Cua Dai Beach, 4km northeast of Hoi An, is one of the best beaches in Central Vietnam. With 3km length and 300m width, blue water and soft white sand, it makes an ideal venue for sun seekers and seafood lovers. The beach also creates magnificent backdrops for some deluxe resorts such as Hoi An Beach Resort, Victoria Hoi An Beach Resort, Palm Gardens Beach Resort and Swiss-Belhotel Golden Sand Resort. Travelers usually rush to it for open air and cool breeze after a whole day wandering around the old town. You may easily set your foot here after a 25-miute bicycle ride along the scenic Cua Dai Street.
Cham Islands (or Cu Lao Cham) is a newly discovered gem lying 15 km east of Hoi An. There are 8 islands in which the inhabited Hon Lao is the largest one. With beautiful coral reefs, rich tropical forest and nice beaches, Cu Lao Cham has been recognized a World Biosphere Reserve. The tourism potentials have also just been awaken, so you may indulge in its tranquility and seclusion. You will also love a diving trip to explore its colorful marine life. Accommodations are currently basic homestays on Hon Lao, but luxurious resorts are expected to be coming soon. You may get there by local ferry or just pick up a tour at Cham Island Diving Centre.