Travel to Whale Island, Vietnam
Whale Island is an idyllic tropical paradise located in the beautiful Van Phong Bay. Offering the experience of a stay on a desert island, Whale Island nestles in the middle of coconut palms and offers an expanse of pristine sand. There is only one establishment to stay in, perfectly integrated into these magnificent landscapes.
The name of the island comes from the number of whales present in the archipelago. Legend has it that they would come to save the fishermen. The latter, as well as the inhabitants of the island, worship them.
Whale Island - Things to do ?
Whale Island is ideal if you want to cut yourself off from the world and relax
- Lazing around on the beach
This island is the ideal place to relax and do nothing, enjoy the sand and turquoise beaches.
Come and discover the island's turquoise waters, the marine fauna and flora.
- The sunrise
For the early bird, go admire the sunrise from the highest point of the island.
- Kayaking and Catamarans
If you are a sailing enthusiast, it is a way to discover the island and enjoy the exceptional landscapes and reefs.
Whale Island - Where to eat?
As with housing, there is only one resort on Whale Island. So you can enjoy a meal at Whale Island Resort, whether you like European or traditional dishes.
Whale Island - Where to sleep?
Whale Island Resort
There is only one complex to sleep in on the island, run by a Frenchman. Thirty-five bamboo bungalows with thatched roofs in traditional style are available. When you get out of your mosquito net bed, you will have your feet in the sand facing the sea.
Address: Dam Mon Village, Dam Mon, Vietnam
The resort's ecological programs
The Eco-Resort organization. The buildings are mainly made of non-toxic and environmentally friendly products. All structures are removable, which will allow the island to return to its natural state in the event of the hotel's closure. The resort saves energy by heating the water with solar panels. The water is transported on the island by boat at the same time as the passengers and is recycled thanks to a plant filter system. All non-organic materials are sorted and stored before being transported to the mainland and sent to a recycling centre.
The resort, member of Hotel Managed Marine Reserves. The resort is committed to protecting endangered marine life (number of individuals, variety of species). Fishing, catching and collecting are prohibited throughout the island. Each year, the awareness program is another success. Even local fishermen thank this improvement.
The Whale Island Conservation Program. The resort's objective is to leave most of the island intact in order to preserve its unique collection of wildlife, especially birds. The hiking trails will give you the opportunity to admire magnificent natural landscapes and unique species of fauna and flora. Walks of 15 minutes to 2 hours will allow you, during your trip on Whale Island, to discover the forest, the mangrove swamp on the opposite bay of the island or to enjoy a 360 degree view. Keep your eyes wide open: you may see parrots, muntjacs, water birds or fish eagles. To preserve this ecosystem, Whale Island Resort staff often participate in beach and mangrove clean-up sessions. It also helps the local population to understand and assimilate the needs for pollution eradication in the bay.