The beauty, natural wonders and charm of South East Asian countries are often underplayed and their commercial centres, shopping malls, and modern day trends get highlighted. Vietnam is no exception to this rule with many sights and sounds worth exploring in its 332,698 square kilometers. Midway to the south of the country, along its western coast, but before entering the area where one finds many a hotel in Hoi An Vietnam, one encounters the region of Danang. A short drive from Danang, a whisker beneath the Bay of Danang is a tranquil and unassuming corner of the earth known as Son Tra Peninsula, of which many melodies of praise remain to be sung.
Man’s brutal activities, the presence of a war some decades ago or even a trace of commercialization is yet to hit this beach. The coastal area does not merely boast of super fine sand, crystal waters, and gorgeous waves. It is embraced from the inland by thick forests full of rich wildlife. Rare species of animals and plants call this dense greenery their home and are visited quite often by tourists who enjoy trekking. These tourists find Anantara Hoi An Resort to be a comfortable temporary residence while they are guided by locals on numerous expeditions of the jungle terrain as well as the beach.
With such clear waters and the presence of some fabulous coral reefs, the area is well loved and recognized for water sporting. Some feel that scuba diving is for the brave, but when you hit these waters you would feel that scuba diving is the doorway to discovering some of the most beautiful vistas on earth. As is the case with most things that are wonderful, these jewels dwell beneath the omnipresent, secure blue sheath known as the ocean.
A few trekkers choose to ascend to the tiny mountain tops around the area and enjoy the dark green forestry with the cerulean outline and a similar hue just above their heads. Little would one realize what Vietnam would have in store when visited, but Son Tra peninsula is a treat no matter what your expectations are.
Fritzjames Stephen is a travel writer, who writes content based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.