|Photo courtesy of Seagate Resort
North of Thi Nai bridge, about seven kilometers from the Quy Nhon city center, capital of Binh Dinh province, Seagate Resort lies inside the Seagate tourism area, a not-to-be-missed destination for visitors to Binh Dinh.
The resort consists of 20 wooden bungalows surrounded by lush greenery. A highlight of the resort is a large swimming pool, an ideal place to destress after a busy day.
|Each bungalow offers bicycles for visitors to move around the resort. Photo: Dulichchat
Each bungalow is fully equipped. In addition, it offers bicycles for visitors. The price of a 24 meter-square bungalow is about VND 1.1 million (about US$ 48) including a buffet breakfast.
Standing at the resort, visitors can admire the sunrise over the Thi Nai bridge Lagoon.
|A bungalow at Seagate Resort. Photo: Dulichchat
Ky Co Quy Nhon Resort
|Ky Co Quy Nhon Resort sits over an area of 50 hectares. Photo courtesy of Ky Co Quy Nhon Resort
Covering 50 hectares in Nhon Ly Commune, Ky Co Quy Nhon Resort rests at the foot of Phuong Mai mountain, 25 km from downtown Quy Nhon, far from the residential areas. It’s a perfect destination for those seek tranquility and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
|Ky Co beach boasts turquoise crystal-clear water. Photo courtesy of Ky Co Quy Nhon Resort.
The resort has 50 villas with 50 rooms overlooking the blue sea, promising tourists an unforgettable experiences. Rooms costs VND 2 million per night.
Ky Co is one of the most well-known beaches in Quy Nhon thanks to its crystal clear water and white sand. Checking in at the wooden bridge, diving to explore coral reefs or taking a dip in the turquoise sea are must-have experiences at Ky Co beach.
Crown Retreat Quy Nhon
|Crown Retreat Quy Nhon is next to Trung Luong camping site. Photo courtesy of Crown Retreat Quy Nhon
Situated next to Trung Luong camping site, about 30 km from Quy Nhon city, Crown Retreat Quy Nhon is a four-star resort and has a private beach, sea-facing swimming pool, restaurant, bar and garden.
|Inside a room at Crown Retreat Quy Nhon. Photo courtesy of Crown Retreat Quy Nhon
The resort has 50 bungalows designed in a classic style but still comfortable and luxurious. All rooms overlook the sea and are set apart from each other. Each costs VND 3.4 – VND 6.2 million per night.
Crown Retreat has a large restaurant offering various dishes of Vietnam, Asia or Europe. It has received acclaim from both domestic and international tourists thanks to its high-class facilities and friendly staff.
Avani Quy Nhon Resort
|Avani Quy Nhon Resort, located along Long Beach. Photo courtesy of Avani Quy Nhon Resort
Avani Quy Nhon Resort lies along Dai (Long) beach in Ghenh Rang Ward, about 14 km from Quy Nhon city center.
The resort has 63 luxurious rooms with modern interiors and sea-facing balconies. In addition, it has a restaurant located on the top of a cliff offering delicious meals.
|Spa inside room. Photo courtesy of Avani Quy Nhon Resort
|Photo courtesy of Avani Quy Nhon Resort.
From private balconies, visitors can contemplate the sunrise over the ocean and relish the fresh air. Sadness and stress will fade away after a stay at Avani Quy Nhon Resort.
How to get to Quy Nhon, Vietnam?
Flying into Quy Nhon is a great way to get a bird’s eye view of the spectacular landscape. If you’re intending to fly in, international visitors will need to come via Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. Currently, there are roughly 10 direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City every day and 3-4 direct flights from Hanoi. Airlines which service this route include VietJet Air, Jetstar and Vietnam Airlines.
Built on an old American air base from 1966, Phu Cat Airport is located about 30 kilometers northwest of Quy Nhon city. The current airport was only completed in May 2018 and is ready to service international flights – so watch this space.
There are a range of taxi companies you can find on arrival, or if you’re a little more organised, you can book pickup in advance with Dichung Taxi. Costs start from 200,000 vnd (US$ 8.5) for a small car to VND 380,000 (US$ 16.5) for a 7-seater.
There is also a shuttle bus for VND 50,000 (US$ 2) per person, which will drop passengers off at 1 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, Quy Nhon.
Quy Nhon Railway Station sits on a branch 15 kilometers off the Reunification Express line and only receives one train a day from Ho Chi Minh City (13-hour overnight train). Instead, your best bet is to take the train to Dieu Tri Railway Station, about 25 minutes drive from Quy Nhon town center. There are taxis and buses you can take from the station.
There are a number of trains running south from Hanoi and north from Ho Chi Minh City to Dieu Tri Railway Station every day. This is the ideal way to travel if you’ve got time on your hands. The view out the window is breathtaking and train travel in Vietnam is an experience in itself.
The train from Ho Chi Minh City to Dieu Tri takes roughly 10 to 12 hours and costs about VND 800,000 (US$ 34.5) for a berth in a 4-sleeper cabin. From Hanoi, it takes about 20 hours and costs roughly VND 1 million (US$ 43) for a berth in a 4-sleeper cabin.
The easiest way to check train times and book your tickets (without a Vietnamese credit card) is to use travel search engine Baolau. We recommend booking your tickets at least a day in advance. Once your reservation is confirmed, you will receive an e-ticket with a booking number which you can use to print your physical ticket at the train station.
Quy Nhon Bus Station can be found on the southern end of Quy Nhon by Big C Supermarket. There are a number of bus companies which operate between Quy Nhon and surrounding cities. It’s definitely the most affordable option for those on a budget, however rides are often slightly longer than expected.
There are several sleeper buses which depart from Mien Dong Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City every day. It’s roughly a 12-14 hour ride and most leave in the evenings so you can sleep through the night. The main bus operators servicing this route are Phuc Thuan Thao and Futa Bus. Tickets cost around VND 260,000 (US$ 11) and the easiest way to book your tickets is through Baolau.
There are also many buses which depart from Da Nang, Nha Trang, Da Lat and Pleiku. These can be easily arranged through your hotel in these respective cities.
If you’re traveling from a nearby city and like the comfort and freedom of your own car, you can hire a private car or minivan for your trip. These can be arranged through hotels from Hoi An and Nha Trang.