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About Phu Yen

An often underrated coastal province in central Vietnam, Phu Yen still boasts spectacular unspoilt beaches fringed by verdant hills. Neighbouring Khanh Hoa, home to bustling Nha Trang, draws most of the crowds, making this tranquil region a brilliant choice for those looking to get a little further off the beaten track. Whether you’re hoping for a simple, family-friendy guesthouse or a gorgeous eco-retreat with a strong wellness ethos, our pick of the best places to stay in Phu Yen has it all.

Although much of the province has seen little development in comparison to Vietnam’s modern commercial hotspots, the city of Tuy Hòa does have quite a buzz. Phu Yen’s capital, Tuy Hòa is a burgeoning coastal metropolis with high-rise hotels, malls and an increasing number of glossy bars and eateries. Set along a striking stretch of golden sand — part of Phu Yen’s 189kms of coastline — the city boasts a well-maintained promenade for leisurely seaside strolls.

Discover the area’s rich heritage by clambering up to the 11th-century Nhan Tower — a red-brick Cham temple — or visiting the mango-framed Da Trang Buddhist Pagoda and the Gothic Mang Lang Church. Stunning natural wonders include the volcanic Da Dia Reef and Dao Lanh Cape, home to the Mui Dien Lighthouse. Day trips to Bai Xep, Xuan Dai Bay and Mai Nha Island also come highly recommended. The annual Cau Ngu Festival, when communities pray for smooth sailing and good fishing, is fascinating. Book your trip well in advance if travelling at this time, as the best places to stay in Phu Yen can fill up fast!

The Best Places to Stay in Phu Yen

For City Style

  • Mandala Hotel & Spa is a smart high-rise hotel in central Tuy Hòa with warm blue, red and golden tones with geometric patterns in communal areas, and more pared-back guest rooms with white linens, pale wooden floors and ocean views. Meeting spaces are well-equipped, there's a buzzy restaurant, a swimming pool and live music nights. Perfect for a city break or business trip.


  • Bai San Ho is a gorgeous eco-resort with 73 villas on 245 acres of lush grounds overlooking the ocean. Decorated in soothing, earthy tones and featuring artisanal textiles, most of the villas have private pools, free-standing tubs and multiple bedrooms. Swim, snorkel and cycle, play a game of tennis with friends and family, or unwind in the serene Hoa Sen Spa. Wellness-focused seclusion.

For Great Value

  • Daisy House is a simple guesthouse with airy rooms offering flexible accommodation options for families or groups. Set in a residential part of Tuy Hòa, the hotel has a wonderfully convivial atmosphere, with a flower-filled coutryard and relaxed tea room for gathering with fellow guests. Very affordable.
  • Hoàng Ngoc's House is another favourite of budget-conscious travellers, with self-catering modern rooms. The best have private terraces overlooking the garden, and space for additional beds. A simple choice within walking distance of the beach, slightly north of central Tuy Hòa.
  • Sala Tuy Hòa Beach Hotel opens onto golden sands. Rooms and suites are smart and contemporary, with warm blue tones and expansive ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows. Intimate, welcoming and reasonably priced, it's a lovely beach break option for guests of all ages.


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  • Fly to Tuy Hoa Airport, just 15 minutes from the city centre. Most international visitors will need to fly via Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi. If travelling from within Vietnam, consider taking the train. Speak to your hotel in advance about organising a pick-up from the train station or airport.
  • If you're comfortable driving in Asia, contact our partner Rentalcars to hire a car.
  • Temperatures range between 25–32°C throughout the year. Travel between January and September for the best weather. Expect heavier rainfall between October and early December.



