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  • harrietwils-
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    Hi

    I've heard great things about Jungle Beach near Nha Trang but don't know how to get there. Currently in Hoi An - do I have to go to Nha Trang first? Travelling solo and on tight budget (who isn't?) so a taxi is out...

    #1 Posted: 28/5/2009 - 15:39

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  • brucemoon

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    Harriet

    You had me intrigued - I'd not heard of it. So, off to the 'net I went.

    This is what I learnt:

    Jungle Beach is located 60 Kms north of Nha Trang by road. Apparently it is near the town of Ninh Hoa. If you look at the following google map, and click to minus ( - ) button once (or maybe twice), you'll see Ninh Hoa to the west (and Nha Trang is to the south), there is a road to the peninsular that goes to Ninh Phuoc. Jungle Beach is just off this road (near the green).

    http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=12.425982,109.28913&z=14&t=h&hl=en

    This next google map is of Nha Trang: just scroll upwards to see:

    http://www.maplandia.com/vietnam/khanh-hoa/nha-trang-town/nha-trang/

    Some years ago, the beach was a deserted outpost on Ka Ga Cape & Dam Nha Phu Bay. Some Canadian guy decided to build a dinner/bed/breakfast & lunch option and called it Jungle Beach Resort. Go to:

    http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/253223,vietnam-tourism-boom-threatens-rare-monkeys--feature.html

    Now, with the scenic and environmental values, the place is popular.

    Getting there? This is what Jungle Beach Resort has to say (below, I post some weblinks that may also assist):

    Directions – Getting There

    Driving north on Pacific Coastal Highway 1 from Nha Trang head north toward Ninh Hòa Village. Stay straight once you get into Ninh Hoa and take the right road when it split into two. The road runs past a huge sign pointing to Hyundai refitting ocean-going tankers ship yard. Make a right turn at the sign and proceed down the long stretch. Go around the right side of the ship yard after passing by the large ship through a small fishing village. At the dead end of a 3 way intersection in front of the village market, make a right turn and head to the end of the road. Jungle beach is located on the left side at the end of that road.

    If coming by tourist bus from Hoi An, get off at the Doc Let stop and ask motorbike drivers to take you to Jungle beach for about VND 50,000 per bike or $3.50 US dollars each. The motorbike will get you to Jungle Beach in 30 minutes or less. Jungle beach can also arrange a van for VND 200,000 to pick you and your families up from Doc Let or Ninh Hoa. Call Silvio at Jungle beach (058) 622.384 to make arrangement in advance.

    If coming by plane or train, Jungle Beach can arrange your transport at very reasonable prices from Nha Trang Airport. From Nha Trang city, cars and mini vans will take you here for around 280,000 to 350 000 VND depending on the number of people and the vehicle type. Motorbike riders will cost anywhere between 100,000 & 150,000 VND.

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    Weblinks to/about Jungle Beach:

    http://www.haivenu-vietnam.com/hotels-nhatrang-jungle-beach.htm

    http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-city/Vietnam/Jungle%20Beach/tpod.html

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1119789-d1119651-Reviews-Jungle_Beach_VietNam-Ninh_Phuoc.html

    http://www.vietnamhotels.biz/junglebeachresort_nhatrang/index.htm

    http://www.hotelvietnamonline.com/nhatrang/junglebeach/jungle_paradise.htm

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    Hope this helps

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 29/5/2009 - 08:00

  • harrietwils-
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    Brucemoon

    Thanks for this - really helpful. I'd started to give up on the idea but now it would seem rude not to check it out...

    Hope they have motorbikes at 4am from Doc Let... soon find out

    #3 Posted: 30/5/2009 - 13:32

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    Harriet

    If you don't like the price (etc) of Jungle Beach, I read that there's Ok accommodation on Doc Let beach.

    Maybe you can call Sylvio and ask him about bike access at 4am (or curl up on the side of the road till a reasonable hour).

    Cheers

    #4 Posted: 30/5/2009 - 20:18

  • hk

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    I to all,
    someone can suggest me a bus company for this itineray?
    I search the net but It seems that companies don't stop there...

    Thanks to all

    #5 Posted: 2/8/2012 - 10:53

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    arah

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    The first time I went we got off the bus at the Doc Let petrol station - as instructed on the website - called the resort and they sent a minibus to pick us up. We were lucky as there were other people also waiting at the petrol station so we were able to share the cost of the minibus.

    The second time we went we got picked up in Nha Trang. Again, we shared the cost of the car with 2 others (who are now good friends, ahhh) although on the way back it was just the two of us.

    Unfortunately there is no super budget way to get there - you will have to pay for a motorbike taxi or car from the main road. When we arrived the first time there were plenty of motorbike taxi drivers hanging around - but be sure to take a sniff of their breath as they seemed a bit worse for wear.

    #6 Posted: 2/8/2012 - 20:59

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    And hk... any bus travelling between Hoi An and Nha Trang will stop there if you ask them. Best to tell the company you book through that you want to get off at Doc Let petrol station so they can tell the driver on your behalf.

    #7 Posted: 2/8/2012 - 21:02

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