Vietnam, Central Coast and Highlands
Info : Whale Island
The Whale Island Resort stands proudly as the only development on a sheltered tropical island 110 kilometres north of Nha Trang. Comprised of 33 simple bungalows on a beautiful sandy cove, the resort offers peace and tranquillity with a great range of water based activities.
The fan-cooled bungalows are modest yet comfortable, with tiled floors and bathrooms with hot water. Most of your time on the island is likely to be spent outdoors however. The resort has two open plan dining areas, a beach-side bar and a long, sandy private beach. The hotel is sold on full board basis. Meals are served at set times and seafood is the speciality.
Water based activities are very reasonably priced and plentiful. Great snorkeling is possible in front of the hotel and surrounding beaches and bays. Canoes, Hobie cats and windsurfs can be rented on an hourly basis and are ideal for exploring the surrounding islands and floating fishing villages. Yachts can also be chartered and sailed to or from the resort.
The island is accessible by a two hour drive from Nha Trang and a short boat journey. It is surrounded by a mountainous peninsular with great views cross the sheltered bay. The drive itself is worthy of mention, traversing Vietnamâs notorious Highway 1 before meandering down a peninsular of sand dunes and shrimp farms before arriving at the spectacular location.
Whale Island Resort would suit many interests. Great for families, it would also be ideal for any water babies or visitors looking to get away from it all and totally relax. Great value and highly recommended.
Eco/Adventure - This category covers gorgeous lodges in the jungle, comfortable safari camps and dreamy, but simple, beach cabanas. These places defy conventional categorisation: what is communing with nature to one person may be terrifying bugs to another! Many of these places are very comfortable and the service generally of a very high level - but please read the website review carefully and/or talk to us and be sure to have understood what you are letting yourselves in for!
- Beach Bar
- Beach Frontage
- Beach Games
- Private Beach
- Water Sports
Lyria had a tough assignment: to get us sorted for 17 day trip to Vietnam over Christmas with only a month to find accommodation! She did a great job and we had a wonderful time.