Featuring the exhilarating “unspoiled” beauty, ensuring “one – of – all – kind” pictures, the following three islands in Binh Dinh has been in the spot light. Thus, Let’s go and discover!
Cu Lao Xanh (Xanh Island)
Located in Nhon Chau island commune, near Xuan Dai Bay, 24 kilometers from Quy Nhon, Xanh Island is also known as Van Phi Island. The island is favorably compared to a “pearl” nestling at the middle and the sea and surrounded by the lush green trees, immense blue sky, and more importantly, the pristine blue sea water. How amazing!
To reach Cu Lao Xanh, you need be available at Ham Tu dock. You can travel by high – speed train priced at 200, 000 VND (approximately 10$) per ticket in 50 minutes. Or, you might get on a wood boat costed 25, 000 VND (more than 1$)/ fare in 2 hours. Setting foot in the island, surely, you are “overwhelmed” by the “untouched” scenery, pure blue sea, soft white sand, and a natural stone beach of unique shapes. Because the island hasn’t offered many services yet, you can stay at guesthouses. Additionally, you may ask local residents for homestays and meals to engage in the local daily life of the fishing village, in general, and the fishermen, in particular. Especially, the local fishermen often light out to fish squids at 3 a.m, you might take part in this exciting experience.
Cu Lao Xanh is as beautiful as a water painting featuring lush green coconut trees swings in the wind, giant natural mirror of the calm and pristine surface, and the majestic mountains embracing a part of the island. The front beach, that is the smooth sandy beach, is the place of living of local residents. Meanwhile, the back beach is characterized by stones of various shapes and sizes. Thus, you have a chance to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city, set aside all concerns and worries of life to indulge yourself in the “untouched” nature and engage in the daily life of the locals. Can’t wait to see it, right?
Hon Kho Island
Located in Hai Dong Village, Nhon Hai Commune, near the coast of Binh Dinh Province, about 16 kilometers from the center of Quy Nhon city, the stunning Hon Kho Island has fascinated tourists by 2 amazing experiences namely coral diving and mountain climbing.
To reach the charming Hon Kho Island, from Quy Nhon, tourists can drive motorbikes or cars through Thi Nai bridge, come across Nhon Hoi Economic Zone, then, travel along Mai Huong Bay and go through a pass stretching over a few kilometers to face the fishing village in Nhon Hai Commune.
The island captures the attention of tourists by the stunning “unspoiled” scenery of rugged cliffs heading out to the sea and attractive flat smooth beaches. It’s worth mentioning that the island remains uninhabited, so it’s undoubted a perfect destination for those who love to relax in a tranquil and peaceful place. From the fishing village, tourists might take a boat to the island ranged from 200,000 VND (10$) to 300,000 VND (15$) depending on your deal with the owner. A boat can carry up to 10 passengers at turn. If you want to travel around the island, explore pretty coral reefs, and bathe, you must pay an extra charge. It might take you about 15 minutes to get to the island from Nhon Hai Port.
During rough sea season, Hon Kho Island features strong foamy waves that look like wild flowers from a distance. These flowers suddenly appear, then, disappear in a second. When the sea is calm, the island “mesmerizes” tourists by stretching smooth sandy beach, colorful coral reefs, lush green lawn, and cracked fresh water from the cliff.
Ky Co Beach
Located in Nhon Ly commune, about 25 kilometers to the northeast of Quy Nhon, Ky Co Beach has been famous for charming “unspoiled” scenery. Interestingly, three sides of the beach is embraced by mountain and the rest is surrounded by the stunning beach.
To reach the exhilarating Ky Co beach, you can travel by canoe and boat to experience the feeling of floating at the middle of the sea and enjoy the majestic nature of Nhon Ly. Additionally, you might get there by motorbike by following the mountain – bending road. However, this road is still at work and features trail and steep slopes, so it’s only recommended for those who have good skills of driving or those who travel in group.
If return the mainland at the end of the day, you can book the package of the boat owners. They prepare processed fresh seafood so that you can enjoy lunch amid charming wild. The package is ranged from 250,000 VND to 300,000 VND per person (including round trip fare and 2 meals).
If you are engrossed with exploration and adventuring experience, you should definitely stay overnight on the beach. You might prepare tents and seafood for camping.
You can also climb up the mountain next to the beach to greet the panorama of the amazing Ky Co beach from upside down, then, enrich your journey to the beach. The mountain is quite accessible but you should travel in group in case you need help.