(Note: all prices in all categories increase by around 30% on weekends and public holidays.)[MAP] The newest addition to the spattering of accommodation options on Cam Lap Promontory is great news for budget travellers.
Dao Hoa Vang has excellent dorms for 120,000vnd per person.
My favourite time to visit is the height of the dry season, from January to April.
Almost equidistant from Nha Trang (75km to the north) and Phan Rang (65km to the south), Cam Lap Promontory is a rugged horn of land projecting into Cam Ranh Bay.
This is my guide to one of my favourite corners of coastal Vietnam.
Often dubbed ‘Vietnam’s Maldives’, Cam Lap Promontory is in the perfect stage of development: fairly easily accessible but far enough from the beaten track to ensure that few travellers make it here; a handful of good accommodation options but large-scale construction has yet to arrive; locals are welcoming and friendly to foreign travellers, not cynical and predatory as they can be in the more popular beach towns.
The eastern side of the promontory boasts a series of gently arcing bays with excellent white-sand beaches separated by giant boulders lying in the sand like unfinished sculptures; there’s even some decent coral just offshore.Chat with them share your experiences & emotions and have fun. Stranger chat rooms provide both text and video chat. Meet strangers as a stranger, you may find them interesting and no more strangers! You may find best people out there and can make plenty of new friends. Cam Lap Promontory makes a rewarding day trip from Nha Trang or Phan Rang, or as a destination in itself for those who like their sandy beaches less trodden.Weather in Cam Ranh Bay is pretty good year-round and it receives less rain than Nha Trang, just 70km to the north.The squid fishermen go out into the bay in the evenings, returning early to mid-morning, when they can be found in the narrow back-streets of the fishing hamlets, eating snacks and drinking beer and rice wine before going to bed.