10 Best Vietnam Islands considered as “Maldives alternatives” in Vietnam

Vietnam is home to lots of paradise islands. Some are really well-known like Phu Quoc, Cat Ba, but others are still hidden gems that need discovering. For nature lovers, you have to visit one of these top 10 paradise Vietnam islands at least once in your lifetime.

1. Phu Quoc Island – The Maldives of Vietnam

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When it comes to beautiful islands in Vietnam, it is a huge omission not to mention Phu Quoc Island. Coming here you will enjoy the fresh air, spacious peaceful atmosphere and cool breeze far from the hustles of daily life. The crystal- clear sea, white sand, beautiful sunshine and green coconut trees will always give you the greatest experiences.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

One of the trending destinations in Phu Quoc recently is Mong Tay Islet (“Fingernail” Islet) – that known as a Maldive of Vietnam. The very first glimpse that you get of Fingernail Island before yo arrive there is just beyond words, well it is look like a post card image. Coming to the Mong Tay Island you will quickly overwhelmed with beautiful natural scenery almost no human hand impact.

The beach is really small and has just the island’s jungle behind it. The sand is magnificently white, the water clear and turquoise and the view at the archipelago is just awesome.

2. Nam Du Island – The Southernmost Island of Vietnam

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Nam Du Island is An extremely beautiful island in the south of Vietnam and promises to be an extremely “hot” Vietnam Island in this summer thanks to clear blue water, shady coconut trees on the sandy shores. Especially, if you go from Saigon, the cost of the whole trip only reaches 150 USD.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

 Here, you can admire the full paradise beauty of Nam Du Island, discover new angles and capture the most stunning pictures of your KienGiang discovery voyage.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

3. Con Dao Island – The Tropical Escape

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Con Dao Island is about 179 km far from Vung Tau, 230 km from Ho Chi Minh City and 165 km from Can Tho. It was long the preserve of political prisoners and undesirables, they now turn heads thanks to their striking natural beauty.

The isolated archipelago is comprised of 16 islands and islets: rugged mountainous masses of rock covered in dense forest, fringed by coral reef and drowning in sublimely turquoise-azure sea. Prepare to be dazzled.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

4. Binh Ba Island – The lobster island

Located far from Cam Ranh Bay about 15km and Nha Trang city about 60 km. Binh Ba is also known as the “Lobster island”, a tourist destination should not be missed in your trip to Nha Trang with wild scenery, sunshine, smooth white sandy beaches…

In recent years, Binh Ba Island has been a very hot name, not only for the landscape but also the culinary richness which has captivated the hearts of almost travelers.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

The best time to visit Binh Ba Island is from March to September on dry season with sunny days and hot weather which can hinder you from exploring totally its beauty. However, the other months are still worth -visiting. 

Not only blue sea, white sand and romantic scenery, Binh Ba Island also attracts foodies by very distinctive cuisines. No places in Vietnam like Binh Ba Island that you can find the most fresh seafood at the cheapest price. Especially, when it to Binh Ba, you can not miss the Lobster here.  The particularity of such Lobster lies behind the freshness, because the lobster will be processed directly right after being caught.

Don’t forget to visit Binh Ba market in the morning where you can find the best vermicelli, noodles, can cake, pancakes,quaivaccake, etc.

Binh Ba Island Lobster
In Binh Ba Island, the lobster will be processed directly right after being caught.

5. Binh Hung Island – The tiny rocky island in the South Coast

Binh Hung, Maldives of Vietnam

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Located near Binh Ba Island, Binh Hung Island is very popular among trekkers. It takes only 5 minutes from the wharf to the island so there are always running trains. Binh Hung has not been developed for tourism so it is pretty empty.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Binh Hung is also attracted by Hon Chut lighthouse, Stone Eggs Beach and other tourist services like Binh Ba’s. Besides, there is also a very nice Kinh beach with 3 changing colors. Crystal – clear water and white sand will fascinate those who come here.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

NuocNgot Beach is another place to go. It got the name as there’s a fresh water stream flowing inside, the outer is the sea.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

It is known for white sand beaches and clear blue water. The place has not been untapped for tourism so it still retains many wild features.

