Posted By : Threeland Travel / Travel Guide (Top Tips & advice)
If you are seeking epic beach-themed adventures with unique experience but not too touristy, Vietnam and Cambodia are the places for you. A Vietnam Cambodia Holiday will offer you an incredible opportunity to get off the beaten track. Below I have shared some extraordinary beaches with travel tips for getting the most out of a visit to Vietnam-Cambodia
1. Explore Phu Quoc “The Pearl Island”
Located in Kien Giang Province, Phu Quoc Island is the biggest island of Vietnam. As most tourists say when they come here, it’s truly a haven for relaxation on Vietnam Holidays with crystal water, picturesque sandy beaches and glorious sunset.
Besides, there are many idyllic beaches on this island which still retains its natural rustic beauty. What is a better way than finding out a beach for your own and lying in the middle of a paradise? Grab your bike and go. On the other hand, Phu Quoc Island is one of the best places to play adventure water sports. With only 200.000VND (approximately 8.5 USD), you have an opportunity to explore the island by jetski. No matter man or woman, as long as love the speed and don’t scare of risk, you can ride your jet ski, overcome the waves and enjoy your adventure. Another choice for you to try is flyboard. This is a new water sport which entered Vietnam a few years ago and you can only play this kind of game at Phu Quoc and Nha Trang. With the pressure of water, you can fly over 10 meters above the level of the sea and make somersaults in the sky like dolphins. The ticket price for a turn is around 1.200.000VND (about 51 USD). If you like this kind of challenge, you can come to Bai Sao beach.
Tip for travel: Phu Quoc is near to Sihanoukville/Kampot in Cambodia, thus you’re able to plan to travel from Phu Quoc to Sihanoukville for your Vietnam Cambodia combination tour by crossing the border at Ha Tien, on the coast of Southern Vietnam. Firstly, boarding on a ferry from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien (80minutes), then after crossing the border at Ha Tien, either take the tourist minibus or a taxi to Sihanoukville, depending on how many people are traveling and your time and budget constraints. It’s supposed to take 12 hours and even more from Phu Quoc to Sihanoukville.
2. Mui Ne beach – one of the best beaches in Asia – Pacific
In 2015, Mui Ne beach in Vietnam was named in list 10 Top Best Beach in Asia – Pacific with other famous representatives such as White Beach (Philippine), Haad Rin Beach (Thailand), White heaven Beach (Australia) or Soneva Gili (Maldives). Since then, more and more tourists come to Mui Ne on Vietnam Holidays. Just like Phu Quoc, it’s a great destination for you to try some attractive water sports to test your limits.
Due to the warm temperatures and steady winds, this area is highly convenient for enjoying thrilling sports such as surfing and windsurfing. You can easily find the necessary equipment at rental centers near the beach, if you are not confident about your skills, you can get some lessons and training by experts Mui Ne beach. Surf on strong waves, feel the cool fresh water and win your fear.
Another activity you must try in here is Kitesurfing. Thanks to tropical monsoon climate and rock-free waters, it becomes an ideal place to play this kind of sport. In 2011, it’s the hometown of the second season of the Kite Tour Asia Competition with the participants’ appearance from Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, China, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe in 4 days. The best time to visit Mui Ne is from November to March when the temperature falls between 18 and 30 degree Celsius and gout up to 40 knots, a perfect condition for a fly over the sea.
3. Koh Rong Island – a paradise on earth
Located in Koh Kong Province about 25 kilometers off Sihanoukville’s coast in the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Rong Island is the second largest island of Cambodia and also one of the most appealing destinations on Cambodia Holidays. It truly defines what paradise is with white sand, long beach, various fish species, and corals and inside the island, the wild jungle for you to explore. By night, you can behold the real starry sky and the water literally glowing due to the lights plankton.
Safety tip: Please do not actually swim with the plankton. Although you’ll read rave reviews across the internet, swimming at night times is not safe as in a tropical environment, jellyfish, octopuses, and other sea creatures come out hunting when it’s dark.
But it’s also a challenge for you when visiting this incredible island. First of all, there will be no road here, with 43 kilometers of beach and 7 bays, you just can explore all of it by your foot or boat, beware of snakes that you might meet on the road. Besides, there will be no wifi on this island. It means no Facebook or Instagram, no twitter or skype, say goodbye to all social media and enjoy true peace. It can be inconvenient for some people but trust me it’s worth. It’s time for you to step out of the virtual world and realize how beautiful the real-life world is.