With its long coastline and wild landscapes, from the green terraces of Sa Pa to the white sand beaches of Phu Quoc, Vietnam has attracted millions of international visitors each year and its friendly nature make it an ideal place for a family to discover. Here's our top pick of top things to do in Vietnam with your kids.
Vietnam has 3260 km of coastline so it's not surprising that there are countless beautiful beaches here. Whether you've got teens or toddlers, families will have the opportunity to relax, play freely and get in touch with nature. Here are some of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam:
Ba Lua archipelago
Located in Kien Giang province, Ba Lua island archipelago in the Gulf of Thailand, Kien Luong district. Ba Lua archipelago has three large islands – Heo island, Ngang island, Nhum Ba island – plus many other small islands.
For a unique experience, at low tide it's possible to walk from one island to another without having to float or swim. The feeling of standing in the sea is truly thrilling and you'll feel like you've discovered your own deserted island.
Binh Hung Island
Located near Binh Ba Island, Binh Hung Island is a popular place to explore. This beautiful area is relatively unexplored and un-touristy, so nice and quiet for families. Plus, from the pier to the island, it only takes 5 minutes.
Freshwater Beach is must-try, named for the stream of fresh water flowing through to the sea. There's also Hon Chut lighthouse, Da Trung beach, and other tourist services like in Binh Ba. Make sure you stop by beautiful Kinh beach with its fascinating tricolored seawater.
Nam Du Island
Located in Kien Hai district, Kien Giang province, Nam Du is a pristine island that's lesser known than popular Phu Quoc. You can take a shower at Cay Men, Ngu beach, visit Nam Du lighthouse, and boat to neighboring islands such as Hon Mung and Ngang island.
Being a quieter retreat means that Nam Du is also cheaper and you're best set finding a local hidden gem to explore than head to Western restaurants. The people in Nam Du are very friendly and hospitable and have a passion for environmental protection, meaning that Nam Du still retains its wild beauty from its ancient beginnings to present day.