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Top 10 most beautiful islands in Vietnam

Wed, 31 Dec 2014. Last updated Sun, 03 May 2015 20:25

Thanks to the favor of nature, Vietnam has approximately 4000 islets and islands which have made the great contribution in promoting the development of marine tourism in the country. Let’s explore 10 most beautiful islands in Vietnam.

10. Ba Lua Islands         

An islet in Ba Lua Islands, Kien Giang Province

Ba Lua Islands belongs to Kien Luong District, Kien Giang Province. The Islands consists of three big islands including Hon Heo (Pig Island), Hon Ngang (Ngang Island), Hon Nhum Ba (Nhum Ba Island) and many other small islets. Ba Lua Islands is very pristine and beautiful; therefore, this is an ideal place to live in harmony with the nature and stay away from the hustle and bustle of crowded and industries cities for a short time.

In Ba Lua Islands, travelers can catch fishes, oysters, scallops, then cook and enjoy it themself on the coast. Nonetheless, the most interesting thing in Ba Lua Islands is that when the sea level is low, tourists can walk from one island to another without needing any swimming aids. At that time, the feeling of standing in the middle of the sea will make tourists feel a little bit afraid but mostly thrilling.

9. Binh Hung Island

Binh Hung Island

Lying near Binh Ba Island, Binh Hung Island is a new tourist destination of backpackers. It only takes about 5 minutes to move from the pier to Binh Hung Island. Until now Binh Hung Island has not yet been exploited for tourism, thereby, it is pretty unspoiled and natural. Traveling in Binh Hung Island, visitors should try swimming in Bai Nuoc Ngot (Freshwater Beach) where there is a stream of freshwater flowing through. Binh Hung Island is appealing because of its beautiful beaches like Hon Chut, Bai Da Trung, and Bai Kinh.

8. Nam Du Island

Nam Du Island

Nam Du Island is another must-to-see destination of Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province. This is also one of untouristed islands in Vietnam; hence, the island still remains its original beauty. Setting foot in Nam Du Island, tourists can visit its beautiful beaches such as Cay Men, Bai Ngu, Hon Mau, Hon Ngang, etc. The price for accommodation and other services in Nam Du Island is quite cheap, therefore, travelers can have a wonderful beach holiday at the reasonable cost.

Before making an excursion in the island, travelers should learn about the local culture and contact to local residents in advance to make the trip become more smoothly and enjoyably. Nam Du citizens are very cheerful and hospitable, especially, they take a great interest to the environmental protection. This is also one of major reasons for the pristine beauty of Nam Du Island.

7. Cu Lao Cham Island

Cu Lao Cham - A beautiful beach in Vietnam

Cu Lao Cham Island is approximately 15 kilometers from Hoi An. The islands consist of eight adjacent beautiful islands. In Cu Lao Cham, the freshwater is flowing from its fresh streams, hence, the rice cultivation here are quite developed. The flora and fauna in the island is pretty diverse. Visiting Cu Lao Cham Island, tourists not only will be attracted by colorful coral reefs but also have a good chance to explore local culture. Few years ago, Cu Lao Cham Island was recognized as the world biosphere reserve by UNESCO.

6. Binh Ba Island

Binh Ba Island

Binh Ba Island belongs to Khanh Hoa Province. It is away from Cam Ranh Port 15 kilometers. Traveling in Binh Ba Island, visitors do not have to worry the about the cost because the price for any services here are quite cheap. Binh Ba is famous for its pristine beaches such as Bai Chuong, Bai Nom, and Bai Nha Cu where tourists can immerse in fresh and blue water, enjoy the beauty of colorful colors, and go fishing. The most well-known specialty of Binh Ba Island is fresh lobster.

5.  Phu Quy Island (Cu Lao Thu)

Phu Quy Island

Phu Quy Island has some other names like Cu Lao Thu, Cu Lai Khoai Xu, Thuan Tinh Island, and so forth. Away from Phan Thiet 120 kilometers, Phu Quy Island has the total space of 16 square kilometers. Having long stretch of white sandy beaches and dense coral reefs, this is really a great place to relax and release all stresses in life. Endowed with beautiful landscapes which include vast rows or casuarinas trees, the entirety of the island is very pristine.

4. Co To Island

Co To beach

Co To is a beautiful island of Quang Ninh Province. Travelers should spend more than one day to relax and discover the island. It is quite easy to arrive in Co To Island by a bicycle. Some must-to-visit places in Co To Island are Van Chai Terminal, Hong Van Terminal, Bac Van port, Cau My, and Co To Con island. Tourists should wake up early and go to an open market to buy the freshest seafood and enjoy together a grill party at night. It will be a very nice experience.

3. Phu Quoc Island

Sao Beach at Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc Island is an idea tourism spots of Vietnam. Phu Quoc was listed in top 3 most beautiful tourist attractions voted by National Geographic and top 10 ideal marine tourist attractions voted by Asiaone in the previous month. Owning the world’s beautiful beaches such as Bai Sao, Bai Dai along with fresh and diverse seafood, Phu Quoc is always one of top choice for foreign travelers visiting Vietnam.

Coming to Phu Quoc Island, travelers can enjoy wonderful experiences such as snorkeling and watching coral reefs, squid fishing, and watching sunset in Dinh Cau Cape. Setting foot here, why not renting a motorbike and considering it as your companion to explore beautiful and natural sceneries of this magnificent island.

2. Ly Son Island (Cu Lao Re)

Ly Son Island

Recently, Ly Son Island becomes a familiar address of backpackers. There are not many hotels in Ly Son, therefore, local residents here often provide homestay service for tourists. With this service, tourists will have a great chance to live with locals and learn more about their distinct culture. Beides, tourists can set up a tent in Be Island to enjoy themselves without any costs. Some famous attractions in Ly Son are To Vo Gate, Quan Am Dai, Hang Pagoda, and a national flagpole (in Thoi Loi Mountain) and some other pagodas.

1. Con Dao Island                                                                            

Con Dao Island

Con Dao Island is an archipelago of Ba Ria Vung Tau Province consisting of 16 mountainous islands and islets. This is one of star attractions in Vietnam. Con Dao Island is not only a striking sightseeing spot in Vietnam but also an ideal place to learn about Vietnamese history. In the past, under French colonial era, Con Dao served as a prison island. Hence, travelling here, do not forget to visit Historic Prisons, Revolutionary Museum, Phu Hai Prison, and a tomb of national hero Vo Thi Sau. Con Son Beaches, Bay Canh, and Bai Dran Trau are also other sights that travelers should not miss. 

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