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5 Popular Water Sports in Vietnam – A list of the most popular beach activities

When you think about Vietnam, what comes to mind are those gorgeous paddy fields and divine temples of the past, rich culture and delicious food. But you are missing one thing here...the beaches and water sports activities that you can indulge in. Here are a few.


Snorkelling and diving

The beaches and the ocean in Vietnam are beautiful and the waters are quite clear depending on the weather. If you want to catch a glimpse of what treasures lie beneath these waters, you can go snorkelling or you could dive to discover even more. Vietnam has diverse marine life and colourful corals which the diving lovers ought to see. Con Dao is a small island and is one of the preferred diving spots in Vietnam. One reason is that the Con Dao Dive Centre has qualified instructors, so getting your PADI is easy. The other would be the good quality equipment available here. But the main attraction for divers at Con Dao is the beautiful marine life at Hon Mun, Hon Khi and Hon Tam points.



If you are planning your surf trip to Vietnam, it is recommended that you fix your dates between November and March since this is the dry season. The bright weather makes it perfect for surfing with great swells at beaches like Da Nang and Mui Ne. If you are staying at a beach resort in Mui Ne, then the waters are within easy reach and the beach will be comparatively less crowded as well. Resorts like Anantara Mui Ne Resort will be able to help with getting equipment for surfing. Apart from just surfing, you can also try kitesurfing, and windsurfing too.



With the attractive rivers, lakes and beaches in Vietnam, kayaking is an activity in which you simply must indulge in. Lan Ha Bay is one of the most popular places to kayak with a mix of little islands, lagoons and lakes to be observed while you pass by. The waters are beautiful and calm, perfect for some soul relaxing. The Ha Long Bay has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and is yet another ideal location for kayaking with its stunning limestone karsts and lovely waters. Ba Be Lake, Cave, Cai River, Phong Nha, Tuyet Lam Lake and Mekong Delta are a few other places you might want to check out.



Parasailing might be one of the more thrilling beach activities to try in Vietnam, but it is certainly worth the adrenaline rush! If you are travelling with a loved one this is all the better. Get all strapped up into your seat together and feel the butterflies in your stomach as the boat takes off towards the ocean and you are gentle lifted up into the air. The experience is almost like flying and provides a great view of the ocean from above.



This is where you take the thrills even further with flyboarding. Get your balance right and shoot into the air from the water. If you are skilled enough you can even, try a few summersaults and other tricks.

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