TOP 3 BEST BEACHES IN HOI AN: CUA DAI, AN BANG & CU LAO CHAM BEACH

An Bang Beach ranked 22nd in the top 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia voted by Tripadvisor in 2018, and top 50 most beautiful beaches in the world voted by CNN Go in 2011. Beside the great An Bang beach, Cua Dai beach and Cu Lao Cham beach are also amazing beaches in Hoi An to discover.  

Table Contents
  • I - Cua Dai Beach
  • II - An Bang Beach - top 3 best beaches in Hoi An
  • III -  Cu Lao Cham - top 3 best beaches in Hoi An
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Hoi An beaches
Source: Le Porcs
Hoi An is a famous tourist city in central Vietnam. Besides the ancient architecture, picturesque old streets, this city also attracts tourists with its beautiful beaches. The ideal time to visit the beaches in Hoi An is from May to July

I - Cua Dai Beach

Cua Dai Beach is about 4km southern away from the center of Hoi An city and about 27km southeast away from Da Nang airport. This beach impresses a large number of visitors with endless strips of white sand. Coming there, you can relax and participate in many interesting activities such as admiring the sunrise on the sea, sunbathing on the sand in the morning, swimming in the sea in the afternoon, or enjoying the peaceful feeling of the brilliant sunset. There are many sports activities, and games such as parasailing (parachute), jetski, etc. organized by the beach management, or you can organize team building activities yourself, play volleyball,...

Cua Dai beach in Hoi An
A corner of Cua Dai beach - Source: VnExpress
Cua Dai beach in Hoi An has many fish and shrimp, including many kinds of exotic fish such as Hanh fish, Sardines, and Dia fish. You can buy for yourself a fishing rod with a little bait then go fishing on the coast or book a night fishing tour in the sea at a price of 500,000 VND (21.55 USD) / people. There are some companies organizing night fishing tours such as:
- Cua Dai Cu Lao Cham Marine Fishing Service: Cafe Long - Duy Hai - Duy Xuyen - Quang Nam; Phone number: 0988 171 303
- DanaTravel Tourism and Communication Center: No. 36, Nguyen Thuat Street, Hoa An Ward, Cam Le District, Da Nang City; Phone number: 0236 3 767 588
A special thing that should not be missed when visiting Cua Dai Beach is seafood. Many dishes are only available at Cua Dai beach such as fried squid with fish sauce, grilled stingrays with lemongrass, lemongrass steamed Chip Chip, dried squid salad,...
Near this Hoi An beach, there are many famous hotels, and resorts that would be suitable accommodations for tourists. There are some suggestions:
Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort & Spa: This resort is about 5 minutes walk from Cua Dai beach. There are several types of rooms with different views of Thu Bon River and cool gardens.
- The room rate is from 2,000,000 - 6,000,000 VND (86.21-258.62 USD) / night for 2 people.
- Hotline: +84(28)62909720
Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa: Located on Lac Long Quan Street, this 216-room resort is built in the style of the Old Quarter of Hoi An with tile roofs providing a simple but very unique vibe. Rooms here also have garden views or sea views.
- The rates there are quite high, ranging from 2,600,000 - 5,500,000 VND (112.06 USD 237.06) / night for 2 people.
- Hotline: +84(235)3927927/ +84(235)3927928

II - An Bang Beach - top 3 best beaches in Hoi An

An Bang beach is located in Cam An ward, about 5km from the Old Quarter of Hoi An and about 24km southeast of Da Nang airport.

An Bang best beach in Hoi An
An Bang beach - Source: Foody
An Bang Beach ranked 22nd in the top 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia voted by Tripadvisor in 2018, and top 50 most beautiful beaches in the world in 2011 voted by CNN Go. When coming to this beautiful beach, you can rent a hut on the beach for 50,000 VND (2.16USD)/ hut to rest and prepare things before going to the beach or sunbathe, read books and newspapers while enjoying the sun in Hoi An. For those who like adventure activities, there are interesting adventuring sports such as surfing, water motorbikes, parachutes, canoeing on the sea,...These activities are provided by private companies and approved by the marine management. 
Coming to this beach in Hoi An, you have a chance to enjoy not only many typical seafood dishes but also the specialties of Hoi An. There are some famous seafood restaurants such as Nam Gia restaurant, H'mong sisters Hoi An restaurant, or Hung restaurant. Besides, Hoi An's specialties can be named as Cao Lau, Fish Soup Cake, Banh Dap Xao Hen, Grilled Meat Wet Cake,...
There are some suggested accommodations to stay near An Bang beach:
Aira Boutique Hoi An Hotel & Villa: This hotel is located in a green garden right next to An Bang beach. With luxurious rooms, fully equipped, and gorgeous sea view,
- Room rates are about 1,276,000-6,960,000 VND (55.00-300.00 USD) / night for 2 people.
- Hotline: +84(235)3926969
The Blue Alcove Hotel: This hotel is located on Nguyen Phan Vinh street, Hoi An. Rooms in this hotel are designed spacious, beautiful, luxurious, fully equipped, with staff 24 hours a day.
- Room rates vary from 1,102,000 to 5,220,000 VND (47.50-225.00 USD) / night for 2 people.
- Hotline: +84(235)6516516

III -  Cu Lao Cham - top 3 best beaches in Hoi An

Cu Lao Cham is a cluster of islands located in Tan Hiep commune, Hoi An, about 20km from the center of Hoi An city and about 40km from Da Nang airport. The right time to travel there is from March to August with warm weather and lots of sunshine. 

Best Hoi An beach
Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island) - Source: Bestprice
There are two ways to arrive at Cu Lao Cham. The first one is canoeing from Cua Dai pier in about 20 minutes, the fare is 150,000 VND (6.47 USD) / person. The second way is to travel by wooden boat from Bach Dang wharf. Normally, boats depart from there at 7:15 every day, and return from Cu Lao Cham to the mainland at 11am. This form of transportation often takes more time, about 3 hours, but the fare is also cheaper which is 30,000 VND (1.29 USD) / person, or 80,000 VND (3.45 USD) / person and a motorbike. 
Cu Lao Cham was honored by Forbes magazine in the top 10 most beautiful Vietnam' beaches in 2019. In particular, this Hoi An beach is most famous for its coral reefs on the seabed. You can rent scuba tanks and protective gear to dive deep into the ocean, flow with the wave and watch the corals, or you can also walk in the slightly shallower waters with diving goggles. The price for each of these activities is about 850,000 VND (34.48 USD). All of these activities are managed by the management of the Cu Lao Cham MPA. In addition, when coming to Cu Lao Cham, you can also visit other destinations on the island such as Champa Ancient Well, Hai Tang Pagoda, Yen Island, Tan Hiep Market, Mieu To Yen craft, and so on. If you like the crowded and bustling atmosphere, you can come here around the full moon day when a full moon party is held every month. Moreover, there are many seafood specialties such as squid, rock crab, abalone, snail, Banh It La Gai, etc. Near the beach, there are homestays and tents which can offer tourists unforgettable experiences.
Being a hub of culture in central Vietnam with the plenty of impressively cultural & historic attractions in Hoi An, this ancient town also makes travelers fall in love with the stunning nature. If you have a chance to visit this place, do not forget to miss out stunning beaches in Hoi An Vietnam.
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