An Bang Beach is a beautiful 4km stretch of sand north of its neighbouring beach, Cua Dai. Since the recent erosion at Cua Dai Beach, resulting in the loss of svà and a few businesses, more locals and tourists now floông chồng to An Bang Beach. This hippie-vibe beach village attracts more and more people each year, with its laid-baông xã restaurants, late-night bars, water sport activities & live sầu music. An Bang Beach also caught a lot of media attention in 2016 featuring in CNN’s menu of Top 100 Best Beaches in the World.

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Hidden’s article on An Bang Beach gives you the best insider guide to this part of Hoi An. We’ve found some great options for your beach lunch and ice cold beer, along with places to tiệc nhỏ inlớn the wee small hours. There are plenty of accommodation options here, too—though not large hotels. Instead, rather small villas. Life here is more laid baông xã & more importantly, you nói qua it with the Vietnamese.


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What’s at An Bang Beach?

The beach has rapidly grown from a sleepy beach side village, now thriving và becoming its own destination. An Bang Beach became popular so quickly, that the area is not very built up at all, adding lớn its beach village feel. The bars & restaurants are all quite small, but they definitely vày not fault when it comes khổng lồ delicious food, refreshing drinks và entertainment. There are substantial amounts of money being put into An Bang, attracting even more holiday makers lớn the area.

An Bang Beach is well phối up for tourists. There are a few ATMs, pharmacies, convenience stores, clothing và swimming accessory shops. Coupled with lots of bars, restaurants, hotels, villas, homestays, spas, massage salons, and even cooking classes.

A little bit of beach life at An Bang Beach in Hoi An. Photo: Agnuush

When’s the Best Time khổng lồ Visit An Bang Beach?

Hoi An weather can have sầu extremes—it can get ridiculously hot, extremely humid and very wet. In fact, we’ve sầu dedicated a whole article khổng lồ Hoi An’s weather here.

We think the best time lớn visit the beach is early in the morning when the sun is not too high or late afternoon/evening while the sun is setting. Depending of course on what you want to go to the beach for. In the morning it is much quieter, there are less tourists & it’s a place to unwind. Visit the beach in the morning & join a yoga class, watch the sunrise, go for a run or just start your day right.

Around 4pm everyone flocks khổng lồ An Bang after school & work. Visiting the beach during this time for people watching. Lay in a hammoông xã, swyên with the Vietnamese and eat delicious food.

Continue into lớn the night listening khổng lồ live music, play foosball, drink cocktails & (if you’re lucky) watch the locals sing karaoke on the sand.

Bathers playing in the surf on An Bang Beach. Photo: Agnuush

Directions khổng lồ An Bang Beach from Hoi An

Most beach-goers come from the centre of Hoi An, so firstly kiểm tra if your hotel provides a shuttle bus. If not, the faskiểm tra & most convenient way to lớn get here is by taxi or a Grab. A taxi ride takes no longer than 10 minutes and costs around 80,000 VND (4 USD).

Another option is going by bicycle or motorxe đạp. If your accommodation doesn’t provide bicycles, read our article here on how khổng lồ rent one. A motorxe đạp ride takes around 10 minutes going straight down Hai Ba Trung Street. Or take a 25-minute scenic bicycle trip from the Old Town to the beach.

Parking at An Bang Beach

There is a lot of competition for where khổng lồ park your xe đạp as you approach An Bang Beach. We advise that you avoid any confusion & leave your bike at the “official” parking lot for 10,000 VND (0.50c USD). This has a large metal roof & is located just before the beach on the right h& side.

Another option is to turn left, before the parking lot at the entrance to the beach, và park your xe đạp for không tính phí at one of the restaurants or beach clubs, then order something from there.

Bicycles parked in the shade at the beach in Hoi An. Photo: Agnuush

Activities at An Bang Beach During the Day

Water Activities

Enjoy your cold drink, have fun with friends, swyên ổn like a fish or fly like a bird. Fly? Yes, activities here include parasailing, jet skiing, và even stvà up paddleboarding (SUP). Parasailing costs you 600,000 VND (26 USD) per person và 800,000 VND (35 USD) for two.

To book your parasailing or jet ski adventure in advance, kiểm tra Sea Rainbow Hoi An’s website. Give sầu paddle boarding a go with Drifter Paddle Co.. They offer hourly paddleboard rentals and an An Bang Beach sunrise tour for early risers.

Hoi An is not the best place for surfing, that’s a fact. But lower waves are great for learning, especially for kids. At La Plage, a beachside bar/restaurant frequented by many expat families, you can borrow a surfboard for your kid, so they can try their h& at surfing.

Safety First – Little Nippers

If you have kids under 14-years-old, try out a session with the Little Nippers. It’s a fun beach awareness class held every Sunday morning at 8 a.m. This class is run by both Vietnamese locals & expats. Your child learns about sea life around An Bang Beach and is taught about safety in the sea through activities, such as beach sprints, swimming, board races, và relays. Classes are provided by Surf Life Saving Vietnam, just in front of the popular Salternative text Pub. For more information, kiểm tra their Facebook page.

