Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa province on the South central coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is a Vietnamese pronunciation of the Cham word Eatran or Yjatan, Ea or Yia means river and Tran means reed. Nha Trang is bordered by all sides, on the North by the Ninh Hoà district, on the East by the South China Sea, on the South by the Cam Ranh town and on the West by the Diên Khánh district. The city of Nha Trang is located about 1287km to the South of Hanoi, 624km to the South of Hue and about 442km from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The city has started to become a more popular a couple of years before, however it still retains a small town. The Nha Trang city is also a renowned yacht charter destination along the Vietnamese coasts; the resort is well-known for its miles and miles of beaches and the friendliness of the local people. Nha Trang city offers 10 km of prime beaches (and as ranked among the top of all the beaches in Vietnam), where the water is warm all the year round. Nha Trang offers an excellent sailing playground for yacht charterers visiting the area. During a yacht charter cruise, they will have the opportunity to enjoy the coasts and discover the famous islands like:
- Hon Tre
- Hon Yen
- Hon Rua
- The Spratly islands
With over 250 days of sunshine every year, Nha Trang has plenty to offer to its visitors; the choice is large in choosing between an increasing range water sports, some special entertainment venues or nightlife. Those who prefer to relax on the beaches do not even have to move from the beaches, as a wide range of services will come to them like cold drinks, souvenirs, manicures or massages. There are also many places to see like the famous temples, and the delightful offshore islands or enjoy the various parties organized. During a yacht charter break near the city, you can seize the occasion to visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers which is located in the North of Nha Trang on Cu Lao overlooking the Cai River. The towers were built by the Cham people between the 7th and the 12th centuries. You can also visit the various places of worship where the Vietnamese come to play and make offerings. You will see the gleaming white Buddha sitting on the top of a hill which is visible from all over the city. To the south of the town, on a promontory jutting out into the South China Sea, are Bao Dai villas (just north of Cau Da Dock), a holiday retreat for Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, where you can explore the grounds. Once you have had enough culture, escape by your yacht to the islands for some cool swimming and snorkeling in pristine seas or relax in the hot waters and mud baths of Thap Ba Hot Spring.
There are also numerous shops selling items made from seashells and tailors in the town. Several restaurants are located right by the beach where you can taste the freshest of food to the background music of lapping waves. In the town you can also find Italian, Thai, Indian and even Turkish food. There are also some famous bars like the Rainbow Bar or the nightclubs like Nha Trang Sailing Club on Tran Phu. From Nha Trang, the sailing route to visit the surrounding islands is only a short sailing distance away. You can stop to swim, snorkel and or have a fabulous lunch. There are many great hotels around the resort and it is well worth combining a few days ashore with a few days aboard so you can make the most of the local area. You can sail further to explore the famous Khanh Hoa province which stretches from Cam Ranh up to Van Ninh. You will find approximately 60 miles of spectacular coastline with beautiful beaches, other islands and some deep bays to explore. Another yacht charter itinerary from Nha Trang is the Whale Island which is only 2 hours sail. You can stay in the beach bungalows and explore the unspoilt island with its impressive array of birdlife or you can sail, canoe, windsurf or go diving and see colorful fishes and coral and even whales and whale sharks on their annual visit from April to July. You will also have the opportunity to explore the highland areas with an overnight excursion to Buon Ma Thuot passing rubber and coffee plantations en route and stopping at a waterfall for a refreshing swim. In Buon Ma Thuot, you can also visit an ethnic minority village and ride an elephant.