we stayed at the beautiful vin pearl ha long bay resort during our first stop in vietnam.  it was probably the closest i have ever felt to living out a james bond movie.  a small boat takes you to the resort, which occupies its own island in the bay.  for some reason, the resort was pretty unoccupied most of the time we were there, so we had the beach entirely to ourselves.  i was definitely too busy relaxing to take many pictures.