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Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

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Address: Hoi An, Vietnam
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Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether...

Cham islands are 15km from Cua Dai. There are seven islands altogether named according to their shape or characteristics. They are called Lao ( pear ), Dai ( long ), La ( leaf), Kho ( dry ),Tai ( ear ),Mo ( tomb ) and Nom ( East Wind ). They have good climate, cool the year round, trees and animals as well as marine life are plentiful here. On the island, there are precious bird nests while under the water, the coral is marvelous. There are also scenic spots around the island, such as Suoi Tinh ( Love stream), Suoi Ong ( Sir’s stream ), Hon Chong ( Piled up rocks ),Hang Ba ( The lady’s cave ). the island is also surrounded by very nice beaches with clean white sand and transparent, cool water.

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Nice relaxing day out

We did a day-tour (booked it the night before in Hoi An) A boat ride takes you to the island. Since we were the only English speaking tourists, a local girl (who has a passion for... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We did a day-tour (booked it the night before in Hoi An) A boat ride takes you to the island. Since we were the only English speaking tourists, a local girl (who has a passion for tourism) took us on a tour of the town. It was unplanned but a great bonus to effectively have a private guide :) After... More 

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We stayed in Bai Huong for two nights. It really is a remote location reached by boat or bike only. Most of the village locals are friendly especially my friend on front who invited me to watch his telly. The sight of the squid boats fishing through the night is wonderful. Drinking at makeshift bars with the friendly homestays is... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not easy to get there if you do not want to book a complete day visit with mainly beach and snorkeling ! But it is possible to get there with a fast boat and walk alone a few hours. Nature is splendid !

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Cham Island is a nice beach / shopping diversion from Hoi An. The feel is rural. Snorkeling, well, not so great if you're used to places like Cozumel, certain places off the coast of Oaxaca, Maui, etc. But it's nice to cool off in the water as a break from touring Hoi An, My Son, Hue, etc. You can also... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a day tour and they came to pick us up at the hotel as explained and we took a boat to get to the island where we snorkeled. Surprisingly, we were the only 2 participants, so we had the whole boat for us. We had the chance to see different type of fish and coral. It's not the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Cham Island and stayed at Tam & Thu homestay in the small fishing village of Bai Huong. It was a marvellous experience. We went fishing and watching collecting of birds eggs with the family and also snorkelling in the clear water. We had wonderful meals in their home and enjoyed the peace and friendlyness of the village.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't remember a more disappointing excursion. We were led to believe we were visiting an eco beach, no plastic allowed, pristine and beautiful. It was rammed with tourists - hundreds of them, dirty beach, dirty water, plastic water slides in the sea, horrible included lunch - and the snorkelling was just a bit of bleached coral, not a fish... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came her for lunch as part of a snorkelling tour which was pretty poor as we had a very miserable tour guide who seemed more interested in talking on his mobile. It's a bit of a tourist trap. The only saving grace was the had infaltables which we and the kids all has fun jumping around on. They provided... More 

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Tin Can Bay, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Speed boats chugging out fumes, polluted waters, dirty island, wished we hadn't bothered to go there.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a snorkelling tour to Cham Island through Cham Island Diving. It was purely focussed on the divers and didn't care to much about the snorkelers. The crew were a bunch of guys too interested in themselves, drinking and smoking throughout the tour. We arrived at Bai Chong Beach and were served up a Vietnamese lunch which was cold... More 

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