Phu Quoc is wonderful, with most of the resorts along Long Beach. As an alternative to Long Beach, try Mango Bay resort; personally I'm not a big fan but some people rave about it. The nicest beach is Bai Sao but currently there is only very basic wooden shack accommodation there.
As an alternative, try Mui Ne - loads & loads of resorts at all budgets, a really nice beach, and lots of good bars/restaurants.
Try out beach in Phu Yen and stay in Bai Tram Resort
My friend stayed at Mango Bay resort and he wanna back that resort next trip. It should be great.
Hi Tennille. Coming from OZ I imagine you are using Australian beaches as a yardstick which may be a little misleading. Mostly VN beaches are very long with very little surf at most times of the year. Think like Surfers Paradise without waves. Of course it depends on the time of year. Sometimes the water is flat as a tack and other times wind waves are created that give a second grade surf but still a lot of fun. On the other hand if you want calm water soft white sand a lounge with a thatched roof then you've got normal VN beach life,from the north to the south of the whole coast.
What there is to consider for a VN beach holiday is- Firstly the season-that will put you geographically on the map for a choice of North, Central and South Vietnam.
In the north the common beaches are all named from one great long piece of coast with China Beach, being the common area, and includes Hoi An. The central is Nha Trang and Mui Ne being the common areas. In the south Vung Tau. Phu Quoc is a destination that I cant comment on until late February.
Then you need to decide the amount of action you want in your holiday.
For a guide I would say China beach area is mild activity, Nha Trang is the rev up area, Mui Ne is the laid back, Vung Tau is the urban. All have great choices for resorts, restaurants and to some degree, tours. From my personal experience Mui Ne (Ham Tien area) is the pick as it is easy to get to from Ho Chi Minh, and makes a good starting point to move on to Nha Trang,China Beach etc.
This is only an outline as there are many many little known beaches if you want to be adventurous.
Hope this helps.
Near Hoian, there is only China Beach which is officially around the Non Nuoc Resort hotel but some locals argue that the real China Beach is at My Khe Beach which is about 5 km north of the hotel. But for 4 nights, I think you can fly to Nha Trang.
Thank you very much for that information