The 5 Best Beaches in Southern Vietnam To Combine with Mekong Delta

With a variety of rice paddle fields, lush tropical gardens, and vibrant floating markets, Mekong Delta is one of the most attractive regions to explore from Ho Chi Minh City. However, if you want a trip with a beach break in southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta may not be an appropriate option. 

Instead of that, taking a beach in its surrounding area is not a bad idea at all. You can both discover the idyllic Mekong Delta region and enjoy some relaxing moments in a stunning beach the next day. Below are our list of the 5 best beaches in Southern Vietnam. Keep reading to find out the perfect one for your journey.



Needless to say, Phu Quoc is on the top of today's list. With 150 kilometers of coastline, this is not only the largest island in Vietnam but also one of the best getaways situated in the Gulf of Thailand, famous for long white-sand beaches and transparent turquoise waters. Its pristine beauty is also a tropical paradise for nature-lovers.

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There are many beautiful beaches on Phu Quoc Island. You can choose among the most popular beaches such as Truong Beach, Ganh Dau Beach, Sao Beach, Cua Can Beach, Bai Dai Beach, Vung Bau Beach or Bai Thom Beach. Though they are all located on an Island, each beach still has its own unique that can please even the most fastidious person.

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Apart from that, you can enjoy superb scuba diving and snorkeling to explore the wonderful coral reefs, and abundant marine life here. Boat trips for diving, snorkeling, and fishing can be easily arranged with locals or tour operators. With its special location in west Vietnam, Phu Quoc beach is also the only place you can witness the fantastic sunset all the way.

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Con Dao is the next highly-recommended beach stay near the Mekong Delta area. This is a dazzling archipelago consisting of sixteen mostly uninhabited islands off the southern coast of Vietnam. It still keeps its unspoiled natural beauty with scenic bays, clear seas, white sands, and lush jungles, therefore, the island is also well known as Con Dao National Park.

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The beaches on Con Dao Island are regarded as perfect destinations to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. You can enjoy your holiday in one of the best beaches on this Island such as An Hai Beach, Bai Nhat Beach, Dat Doc Beach, Dam Trau Beach, Bai Ben Dam Beach, Lo Voi Beach...

Con Dao also boasts to offer you a great beach break with a wide range of exciting outdoor activities. You can experience hiking trails and endless coastal roads, Island-hopping or dive to watch colorful reefs with many fish species of Vietnamese waters. Plus, if come to Con Dao beaches in the period from June to September, you may even get an opportunity to watch turtles laying their eggs.

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Vung Tau is another remarkable place offering a great weekend break near Mekong Delta. This coastal city has a breathtaking location on a peninsula in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province with the ocean on three sides so its beaches are definitely worth visiting.  

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Vung Tau possesses four beaches: Front Beach, Back Beach, Pineapple Beach, and Paradise Beach, in which, Back Beach is the most renowned. Here, you can spend your day sunbathing, swimming or savoring plates full of fresh seafood while enjoying the stunning sea view. 

Thanks to its strong wind swells, Vung Tau Beaches are also ideal places for surfing and kitesurfing. You can rent the equipment in the local shop and take part in surfing training classes for all levels. In addition, you can also visit some notable attractions in Vung Tau such as Statue of Christ on Small Mountain, Thich Ca Phat Dai Pagoda and White Palace building close to the sea.

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Our best beaches near the Mekong Delta list continues with Mui Ne. Commonly known for the red sandhills, the white sandhills, this town of Phan Thiet has a 15-kilometer white sand beach that offers a lot of seafood restaurants, shopping venues as well as high-class beachfront resorts. 

Mui Ne Beach is a great destination to experience the local life of some authentic Mui Ne fishing villages where you can immerse yourself in the scenic view of the coastline in sunset or sunrise and the amazing spectacle of colorful fishing boats glowing in the evening light.

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Since this region is rock-free water and gets wonderful wind conditions, there are also plenty of exciting activities you can join in Mui Ne Beach, from swimming, surfing, kitesurfing, kayaking, and so much experiences on picturesque sand dunes here. 

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Last but not least is Ba Dong Beach. The beach is currently an attractive destination for thousands of domestic and international tourists who come here for sightseeing and relaxing.  

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Ba Dong means Three Caves, it has this name because there are 3 sand caves in the area, 1 large sand cave, and 2 small sand caves. Stretching approximately 55 km in southern Tra Vinh Province, this beautiful long beach owns a picturesque beauty with pristine white sand and fresh air. 

When visiting Ba Dong Beach, you will have a great chance to fly kites, join some sea sports or gain thrilling experiences while driving motorbikes among numerous sand dunes. Especially at night, you can challenge yourself to sleep in the mysterious “underground houses” built in wartime to avoid bombard.  

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This list of the best beaches near the Mekong Delta is only our suggestions for your extended trip from the Mekong Delta. There are still many more wonderful beaches in South Vietnam that waiting for your exploration. Whichever option you choose, Top Mekong Cruises hopes that you can have the most enjoyable and unforgettable journey in this S-shaped country. 

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