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Vietnam Beaches in the South: Nha Trang, Jungle Beach and Wild Beach Resort

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.

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Vietnam: Phu Quoc Island

Falling to sleep on Phu Quoc Island Oct 2011; this place is so chilled, there is not much else to do. It reminds me of Thailand 25 years ago without the hippy invasion and flee markets. There is a sleepy port (Duong Dong) with local market, and fresh fish that you can get  barbecued in the night market nearby. There is a waterfall, a pepper farm (the pepper is really famous here, and tastes delcious and lemony and worth buying as gifts) and good diving (I suggest you use Rainbow Divers). Rent a motor bike and pottor over the pot holes around the Island exploring and go walking in the National Park up North. Or just chill and go to sleep a lot like me.

I’m staying at: La Veranda Resort, which is well worth the money compared to what I have seen at other resorts.

Touring from here: you can get a boat and travel up the Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City. Or from Ho Chi Minh travel down the Delta to here.

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