Visit outside Nha Trang - places worth visiting
If you are tired of the city noise, then visit one of the places outside Nha Trang. There are many beautiful islands with cristal clear water around each of them. To these amazing islands you can travel with an organised group. Travel agencies will arrange it for you. Prices are not high and usually a meal is included.
You can arrange a trip with Viet Sea Travel. Click on the image to open it in a new window.
places outside Nha Trang: Tri Nguyen aquarium (on Hon Mieu Island)
Hon Mieu island is mainly known for its aquarium. You can get there on your own from Cau Da Port in Nha Trang City. The travel time is 30 min and boats go there many times per day.
An easier option is go with an organised group from a travel agency. They use quicker boats and you will not get lost in the group. But make sure the group will not leave the island without you. Read my story how I was left on the Hon Mieu island and I only waved good bye to the boat that brought me there with many other tourists.
Hon Mieu has Bai Soi beach (Gravel beach). The beach has no sand, only smooth gravel stones.
The entrance to the island is through a huge fish (not real of course). Tourists enter through its mouth and then continue walking further to the aquarium. In Tri Nguyen aquarium there are dozens of species of fish and crustaceans on a breeding program. Visitors can also kayak on the lake. The aquarium building is absolutely amazing, but also looks a bit scary. It is in the shape of a huge pirate boat, which looks a bit creepy. Aquarium has few floors and each of them has amazing fish and turtles. There is also a small souvenir shop with smazing small things made from connected shells and T-shirts with Nha Trang logos.
places outside Nha Trang: Ba Ho waterfalls
places outside Nha Trang: Yang Bay waterfall
It is situated 48 km from Nha Trang and consists of three sets of falls — Yang Bay, Yang Khang, and Ho Cho.
places outside Nha Trang: Monkey Island (Đảo khỉ)
Monkey island is situated about 2km off the coast, north of Nha Trang city
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places outside Nha Trang: Rainbow Divers - Whale Island (Hòn Ông)
Address: Hon Ong Nha Trang KH1, Vietnam
Tel: (0084) (58) 3524351
It is situated two hours North of Nha Trang. To reach Whale Island, follow the National Highway 1 to Van Ninh, 60km north of Nha Trang. From there, it is a two hour boat trip. Another direction from Nha Trang, it is over two hour drive to Dam Mon Pier, from where you will take a boat for 5 minutes to Whale Island.
Scuba diving season on the island ends in mid October and starts up again in mid February. The best season for diving is from April to September.
Whale island is famous for scuba diving. Rainbow divers opened its centre in 2002. The resort is located 80 kms North of Nha Trang at the tip of an archipelago. It is a remote and secluded Island with Eco-Resort with PADI 5 Star + National Geographic Divecentre. Bamboo bungalows are located on the beach. They have shower and wc. They have room for 60 guests. Vietnamese meals with a strong French influence are served 3 times a day.
other islands are Tam island, Mun Island, Hon Tre Island