to Da Nang and afterward take a bus or Taxi to Hoi An. It takes 15 hours to travel from Hanoi and 19-21 hours total from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An. The following are the telephone number of buses company from which you can book tickets or ask for further information:
- Ha Noi – Hoi An bus companies:
- Hey Travel: Tel: (+84) 984 211 993
- An Phu: Tel: (+84) 243 927 3967/ (+84) 243 927 3584
- Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang bus companies:
- Hoang Anh: Tel: 1900 7070 / 1900 969 681
- Phuc Thuan Thao: Tel: (+84) 835 112 957 / (+84) 35 111 442 / (+84) 913 482 369
b. How to get to Cua Dai beach from Cambodia:
You can take a flight from Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport to travel to Da Nang with the flights which are offered by Cambodia Angkor Air. And from Da Nang, you can get to Hoi An with the way we mention above.
From Siem Reap: 6 flights per week.
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
By bus to Ho Chi Minh City:
There is not any bus that routes directly from Cambodia to Hoi An. However, from Phnom Penh, you can catch a bus to Ho Chi Minh City and travel to Hoi An. We have mentioned both methods of traveling from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City and traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An so you can check them for more information.
II. The best beach destinations in Cambodia
1. Lazy beach, Koh Rong Samloem, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Lazy Beach on the famous Koh Rong Samloem Island which attracts a lot of tourists around the world. It is voted by the National Georgethic Magazine as one of the most beautiful beaches and known as the “Hawaii of Southeast Asia”. Travelers come here for relaxation and enjoy the crystal clear sea water and the soft sand. The beach is ideal for snorkeling and fishing.
2. Sokha beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Sokha beach is a 1.5 km long beach formed of fine silicon-like sand that creates a pleasant creak at every step and the quiet, shallow water. This beach is privately owned by the Sokha Beach Resort, the first 5-star beach resort in Cambodia. However, some part of this beach is free for tourists to enter. There are bungalows with the view to the beach which are ideal if you want to have a romantic experience.
3. Long Set beach, Koh Rong, Cambodia
Long Set beach – also known as the 4k beach- is located at the southern part of Koh Rong island. This place is called a paradise because of its breathtaking pristine beauty. Especially, from April to July, you will have a chance to see the glowing plankton on the beach. The tiny glowing plankton covers the water and emits the blue light, creating a wonderful panorama that you may experience once in a lifetime.
4. Instructions on how to get to Cambodia beaches
a. How to get to Sihanoukville from Cambodia
At Sihanoukville, you can find the Sihanoukville International Airport. Therefore, it is possible for you to take direct flights from Phnom Penh and Siem Reap to get there.
- From Phnom Penh: 3 flights per day, operated by FlexFlight, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, and JC Airlines. Duration: 40 minutes per flight.
- From Siem Reap: more than 9 flights per day, operated by FlexFlight, Cambodia-Airways, Cambodia Bayon Airlines, JC Airlines, and Cambodia Angkor Airlines. Duration: 50 minutes per flight.
Passenger train service from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville only operates on the weekends: once on Fridays and Saturdays and twice on Sundays. The opening time of the ticket office at Phnom Penh is 8 a.m- 4:30 p.m from Monday to Friday and 6 a.m – 12 p.m on Saturdays and Sundays.
Trip duration: 7 hours 30 minutes
Phnom Penh train station’s address: St 93, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Sihanoukville Railway Station’s address: Krong Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia
For more information: Royal Railway
Tel: (+84) 23 992 379
There are various companies that offer buses from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville. From Siem Reap, it takes about 12-14 hours to travel, including 1-2 hours stop at Phnom Penh. And the trip duration from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville is about 4-6 hours.
Bus companies contact information:
Tel: Siem Reap office #1: (+855) 63 963 662 / (+855) 12 315 858
Siem Reap office #2: (+855) 77 585 807 / (+855) 63 963 119 / (+855) 98 988 871
Phnom Penh Office: (+855) 12 787 839 / (+855) 98 833 399 / (+855) 23 426 425
Tel: (+855) 969 993 333
Tel: (+855) 12 716 385
b. How to get to Sihanoukville from Vietnam:
To get to Sihanoukville by airplane, you can find non-stop flights from Ho Chi Minh City, while from Hanoi, you have to take connecting flights, which stop at Ho Chi Minh City. Another option if you travel from Hanoi is taking a bus or train to Ho Chi Minh City and then taking a flight to Sihanoukville.
Duration: 50-75 minutes.
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes.
- From Ho Chi Minh City to Sihanoukville: Direct flights by Cambodia Angkor Air, Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines.
Duration: 50-75 minutes.
If you travel from Hanoi, you have to take either a flight, bus or train to get to Ho Chi Minh City. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can bus to Sihanoukville offered by Mekong Express, Vietfun Travel, The Sinh Tourist. The duration is about 12 hours.
Tel: Siem Reap office #1: (+855) 63 963 662 / (+855) 12 315 858
Siem Reap office #2: (+855) 77 585 807 / (+855) 63 963 119/ (+855) 98 988 871
Phnom Penh Office: (+855) 12 787 839/ (+855) 98 833 399/ (+855) 23 426 425
Tel: (+84) 282 240 6474
Tel: (+84) 2 838 389 593 / (+84) 2838 389 597
c. How to get to Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem islands
In order to get to Koh Rong and Koh Rong Samloem Island, you have to get to Sihanoukville first. And once you are in Sihanoukville, you can take a ferry boat to the Koh Rong Samloem Island. Before setting off, you need to make sure that the destination is Koh Rong Samloem Island or Koh Rong Island because these two are not the same place.
Ferry Boat Service contact information:
Tel: (+855) 87 811 711
Angkor Speed Ferry & Cruise:
Tel: (+855) 16 246 164
III. About Luxury Travel Ltd
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