I have never been that often to Nha Trang to recommend you a good hotel yet.
So far, this time we stayed at Alana, it is a 4 stars hotel in the city center, well located and nearby the beach and the Sailing Club.
The room was huge with a king size bed and design was pretty nice and modern.
We had a connecting room so it was a bit noisy from the room next door , the shower was flooding and we were a bit disappointed when we discovered the rooftop swimming pool as it was tiny one.
Anyway, I dont think that when you go to Nha Trang you should stay at your hotel so anyway the best it is to go out and see those beautiful beaches.
Thus, we booked a private boat to go around the islands through the hotel, as we wanted to be free to hop on and off. It cost us about 1,600,000 VND for the all day.
They came to pick us up at 9 am so we arrived at the harbour of Nha Trang by 9.30 am and we hop on a nice 6 seats boat. We first stopped at the beach where the entrance was 10,000 VND, but we did not want to hop off as the island did not have a beach with sand but only rocks. Then, we stopped nearby another island to do snorkelling and they provided us the mask and tuba.
After that, we stopped at the island named “Mini Beach”, it was just beautiful, water was crystal clear and the beach not crowded. It is a small beach with a restaurant and they also offer water sports such as banana boat, jet ski and para sailing (single and double for around 900,000 VND/round). They have deck chairs at disposal but I dont remember if they charge or not. However its not expensive, either it is free if you eat there or it is around 50,000k per deck chair. The pictures below are from this island and the yellow boat it is exactly what we booked as private speed boat.
At the end of the afternoon, we had one last stop at the fishing village where we grabbed some boozes. You can also have some fresh seafood there, you get on from boat to boat and pick up whatever you would like to have and they prepare and cook it for you. We ended up the tour around 4.30-5PM, arrived at the harbor and took a taxi back to the hotel. (pictures below)
That is the main thing I recommend you to do in Nha Trang in order to avoid the typical and touristic tour.
Also, if you would like to have drinks in a nice place, you can either go to Sailing club which is on the beach or at the Skylight which is the rooftop of Best Western Premier Hotel. The entrance fee is around 100k-150k with one drink (selected item).
Thats it !
If you have any question, as usual, feel free to ask !