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Vietnam tours review: Top Islands in Vietnam

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Naturally blessed with over 4,000 islands, it is no surprise when Vietnam has become such a hit with tourists wishing to spend their vacation on an isolated and peaceful island. Clear crystal blue water, white smooth sand beaches, charming scenes together with unique local life create an irresistible appeal to every tourist coming to these islands at first sight.

Co To Island

Regarded as “Nha Trang of Northern Vietnam”, Co To Island has become a new ideal destination for travelers wishing to escape from the bustle and hustle of the fast-moving life. Coming to Co To Island, visitors will see the crystal clear sea reflecting green mountains and the blue sky. Fresh air, peaceful atmosphere, romantic scenes, hospitable locals and luscious seafood are what appear on visitors’ mind when thinking about this heaven island. That is why it is extremely suitable for your honeymoon.

Co To Island

Co To Island

It takes us nearly two hours to travel by boat to arrive at Co To Island. The boat starts from Cai Rong port (Van Don, Quang Ninh), runs through the Bai Tu Long Bay, passes Quan Lan Island and come to Co To Island. On the way to Co To, we will see a small Halong Bay with thousands of scattered islands across the ocean and local fishing villages.

In Co To Island, in addition to swimming, tourist can take part in different activities such as visiting natural forests, Co To lighthouse, parks and memorial statues of President Ho Chi Minh, travelling to local seafood markets to by something as gifts for friends or families, diving at night, photo taking or simply just spend time relaxing at beaches. You can hire a motorbike at 150,000VND/day, but it had better choose an electric car with the driver as a tour guide.

Because this island has just been developed for tourism recently with no high-end amenity hotel or luxurious restaurant and entertainment services, Co To is a great place for tourists to explore the wild nature and local’s friendliness and fresh seafood. Do not worry all of them are at cheap costs.

Must-see destinations are Cau My Rock, Small Co To Island, Hong Van Beach, Van Chay Beach, Co To Lighthouse, and many more.

Ly Son Island

Are you dreaming of walking on “Jeju Island in South Korea”? If “yes”, you should not miss Ly Son of Vietnam. With the ideal geography and landscape, this stunning island in Quang Ngai Province was formed by the volcanic eruption millions of years ago.

Ly Son Island

Ly Son Island

It is such a hit with visitors for the exquisite highlights of the rugged mountains rising in the boundless zone of the earth and the sky. All tourists coming here, especially backpackers try to discover and conquer the highest mountains, and it is worth as they can obtain the wholesome view of the island. The crystal blue sea water and vast garlic farms create a vivid picture.

Besides the high mountains and cool climate like “Jeju of Vietnam”, Ly Son Island also attracts millions of tourist every year with a pristine beauty, with the blue sea and white smooth sand beaches twinkling under the bright sunlight. Moreover, numerous interesting activities are waiting for us to explore such as snail catching, scuba diving to admire brilliantly-colored coral reefs, or swimming together with the colorful fish.

If you wish to have a more meaningful trip, Ly Son also satisfy you with many ancient pagodas and holy temples like Hang Pagoda, Hoang Sa-Truong Son Relics, Cau Cave, Duc Pagoda, Cau Pagoda, Am Linh Pagoda and An Hai Communal House. Especially, do not forget Hang Pagoda featuring the biggest cave dedicated to Buddha worshipping since the 16th century and An Hai Communal House, the oldest communal house in Quang Ngai and the nation’s historical heritage since 1820 with lots of historical relics of the Cham and Sa Huynh culture.

So what is more amazing than walking in Jeju of South Korea right in Vietnam and at very cheap costs?

Phu Quoc

Top 3 famous travel destinations by National Geographic and top 10 cruise destinations in Asia by Asia One, Phu Quoc is undoubtedly a great island for your vacation. Phu Quoc’s untouched beauty attracts those loving pristine beaches and the intact beauty of the wilderness and nature.

As the most beautiful island of Vietnam, this “Pearl Island” impresses visitors by white and golden sand beaches twinkling under the sunshine, dense tropical jungles with diversified flora and fauna, clear blue water, and especially the peace that we find our soul. Romantic view, cool climate, wild nature and best seafood make tourists like they are in Hawaii heaven. Three most amazing beaches at Phu Quoc that we should not miss when arriving in Phu Quoc are Long Beach listed in the “World Hidden Beaches”, charming Ong Lan Beach for couples, and alluring Bai Sao.

Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc

The beach remains pristine with crystal blue water, romantic palm trees and soft sands, which is extremely suitable for numerous water sports like boat-sailing, sunbathing, diving, swimming, kite-surfing or simply walking hand in hand with your lovers. Scuba-diving to see some nice coral reef and a bamboo shark are also exciting to experience. If you have time, let’s explore traditional fishing villages and see how pearls are made at pearl farms on the Southern end of the beach.

What’s more, Phu Quoc seafood will give you the best taste ever – fresh, firm, luscious and cheap. Let’s try!

These above are top three most favorite islands that you should not miss when coming to Vietnam. Let’s backpack, travel to Vietnam, join Vietnam islands tours and have a great time with friends and family. 

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