If you want to go down south of Vietnam and fancy a chilled out beach holiday. Check out Jungle Beach Resort, in Ninh Phuoc Village, 40 Km from Nha Trang. Think Thailand twenty years ago, with backpacker huts on a quiet beach with no people. If you want to go for a bit more luxury, go next door to Wild Beach Resort. There you will find air-conditioning, hot showers, a pool, massage facilities and more comfortable beds.
We stayed at Jungle Beach for for Christmas 2010 and my daughter got a shock (after living in hotels for five years), but it only took her one night and she went: feral, gave up showering, never put on her shoes again and loved the new and simple way of life. Jungle beach is really basic, next door Wild Beach is more civilized and we did think about moving there but we we all strangely were enjoying the simple life too much. Things to do: hang on the beach, hang at the waterfall, walk up the mountains, go for mountain walks.
You can also easily hire a taxi, to go to Nha Trang for some day or night entertainment too. Nha Trang is a busy built up beach with hotels all along it.
We stayed in Nha Trang for 4 nights, whilst we did some diving with Rainbow Divers (they were great by the way) and our daughter got her Padi certification, but if your looking for peace and quite in the south of Vietnam – go Jungle, or Wild Beach.
How to get here: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (stay there the night) or get a connecting flight to Nha Trang. From Nha Trang airport, get a taxi to Nha Trang beach or if you stay at Jungle or Wild Beach they will organize a car to collect you.