Exploring Vietnam’s islands is a fascinating adventure with blue water, sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. In this article, we’ve ranked 10 of Vietnam’s islands that you must-see for a dream holiday.
1. Con Dao Island
Con Dao island is the most beautiful island in Vietnam with a special history. During the French colonization, the island was used as a prison where detained and tortured political prisoners. It has a crystal clear ocean, beautiful white sand that spreads for miles along and long rows of coconut trees along the beach. Diving in Con Dao island is a great experience as you can see sea turtles and dolphins.
A small note is strong winds make parts of Con Dao inaccessible for several months each year. So you should make a suitable plan trip if you want to join diving or snorkeling tours.
2. Ly Son Island
The Ly Son Islands are several islands below Danang. The best time to visit the island is between April and September, when the sun is out and the sea is calm. Coming to Ly Son island, you can enjoy the sunset at the top of To Vo Gate and have moments of rest. The island’s landscape is so unspoilt with white sand beaches, emerald green waters, wonderful waves and a relaxed vibe.
Now, we have a convenient way to get to Ly Son island: speedboats take about 35-60 minutes from Sa Ky Port to reach Ly Son island (not run during monsoon season).
3. Phu Quoc island
While Con Dao island is still relatively untouched, Phu Quoc island is much more populated and developed. Many visitors agree that the beaches on Phu Quoc are the best in Vietnam.
Phu Quoc island is a fantastic place to unwind after a long day. You will enjoy the peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, feel the clear blue sea, white sand, and green palm trees. All of these things make for an unforgettable experience when traveling Phu Quoc island. Suggest you black pepper and fish sauce in Phu Quoc is the best spice in Vietnam, so please buy and try it.
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4. Co To Island
Co To Island is a wonderful island located in northern Vietnam. The island is popular with local tourists but relatively unknown to foreign visitors. You will find beautiful beaches, clear water and impressive rock formations. While Van Chai beach is ideal for unwinding and relaxing, adventurous visitors can also rock climb or hike in the island’s interior. With plenty of accommodation and dining options to suit every budget, Co To Island is an easy and attractive place to visit.
5. Phu Quy Island
About 100 kilometers off the coast at Mui Ne Phan Thiet is Phu Quy island. The island has recently gained popularity among Vietnamese backpackers and is a fun adventure trip. Electricity is only available at certain times on the island, and the homestays are very basic. However, the visitor is rewarded with an unspoiled island and completely immersed in the peaceful, quiet atmosphere of the blue sea. In Phan Thiet, visitors can rent a boat to Phu Quy island for 300000 thousand.
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6. Cat Ba island
Cat Ba Island is one of the most famous islands in Vietnam. It is close to Halong Bay and often serves as the gateway to this world famous bay. The island has two beautiful beaches with Cat Co 1 and Cat Co 2. It is a rugged island covered with jungle, an ideal place for adventure and tranquil tourists. The natural beauty of the island is so stunning that half of it has been chosen as a National Park.
Cai Beo is an ancient fishing village near Cat Ba island. This is a 7,000-year-old village that has a peaceful and quiet afternoon. You can visit the village by boat and admire the floating houses of local fishermen.
7. Cham Island
Cham Island is not well-known among foreign visitors to Vietnam. It’s a national park on the outskirts of Hoi An. With 135 coral species, this island is an excellent choice for snorkeling and diving. Cham Island is home to a diverse array of marine life, including bump-headed parrots, scorpion fish, barracuda, octopi, and nudibranchs. To get the most out of your visit to the island, we recommend signing up for scuba diving lessons and sea walking tours.
8. Nam Du islands
The Nam Du islands, located just south of Phu Quoc, are among Vietnam’s most beautiful. It is much less well-known than its neighbor Phu Quoc, but in recent years, an increasing number of visitors have discovered this unspoiled paradise.
It is a lovely green island with white sandy beaches and wooded mountains. More and more people are discovering Nam Du’s natural beauty as an alternative to Phu Quoc – busier islands and Con Dao – untouch island. Don’t forget to stop by the lighthouse while you’re on Nam Du island. This is the highest point on the island and a great place to watch the sunset.
9. Binh Hung island
Remote, wild, and beautiful, Binh Hung Island is a place reserved for spirited adventures. There are no commercial hotels on this island. If you want to stay a night or two, you need to meet locals and ask for accommodation. It may be a little difficult to get to this destination, but you can take a bus, plane, or train to Cam Ranh and then a ferry to the island.
10. Ba Lua Archipelago
Ba Lua Archipelago is known as the “Ha Long Bay of the South”. The area is made up of three large islands (Heo, Ngang, and Nhum Ba) and several smaller ones. When the tide is low enough, you can walk across the sandbars to another island.
Vietnam islands, with their number and magical beauty, have captivated many domestic and international tourists in recent years. We hope this beautiful island “collection” in Vietnam will be an essential list of destinations for travel enthusiasts!
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