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Best Hotels in Phu Yen

  • Daisy House Tuy Hoa (Vietnam) from £15

    Groups  -  Friends and families will love the flexiblility of triple and quadruple rooms, as well as the friendly feel
    Value chic  -  A simple, great value guesthouse offering a warm welcome for fun-filled city stays
    Great walks  -  Hike up verdant Chop Chai Mountain for marvellous views of the city and the sea
    Kayaking  -  Enjoy kayaking excursions on wonderfully clear ocean waters
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    A simple guesthouse with a famously convivial atmosphere in Tuy Hoa. Rooms are bright & airy, with wooden floors, crisp white sheets, high ceilings & space for families & groups. The flower-filled courtyard garden is very charming. An ever-popular favourite amongst budget-conscious travellers. See More

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  • Hoàng Ngoc’s House Tuy Hoa (Vietnam) from £17

    Value chic  -  A simple base for budget-conscious travellers, with affordable rates and a welcoming team offering local recommendations
    Families  -  Families will appreciate the large rooms with additional beds, the friendly welcome & the proximity to the beach
    Great walks  -  Stroll down to the beach for leisurely walks and delicious seafood dinners at relaxed oceanfront eateries
    Local markets  -  Pick up souvenirs from streetside stalls or tuck into fragrant Vietnamese fare at Tuy Hoa Market
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    A simple & affordable riverside guesthouse with self-catering modern rooms, the best of which boast private terraces overlooking leafy gardens. Spaces are bright & airy, with blue or green-painted walls. Within easy reach of the beach, this is a tranquil spot to unwind with family & friends. See More

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  • Sala Tuy Hoa Beach Hotel Tuy Hoa (Vietnam) 45 rooms from £37

    Beach Life  -  Step onto unspoilt golden sands, enjoy long walks & soak up the sunshine in blissful tranquility
    Value chic  -  A great value contemporary beach break hotel for guests of all ages
    Great walks  -  Take long stolls on the golden sands just in front of the hotel, spotting fishing boats and enjoying refreshing ocean dips
    Restaurant  -  The restaurant offers big buffet breakfasts and fabulous beach bbqs featuring fresh seafood in the evening
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    Overlooking golden sands on the edge of Tuy Hoa, this contemporary beach hotel is perfect for kicking back with family & friends. The best rooms have private terraces, ocean views or courtyard bathrooms with big tubs for long soaks under the stars. A chic yet affordable south-central beach break. See More

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  • Mandala Hotel & Spa Tuy Hoa (Vietnam) from £47

    Sights nearby  -  Walk up to the 11th-century Nhan Tower, stopping to admire historic Mang Lang Church for a sense of the region's past
    City Style  -  A slick high-rise on Hùng Vương Avenue in central Tuy Hoa, this is a cool, contemporary base for a city break
    Cycling  -  Cycle along the city's pretty beachfront promenade, or zip to cafes and eateries on two wheels
    Great walks  -  Visit beautiful Bai Mon, Bai Xep or Da Dia Reef, where you can clamber atop volcanic rock formations for superb ocean views
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    A slick urban high-rise in central Tuy Hoa, with airy shared spaces & contemporary rooms boasting expansive city & ocean views. Room interiors are pared-back and modern, with polished wood, white & cream, whilst communal areas feature warmer geometric patterns. The infinity pool is superb! See More

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  • Bai San Ho Xuan Canh Commune, Song Cao District, Phu Yen 73 rooms from £370

    Beach Life  -  A fabulous beach break hotel for families, groups of friends or couples seeking a understated luxury in a spectacular setting
    Hideaway  -  A hugely romantic hideaway for couples dreaming of a wellness retreat with watersports & inspiring eco-minded architecture
    Families  -  Multi-bedroom villas are perfect for families, plus there's a kids club and activities galore
    Restaurant  -  Savour grilled seafood at oceanfront Lang Chai, fusion fare at Nha O and regional cuisine at Ba Hai
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    A gorgeous eco-resort with 73 villas — many with pools — scattered across 245 acres of verdant, ocean-facing grounds. Peaceful, multi-bedroom residences are done in rustic, earthy tones with big free-standing tubs, sea views & terraces. Three Vietnamese restaurants and activities galore. Stunning! See More

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