6. Hang Rai – the largest ancient coral reef in Vietnam

Hang Rai is located south of Vinh Hy Bay, about 35km from Phan Rang. It is the region including coral reefs, sea caves ranges to Beach. Hang Rai has unspoiled beauty that will make visitors astonished.

Hang Rai features the largest ancient coral reef in Vietnam.

Mother nature created the unique landscape of Hang Rai. Carved by the wind and waves, the rock formations have taken shape over millions of years.

Who has had the opportunity to set foot here will probably never forget this land. Hang Rai is like a sleeping princess in a the forest waiting for the prince to awaken, Hang Rai gracefully leans on mountainside and the immense sea giving tourists a rare wonder.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Hang Rai brings travelers superb feeling of being lost in the land of fairy tales with nearly perfect beauty. The pile of multiple -shaped stones creates numerous large and small magnificent caves. Hang Rai beach with water color changed according to the sun is a great opportunity for those who love art to satisfy his passion.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

7. Ly Son Island – The Garlic Island

Ly Son Island – Paradise in Central Vietnam

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Ly Son is a small island which has earned the nickname “The Kingdom of Garlic” because of its big fields and strong-smelling garlic. But more than this, the place is also famous for its seas, oceans and white sand, which is why it has become a growing tourist destination over time.

Once we stepped on this place, we were immersed in a smell of garlic, salt and beach – a different atmosphere that made us feel strange and curious.

Referring to Ly Son island district, I think of a wonderland in the human world: the beaches with emerald waters, the continuously white waves or flicker lighthouse’s flashes. Natural scenery is so pristine but it has a marvelous attraction.

Sunrise watching on top of Thoi Loi, take sunset photos at To Vo Gate or enjoy “goi toi” (garlic pickles) are the most memorable experiences hardly missed by tourists to Ly Son. 

8. Cu Lao Cham – The place for scuba diving

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Located about 15km from Cua Dai beach, Hoi An, Cu Lao Cham consisting of 8 different islands, Cu Lao Cham is gradually won the hearts of many tourists when it comes sea travel thanks to the peacefully pristine paradise-like beauty. Just after 15 minutes floating on the canoe from Cua Dai beach, you will be able to admire the charming island front sight.
Lush forests, cool climate, wide beaches with vast sands stretching are familiar images of Cu Lao Cham.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

The most amazing thing to do here is “pack breathing tube up and dive” with your group of friends to explore the blue ocean. Also, do not miss the opportunity to ride a bike on the roads winding through sand dunes and coastal fishing villages. Discover and experience jungle picnic amid the greenery will bring you moments that can never forget.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

9. Cat Ba Island

Cat Ba Island is composed of 367 islands including Cat Ba Island to the south of Ha Long Bay, off the coast of Hai Phong city. Cat Ba Island’s climate is cool, fresh and suitable for resort tourism. Most visitors come to Cat Ba to swim. In which, Cat Co 1 and Cat Co 2 are the two spacious beaches with flat sands so that it’s beloved by most travelers. If you want to explore more, you should hire a boat to visit Lan Ha Bay and swim at the sandy beaches in the bay, where the sea water is pure and the space is not very crowded.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Cat Ba is known for fresh seafood dishes like: “sam”, snout, lobster, snapper, squid,.. You can eat at restaurants in the area of Cat Ba Market. The price there is clearly marked.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

With its cool climate, the average temperature is only 25 Celsius degree, many beautiful beaches and pristine forests, Cat Ba Island is not only an amazing relaxing spot, but also an ideal adventurous place for exploration enthusiasts.

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

10. Co To Island

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

Co To is an archipelago consisting of more than different 50 large and small islands – this is one of the best island resort for travelers

Top 10 Paradise Islands In Vietnam You Have To Go Once In The Lifetime

In spite of having just been developed for tourism recently with no high-end amenity hotel or luxurious restaurant and entertainment services. Co To still attracts thousands of tourists coming to explore the wild nature and local’s friendliness as well as hard – to – resist fresh seafood feast which characterizes the spirit of the charming island.

 

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