Planning a holiday with a family can be daunting—you want to find a place that suits everyone, that is safe but fun and interesting enough for all to enjoy.
Vietnam is the perfect family holiday destination, Vietnamese people love children and offer nothing but warmth to family travellers in Vietnam. Nha Trang is the best family destination within Vietnam, offering shallow calm seas and enough entertainment to keep the whole family occupied whether for just a short break or for two weeks!
A lot of hotels in Nha Trang have kid’s clubs on offer, with great activities and babysitting services. Take a look at InterContinental Nha Trang, Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel and Spa, Novotel Nha Trang, Mia Resort Nha Trang, and Six Senses Ninh Van Bay—all offer unique experiences for the family. It’s also worth looking out for interconnecting rooms or 2-bedroom villas, all the above hotels offer family friendly room types.
If you want to take advantage of the beautiful sea location of Nha Trang then there’s no better way than snorkelling or diving. As long as the child can swim (even if only with a life jacket) then they can snorkel and see the marine that Nha Trang has on offer. At Sailing Club Divers, children under 5 can snorkel for free (or accompany parents on the boat), ages 5-12 are half price (they need to be accompanied by a parent). They also have a great ‘Bubble Maker’ programme aimed at 8-10 year olds. Children aged from 10 years old can enroll in the standard Discover Scuba Diving program. All instructors are highly qualified and experienced ensuring children are safe at all times.
If you want to escape the heat then Nha Trang Center has great entertainment options—a cinema (which shows children’s movies in both English and Vietnamese), a bowling alley, a games center and a newly refurbished children’s play area!
At Lanterns restaurant they have cooking classes and street food tours which are great for kids that want to explore and learn more about the local cuisine. They also offer a ‘Ninh Hoa Discovery Tour’ which takes you into the countryside to discover the ‘real Vietnam’.
For any golfers; Vinpearl Golf Nha Trang is a World-class golf course which offers children under 15 a 50% discount on green fees! They have children’s clubs available too.
Vinpearl Land is also a must visit for kids—a theme park and waterpark which offers a fun day for all!
Exploring the cultural sites and beaches will definitely keep children entertained. A trip to the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam and seeing all the different marine life is great with children.
Finding good restaurants with children can be difficult if you have fussy eaters—most of the hotels do excellent buffets with great choices, and good dessert sections! They are usually half price for kids under a certain age, and free for little ones so great value too. Sheraton also have a play area available to use when you dine in their restaurants. Sailing Club offers a great children’s menu and high chairs for little ones. For the more adventurous eaters there are so many choices of restaurants in Nha Trang—even the fussiest of eaters are bound to find food that they love here!
Okay, so ‘relax’ and ‘holiday with children’ don’t normally get mentioned together but take advantage of the excellent kid’s clubs and spend a relaxing few hours in a spa—you deserve it after all the exploring!