Da Nang Sep 2015

Da Nang is located in between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on the eastern coast of Vietnam.  It is a great place to use as a base to explore the attractions of central Vietnam such as Hoi An and Hue, while also having access to beautiful white sand beaches. Da Nang is often overlooked by tourists.

It is famous for its China Beach which was the R&R place for the American G.I.’s during the war.  It is about 1 hour 40 mins from Hong Kong and the beach resort area is only about 15 mins from the airport.  We stayed at the Hyatt Regency this time in one of their 2-bedroom residence apartments.  I think these apartments are perfect for family vacations because you can use all of the hotel’s facilities but at the same time you also have your own living room and kitchen to hang out in.  The beach is white sand and very wide and clean.  For some reason, most of the hotel guests seem to prefer chilling out by one of the several swimming pools, so the beach area is quite empty most of the time.    During our stay, it was blue skies everyday and the sun was very strong so you do need heavy duty sun protection.   All in all, it is great for a nice quick weekend getaway.

DSCF0002The Hyatt Regency Da Nang

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DSCF0008The white sand beach here is very wide.

20150905_114047Parasailing is available further down the beach from the hotel.

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Traditional Vietnamese fishing boats called Thung Chai that are made of woven bamboo.

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