Cam Ranh's stunning beaches and intimate atmosphere make it easy to immerse yourself in Vietnam's deep natural beauty.
Still something of a secret, there's something special about Cam Ranh. Perhaps it's the utterly peaceful setting, or the way the pristine mountains, sea, and sand meet in a glorious kaleidoscopic collision. Perhaps it's the sense that around every corner or behind every palm tree you're discovering something completely new. Colours seem a little deeper, the food more delicious, the experiences more intense. Refreshingly authentic, charmingly underdeveloped, here the mystery and tranquillity of Vietnam come alive.
Quickly emerging as a desirable beach resort, this small city overlooks one of the country's most picturesque bays. Cradled by tranquil, forest-clad mountains, surrounded by quaint fishing villages, immaculate scenery, and mile after mile of untouched beachfront, its hard to imagine a more romantic, poetic location. Roughly 30 kilometres from its larger, more boisterous neighbour – the bustling city of Nha Trang – holidaymakers can combine a more laid-back and genuine experience of Vietnam with easy access to all of the sights and excitement of a vibrant tourist hotspot.
Discover the area's incredible Buddhist temples, set off on an adventure in one of the local national parks, or discover some of the freshest Vietnamese seafood you've ever tasted accompanied by spectacular views. Built mainly from shells and corals, the Tu Van Pagoda is one of the city's most famous sights, and is well worth a visit. There's even an award-winning Greg Norman-designed Championship golf course to enjoy. For water sports lovers, the calm waters of the bay are idyllic, and you can spend your days making memories hopping between deserted islands and secluded coves in a traditional junk sailing boat, searching for nesting turtles, or visiting exotic coral reefs with a snorkelling or scuba diving tour.
Approx. 15 hrs
Best Time To Go
January to August
Close to the city of Nha Trang in southern central Vietnam, Cam Ranh has a prolonged dry season, which stretches from January to August. During this time temperatures average around 28ºC, making any of these months an ideal time to visit. The peak time for tourists is between June and August, so if you want to beat the crowds, hold off until early September - the beaches and cities should be less busy by then.