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Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

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Address: , Hoi An, Vietnam
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Description: 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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pleasant morning out - but hordes of us tourists.

Pretty unremarkable. Full of tourists, as you'd expect, but the people are still fairly friendly (but the prices of tatty gifts, Drinks and snack is high, due to the captive... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Pretty unremarkable. Full of tourists, as you'd expect, but the people are still fairly friendly (but the prices of tatty gifts, Drinks and snack is high, due to the captive market. We had our photo taken as we arrived, having been told that we could buy a copy later. This never happened and I suspect that the police wanted a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Welcome to the single worst experience on planet earth. I would prefer to do a tour in Iraq as a suicide bomber. As we speak, myself and family are standing (STANDING) on the beach because white people aren't allowed chairs without paying. Our sea food lunch was a selection of unrecognizable hairy pork, fish fat and poisoned shell fish. The... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

unbelievably clear water, wild & natural scenery without much of human touch. They dont even use plastic bags on that (this campaign is just recently implemented by the government and with the active participation of the local people!)

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We booked a day trip to Cham Island, we were picked up at our hotel and taken to Cua Dai for transfer to our speedboat, the transfer was fast and exhilarating if you like that sort of thing. At the island we were taken to a busy reception area with poor marine-life exhibits, then with hundreds of others we shuffled... More 

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Whistler, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

It was ok but you kinda get herded around like cattle and the snorkelling was bad mostly dead croak and very few fish. I'd say this is worth skipping.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The island itself is beautiful and that's the only good thing or why we actually signed up for this terrible trip. From Hoi An to the island we had to take an overloaded speedy boat. The boat was on really fast speed and it was jumping waves after waves and we all got soaked wet. The island was crammed with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Short and sweet: It looks stunning from the coast line however unless you find a time of year that it isnt overcrowded with noisy tourists, many boats, agressive tour guides and poor underwater visability you may be wasting your time. I always think people should see for themselves before they judge but....I could have cried with how poor the tour... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I book a tour for 500k dong. 8.00 am - 2 pm. The best part of tour was sitting in the front of the speed boat. Snorkeling was horrible, the riff is nearly completely destroyed. Nearly everything grey. It was very sad to be there and to see how the kids ripped off the corals. The beach was full of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I spend one day trip snorkeling and scuba diving with Cham Island Diving center. The organization of this day was really nice. Friendly staff and good food for the lunch. The boat is quiet big and confortable. We were able to enjoy water activity close to the island without any other boat which was really great. Moreover the island we... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were really disappointed with our day trip to Cham Island. After an unnecessary stop at another island which we didn't ask for or know we were getting (touristy and not interesting), we hoped for some good snorkelling and lovely beaches but they didn't quite live up to the tour books! The snorkels were supplied and fitted well, but coral... More 

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