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Whale Island Resort

#28 of 140 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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very comfortable and lovely place for few days relaxing in Vietnam. Nice food, lovely terrace for evening gin-tonic and personnel. Kids loved the pool table. Great snorkeling bay - with lots of fish and coral. Excellent sailing on HobbyCat 16 at sunset in 3-4 Bf. We (2+4 kids) all really enjoyed this little luxurious break from hectic Vietnamese life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 3 nights in the middle of a very busy tour of Vietnam and it was just what we needed. Calm, relaxing place. We stayed in Bungalows 3 and 4 and just walked out of the door and across a path and into the sea. The room was clean not luxurious but charming, shower was never really more than... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed with our two young sons in July for 8 nights in a family garden view room. We chose Whale Island because we wanted the beach, sea, beautiful surroundings and a laid back stay. The beach and sea were the nicest and cleanest we saw during our time in Vietnam. Staff and guest worked hard to keep the sea... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great quiet place to relax. Absolutely beautiful. Call reception for travel arrangement. They were excellent for that! Only downside was that you are forced to eat according to the restaurant schedule (only 1 restaurant). Also, it is a fixed menu and it costs $14US per meal per person....this is very expensive and makes no sense if you take into account... More 

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

Dear Erika, Thank you for your comment. It's true that there is only one restaurant on the island. We try to mention that every time we can so our travelers don't feel like "taken in hostage" at their arrival. Our meals price, 14$ per meal per person are also mentioned on our website and every time that we confirm them... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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

Dear Kazza 08, We would like to thank you for this review and to give us the opportunity to add some updates and extra information about our service for the visitors of this page. About the meals served from our restaurant, we offer a set menu BUT also ask when the guests are checking in if they follow any special... More 

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 hotel reviews
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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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Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Lauramalir, Thank you for sharing your long experience of Whale Island Resort. We wish also to welcome you sooner. Kind regards Alexandre Portier More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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