Featuring amazing beaches, wonderful landscapes with untouched beauty and delicious seafood, Cham Islands is one of the most famous attractions in Hoi An. Let’s go on a Cham Island adventure tour to experience various exciting things in this glorious island!
Overview of Cham Islands
About 30 minutes from Chua Dai Beach, Quang Nam Province via express boat, Cham Islands is an ideal spot for tourists whose desire to enjoy the pristine beauty of nature, magnificent topography of mountain slopes and biological diversity. The islands consist of 8 small islands, including Hon Lao, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Kho Me, Hon Kho Con, Hon La, Hon Tai, and Hon Ong. The period from March to August, when the weather is comfortable with beautiful sunshine and the sea is gentle, is the best time to visit this island.
Visiting Cham Islands, you will have a chance to admire the ecological site, marvelous coral as well as enjoy stunning beaches. If you are going to enjoy a Hoian day tour, do not forget to take a short trip to this island. There are a lot of exotic things to experience in here!
Things to experience
Discover Cham Island Marine Museum
Cham Island Marine Museum is the first stop that you will take a visit when setting foot on the Cham Islands. Walking around the museum, tourists are able to learn about the island’s history, traditional customs and festivals as well as admire a great diversity of sea creatures. Moreover, this museum gives you an overview of locals’ lifestyle, so come here and get a closer insight into this charming island.
Enjoy stunning beaches
Notably, Cham Islands is truly a paradise for beach lovers. What could be more exciting than enjoy the pristine beaches, immerse yourself in the cool water, sunbathe on the quiet white sand or take a nap on hammocks? Cham Islands offers many beautiful beaches such as Bai Cong, Bai Ong, Bai Bac, etc that can satisfy any tourists taste. Bai Chong and Bai Ong are the most popular among them. Bai Chong attracts many tourists by its clear water, beautiful white sand, and interesting rock formations. It is also an ideal place for playing beach volleyball and other water sports like kayaking, water skiing, etc. In particular, there are various shops offering equipment rentals for kayaking, jet skiing, and snorkeling here.
At Bai Xep, tourists will have a chance to admire the white coral reef through the boat’s glass-floor. If you want to have a real experience of touching coral reef, full equipment for snorkeling and diving are also offered in the boat. So do not hesitate to jump off the boat into the clear water and enjoy it.
Explore Cham Island Marine Park
Cham Island Marine Park is an attractive site that should not be missed in your Hoian group tours. Visiting the park, visitors can enjoy an exciting day of diving, especially if they travel to Cham Islands between June and August. Well-known as the kingdom of marvelous coral reef system and countless aquatic creatures, this marine park is a popular spot for visitors whose desire to explore the marine life. To explore the “undersea paradise”, you can join in a Hoian tour that including Cham Islands discovery or engage the services of a local diving center on Hon Lao Island.
Stroll along Bai Huong fishing village
Strolling along Bai Huong fishing village, tourist will have a chance to watch local fishermen mend fishing nets and dry fish and squid. Especially, you can also go fishing by yourself on a tour held on a local fishing boat. It’s a great way to understand the daily life of locals here.
Visit Hai Tang Pagoda
Built in 1758 at the foothills of Hon Lao Island, Hai Tang Pagoda is another must-see attraction in Cham Islands. Local people and traders usually go there to pray for Buddha and wish for happiness, peace, and success. Inside the pagoda, you will see Buddhist statues, a red lacquer trimmed with gold parallel words and a big bell.
Hai Tang Pagoda
Visit Tan Hiep Market
Tan Hiep Market is another site in Cham Islands that you should not ignore during your Hoian group tour. The market is considered as a vivid picture featuring the culture and lifestyle of local people in here. Visiting there, you can buy some specialties and souvenirs as gifts for your family and friends.
Tan Hiep Market
Here are our recommendations which you can take consideration if you come to Cham Island. Travel like a local is one of the best experience you cannot ignore on your tour. Therefore, you should remember the list and apply them to have the best tour.