Tran Phu Beach in Nha Trang and Bai Dai (Long Beach) on Phu Quoc
Island have been listed among the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world
by US News & World Report.
The US site recently released the list to help beach lovers plan their next
vacation on beaches boasting white sands that beautifully contrasts with azure
Tran Phu Beach in Nha Trang, south-central Khanh Hoa Province, which has
numerous beautiful beaches, made an impression with its “clear and calm waters
and beautiful white sand”, according to the site.
Tran Phu Beach runs along the 12-km seaside promenade of Tran Phu Street, with
coconut trees and high-rise hotels and plenty of dining and nightlife options
nearby. Located in the center of the city, it’s just a short walk to almost
everywhere in Nha Trang, making it the most popular beach in town. It’s usually
busy, especially during the summer peak season from June to August.
Nightlife around Tran Phu Beach includes The Sailing Club, ZIMA, and the
Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club. There’s a wide array of activities such
as surfing, snorkeling, bicycle tours, spa treatments, meditation and yoga
available on or near the beach.
The number of foreign arrivals to Khanh Hoa Province exceeded 2 million last
year, up 69 per cent against 2016, according to the Provincial Department of
Meanwhile, Long Beach on Phu Quoc Island, off the coast of the Mekong Delta’s
Kien Giang Province, is admired for its strikingly soft white sand beaches,
crystal-clear waters, and stunning scenery, according to the site. The stretch
of sand is also home to numerous resorts, most of which feature huge pools and
rooms geared toward families.
As its name suggests, Long Beach stretches for around 20km. Though it is the
most popular beach on the island, it remains quiet and not bursting with
tourists, like other gorgeous Southeast Asian island destinations. There is a
number of beach bars nearby that serve nice cocktails and boast great views of
spectacular sunsets. The island’s seafood is also famous for its diversity and
The number of foreign tourists to Phu Quoc Island in 2017 reached nearly
361,500, up 72 per cent from 2016, according to the Provincial Department of
Others on the list included Rendezvous Bay (Anguilla), Grace Bay (Turks & Caicos),
Destin (Florida), Orange Beach (Alabama), Paraga Beach (Mykonos, Greece), Shoal
Bay (Anguilla), Palmilla Beach (Los Cabos, Mexico), White Bay Beach (Jost Van
Dyke, British Virgin Islands), and Playa PortoMari (Curacao)..
Source: VN Economic Times