Travelers looking for a pleasant beach getaway destination should make a trip to Quy Nhon, the laid-back city that is surrounded by magnificent beaches and breathtaking rural countryside. Perhaps one of the reasons why the tourism boom hasn’t struck the city yet is because there’s no direct way to go there. Located halfway between Nha Trang and Hoi An, the easiest route would be the Reunification Express or via bus from Da Nang, Hoi An, or Da Lat. There are plans for future infrastructure developments that will make it more accessible but why wait for the tourists when you can experience it in its native form.
Before hitting the beaches, you may check out these different attractions: the interesting Bin Dinh Museum, the well-preserved Thap Doi Cham Towers, the Long Khanh Pagoda, and the Quy Hoa Leper Colony. Now moving to its main draw, the best swimming beaches are by the Seagull Hotel and the Royal Resort but basically, just feel free to choose a spot by the shore and settle yourself in with the surroundings. Moving a bit further you can make your way to the Bai Xep Beach and The Beach Xuan Hai which is probably one of the cleanest and untouched in Vietnam.
Seafood is a must when in Quy Nhon and the best places to get them are in 2000 Restaurant and Dong. Vietnamese cuisine can be best experienced at Vespa Cafe and Tinh Tam. For shopping, the Nguyen Nga Centre is worth checking out as it is also a charitable organization where souvenirs are made by children with special needs, and the proceeds from sales are used to educate them.