The coast around Nha Trang is renowned for its miles of white-sand beaches and the town itself is built on a beautiful bay with a palm-lined beach stretching for miles in each direction. Offshore, numerous islands and coral reefs dot the turquoise waters. These make for excellent scuba diving and snorkelling.
Sheltered by mountains to the west, Nha Trang has its own micro-climate which brings it the lowest level of humidity in all of Vietnam, with some 250 days of sunshine a year and an average temperature of around 26C. Perfect conditions for a luxury beach holiday. Keen divers should avoid December and January, as rougher weather makes for poor underwater visibility, but for most of the year the climate is ideal.
Besides the beach, there is picturesque scenery in the vicinity of Nha Trang, which can be explored on a guided tour or by mountain bike. Sights in the city include the Long Son Pagoda, with its huge statues of the Buddha, and the ancient Po Nagar temples. Nha Trang is renowned for its seafood, and there are many good restaurants and cafes along the beachfront, as well as lively bars in the evenings.