Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

Remote 31km from Hoi An in the direction of the East Sea | Quang Nam, Hoi An 51000, Vietnam Published on: 04-11-2016

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Cham Island is a group of 8 small islands, which has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve (Cu Lao Cham Marine Park).

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Why Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham) is special ?

Cham Island is a group of 8 small islands, which has been recognized by UNESCO as the World Biosphere Reserve (Cu Lao Cham Marine Park).This ideal destination is endowed with the marvelous topography of mountain slopes and biological diversity. What appeals to tourists in Cham Island is its wide variety of leisure activities in a picturesque and pristine setting. Traditional forms of recreation range from swimming on crystal-clear beaches, sunbathing on a long-stretching white sandy coast to exploring the forest.


For those who are interested in marine life exploration activities, there are available facilities for water sports like swimming, water skiing, paragliding, kayaking, kite flying, boat racing and scuba diving. 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, molluscs under the clear water surface.

What to explore at Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)?

An Untouched Paradise for Adventurers

What appeals to tourists in Cham Island is its wide variety of leisure activities in a picturesque and pristine setting. Traditional forms of recreation range from swimming on crystal-clear beaches, sunbathing on long-stretching white sandy coast to exploring the forest. For those who are interested in marine life exploration activities, there are available facilities for water sports like swimming, water skiing, paragliding, kayaking, kite flying, boat racing and scuba diving. 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, molluscs under the clear water surface.

Home to cultural authenticity

In addition to recreational activities, Cham Island also gains fame for its cultural attractions such as an exhibition of nature and Cham island people’s culture, Lang Ong, Hai Tang – a 300-year-old-pagoda, the old well and Huong fishing village. Cham Island is a cultural-historic site, which grows along with the establishment and development of Hoi An City and also has some relics of Cham people’s civilization, dating back hundreds of years ago.

Hospitable people and environmentally friendly practices

Leading a simple and hospitable life, local residents on Cham Island are also well-known for their environmental-harmonizing lifestyle. In a country where nylon bags are thought to be vital, visitors would find it surprising to see a big panel saying: “Please don’t bring nylon bags to the island” at the entrance of the ship dock and also with a complete lack of this material in the area.

Source: vietnamonline.com

How to get to Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)?

By high-speed boat

Location: At Cua Dai port
Duration: 30 minutes
Buy ticket at Hoi An travel agent, hotels
Or buy direct at Song Hoi (Cua Dai Port)
www.songhoitourism.com
Fee: 150.000 VND- 250.000 VND/ 1 one way

By Local Ferry

Location: At Hoai River, near Hoi An fish market
Departure time: 8.30 am, every day
Return time: 12 pm
Fee: 20.000VND-30.000 VND
Duration: 2 hours

Stop at “Bien Phong”- Border Patrol to register for entry Cham Island. You need to show your Passport & valid visa to travel to Cham islands.

Note: If you want to stay longer, go to Chong islet and take tourist boat. It is more expensive than local boat. The tourist boat departs at 3 pm every day.


From Da Nang city

Location: Han river in Da Nang, in front of Da Nang’s Vietnam Television Center

Duration: 1hour

Fee: 120.000VND/one way

By high speed boat

Buy ticket at: Greenlines Company

Only on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Source: http://hoian-tourism.com/

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31km from Hoi An in the direction of the East Sea | Quang Nam, Hoi An 51000, Vietnam

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Tips for you

  • do avoid the chain of restaurants in many of the beaches.
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  • Do prepare some food and then ask for a private beach in the islands where there is no one else
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  • Check the weather before you want to go to the Islands
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  • Bai Chong is also a great place to be. They have 2 food shops which provide the same at Bai Ong but way less crowded. They do have tent for over night sleeping. Check with the local ppl and you can have a squid fishing tour during the night at extra cost.
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  • Go on to Bai Huong and Bai Chong where a normal tour won't take you to.
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TripAdvisor View more

Cham island is a very special place. We went twice. First time we wanted to stay. people were offering us to stay at their house, but we wanted to be adventurous so we stayed on the beach. At night we had to leave because of the mosquitos. I recommend to stay over night but find and accommodation first. Snorkeling is amazing and the beaches are one of the best I have ever seen. Its a true paradise...for people who dont need a cocktail bar and a fancy restaurant to end the day.

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18 kilometres from Cua Dai Beach, about 25 minutes by speed boat, this is the most famous island near Hoi An. It's also a reserved marine park.

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