Photo: Pretty light at Paradise Resort.

Introduction

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A 45 kilometre drive north of Nha Trang, Doc Let is everything Nha Trang beach is not. Quiet, low-key, uncrowded, Doc Let also boasts beachfront, ocean-view accommodation. If you dream of tumbling out of your bed at sunrise straight into the sea, this is the place. And what a place.



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The turquoise waters of Van Phong Bay sparkle and dreamily slide over soft white sand. Towering palms, small fishing boats and hardly a soul on the beach completes this postcard-perfect scene. Surprisingly, affordable accommodation is to be had and there are a few budget places — not beachfront, but in town.

Break out your paddle. Photo taken in or around Doc Let and Jungle Beach, Vietnam by Cindy Fan.

Break out your paddle. Photo: Cindy Fan

Getting to Doc Let is as cheap and easy as hopping on the air-con blue-white-yellow public bus #3 in Nha Trang (Nha Trang – Ninh Hoa – Doc Let) which runs once an hour from 06:30-17:30 and costs 24,000 VND per ride. It takes 1.5 hours one-way. Otherwise, head north on National Route 1 for 33 kilometres to Ninh Hoa (birthplace of popular Vietnamese grilled pork rice paper wraps nem nuong) before driving east 10 kilometres to the coast. Having your own transport gives you the flexibility to explore.

In terms of things to do, other than cruelly making your friends green with envy by flooding them with of pics of blue water, hotels usually have kayaks, beach volleyball, sun beds and some even have free vodka for the table – check out affordable Paradise Resort, where in addition to adding cheeky shots to your soda, you can gather some people and hire their boat for a fantastic day out exploring and snorkelling the nearby, virtually deserted reef-fringed archipelago. However, Doc Let is not without its flaws. Resorts clean their sand daily but venture away from the hotel beachfront and you’ll discover that Doc Let suffers the same rubbish problem as so many other beaches in ... Travelfish members only (Around 600 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.


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