What to do on My Khe beach, a golden treasure of Da Nang
- on Aug 15, 2019       By: BN
Da Nang, formerly known as Tourane during the colonial period is the third largest city in Vietnam and one of the first ports in the country which outgrew the ancient city of Hoi An. In the 18th century the port activities in Hoi An began to decline and today the town is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Da Nang, a dynamic city, is also one of the most popular seaside resorts in Vietnam. Travelers love to come to Da Nang to enjoy its sunny tropical climate which persists for most of the year. Its bright white sand beaches are an incredible place to kick back and relax. My Khe beach is regarded as the most iconic and enjoyable beach in Da Nang.
History of My Khe Beach during the Vietnam War
Today My Khe beach is a beautiful stretch of white sand lined with clear water that is appreciated by many travelers who pass through the seaside resorts of Da Nang. During the Vietnam War it was a place the American soldiers would come for a little R&R.
At that time the GI had nicknamed My Khe beach "China Beach". During the War the US military had an important military base in Da Nang. The American army stationed nearly 75,000 men here. With this concentration of soldiers the US Chief of Staff decided to make this long white sandy paradise a "rest & recuperation center" for US soldiers.
Between missions, the American soldiers would come for a few days to relax on this beautiful beach. They came to swim, surf, BBQ and have fun with the nurses who also came here to relax. A 61-episode American television series created by John Sacret Young and William Broyles Jr. told the story of the lives of the female military and civilian personnel at a hospital in Da Nang during the Vietnam War. This series is called “China Beach” and was broadcast between April 26, 1988 and July 22, 1991 on the ABC network in the United States. In France, the series was broadcast from January 23, 1990 on La Cinq.
What to do on My Khe beach?
TThis long and beautiful stretch of white sand which dips into a calm turquoise sea invites you to forget your worries. You may never grow tired of staring off into the perfect postcard like scenery of beautiful beach hills covered in lush vegetation. But My Khe beach is not limited to just being lazy on the beach. It offers a wide range of activities to satisfy the young and old. Depending on your mood you can try:
- Sailing on Catamarans
- Surfing (particularly in September)
- Banana boats
- Jet Skis
- Watch the Sunrise and join in a group exercise with all of the Vietnamese locals
Of course, all of these activities are guaranteed to make you very hungry. Rest assured, My Khe beach offers several restaurants with Vietnamese culinary specialties and delicious seafood dishes like: crab, lobster, squid, shellfish and a variety of fresh caught fish.
My Khe beach has often been featured in prestigious newspapers such as Forbes, a leading US business magazine, which has recognized My Khe beach as one of the six most beautiful beaches in the world. In Australia, the Herald Sun has ranked it as one of the top ten beaches in Asia.
Hotels in My Khe
Want to stay on the sumptuous My Khe beach in Da Nang? Choose Fusion Maia Da Nang Resort for an unforgettable travel experience. Boasting an exceptional beachfront location and several stylish villas with private pools, the Fusion Maia Da Nang Resort is a blend of healthy living and understated luxury. It’s more than just a resort, it's a lifestyle.
A lifestyle geared towards letting go and focusing on your well-being. Thus, for each night spent at the Fusion Maia Da Nang Resort an extensive menu of spa treatments and wellness facilities are at your disposal at no extra cost. Everything is included in the price of the room. With two treatments guaranteed per day and per person (and more if we have availability), Maia Spa Da Nang redefines the spa experience by integrating total well-being into your daily routine allowing you to relax and unwind at your leisure.
The best season to enjoy My Khe beach is from April to September.