Spent most of the day on a private beach (pay to enter). This beach was beautiful and rivaled the beaches of Australia. It was untouched to the point that you see little crabs running around digging holes on the beach and burrowing. I’d recommend anyone travelling to Nha Trang to check out this beach. You may need to be part of a tour to access it, as it’s location is quite isoloated.
On the way home we saw a truck rollover. No surprise considering how they drive on these roads…
Our last stop for the day was to see the old relics of the native tribes that used to live in Nha Trang. These buildings had great structure and shape and well worth a visit.
What an interesting day this turned out to be.
The day started off at Monkey Island, a place where scientists kept monkeys for research. This is now a thing of the past, and the island is now a resthaven for monkeys and tourists. Caught a cruise over to Monkey Island from Nha Trang, and had the opportunity to feed the monkeys and lie on the beach.
At this point I got attacked by a killer monkey (joking)! I ended up getting bitten by a monkey while trying to save my possessions from being raided by a monkey, and he retaliated and bit me on the arm. The locals fixed me up on the spot and reassured me that the monkeys here do not carry viruses or infectious diseases. I watched a monkey circus where monkeys were trained to perform tricks. This was very ammusing to watch!
The beach here on the island is nothing special. The Australian beaches are much cleaner and nicer. There is soft sand leading up to the beaches back at home, rather than coarse pebbles and stones.
Last event for the day was to get a mud bath and sit in a hot spring. The mud bath felt great, but the mud is extremely hard to wash off your swimwear afterwards! This is something you must try in Nha Trang. The location is tucked away, so you may need a guide.
Got picked up from my hotel in Ho Chi Minh City to be driven to Nha Trang.
Had breakfast at a place overlooking the river before hitting the road. The road to Nha Trang was only about 400 kms but it took over 8 hours to travel. There were stops, but it was mainly due to the crowded roads and the condition of the road. You’ll be lucky to hit 80km/hr, and it’s more typical to be coasting along at 60km/hr.
Had lunch at a beautiful resort. We sat literally meteres from the ocean. Pictures and resort name are below for those interested.
Once we arrived, we checked into the hotel and had dinner later on that evening. That was it for the day, the majority spent on the road.