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Whale Island Resort

#31 of 136 Hotels in Nha Trang
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2 Me Linh | Van Ninh District, Nha Trang, Vietnam
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The whale island resort is on a really lovely island 2 hours drive north of Nha Trang. The drive itself is a nightmare because of the really bad road-standard, but the island is absolutely worth the trip. For us, it was the highlight of our two week holiday in Vietnam. If you like snorkelling, swimming off the beach right in... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

when I first visited this resort 16 years ago, it was the best resort I had ever been to. Returning with three children, it still is. Ringed around by mountainous green island, a white sandy beach overhung with frangipani and coconut palms, beautiful, tranquil, warm, calm blue seas at your doorstep, excellent snorkeling and child-friendly diving. Great food and unobtrusive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Crystal Clear waters, great food and the perfect place to recharge after a hectic travelling trip. This was right in the middle of our trip, having just come out from Bangkok and then Ho Chi Minh, this was exactly what we needed. It's not the speediest of places to get too, from Nha Trang Airport it's a 3 hour journey... More 

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Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear NelsonBedi, Thank you for adding a nice comment on our tripadvisor page. I am taking the oportunity of this answer to give some explanations about the name of the island. "Whale Island" is a basic translation of "Hon Ong" , Hon means island and Ong is a distinctive name used for "Sir", "grand father" and include a mark of... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We decided that with 3 weeks in Vietnam, we really would need a rest in the middle of the trip. Whale Island was perfect for this. We arrived into Nah Trang at 5.30am from Saigon and were collected from the station for the 2 hour journey to the Island. Yes, the journey is a bit lively but that's Vietnamese driving... More 

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Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mynameisalwaystaken, :-) Thank you for posting your review of Whale Island Resort on our tripadvisor page. We are glad to read that you enjoyed your stay, to snorkel from the marine reserve of the bay and from our daily boat. Kind regards Alexandre Portier More 

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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We were very excited going to whale island as this was our first time at a resort like that, coming into dock it looked amazing, just like the photos, but once you get off the boat our excitement stopped, staff were not friendly, we got pointed to our room, and where the bar wifi was. Then just left to our... More 

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Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Franck, I am really sorry to read your review and beg you to receive our apologies for your inconvenience. Our staff usually welcome our guest from the jetty and it's true show their bungalow after inviting them to check-in at the reception after resting. At the time of the check-in, every guest have a full briefing about the organisation,... More 

Dresden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I had three beautiful days on Whale Island in april. The weather was great and the resort was very good. Everything was really clean, the room, the beach, like the whole island! And that nice to see because there is so much waste in the sea, at the surface and also under water! It´s a pity! The staff was very... More 

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Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Thank you for your comment on our tripadvisor page. Sonia and her Rainbow Divers team will be available on site until the next rainy season, in November, to guide and supervise any beginner or certified diver from Whale Island Resort. The diving condition are currently excellent so feel free to adress any diving to Rainbow Divers or Whale... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We stayed for three nights on the island. We absolutely loved its secluded and pristine environment. Our children (2 and 6) had the best time ever thanks to the beach, clear waters and great snorkeling. Also it was nice that beach toys were provided as we had forgotten to bring some. I would definitely recommend the beach bungalows as the... More 

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Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Happy Y, Thank you for adding your review to our tripadvisor page. As you may have understand, our team is really concerned about the environment but also the guest satisfaction. The Whale Island head management has for 16 years chosen to provide drinking fresh water to the guests by selling bottles because our guests are often recommended to not... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Had the most wonderful time here. We stayed for 4 nights in April and had no idea what to expect due to the mixed reviews. I guess its true that reviews are just a guide and you have to try things for yourself. We fell in love with the place. There is plenty to do if you decide utter relaxation... More 

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Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tingeynix, Thank you for sharing your Whale Island experience with the tripadvisor visitors. We have retain your ideas for the next possible improvement of our resort. We hopefully hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards Alexandre Portier More 

England
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The journey from Nha Trang airport took the best part of 3 tortuous and in places terrifying hours on roads under going major works. On reaching the island we were met by one of the staff who pointed to our cabin and then walked off. The cabins are basic beach huts but serve a purpose and are clean, the island... More 

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Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mr LongoEngland, I sincerely thank you for your comment on the Whale island Resort tripadvisor page but can only regret that you wait to be back home to address your complain. If the majority of our staff does not speak any English or a speak a basic one, the reception staff is able to talk in this language and... More 

Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We recently stayed for six nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It is a beautiful location. The accommodation is basic but very comfortable. Good beds, fresh linens in a renovated bungalow right on the beach. Rainbow Divers has an office on the island and we used their services to do a refresher course, several boat dives on 4 days and... More 

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