With more than 4000 islands, Vietnam tourism is famous for island tours with the different beauty. However, due to the development of tourism industry, only a few Vietnam islands can still keep their picturesque natural landscape without being affected.
Ly Son Island and Binh Ba Island are outstanding examples. Thus, it will be a big mistake if you ignore these 2 natural islands during your Vietnam tours.
Ly Son Island
Ly Son is an island district of Quang Ngai Province, located about 30km offshore with an area of nearly 10km2 and a population of over 20,000 people. In recent years, thanks to its unique beauty, Ly Son Island has become a top island as well as a hot tourist destination of Vietnam. Especially, it still keeps its wild beauty without being much exploited by the tourism industry. In Ly Son, there are not a lot of hotels but some locals here run homestay services with affordable prices. Or else you can build a tent on Small Island (Đảo Bé) overnight to eat and rest without extra cost.
The beauty of Ly Son
Coming to Ly Son Island, you will be immersed in the vast blue sky along with five mountains, creating the majestic landscape. Ly Son is famous for many kinds of seafood such as snails, King crabs, sea urchins, etc. In addition to that, once you are here, you should pay a visit to garlic fields – another well-known specialty of Ly Son.
Garlic fields in Ly Son
If you want to go to the beach, you are highly recommended to visit the Small Island. Considered as “the small Maldives in Vietnam”, it’s not surprising that you will be overwhelmed by the speechless beauty of the beach here. Besides, To Vo Gate, Hang Pagoda, Hang Cau Cave, the flagpole at Thoi Loi Mountain, etc. are also famous landmarks of Ly Son that you should not ignore.
Binh Ba Island
Binh Ba is a small island in Cam Ranh, about 50km away from Nha Trang and 400km away from Ho Chi Minh City. Services in Binh Ba have not been developed as many other places, but it’s very attractive to tourists. If you have any intention of traveling to Vietnam, Binh Ba Island will be a great choice. You can visit Binh Ba in any season of a year because the traveling and eating cost is extremely cheap.
This place is like a wonderful crystal ball with jade green water beach, white and smooth sand. Binh Ba Island is the place where welcomes dawn early, so watching the sunrise is a must-try activity once you arrive. Chuong Beach, Nom Beach and Cu Beach have the most beautiful sunrise spots in Binh Ba.
Binh Ba Island
The most popular specialty in Binh Ba is lobsters. That is the reason why people also call this island with another name “Lobster Island”. Besides, squids, clams, scallops, fish of all kinds, etc. are also the favorite dishes of Binh Ba.
Lobsters specialty of Binh Ba
Since Binh Ba has just been exploited for a few recent years, the prices of services are still cheap. However, the overuse exploitation of some people has changed the nature of this charming island. Another special thing about this island is that it is not allowed for foreigners to visit because it’s a military island. Thus, when you come here, you can only see Vietnamese visitors.