(#wanderlusttips #Binhbaisland) Located in Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province, Binh Ba Island has also been known as “lobster island” attracting tourists with its mesmerizing beauty.
The recently discovered Binh Ba island has become a favourite with travellers in Vietnam. Binh Ba is a beautiful little island located in Cam Binh commune, Cam Ranh of Khanh Hoa province about 60 kilometres from Nha Trang. Visitor won’t want to return home after seeing the scenery with its immense blue ocean and sky warmed by golden sunshine enriched by lush forests, and enjoyed by the locals.
If you don’t have a lot of time you can tour the island in a day. But you should really stay an extra night to fully enjoy the atmosphere. During the day, you can rent a boat to visit beaches or travel to diving spots to explore the coral reefs. It is about VND1,200,000 per journey. Travel in a group to save money. Binh Ba island is home to many beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue water. All you needs is a life vest and swimming or diving goggles to discover the underwater world. Rent a motorbike to explore the island and visit the beaches the best beaches: Nom, Nha Cu, Chuong. Quan Am (Avalokitesvara) Pagoda and Nam Hai Temple are also worth a stop as is a trip to the island’s highest spot to get a sweeping panorama view of the gulf. You should not miss the opportunity to watch the spectacular sunrise on Chuong beach if you stay the night.
Binh Ba island is known for its cuisine. Tuck into fresh and delicious seafood provided by the surrounding ocean. Binh Ba’s special delicacy is lobster and boat tours where lobsters are cooked and served on a boat are available. Better yet, if you travel in a group you can buy lobster and other kinds of fresh seafood like snails, oysters, abalone and squid, by the dock and cook yourself. You can eat at restaurants, or book a restaurant to cater to you on Nom beach. Other dishes are served on the island too, including banh canh (thick noodle soup), bun thit nuong (grilled pork with vermicelli) and banh trang (rice crepes) at very cheap prices.
There are many motels on the island, which cost about VND70,000 – 100,000per weekday, but the price can double during weekends. If you want to save money, homestay options are available for half the price. The best time to visit Binh Ba island is from March to September. From Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi there are flights to Cam Ranh airport. From here take a taxi to reach Ba Ngoi port, which is about 15 kilometres away and then take a boat the reach the island. You can also take a bus to Nha Trang and then go the port or take a direct bus to Ba Ngoi.
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