Ninh Van Bay, Khanh Hoa
Ninh Van Bay, Khanh Hoa

Khanh Hoa

Khanh Hoa is a coastal province, located in the south of the Central Region of Vietnam. Khanh Hoa Province is bordered by Phu Yen Province to the north; by Ninh Thuan Province to the south; by Dak Lak and Lam Dong Provinces to the west and by the East Vietnam Sea to the east. The provincial capital of Khanh Hoa is Nha Trang City.

 Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang Beach

Khanh Hoa Province has mostly mountainous and hilly terrain which account for 90% of the land area. There are narrow dissected strips of flat plains along the coast which is less than 10% of the land area.

There are different bays and islands in the province including Van Phong Bay, Nha Trang Bay, Cam Ranh Bay, Monkey Island, Bamboo Island,... with turquoise sea waters and white sandy beaches. Many of these bays and islands are ecotourism sites with luxury beach resorts. There are many colorful coral reefs in the sea of Khanh Hoa which are the best in Vietnam for snorkeling and scuba-diving.

Apart from the inland area, Khanh Hoa also possesses 200 islands and archipelagos. The province has 385km of rugged coastline with sandy beaches, lagoons and bays which are all popular travel destinations.

 
The fishing port in Nha Trang
The fishing port in Nha Trang
 
There are 40 rivers in Khanh Hoa mostly starting from the west and discharging the water into the East Vietnam Sea. There are several estuaries along the coastline at Khanh Hoa. The biggest rivers are
- The Cai River (Cai River Nha Trang, 79km) starts its course from Gia Le Mountain (1,812m) flowing through Khanh Vinh, Dien Khanh and Nha Trang.
- The Dinh River (or the Cai River at Ninh Hoa) starts its course from Chu H’Mu Mountain (2,051m) of Vong Phu Rang.
- The To Hap River starts in Khanh Son flowing northwestward into Ninh Thuan Province. This is a strange river as normally rivers flow the other way around.
 
The sea of Nha Trang
The sea of Nha Trang
 

The climate of Khanh Hoa is tropical monsoon with influence of oceanic climate. There are the dry season from January to August and the rainy season from September to December. The average rainfall is 1,200-1,800mm per annum. The temperatures in Khanh Hoa range from 22-32oC.

While it is best time to travel to Khanh Hoa during the months of January-August, it is likely that accommodations are booked out most of the time and that it's overcrowded in some places. During the rainy season, it is likely that you will not be able to visit the tourist sites due to torrential rain.

Khanh Hoa is home to 32 ethnic groups: Kinh (95.3%), Raglai (3.4%), Hoa, Ede, Co Ho, Tay, Nung, Muong, Thai, Cham, Tho…

 
The countryside of Khanh Hoa Province
The countryside of Khanh Hoa Province

Tourist attractions in Khanh Hoa
1/Nha Trang Beach City, which possesses turquoise sea water and sandy beaches, is a hot spot for beach vacations in Vietnam.

2/Nha Trang Bay is among the most beautiful sea bays in the world with colorful coral reefs and islands with pristine sandy beaches.

3/Van Phong Bay with clear sea water, several sandy beaches and islands is ideal for family holidays and getaway beach vacations.

The fishing port at Dai Lanh
The fishing port at Dai Lanh

4/Doc Let Beach is a less crowded pristine beach in the Van Phong Bay.

The Nua Island & The sea of Van Phong Bay
The Nua Island & The sea of Van Phong Bay

5/Cam Ranh Bay is among the best military harbors in the world. A part of the bay is being turned into tourist area nowadays. Cam Ranh possesses turquoise sea water, several idyllic islands, fine sandy beaches...

6/Dai Lanh Beach is a secluded beach near the Ca Pass. The beach is great for those who love beach holidays far from the crowds. There are some fishing villages nearby.

 
Dai Lanh Beach
Dai Lanh Beach

7/Dam Nha Phu (Nha Phu Cove) is another secret beauty of Khanh Hoa with crystal clear sea water, fine sandy beaches, sleepy fishing villages… Dam Nha Phu is an ideal destination for romantic getaway holidays.

8/Dien Khanh Citadel is an ancient citadel near Nha Trang City.

Dien Khanh Citadel, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
Dien Khanh Citadel, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam

Things to do, Family Tours, Luxury Holiday Packages & Beach Vacations in Khanh Hoa
There are several things to you can do in Khanh Hoa: water sports, snorkeling, scuba-diving, sunbathing on the beaches, mud bathing, boat tours on the bay, bike tours in the countryside, sightseeing of Nha Trang, snorkeling or scuba-diving at Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, exploring bird island or monkey island…

Luxury travel in Khanh Hoa includes high-end luxury beach resorts or top-notch luxury resorts on private islands, luxury spa by the ocean, luxury dining at many seaside restaurants and on board a luxury cruise on Nha Trang Bay. There are theme parks on some islands of Nha Trang Bay that should offer fun time for families with kids. You can also have a day in the fresh countryside of Khanh Hoa biking to different villages.

Paradissa offers several interesting tour packages in Khanh Hoa for couples and families: luxury beach holidays for 3-5 days, ultimate luxury island vacations for honeymooners, relaxing sightseeing trips in Khanh Hoa for 2 days, boat tours on Nha Trang Bay for 1 day… You may want to contact our tour specialists for a suitable customized trip.

Accommodations in Khanh Hoa
Accommodations in Khanh Hoa range from beach camps, simple guest houses to luxury beach hotels and resorts. The best luxury hotels and beach resorts are found in Cam Ranh Bay, Nha Trang Bay, Nha Trang City and Van Phong Bay. There are ultimate secluded luxury resorts on many islands of Nha Trang Bay and Ninh Van Bay (a part of Van Phong Bay). Depending on your travel interests, local travel agencies and tour companies can suggest suitable accommodations.

How to get to Khanh Hoa
By air
The capital city of Khanh Hoa Province is Nha Trang City, 1 hour flight from Ho Chi Minh City and 1 hour 40 minutes from Hanoi. Nha Trang possesses the best beaches and the most stunning coral reefs in Vietnam and the city itself has long been a popular tourist attraction. Nha Trang Cam Ranh Airport is 38km south of Nha Trang.

By rail
There are several daily trains between Hanoi and Saigon which stop at Nha Trang and Ninh Hoa railway Stations which ensures convenient travel to all major destinations in Khanh Hoa.

By road
Nha Trang is 140km east of Da Lat via a sublime mountain road; 200km south east of Buon Ma Thuot; 450km north of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) via Route 1. All roads are in good conditions nowadays.