Cham Islands- an attractive tourist destination in Hoi an
From Danang to Hoi an, there are many interesting and famous tourist destinations such as Marble moutains, Linh Ung pagoda, My Khe beach, Ba na hills, My son holy, Hoi an town,..Most of them are very attractive for tourists traveling to Viet nam. If Marble mountains is a symbol when people talk about Da nang, Cu lao Cham or Cham islands is the focus when tourists talk about Hoi an. After getting from Da nang to Hoi an, don’t forget to take a trip to the beautiful islands.
Discover Cham islands – an ideal destination for tourists coming to Hoi an
In Hoi an, Cham islands seems to be one of the most attractive tourist destinations. Cham Islands, offshore island of Hoi An City, has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve (Cu Lao Cham Marine Park). This ideal destination is endowed with marvelous topography of mountain slopes and biological diversity. Tourists to Hoi An after visiting the ancient town often travel to the Cham Islands to enjoy the serene and pristine beauty of the nature here. Visiting Hoi an but missing the exploration of Cham islands will be a regret in your journey.
Cham Islands is located approximately 9 nautical miles offshore and to the East of Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam. There are eight islands in Cham Islands, including Hon Lao, Hon Dai, Hon Mo, Hon Kho Me, Hon KHo Con, Hon La, Hon Tai, and Hon Ong. Cham Islands is well-known for long white beaches, turquoise waters, and delicious seafood.
An adventure tour to this island will help you have a chance to explore the ecological site and see marvelous coral when having snorkeling and scuba diving as well as spending leisure time on beach, enjoy good climate and cool weather, admire the plentiful plants and marine animals. Interested tourists can easily book a Cham islands tour from Hoi An, which departs daily in the morning to the island. The tour usually includes guide, transportation and a decent meal on the island.
The best time to take trips to Cham Islands is from March to August. During the time, the weather is warm with beautiful sunlight, turquoise waters, and gentle waves. Tourists shouldn’t come there in Winter because there will be heavy storms.
From Hoi An, tourists can travel to the Cham Islands by canoe or boat. If traveling by canoe, it only takes about 20 minutes to go to Cham islands. It’s quite exciting, but expensive (about VND 220,000/ person). Otherwise, you can spend about 2 hours traveling by boat (VND 30,000 -50,000/ person). It’s a long trip but you will have the chance to enjoy the feeling of floating on the waves and enjoying the vast scene of the sea.
There are many attractions in Cham Islands. The Cu Lao Cham Museum is the place where the history, traditional customs and habits, as well as marine specialties are introduced. Visiting this museum, travelers can understand more about the culture of this land. Yen Island and Bai Chong Beach are also popular attractions in this island. For those who like to immerse in the cool and turquoise water, Bai Xep, Bai Ong, and Bai Lang beaches are ideal options. If having two days visiting Cham islands, tourists can spend one day visiting Cu Lao Cham Museum, Nest plantation, Ancient Well, Hai Tang Pagoda; and another day for Yen Island, Xom Cam, Bai Lang Beach, and then come back Hoi An.
The islands themselves are mostly mountainous and forested, and fringed by quiet and protected white sand or rocky beaches. The beaches are scattered with stones, creating the diversity of strata and geomorphology. For those who enjoy marine activities, there are available facilities for water sports like: swimming, water skiing, Paragliding, kayaking, kite flying, boat racing and scuba diving. With primitive landscape, the island is ideal for camping, swimming and scuba diving to enjoy the corals and beautiful marine life.
This kingdom of aquatic animals is a collection of marine algae, sea grass, sea creatures and especially coral reefs. Tourists are expected to encounter a beautiful marine world with an abundance of colorful fishes, lobsters, mollusks under the clear water-surface. Your trip in Cham islands will become one of the most memorable trips in your life.
Coming to Hoi an and taking a trip to this beautiful and wonderful island, you will understand why Cham islands is mentioned as an ideal place to visit in Hoi an.