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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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After reading several reviews and visiting Cham Island, your experience will completely depend on your choice of tour operator. If you choose a cheap one, beware! Otherwise it's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had a great time on one of the diving/snorkeling boats. We stopped off at Cham Island for lunch, where the food was great, and the drinks were reasonably priced. There are showers for after your swim and a bathroom on the island. A very scenic trip on beautiful water.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Jellyfish and fish lice are in these waters during July. We had adverse reactions to these stings the day after our trip. Lunch was disappointing. I had notified the company who took us to the island I am allergic to shellfish and prawns etc. Thee were a few choices for me but most of the food includes those elements and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worst snorkeling I have ever done. Nothing to see. The tourist beach is nice, but overcrowded and not so clean. Some plastic bags floating around. It was supposed to be off the beaten path. Not any more. Either tour guides take you to the worst places, or this island is not what is being advertised.

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Thank Mihai D
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading several reviews and visiting Cham Island, your experience will completely depend on your choice of tour operator. If you choose a cheap one, beware! Otherwise it's quite pleasant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the big island and wish we had booked a homestay there for a night or 2. So much to see and beautiful place to relax, We did a day visit tour with the musem, temples and then moved to another part of the island for snorkeling and onto another one for lunch going via speed boat. I loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can easily arrange a diving trip with the local operator in ancient Hoi An town. Definately worth your time in a clear day. However, be very wary that the current tend to be unpredictable and quite strong so the weak stomach might want to chew down motion sickness medicine before the dive.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here on a tour expecting it to be pristine like the images. We were wrong. Over 20 boats crammed the beach which is polluted with plastic. I didn't even want to swim because there was plastic floating everywhere I looked. Where you eat lunch is also dirty. The beach has been ruined by tourism. They then take you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great to enjoy Cham island tour with your family in summer, seafood were delicious and cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really unlucky bcos it wasnt a nice day, there isnt much to snorkel but the beach is really lovely (especially if you skin nha trang its the best beach so far from north to central vietnam). The beach has some barriers in the water though, ruins the pictures but the water was really clean and nice.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible tour arranged through our hotel. It was supposed to be a snorkelling trip. Instead, one hour late bus, hotel sorted taxis instead, three attempts to find correct boat, 30 mins hanging around in the heat before getting on the boat, dragged around low end market on island for 45 minutes in baking heat (we sat it out in cafe... More 

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