When we think of Nha Trang, Vietnam, one thing is synonymous with this great town and that is the idea of a beautiful beach. With the numerous islands dotted in its vast sea and the stunning Nha Trang Bay, Nha Phu Bay and Cam Ranh Bay, there’s no way you can’t find the perfect place to stay and enjoy the waters. Alongside these islands and bays are stunning beaches, which are perfect for recreational activities including swimming and other water sports in Nha Trang. With the influx of visitors coming to this beach town, more and more tourism infrastructure is being constructed, along with some small businesses to cater to the needs of the tourists.
Even though Nha Trang is the perfect place to relax and be lazy, you may find that it’s great for those who like to be more active and dynamic. Fortunately, swimming and other water sports in Nha Trang are growing at a rapid rate with the increasing options for those who want to take a beach break. Along the beach, it is possible to embark in various water-based recreational activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking. Besides scuba diving, which is very popular in Nha Trang because of the town’s excellent reputation of being the best dive site in the country, there are actually plenty of other water activities available to choose from.
Of course, swimming is open to all beach-goers but there are other water sports available including body boarding, windsurfing, jet ski, parasailing, surfing, catamaran sailing, scuba diving, wakeboarding, kite surfing, snorkeling, waterski, laser (dinghy) sailing, kayaking, banana boat, power kiting and fishing. However, if you intend to come to Nha Trang for a specific water sport activity, then you have to carefully schedule your trip based on the current weather condition of the region. If you are planning for some surfing and body boarding, the best months to come are from October to February (rainy season) where the seas are rougher and wavy. Conversely, it is not the perfect time to dive during rainy season because rough seas mean reduced visibility for diving.
When the rainy season is over, this is usually the time where many people come to Nha Trang. There are plenty of places where you can book snorkeling and island hopping boat tours. Oftentimes, you can even learn how to dive as PADI courses are offered here at relatively cheap prices. Through this, tourists have the possibility to undergo intensive scuba diving training and become qualified divers. Some famous schools in Nha Trang can be found at the street of Biet Thu, a famous tourist street in downtown Nha Trang.
Anything can happen at the beach including accidents, so maintaining safety is the most important thing when it comes to swimming and other water sports in Nha Trang. With this, tourists are advised to clarify any questions or concerns before embarking on a water-based activity. Make sure you book from a reputable organizer. Always wear a life jacket/buoyancy aid and be alert for any changes in the weather or conditions of the sea.