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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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My family did a half day tour to this island from Hoi An. There was a small ancient pagoda, small village & local people & small museum. We loved the beach very much, it's very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
kevinka2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do go to the island by speedboat (150.000vd). Stay at hammock homestay with a sweet family who cooks for you. They arranged a boattrip with snorkeling that turned out to be our best trip so far. Beautiful fish, coralls and water. Dont do the trips, just fix it ur self!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family did a half day tour to this island from Hoi An. There was a small ancient pagoda, small village & local people & small museum. We loved the beach very much, it's very clean & comfortable sandy, swimming here was good, we loved snorkeling to see Coral as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a snorkelling boat from Hoi An to the Cham Islands. What looks like a beautiful postcard island is more like a nightmare - snorkel spots were poor and when we arrived there were hundreds of people there and the beach was absolutely filthy and packed with very noisy people. My friend actually found a needle on the beach!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I heard a lot about the island and I was so excited to come here with my sister. We booked a tour for two and we were told that the tour would start at around 9am. However we came to the harbor at 9:30 and around 20 mins later only we started get going. In my opinion the island is... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Joined a tour to Cham Island for snorkeling, the arrangement was so poor. Picked up from hotel at 8am, first went to a statue shop for 30 mins, then drove off to pick up other passengers. After almost 2 hours, finally arrived Cham Island and was told to walk around or swim on beach on a rock beach full of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The day didn't start well hanging around waiting for the speedboat when we finally got on it and left 5 minutes in we had to turn around to pick up late arrivals. This made the boat very uncomfortable and overcrowded. Finally underway then the engine was malfunctioning so long trip to Cham island. Walk around town ok then onto snorkeling.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's sad to say as the place could be beautiful but the tourism is not at all eco friendly let alone considerate. Speed boats jamming into every spot on the beach. So sad. There is rubbing everywhere (obviously the bins shaped like happy dolphins are a bad idea.... not a great idea to train kids to think that sea life... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't snorked so that bit didn't interest me. Typical tropical island, beautiful scenery, white beaches, had a decent lunch. Would have liked to stay a day or two and explore more.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do NOT go to this island. They say its a UNESCO heritage site.....but clearly that means nothing. We took a trip that was supposed to include an island tour, and then snorkeling, lunch on a beach. We got picked up at our hotel around 8:15 AM. Didn't get to the island until 09:45. Tons of slow messing around, and various... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you fancy a real snorkling trip, don't bother going to the Cham Islands. The boat tour is not very exciting. The first walk in the "village" is just a tourist trap. Snorking can only be done at a designated place which isn't very exciting either. And in our case: a lot of jelly fish. Lunch was ok, but in... More 

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