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The Top 5 Destinations for an Active Holiday in Vietnam

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When traveling through Vietnam, there are a few destinations to keep in mind to ensure the best vacation possible. These regions offer a mix of both beauty and high-adrenaline activity that will keep even the most active traveler entertained:

Phu Quoc Islands

Phu Quoc Island's pristine green forests and alluring white sand beaches mesmerize tourists who go there for much-needed relaxation and fresh air. Pristine landscapes on islets off Phu Quoc are attractive to tourists. Plans are underway to open more resorts on Phu Quoc and more attention is being devoted to developing its infrastructure. Local authorities and resort managers hope that Phu Quoc's natural beauty will help transform it into a hot tourist destination.

Located in southwestern Kien Giang Province, 28 miles from the mainland, the 351-square-mile island owns 79,000 acres of primeval forests, beautiful and clean beaches, and undamaged coral reefs. One of its beaches, named Bai Dai (Long Beach), has been chosen by ABC News as one of five beautiful and clean beaches, but rarely known in the world.

Mui Ne

Just a three-hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City, the quiet beach resort of Phan Thiet is a perfect change of pace from modern, city life. A decade ago, this small fishing town received few visitors. Today, you will find an impressive range of international-standard accommodation, various water sports and an award-winning seaside golf course. Most resorts provide kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing and surfing for guests. It has also recently become known as a surfing capital in Vietnam with a famed World Class Competition.

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Nha Trang

Sun, sands, sea and sails, Emperor Cruises offers daily cruises with all inclusive activities. Sailing Club Diver and Coco Diver Centre, Vinadive offer a wide range of choices for professional and amateurs who like adventures, marine life, the beauty of one the most beautiful bays in the World, Nha Trang.

Life in this premier beach city revolves around the beach and the islands. You can roll out of bed, stroll to the sea, take your place at a waterfront cafe and watch the world go by. You can also always choose to snooze under an umbrella on the sand, waking up to enjoy a swim or a massage. But don't confine yourself to the town's central beach; take a boat trip and discover the small, uninhabited islands which dot Nha Trang's bay. It's hard to top a day spent cruising through these islands, stopping to explore hidden coves where you can swim and snorkel in crystal clear water.

Danang

Based in Furama Resort Danang, the fun beach sport activities belong to you, from kayaking to diving. This resort offers the first diving center in Vietnam. The coast surrounding the Furama Resort offers a new and exciting destination for divers in Asia. With its crystal-clear waters, coral formations and white sandy beaches, this region of Vietnam has just been discovered by dive enthusiasts from around the world. The open water diving service is available from February to the end of September yearly, due to the weather conditions and the underwater visibility. Furama Resort also provides an extensive range of Water Sports activities, like sailing, wind surfing, water ski, jet ski and banana boat rides to name some of the activities. You should not miss dive and kayak on the Cu Lao Cham Island.

Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island

Less famous than Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island offers equal interests and more things for intrepid travelers, holiday makers and families. Many small limestone islands, hidden beaches, lagoon, turquoise water, colorful coral fields and amazing caves allow you to spend from one night to seven nights in the area. Trekking, sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, boating, swimming and rock climbing can be arranged by Cat Ba Adventures. Or cruise artfully on the off-the-beaten track in Bai Tu Long Bay with Emperor Cruises, which will be an experience to remember.

Pham Ha

Pham Ha is an award-winning travel entrepreneur who has been featured on the Forbes, Robb Report, TTG Asia...He has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years, traveled extensively to 60 countries, and become a luxury tourism expert and keynote speaker in the luxury travel industry, in Vietnam and across the globe. His personal mission is to deliver happiness. Ha is also a very passionate aut...(Read More)

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