I and my roommates chose the beautiful Nha Trang for our latest journey because of the irresistible attraction of its islands and beaches. Followings are some Nha Trang Travel Reviews so that you can well prepare yourself for having a trip to that fascinating coastal city.
Nha Trang Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (Source: Internet)
I would like to give an assessment at the end of each part (9/10 for example).
1. How to travel to Nha Trang?
There are many ways to go to Nha Trang from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City such as by plane, bus, and train. We came here after a 5-day tour in Hanoi so we booked flight tickets in advance in order to save time and money.
Jetstar – a Vietnamese Budget Airlines (Source: Internet)
Some airlines offer flights to Cam Ranh Airport like Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, VietJet and Air Mekong. With a limited budget, we bought Jetstar tickets one month before traveling to get the best deal. We spent nearly $32/person for an economy seat. Facilities in budget airlines are not as good as normal airlines, yet they are still acceptable as it takes only 2 hours to fly from Hanoi to Nha Trang.
Despite having a detailed plan, we still struggled when arriving in Nha Trang. We supposed that we would reach the city center of Nha Trang as soon as the flight landed; however, it turned out that the city is still 35 km away! Hence, we needed to take a taxi to get there, which cost us VND 400,000 (about $18) in total.
Vote: 8/10. We later figured out that we had been overcharged by nearly VND 100,000 for the taxi expense. Be carefully when having a deal with private taxi drivers!
2. Hiring motorbikes in Nha Trang
Nha Trang is a small city, so it is easy to travel around by motorbike. Hence, we decided to hire scooters for 3 days staying in Nha Trang. We did search for Nha Trang agencies which provide this service as well as the price we need to pay. There are also a lot of Nha Trang Travel Reviews which recommend different places to hire.
Motorbike is the most popular means of transport in Vietnam (Source: Internet)
However, when arriving in Nha Trang, we found out that there were plenty of stores for us to choose, some are even much cheaper than those on the websites. The price ranges from VND 60,000 ($2.5) to VND 200,000 ($9), depending on the brand of the scooter and its quality.
We hired 2 Honda Wave scooters in San Ho Viet Company at Hoang Hoa Tham Street with totally VND 460,000 ($21) for three days. In other words, we paid VND 60,000/scooter/day. Quite OK for such price.
Vote: 9/10. The price is reasonable. However, the staff in the motorbike stores is not so good at English, thus making it quite difficult to talk with.
3. Where to stay in Nha Trang: Nha Trang accommodation
Nowadays, there are plenty of websites which allow clients to search and book accommodation such as agoda.com and booking.com. Numerous hostels, hotels, and even resorts are available to book. Nha Trang hotels are not an exception.
We wanted to stay at a hotel near the beach, and decided to choose Merlion Nha Trang Hotel at Tran Phu Street. After arriving in Nha Trang, we immediately went to the hotel to do the check-in. The room is small but quite clean and well-equipped with full amenities. The thing I like the most is the quiet atmosphere of this hotel, compared to those on the main roads.
Various hotels are available to choose (Source: Internet)
Staff is supportive, too. They helped us to carry our luggage and also give advice on our Nha Trang tour. They also helped us to buy tickets to Vinpearl and Mud-bath center in Nha Trang (5% discount).
The price ranges from VND 400,000 ($19) to VND 750,000 ($27) per night. It is much cheaper than other hotels in this area. You can check in agoda.com to get the right price.
We rented 2 couple rooms, which cost us VND 500,000 ($23) per room per night.