Cua Dai Beach is one of the ideal places that you can visit in Hoi An. Even if this town in central Vietnam is better known for its ancient architecture, Cua Dai Beach is also very attractive with its long-stretching fine white sand strip. Nearby the beach, there are plenty of stylish high-end resorts and fresh seafood market. When visiting Cua Dai Beach you can immerse yourself in the pure nature of Vietnam.
When planning a trip to Hoi An, don’t miss a chance to visit Cua Dai Beach. Our compact travel guide will help you plan your trip there easier.
Location of Cua Dai Beach
Cua Dai Beach is located in Cam An Ward, Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province. The beach is situated about 5 km from the center of Hoi An Ancient Town and about 30 km from the center of Da Nang City. 7 km long Cua Dai Beach is a meeting place between the three rivers Thu Bon, De Vong and Truong Giang.
How to get to Cua Dai Beach
Cua Dai Beach is very close to the ancient town of Hoi An so getting there is quite easy.
You can take a taxi to Cua Dai Beach from Da Nang or Hoi An as it’s the most convenient way for getting there. The taxi fare for a one-way trip from Da Nang to Cua Dai Beach ranges from 350,000 VND to 450,000 VND.
If you are traveling solo or pair, you can rent a motorbike to explore the beach and surrounding areas. The price of motorbike daily rent ranges from 80,000 to 150,000 VND per day.
When traveling with your family or in a group, you can rent a car as it would be more comfortable. Typically, car rental price ranges from 500,000 VND to 1,800,000 VND per day.
Taking a bus is another convenient and economical option for getting Cua Dai Beach as bus ticket costs only 30,000 VND per trip. The bus route that can be used for traveling from Da Nang to Cua Dai Beach is Bus No. 1, departing from Da Nang Bus Station to Hoi An.
Best time to visit Cua Dai Beach
The best time to visit Cua Dai Beach is from April to July because the weather here is nice, dry and pleasant at this time of the year. These months are the most suitable for enjoying the beach and outdoor activities. There are also many unique Hoi An festivals taking place so you can experience a lot of interesting things during this period. You can easily combine the sightseeing and time on the beach to fully explore Hoi An.
From November to January, the weather in central Vietnam is usually quite cold so you can hardly swim.
What to do at Cua Dai Beach
Plenty of interesting activities are offered at Cua Dai Beach such as:
- Playing sport games such as volleyball
- Walking on the beach
- Eating delicious fresh seafood
- Visiting nearby islands
Visiting Cu Lao Cham
From Cua Dai pier you can go to Cu Lao Cham by boat. Cu Lao Cham, also known as Cham Islands, is a group of 8 small islands, which has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve. You can combine relaxation at Cua Dai Beach with a visit to Cu Lao Cham for more interesting experiences. You can also take a day trip to the Cham Islands for snorkeling to see abundant coral reefs and visit a local fishing village.
Where to stay at Cua Dai Beach
There are many options when looking for a place to stay at Cua Dai Beach as you can choose from luxury resort, hotels and homestays, depending on your needs. Expect the price of your stay to be significantly cheaper than at other tourist destinations.
Luxury Resorts at Cua Dai Beach
Mid-range Hotels at Cua Dai Beach
Budget Hotels & Homestays at Cua Dai Beach
What to eat at Cua Dai Beach
Along Cua Dai Beach, you will find many restaurants and eateries to serve you. The most popular choice here is fresh seafood dishes such as grilled stingray, fried squid, fish, crab with tamarind sauce, jellyfish salad, etc.
Cua Dai Beach Restaurants
Beachside Seafood Cafe
Beachside Seafood Café is found in a very good location on Cua Dai Beach. The restaurant specializes in Vietnamese food and seafood dishes.
Hà Nhi Restaurant
Hà Nhi Restaurant is a small restaurant specializing in serving Vietnamese food. The food is delicious and prices are also affordable. Opening hours: 11:00 - 22:00.
Hon Restaurant is a casual place on the beach. They mainly serve seafood. Opening hours: 09:00 - 22:00.
Hoi An cuisine
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