The Csi Islands can be seen behind families enjoying the calm sea at An Bang Beach. Photo: Hidden Hoi An

Diving và Snorkelling

This area is not well known for scucha diving or snorkelling, but coral life is not that far away. From An Bang Beach, you can actually see the Csay mê Islands where you can dive sầu or snorkel & explore the sea further. Cheông chồng out our Cmê say Island article here for all the details.

Yoga and Meditation at An Bang Beach

If practising yoga or meditation along this long stretch of beach interests you, be sure lớn take a look at Nomad Yoga Hoi An. They run regular classes in both meditation và yoga here on An Bang Beach. You can read all about Nomad Yoga in our article here.

Spas at An Bang Beach

Indulge yourself with a revitalising mát xa, pedicure or facial treatment. An Bang Beach has many spas on offer, most of which you can find right in the seaside village of An Bang.

One is located directly on the beach—Aira Hoi An Spa. Located inside the Aira Boutique Hotel with an astonishing view, this high kết thúc spa làm đẹp has fantastic amenities, and their signature Himalayan Salternative text Stone Treatment comes highly recommended.

Ocean Spa Hoi An is a mid-range spa chăm sóc sức khỏe và làm đẹp, right in the centre of the hustle and bustle, so it is impossible to miss and very conveniently cthua thảm lớn everything. However, when you walk inside you feel as calm as anything. This spa offers every treatment imaginable, from aloe vera heat reducing treatments lớn hair removal.

And if that’s not enough, Heaven Garden Spage authority is slightly more budget-friendly than the others, albeit slightly further away from the crowds, giving you a more relaxing feel before your mas sa even begins. This peaceful spa chăm sóc sức khỏe và làm đẹp also offers a 50-minute green tea wrap as well as a four-hand massage.

As you explore Hoi An be sure to lớn kiểm tra out Hidden’s nhận xét of the best spas in town here.

Three Vietnamese ladies nói qua a joke while relaxing on the sun loungers. Photo: Agnuush

An Bang Beach at Night

An Bang Beach’s nightlife is undoubtedly not a Cat Ba experience, but you can still have a great night out here.

Soul Kitchen

Facing the ocean, on the northern end of the beach, the long-standing Soul Kitchen beach bar and restaurant are famous for its live sầu music, diverse food (albeit more pricier than their Viet counterparts) & great cocktails. Sit back on one of the big cushioned seats & listen khổng lồ some great live sầu music while watching the waves crash on the trắng s& from sunmix, right up until 11pm. If you’ve sầu got too much energy lớn sit back, there is plenty of space near the bar for nhảy đầm.

Soul Beach

At the southern end of the beach, Soul Beach is a very chilled out live sầu music venue offering a diverse array of music in a laid back environment, complete with hammocks & bean bags and an enviable Western & Vietnamese thực đơn. If you get tired of lying in a hammochồng watching the waves, why not grab your friends & play some foosball by the bar. Although, this tropical paradise of a bar will probably just make you want khổng lồ sip your cocktail, lay baông xã, bob to lớn the music and be thankful for a wonderful evening.

Swing Cool Kidz

Been practising your dance moves around the bar và but you don’t think they’re quite up khổng lồ standard? Head down khổng lồ Swing Cool Kidz at Salternative text Pub, Swing Cool Kidz have started a weekly swing dance social và beginners swing nhảy lesson, 8.p.m – 10.p.m every Friday.

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The Starfish Kitchen And Bar

Famous for its barbecues and fish và chips, The Starfish Kitchen also offers some of the cheapest beer in An Bang, costing as little as 25,000 VND (1.08 USD). If you’re not feeling like beer, grab yourself a glass of spirit or even a milkshake before playing a game of pool.

Kukun Hoi An

Kukun is the last bar in An Bang khổng lồ cđại bại at 12pm. But go on a Friday night và you can dance until 4am! With themed nights, fire breathing và talented DJ’s, you can buổi tiệc nhỏ until your feet fall off.

Looking for more of a club scene, then kiểm tra out The Deông chồng House. They have a great space with occasional DJ parties và a solid beach vibe.

A beachside cocktail at Kukun, An Bang Beach

Where to lớn Eat at An Bang Beach?

Beach restaurants continue to lớn pop up everywhere. Just last year, the An Bang Beach restaurant scene gained 10 new restaurants. Here, we highlight some of the best food options at An Bang Beach.

Budget Food Options

Cheap snacks all around! Just look for local vendors & pop up “stalls” directly on the beach. There’s fried potato, doughnuts and, most importantly, decent Vietnamese food. Directly on the beach, are hen xuc (baby clams with spring onions & chillies served with rice crackers & chilli jam) for only đôi mươi,000 VND (.85 USD).

