Clear blue skies and cobalt seas at Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam. Nha Trang is an increasingly popular destination in Asia (Source: https://www.star2.com)

Khanh Hoa (VNA) -
With a coastline of more than 380km and numerous bays, lagoons, islands and golden sandy beaches, Khanh Hoa has a lot of potential to develop sea-based tourism.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Duc Vinh, the south central province is home to three bays, namely Van Phong, Nha Trang and Cam Ranh.

The Star, a leading Malaysian newspaper, has described Nha Trang as the “underrated pearl” of Vietnam.

Stretching over 6km of powdery white sand, the crescent-shaped Nha Trang Beach overlooks one of the most beautiful bays in the world – Nha Trang Bay – and is easily accessible by foot from the bustling heart of the city, it said.

Meanwhile, Cam Ranh Bay was named among the world’s seven best destinations in May 2018 by top travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.

Located near the city of Nha Trang, Cam Ranh boasts pristine and mesmerising beaches. It is where one can find a "lifetime fascination" in the deep waters, the US magazine said.

With 46,000 ha of water surface area and an average depth of 20-30m, Van Phong Bay boasts several favourable conditions for the development of international seaports, logistics services, as well as tourism and maritime urban areas. 

Hon Gom peninsula and the islands of Hon Lon and Diep Son have the potential to house large-scale leisure and entertainment projects.

The Bac Van Phong (Northern Van Phong) area sits near the intersection of major maritime routes – such as Europe-North Asia, Australia-Northeast Asia, and Southeast Asia-Northeast Asia – and serves as a gateway to the East Sea for the Central Highlands.

Through the host of the National Tourism Year 2019 themed “Nha Trang – Colour of Sea”, Khanh Hoa aims to promote the beauty of seas and islands and tourism products in the province.

According to the provincial Department of Tourism, Khanh Hoa welcomed 6.3 million tourists in 2018, including some 2.7 million foreigners, and grossed more than 20.5 trillion VND (885.2 million USD) in revenue.

The province strives to serve more than 6.8 million tourists in 2019, a year-on-year rise of 7 percent, including 3.3 million international holidaymakers, and rake in 22.5 trillion VND in tourism revenue.-VNA