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Island trips off the coast of Vietnam?

Posted by pucca_girl45 on 15/11/2012 at 23:12

I'll be traveling in Vietnam in January and would like to do a 4-5 day trip to a remote island chain. I've heard that the Con Dao Island system is spectacular. Are there any other island trips that anyone would recommend that are off the beaten path? We'll likely be interested in trekking around, snorkeling, diving, and beach combing.

Thanks for any advice!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 18/11/2012 at 07:46 admin

The main islands that have regular transport links are Con Dao, Phu Quoc Island and Cham Island (off Hoi An ). There's also a bunch of islands in Ha Long Bay obviously, but I'm not sure how many you can stay on/visit.

There are also further small islands off the southern tip of Phu Quoc Island that are popular for snorkelling and boat trips, but aside from that, not too much else springs to mind.


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Posted by captainbkk on 24/11/2012 at 07:11

Posted from within Vietnam.

CD has now several plush 5* resorts-of that is your idea of remoteness etc-then go elsewhere, but there are yes, also lower cost places. In fact I do not see any differecne between a beach on an island or at mainland.

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Posted by LolaNguyen on 27/11/2012 at 23:28 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

Cham Island - but it depends on what time of the year you go as it is inaccessible in the rainy season.

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Posted by pucca_girl45 on 1/12/2012 at 19:34

Thanks all - We are going to check out Cham Island and Pho Quoc. Much appreciated tips!

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Posted by Foolslena on 10/8/2013 at 06:31

Hi pucca_girl45,

what island beach did you finally end up going and can you recommend it?

I have the same considerations for next January.
Cham Islands seems unsuitable in January (to cold/stromy/rainy). Looking for somewhere little crowded, clean and nice for swimming. Snorkeling would be a plus but I understand that Vietnam is not the best country for it.

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