With hundreds of islands and islets scattered along its coastlines, Vietnam certainly is a paradise for island lovers. Here are some of the most stunning Vietnamese islands to add to your Vietnam bucket list.
Cat Ba island
Cat Ba island is the largest island in the Cat Ba archipelago and has a typical landscape of Ha Long Bay with limestone mountains and calm blue waters.
There is plenty of places to visit and things to do on Cat Ba Island. Boat tours, kayaking, hiking, and much more activities. The scenery is breath-taking and the lack of infrastructure will make you feel like your setting back in time riding through the lovely countryside.
Transport: To travel from Hanoi to Co To, you firstly need to get from Hanoi to Cai Rong port in Van Don. Then take a speed boat from Cai Rong port to Co To. The boat departs from 6 am to 4:30 pm.
Cu Lao Cham is another great island to visit in Vietnam. The island is located 30km south of Da Nang and about 20 nautical miles from the ancient town of Hoi An.
The easiest way to visit Cham islands is to book the Cham island 1-day tour. With the tour, you can go snorkeling, swimming, and seeing the vibrant coral reefs up close. Also, you can visit a local fishing village and see how the island life.
As the most remote island district of Binh Thuan province, Phu Quy island has a wild and beautiful landscape. This small island is located 120 km away from Phan Thiet city, and it takes about 4 to 6 hours to get there by boat.
Phu Quy island is very peaceful and quiet, suitable for those who need tranquility away from the noise and bustle. The island is very rich in marine flora and fauna, and you can see colorful coral reefs when diving here.
Although there’re no big-chain hotels on the island, you can find small homestays and guest houses. The people on the island are very friendly and likable.
The island is not big and if you rent a motorbike, you can go around the island in just 1 day.
Places to explore in 1 day:
Cao Cat Mountain
Phu Quy lighthouse on Cam mountain
Ong Van An Thanh fish temple
Wind power field
Ngu Phung embankment bank
Note: Foreign visitors were used to be restricted to the island because of political, geographic, and sovereign sensitivities. However, since September 2020, foreigners can go to Phu Quy island without a permit from the provincial police.
Phu Quoc is a beautiful island located in the Gulf of Thailand, in Kien Giang province. Sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, and delicious seafood are what make this land an attractive destination that you should visit.