Nha Trang was in the midst of a construction boom in 2019, with Cam Ranh International Airport reaching 10 million passengers for the first time. As I noted in my Vietnam aviation report for 2019, Cam Ranh airport was serving flights to 30 cities in mainland China every week.
[Cam Ranh International Airport passenger statistics via Wikipedia.]
I visited in May 2019 and the city was buzzing with activity. What a difference a year makes. With the global pandemic bringing international tourism to a standstill, many of the tourism-related shops have closed down.
On the construction front, there are still projects that are working their way through the downturn, while others have been put on hold even when they have nearly been completed.
This is my trip report from my visit in October/November 2020. It’s a snapshot of Nha Trang construction activity over the last year, so anything built before then is not shown here. For a full list of construction projects, visit the Future Nha Trang page.
Tropicana Nha Trang / Beau Rivage Nha Trang
Address: 40 Tran Phu, Nha Trang.
Tropicana Nha Trang / Beau Rivage Nha Trang began construction but has stalled midway through building the podium. This project still has confusing branding issues as well, using two names. It has been promoted as Beau Rivage but the Beau Rivage website now redirects to Tropicana.
Panorama Nha Trang
Address: 2 Hung Vuong, Nha Trang.
Panorama Nha Trang is completed and operational.
[Panorama Nha Trang.]
AB Central Square Nha Trang
Address: 44 Tran Phu, Nha Trang.
AB Central Square is completed and the mall is operating. The hotel and apartments are not occupied yet.
[AB Central Square Nha Trang.]
[AB Central Square Nha Trang mall.]
Hoang An – Nha Trang Hotel & Condotel
Address: Corner Ly Tu Trong and Hoang Hoa Tham, Nha Trang.
The Hoang An hotel project has topped out and work was still underway to complete it.
[Hoang An viewed from Hoang Hoa Tham.]
[Construction on the corner of Ly Tu Trong and Hoang Hoa Tham.]
Address: Corner Yersin and Hoang Hoa Tham, Nha Trang.
The 40 floor Ocean Gate tower is all but finished, but it appears to have stalled at the finishing stages.
[Ocean Gate view from Yersin.]
[Ocean Gate, corner Yersin and Hoang Hoa Tham.]
Address: Corner Tran Phu and Xom Con, Nha Trang.
The Aston was being promoted prominently across the city when I visited. The sales room was open opposite the worksite with a model of the project.
[The Aston showroom.]
[Model of The Aston.]
[The Aston street layout.]
[The Aston worksite.]
[The Aston construction site.]
Address: 29 Phan Chu Trinh, Nha Trang.
Marina Suites has topped out and work was underway to finish the project.
[Marina Suites viewed from Phuong Cau.]
[Workers at Marina Suites.]
Sunshine Marina Nha Trang Bay
Address: 32 Tran Phu, Nha Trang.
The site for Sunshine Marina Nha Trang Bay hasn’t been cleared yet.
[Site of Sunshine Marina Nha Trang Bay.]
Address: 89 Tran Phu, Nha Trang.
The land is cleared but there is no activity on the Dragon Fairy site.
Swiss Touches La Luna
Address: Nguyen Co Thach, Khu Do Thi, Nha Trang.
The three towers of the Swiss Touches La Luna project have been completed, but the project has since ground to a halt.
[Swiss Touches La Luna.]
[Swiss Touches La Luna podium.]
[Three towers of Swiss Touches La Luna.]
Vega City Nha Trang
Address: Dai Lo Pham Van Dong, Vinh Hai, Nha Trang.
Vega City was busy with construction activity on 1 November, 2020.
Read more about Vega City Nha Trang.
The Light Holiday Hotel
Address: Hem 86 Tran Phu, Nha Trang.
The Light Holiday Hotel was nearing completion.
[The Light Holiday Hotel.]
[Bamboo feature at The Light Holiday Hotel.]
Napoleon Castle Nha Trang
Address: 25 – 26 Nguyen Dình Chieu, Nha Trang.
Napoleon Castle I appears to be finished but unoccupied.
[Napoleon Castle Nha Trang.]
[Napoleon Castle on Nguyen Dình Chieu.]
[Napoleon Castle I shops.]