BEACH PLEASE! – DIEP SON ISLAND – VIETNAM

 

 

 

A sand bank is emerging at low tide, with breathtaking wild and pristine beaches… Do not look any further; you are in Diep son Island Vietnam. Diep Son island is a paradise in Vietnam located in Van Phong Bay (60 km from Nha Trang) consisting of 3 small islets in the calm and warm waters of the bay of Van Phong, populated by fishermen and their families. At low tide, a pond of sand emerges linking the three islets: Diep Son Island and O Island, 800 meters long and the other being O Island and Qua Island 500 meters length. Diep Son is 250 meters long and 50 meters wide. In the center of the island a mountain 130 meters high above sea level and a coast offering shallow beaches of white sand and emerald water full of shells and small fish. The interior of the islands is green, but also rocky and arid. Near the coast, mango trees and grasses, but inland, cacti and eucalyptus take place in the middle of volcanic rocks offering an intriguing landscape. There are also many hidden coves and caves hide on the island, perfect for curious and determined visitors. The best time to visit the island is from December to June during the dry season.

 

 

 

DIEP SON ISLANDS IN VIET NAM – A film by Charly Studio

 

If you fancy experiencing Diep Son without hoards of selfies, consider staying overnight on the island and visit the site independently. Small accommodations and restaurants offer very reasonable rates. If you fancy sleeping as Rubinson Crusoe, in a tent on the beach, it will cost you around 200,000 for two people ($ 8) and a mattress under a mosquito net in a bamboo hut on stilts on the water around 400,000 for two people ( $16). You can also bring your own tent and stay on the beach or rest in a cottage home on the mountainside. Every day, electricity is only available from 18:00 to 21:00 pm. This island had never attracted much the tourist attention until relatively recently, but it looks like unfortunately, Estate developments have to be feared in a very near future. So it is crucial to visit it now even if touristic group become more and more present. The only way to get there is by a Can Gian Wharf boat located in the town of Van Gia about 70 km from Nha Trang or from Nha Trang Bay to Van Gian by boat and take a speed boat to Diep son island. The journey from Van Gia to Diep Son takes about 20 minutes, and there are many departures during the dry season.

 

 

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