The coastal drive between Tuy Hoa and Nha Trang on Hwy 1 provides tantalising glimpses of a number of remote and beautiful spots, while others are hidden away in the jungle along promontories or on secluded islands. Leave behind the guidebook for a day or two and go exploring. Money-changing facilities and ATMs are thin on the ground here, so plan ahead in Nha Trang, Tuy Hoa or Quy Nhon
Crescent-shaped Dai Lanh Beach has a split personality: a scruffy fishing village occupies the northern end, but yields to an attractive beach shaded by casuarina trees. The roar of traffic from Hwy 1 does blight the setting, but when a new tunnel currently under construction is finished (scheduled for late 2016), peace should return to Dai Lanh.
Accommodation options are grouped together in the fishing village. Binh Lieu is the best of the mini-hotels with smart, well-equipped rooms. Fresh seafood features prominently at the beachside restaurants.
Dai Lanh is 40km south of Tuy Hoa and 83km north of Nha Trang on Hwy 1