If you plan to travel in Vietnam by motorbike you can’t miss Vinh Hy-Binh Tien Pass – one of the most scenic roads in Vietnam. Newly paved road with almost no traffic sounds like a motorbike driver’s dream, right? Add to that you on one side have the the emerald blue ocean, the secluded white beaches and small islands, and on your other side the green Nui Chua National Park. Even if you drive when it’s dark it’s amazing because you can see tons of fireflies. WATCH OUR VIDEO below!
Many people that cross Vietnam on motorbike from north to south, or from south to north, usually chose to do the Hai Van Pass between Hoi An and Hue, but you rarely hear people talk about the Vinh Hy-Binh Tien Pass. We like to explore untouched areas where not many tourists go so we were really curious about this south central coastal area of Vietnam.
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Along the road you can find many unspoiled beaches. The beach we liked the most was Bãi Biển Bình Tiên, which is 20 km north of Vinh Hy Bay. The feeling of having a long white-sand beach all for ourselves was amazing.
We stayed five nights in the village of Vinh Hy. During the days we were exploring the area on motorbike, and in the evenings we came back to the cute little village and our guest house:
Vinh Hy Motel – Nhà Nghỉ Vĩnh Hy
Price: 150 000 dong per night (double room including private toilet)
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As Vinh Hy is a small fishing village, and not the typical touristic place, the dining options are limited.
Floating Restaurant – You can go to Bãi Kinh, 10 km north of Vinh Hy Bay, and from there hop on a boat to one of the floating fish restaurants and eat tasty fresh seafood. If you like us travel on a tight budget you’ll maybe find it a bit expensive though. We went there only once just because of the high prices.
Vinh Hy Resort – A resort with a restaurant. Not the tastiest food but not the worst either.
Street Food – If you’re lucky you find a lady selling local street food.
Local Shop – If you can’t find a street food lady you can buy crisps, cookies, drinks from one of the tiny local shops.
Bãi Biển Bình Tiên – Behind this beach there is a little tiny village where you can find one or two restaurants. This beach is 20 km north of Vinh Hy village.
We recommend you to hire or buy a motorbike to drive this amazing coastal road. That gives you the chance to explore the deserted beaches and stop along the road to enjoy the jaw-dropping view.
We came to the area from the Nha Trang direction but you can also drive there from the south or from Vietnam’s Central Highlands where the city beautiful city Dalat is situated.
When we did research online about the area we read about a place called Rai Cave which supposed to be a waterfall on the sea. Don’t waste your time and go there because even if you use all your imagination you can’t really call it a waterfall.
We strongly recommend Vinh Hy-Binh Tien Pass if you like to explore places off the beaten track and find your own hidden gems. What’s your favourite place off the beaten track? Let us know in the comments below!