For hotel accommodation, I managed to book the 5 star Sheraton hotel which is located at the strategic and popular Trang Phu street fronting the long stretch of sandy beach. The hotel is located almost at the end of one side of the hustle and bustle of the main tourist area. That is fine with us as it is merely a 15 mins casual walk from the hotel.
|View from our hotel room balcony. Intercontinental hotel is opposite|
|View from 28th floor, Altitude Bar|
The hotel was great. We booked the deluxe room. All rooms comes with a balcony with a side sea view. Very clean, relatively well maintained, bed nice and comfy with a spacious bathroom. Most importantly for me, a well equipped gym, jacuzzi and sauna for the ladies and to complete our seal of approval, buffet spread was good! And at the 28th floor is the Altitude bar. It offers great view of both the beach and the city especially at night. Vinpearl land amusement park on a nearby island linked by cable car can be seen from afar brightly lit up at night.
|Pho Hoa noodle soup|
|Assortment of sauces and chillies|
In terms of places of interest, in my opinion Nha Trang has more to offer than Danang. There is Vinpearl mentioned above which is great for families with kids or teens, soothing mud baths ( don't miss it), Dam Market, Long Son pagoda, Nha Trang Cathedral, Po Nagar Cham Towers, Con See Tre Tourist Village, etc.
|Our hired van for the day|
|Thap Ba hot spring|
|Guaranteed better skin tone after mud bath...lol|
|Then comes the shower to wash away the mud|
|The invigorating jacuzzi pool|
|Long Son Pagoda|
|The hill and the statue of Buddha can be seen in the background|
|Po Nagar Cham Towers|
|Strangely, the temples have a narrow entrance to the dim chambers inside|
|Hong Chong, it has a small cultural village and access to the rock formation|
|Tourists come here to see some unique rock formation jutting out to the sea. Come drop by for quick look.|
|Group photo of the entourage|
|Dam Market. You can cover it in almost 45 mins to an hour. Typical market selling tourists items.|
|Nha Tho Nui or Nha Trang Cathedral|
|We stumble onto their local market when we exploring the city. Ad odd fruit indeed.|
There is plenty restaurants for fresh seafood. You can either ask the hotel front desk or the cab driver for suggestions. The locals are generally very friendly. For value for money although not fine dining sea food, try Mr Ba for steamboat and charcoal grill combo buffet.
|1st night. Yummy BBQ buffett. That is the actual name of the joint located on the street just behind Sheraton.|
|Seafood dinner on 2nd night.|
|Lol. Can't have enough seafood. On 3rd night, we had charcoal barbeque and steamboat. Try Mr Ba, worth the price of the meal per pax. They have a few restaurant all over town.|
AirAsia Go. Flight + 3 nights hotel stay = RM1,053.00 per pax.