Quang Binh Province in Central Vietnam has a western border with Laos and its eastern border is the sea and among other things, a lovely stretch of sandy beach known as Nhat Le. Dong Hoi is its capital sitting on the Nhat Le River and nearby its beach is now rightly regarded as a great place for a Vietnam beach holiday. The setting is lovely; the sand, a peninsula of coconut trees providing some shade and a nearby National Park, Phong Nha-Ke Bang which is certainly worth a visit.
There are plenty of fishing boats that bring in their daily catches for the restaurant table; but dinner is for later in the day. There are the daylight hours to enjoy first. When it comes to the best things to do in Nhat Le, it begins on the beach with the clear blue seas so appealing. The National Park’s jungle is well worth exploring with the Son Doong Cave a highlight. It has the largest passageway of any cave in the world. It is around 8 kilometres long and you could fit a 40-storey skyscraper in it.
When it comes to Vietnam weather, there are regional variations and in Nhat Le, temperatures can fall to single figures in January but are likely to be four times higher in June. Some people have even called Nhat Le Vietnam’s ‘’Sahara Desert’’ in the dry season. Time to dive into the sea.
There are several water sports to enjoy while you can lie back and sail the waters. There is a good deal of history in the Province as well. If you are around during the fishing festival, you will love the whole experience with colour, traditional song and dance. When you are planning your Vietnam holiday, think seriously Nhat Le Beach.