Whale Island (also called Hon Ong Island) is a truly untouched paradise for those who love the sea, like to explore wild nature, immerse in tranquil atmosphere and escape from busy modern life. Once setting foot on the island, you feel like stepping into another world offering crystal blue sea, smooth white sand beach and picturesque landscapes. It is definitely a must-visit place when you come to Nha Trang particularly and Vietnam generally.
Located in Van Phong Bay, around 100km from the coastal city of Nha Trang, Whale Island is one of the most beautiful islands in Vietnam with untouched and peaceful scenery. It has an area of about 40ha and is uninhabited. There is only one resort with 31 rooms on the island. So it is said that Whale Island is like a “Robinson Island”.
This island is also listed on the top 10 must-dive destinations in the world for 2020 by Forbes Magazine. With an average temperature of 28°C, Whale Island is particularly famous for its macro gems hidden among the lush soft corals, making it perfect for diving.
It is quite interesting that during the breeding season of jellyfish and plankton, usually from April to July, a lot of whales gather here to forage and they love to hunt near the shore, so if you are lucky you will have chance to see whales on the island. It is reason why this island is called Whale Island.