Visitors to the ancient Champa trading port of Hoi An in Central Vietnam often take the opportunity to spend some time on the beach during their Vietnam holiday. Cua Dai is one of their alternatives though it is threatened by erosion which is sometimes difficult to combat; the sea is a powerful force.
The beach runs from the north of the ferry port of Cham Island up to An Bang Beach, a distance of 8 kilometres. There are some lovely seafood restaurants along that stretch and the day’s fresh catch is still an attraction to locals and visitors alike. It is perhaps no longer a place for an extended Vietnam beach holiday because of that erosion but you can travel along Cua Dai Road and decide on a place to stop.
There are many places to see and things to do around Hoi An so your time will never be wasted. There are some quality hotels offering great views over the sea and when you discuss your itinerary with a Vietnam travel agent, you can talk about how best to use your time in Hoi An. Your agent of course will make all the arrangements. Certainly, there are plenty of historical attractions that are interesting and informative.
The northern end close to An Bang Beach is probably the best area to visit. The sand is a beautiful white and there are umbrellas and chairs to rent.
When it comes to the best time to visit Cua Dai, the weather is warm all year around with June to August the hottest three months. The rains are expected in September and will last to January inclusive. The dry months that follow, without more than an odd shower, February to May are the high season when it is not too hot.