About Kirsty S
Lives in London, United Kingdom
Since Feb 2015
I have travelled extensively through Southeast Asia. I know Thailand and Malaysia particularly well, but also love Vietnam, Cambodia and Singapore. I travel to this part of the world whenever I can, sometimes on a short trip while on route to Australia, and sometimes for extended periods of time so that I can really get beneath the skin of a particular area – whether I’ve been to that spot before or not. I've spent a lot of time in Bangkok – it's a fascinating melting pot of a city where there's always something new to explore. I also love Hanoi and have explored it both independently and as part of an organised tour. More than anything, I love discovering something new while travelling and sharing it with those who have the same passion for travel as I do. I’m a bit of a foodie and never get bored of the beach.
Theme Parks, Water Parks
Theme Parks, Spas
Sacred & Religious Sites
Sightseeing Tours, Boat Tours, Scuba & Snorkeling, Bike Tours, Cultural Tours
Sacred & Religious Sites
Centrally located, the most obvious family friendly attraction in Nha Trang is the long stretch of beach of the same name. There are plenty of umbrellas, deck chairs, and opportunities for snorkeling and the like on the beach itself, along with a whole range of restaurants and beach clubs awaiting you and your family when all that fun and relaxation gets too much.
Situated on its very own island, Vinpearl is a huge theme park with enough rides and attractions to keep the whole family entertained. Even getting there is part of the fun — you and the kids can enjoy the spectacular views from the largest over the sea cable car in the world, which departs from the mainland to Vinpearl Island. On arrival, there are water slides galore, a gentle lazy river, plenty of food and drink options, plus an array of dry rides suitable for different age groups. This is a great family day out from start to finish.
An educational attraction that the kids will love, the National Oceanographic Museum is home to an impressive and fascinating array of exhibits and marine life. It might be old and a little tired, but it will keep the kids entertained as they marvel at sharks, fish, coral, and even turtles.
Having a mud bath while in Nha Trang is a popular experience for stressed parents looking to relax, but at 100 Eggs the kids will be entertained too! There are a number of areas and different activities to indulge in at the site, with a firm focus on nature, relaxation and having fun.
Don’t leave Nha Trang without a visit to the Cham Towers. Just a few kilometers north of the center of Nha Trang stand these ancient towers. When you've had enough of amusement parks and lazing on the beach, a trip to the Cham Towers makes for a peaceful, cultural, and visually pleasing experience.
A day trip along the river is a fantastic way to discover Nha Trang, its people, and the local way of life. Travel through the Vietnamese countryside and visit the locals as they go about their daily work, making rice paper items, weaving mats, and tending to their rice paddies. Traveling by boat means this day tour stays at a relaxed pace and you and the family will see a whole range of attractions along the way. To top it all off, the food included in the tour is simply delicious!
There’s no denying that the kids love animals, and they are sure to love seeing the pigs, the crocodiles, and other animals at the Yang Bay Eco Park. The spectacular waterfalls here are a huge draw, so if animals aren’t your thing, take advantage instead of the great mountainside scenery and amazing hot springs while you marvel at the mighty falls.
The Long Son Pagoda is one of those must-see attractions in Nha Trang, and it makes for a peaceful and pleasant visit away from the beach. The roof and entrance to the pagoda are decorated with mosaic dragons, while the main hall is adorned with a unique take on traditional motifs. Behind the pagoda is a large seated white Buddha, and from here there are great views of Nha Trang and its surrounding countryside.
On a family holiday, it can sometimes be difficult to sample the local cuisine as often as you’d like, particularly when traveling with young children, as frequent stops at street food stalls may not be possible. A safe, clean and delicious way to sample some authentic Vietnamese food while in Nha Trang is to head to Galangal. They have a street food menu and a standard menu, where you and the kids can watch your dishes being made at the stalls on the ground floor.