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1 wk beach trip in Vietnam Oct 2012 for family with 1 child

Dublin, Ireland
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1 wk beach trip in Vietnam Oct 2012 for family with 1 child

Hi, we are flying to Ho Chi Min on 28 Sept for one week with our 9year old, and would love to spend 2 days in HCM and the rest of the week at a quiet beach resort. Any advice please? Was hoping to not have to drive too far from HCM. I hear Nha Trang is lovely, but think the drive may be too long for us. I read in the forum that the airport at Nha Trang is military only.

Pattaya, Thailand
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1. Re: 1 wk beach trip in Vietnam Oct 2012 for family with 1 child

^Fly Fly Fly - prob thinking old airport. Any rate you can fly there so no worries - check out the tickets on Viet Airlines website. :)

Nha Trang, Vietnam
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2. Re: 1 wk beach trip in Vietnam Oct 2012 for family with 1 child

It's less than an hour to fly to Nha Trang. New local airline, Vietjet is doing some very cheap fares at the moment. Plenty to do and see in Nha Trang and good for kids.

Othewise drive to Mui ne, much quieter but nice. Not so much to keep the kid busy. Takes about 5hrs.

Ben Tre, Vietnam
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3. Re: 1 wk beach trip in Vietnam Oct 2012 for family with 1 child

Nha Trang airport is now moved to Cam Ranh and its only 30 minutes drive from the city Center so you should not worry.The flight from SaiGon to Nha Trang is less than 45 minutes too.

Enjoy your holidays1

Cheers,

Nhung

pacific palms
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4. Re: 1 wk beach trip in Vietnam Oct 2012 for family with 1 child

How old is your child ? Nha Trang is better suited to young kids but not so much for toddlers. Mui Ne would be better if your child was a toddler as its a much more laidback type of place that is not into Disney-like attractions.

Cheers Ross

Hanoi
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5. Re: 1 wk beach trip in Vietnam Oct 2012 for family with 1 child

there is international Cam Ranh airport and take about 30'-40' to city center so don't skip NT, you wont dissappointed, and Vinperal land is highly recommend for you and your kid when traveling NT.

6. Re: 1 wk beach trip in Vietnam Oct 2012 for family with 1 child

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