A day to visit islands in Nha Trang
When I was going on business in Nha Trang, I had a day off to visit the city. As suggested by my nephew who worked for a travel company called Eviva Tour Vietnam, I decided to take a tour to main islands in Nha Trang Bay.
It was very convenient as the tour offered right at my hotel. I bought it at VND150,000 including everything from pick-up cars, boats, local guides, entrance tickets to a lunch and one bottle of plain water. This tour will take you to some of the most popular islands in Nha Trang Bay in a morning and an afternoon.
At 8.30 AM, a 16-seat van came to pick me up at my hotel and then ran to the main wharf of the city which was 10 minutes away. Nha Trang Bay has officially been recognized by UNESCO as one of the 20 most beautiful bays in the whole world so that it always is fully crowed most of the time. A local guide which was very friendly and enthusiastic warmly welcomed and led us onto a big wooden boat.
It was very sunny and hot when we arrived the first destination at 9.30. That was Hon Mun (Black Island) which located 7 km away from the center of Nha Trang, an ideal place for snorkeling, scuba diving and coral watching. If you are not interested in any of these activities above, don’t worry since this island also occupies a white sandy beach that is wonderful to swim and sunbath.
Left Hon Mun for the next place, Monkey Island which is 10 minutes of boating away from Hon Mun. This island is home to various kinds of monkeys and other precious animals.
After finishing Monkey Island, we headed to the biggest island in Nha Trang, Hon Tre (Bamboo Island). The island is well-known for Vinpearl Land, an amusement park with the total area of nearly 250,000 square meters. You will have an opportunity to experience interesting things such as sea-crossing cable cars, fantastic underwater paths, grand shopping malls, etc.
It was noon when we all were both tired and hungry. The boat crew cooked us a lunch with some delicious fresh seafood and served them right on board in a very funny and friendly manner. I really felt satisfied with this boat tour and will definitely come back for it. How about you guys?