Behind the beach is a local market, where delicious, cheap breakfasts are on offer. Just make sure you arrive sầu before it closes at 9 am. Here mày quang (shrimp, pork, quails egg, and flat rice noodles) costs you only 25,000 VND (1 USD). Also, the legendary banh mi (a Vietnamese sandwich, differing from one region to another) is on offer. At the market entrance, are great banh beo (rice cake, dried shrimps, crispy pork skin, scallion oil, và dipping sauce). If you are keen on a different version of pho, where northern spices are swapped with green mango, chilli và cilantro, head to lớn the left of the An Bang market. To read more about Vietnamese street food kiểm tra out our in-depth article here.

A street stall selling snacks to lớn hungry beachgoers in Hoi An. Photo: Wnfdiary

Most of the budget restaurants are on the left side of the beach. Each has its menu displayed outside so you can check out prices và what’s on offer. Something as simple as fried rice with your choice of meat costs around 60,000 VND (2.6 USD). A không lấy phí beach chair is provided with the meal, making the price a bargain. Wash this down with a cold Asian beer, costing anywhere from 20,000 to 35,000 VND (1 lớn 2 USD).


For the more discerning guest, An Bang Beach has some great options. At The H’hy vọng Sisters, try Vietnamese seafood with a Mediterranean twist. Here, they serve interesting variations of seafood & also one of the best tomahawk steaks intended to lớn be shared between two or three people. To top it off, they serve wines from all around the world—a good opportunity khổng lồ pair wine with your food.

For more of an international cuisine, try Shore Club, for traditional international classics like: hamburgers và french fries, as well as fresh oysters and sushi boats. They offer contemporary Vietnamese food here, too. Order a cocktail pre or post dinner và enjoy it in front of their swimming pool.

A recent addition to the scene is the Deck House. It offers stunning oceanfront dining with an extensive sầu menu of local cuisine, fresh seafood, and burgers. Their cocktail & wine danh sách are impressive sầu, & craft beers vì the same for beer lovers. The deông xã setting is pleasant, especially if you secure a private cabana with a sea view.


Don’t forget about your sweet tooth. Che (sweet black bean dessert soup) is An Bang’s no. 1 sweet treat & available from 3 p.m. The Che stall is located opposite the ad-hoc petrol station on the left-h& side of An Bang Beach.

Another must-try is tofu in a light ginger syrup, known as Tau hu nuoc duong, and sweet bread buns, banh ngươi sua. Keep your eyes out for these, both sweets are for sale from beach vendors along the beachfront.

Beachside dining in private cabanas at The Dechồng House. Photo: Wnfdiary

An Bang Beach Accommodation

Places to stay stretch down the whole on An Bang Beach providing one of the best beach experiences here in Vietphái nam. You have many options, from a simple homestay khổng lồ a luxury villa with private swimming pool. We look at the best budget, mid-range, và luxury accommodation options.

Budget Accommodation

Budget accommodation prices here are a bit higher than in the centre of Hoi An. You pay a premium for staying right on the beach. Read our article on the best budget accomodation available in Hoi An for further info.

One of the best beach budget options is Hung Do Beach Homestay. This place is very clean & comfortable with light & airy rooms. Its location is the standout feature, it is quiet & so cđại bại khổng lồ the beach. Rooms cost around 460,000 VND (trăng tròn USD), including breakfast. The family who runs the homestay doesn’t speak any English, but their kindness solves every question.

Mid-Range Accommodation

With so many options here, it’s hard to lớn highlight just one place. There are a bunch of small hotels here, either built in old village fishermen house styles or attractive looking beach huts. If we had to choose a place it would be Sol An Bang Beach Resort with their pleasantly decorated rooms và a swimming pool. Rooms are spacious, Western-styled with mini bar & deposit box. Sol An Bang Beach Resort also offer beach yoga and they feature in our Best Swimming Pools In Hoi An article. A room for one night costs around 1,582,000 VND (69 USD).

A good book and a guidebook lớn Vietnam—essential beach reading. Photo: Agnuush

Luxury Accommodation

When looking for luxury accommodation at An Bang Beach, don’t go past The Chi Villa. This colonial villa abode is mix in a lush garden with its own private pool, a spacious, fully kitted out kitchen, an open plan living room, & three spacious bedrooms. The villa is filled with light và decorated with stunning Vietnamese art. This accommodation includes a VIP airport butler service và round-the-clochồng access khổng lồ all khách sạn staff, including masseuse, chef, chauffeur, & concierge. A one-day rental will set you baông xã around 10 million VND (430 USD).

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Hidden’s Thoughts

An Bang Beach is a pretty laid baông xã & unspoiled place. There are no high rises here… yet! We recommkết thúc you come & enjoy it now while it still retains its quaint beauty. Vietnam giới changes so quickly, and the beach holds some prime real estate, so it’s fair lớn say things aren’t going to stay the same forever. Come và enjoy it now, eat, drink, swim, stay the night, và soak up all the local charm this wonderful beach has to offer.