Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)
Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)
3.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The eight Cham Islands off the Hoi An coastline are perfect for idyllic beach relaxation and exciting water activities. You can also explore the traditional fishing village and the Marine Protected Area. Snorkeling tours are a great choice if you want to appreciate the island’s varied marine life, which includes colorful corals, crustaceans, and endangered fish. With boats leaving multiple times a day from Cua Dai in Hoi An, the islands make for a great day trip. Or, you can stay the night if you want to catch the marvelous sunset over the horizon of the ocean. – Tripadvisor
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  • claireibbo1505
    United Kingdom30 contributions
    Paradise
    Amazing little island!! We fell in love, ended up staying longer!! The little beach just up and over the hill is like a little paradise!!! No idea why people write a bad review about this place. The seafood is amazing and the locals are so friendly!! We had an amazing 4 days and didn’t want to leave!!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2023
  • Bree A
    5 contributions
    Cham Island Home stay Bai huong
    Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham) Hoi An Cham Island Home stay Bai huong. 899444639 We stayed with Bai Huong homestays. Wonderful place to stay away from the crowds on a beautiful beach. Comfortable small rooms with air conditioning and mosquito nets. Delicious food. Basically a great experience for our family of 5. You can find them at homestay baihuong and Tony is so helpful. He booked our ferry tickets, collected us from the pier and took us snorkelling
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 2, 2023
  • ctm7944
    Phoenix, Arizona17,084 contributions
    Cham Island Tour
    Did a tour of Cham Island. Van picked me up from my accommodations at Bel Marina @ 8AM. Dropped us off at the Cau Dai pier for a ride in a speed boat. Toured around a few places on land. Then another boat took us out for swimming + snorkeling. The coral was beautiful. Afterwards a beach front lunch. The lunch was huge + delicious! Spent some time @ the beach with lounge chairs + umbrellas.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 26, 2023
  • kenny.
    10 contributions
    Nice little island
    We were there and stayed overnight on the Island and we did a good choice as most of the day trip from Hoi An are time limited. Cham island is such a pearl if you have time to enjoy it. 5 gorgeous white sand beaches, water is supper clean with no plastic pollution as not allowed by law. We rent a scooter and discover every bit of this Island. At night you can also experience local music performanced by locals.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 26, 2023
  • ChriChri
    Hamar, Norway3 contributions
    Cham Island as of January 22, 2024
    Cham Island is a sleepy fishing village during low season with not much tourists. The closest beach from the bay is a gem, the northern one a bit more tricky for solo traveler women, don't expect to be alone. "News" bulletin goes off at five in the morning for all to wake up to in the biggest village so if you're looking for quiet mornings, it's better to choose the other village. This is further from a beach however. The seafood is delicious and most homestay owners run decent restaurants.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 22, 2024
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Cathy V
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
A guide who barely knew how to speak English, a boat that is dangerously speeding, you will not see ANYTHING of marine life doing snorkeling, a poor museum with poorly preserved marine life and a bland lunch!

If this is not enough for you to avoid the tour, keep in mind the following: you will not have an official guide from the beginning, it will appear when you arrive on the island. Before you have to follow strangers as if you were buying drugs. Upon arrival on the island, the guide offers you to visit the island on motorcycle for 100,000 dong more and tells you that you can not see many attractions on foot. The only good thing about the tour was the beach, which was very pretty and the private car with air conditioning.

Avoid this tour, if you want to visit the island, do it on your own.
Written February 5, 2020
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Meuok
Bang Sare, Thailand150 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
I'm normally someone that doesn't do tours, but I relented for the easy life for my first day and my first visit (for nearly forty years) to Da Nang.
Delays in picking up passengers, unnecessary stop offs to tourist shops blighted the journey there.
A tour of a pretty ghastly information centre, a tour of the locals selling produce (mainly dried seafood and rubbish trinkets), and eventually the snorkeling highlight, a twenty minute swim with dreary coral and just a handful of the small fish inhabitants.
Taking a step back, the only reason that I would ever go here is if I had a morning to kill, shoot down on a motorbike and part with the entrance and feet fees of around ď120,000.
Written March 8, 2020
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Johanna K
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Jul 2023 • Family
The cheap public ferry is only available for locals, tourists have to travel with expensive speedboats. They demand 90 000 dong entrance and cleaning fee. I dont know what they use it for because the beaches arent clean. Some beaches even demand entrance fee. Also, the lower half of the island is a military zone and most corals are dead.
Written July 28, 2023
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Bree A
5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Cham Island (Cu Lao Cham)

Hoi An

Cham Island Home stay Bai huong.

899444639

We stayed with Bai Huong homestays. Wonderful place to stay away from the crowds on a beautiful beach. Comfortable small rooms with air conditioning and mosquito nets.
Delicious food. Basically a great experience for our family of 5.
You can find them at homestay baihuong and Tony is so helpful. He booked our ferry tickets, collected us from the pier and took us snorkelling
Written July 2, 2023
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Daniel H
2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
We spent most of the time either waiting for the tour or being harrased by local sellers. The beach was ok, food was ok. We were pushed from an English speaking group to a Vietnamese speaking group so 90% of what was said was not attainable. Boat was over crowded and cramped. Have been on many tours and this is my first negative review. Do not recommend.
Written March 24, 2023
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Jonas M
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Apr 2023 • Friends
If you are thinking about taking a daytrip to cham island for snorkeling just dont do it. Absolute waste of time. Pretty much the worst thing we did in vietnam so far. No clear water, only dead coralls, pretty much no fish, really bad food and also you sit aroud half the time waiting for something to happen. If i could i would give 0 out of 5 stars. Just safe the money and do something else. I cant describe how disappointed i am.
Written April 27, 2023
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Jean B
Da Nang, Vietnam5 contributions
Jun 2020 • Friends
Do not book a speedboat tour! It is pure stress. Take the public ferry, stay one or two nights and you have a wonderful experience of the sea and the land with its big monkey population. The corals and fish ate beautiful and much better to see exploring the island on your own or with the Hoi An diving schools. And if you like seafood, I do not know any better place in the world!
Written July 20, 2020
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JojoBreda
Breda, The Netherlands3,980 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
It was a good break a day not on the beach but it was a bit disappointing.
To begin i just don't get it why people take baby's with them on such a rough speedboat trip.
The part of the island we have seen is one big shopping area, constantly the same questions if we wanna buy something.
Museum is okay.
Lunch wasn't bad.
More than 90% of the people couldn't swim and were just hanging in their life jackets.
Half of the boat was sick and throwing over because the boat ride was so wild.
Would i do it again?
No
Written June 17, 2022
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Jerry P
8 contributions
Feb 2020
beautiful island with good cafes, homestays, and a wonderful small fishing village outside of town by maybe 17 kilometers. We rented a scooter, very reasonable, and drove the island. easy driving, unlike Hanoi, and great scenery.
Written February 17, 2020
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claireibbo1505
United Kingdom30 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Amazing little island!! We fell in love, ended up staying longer!! The little beach just up and over the hill is like a little paradise!!! No idea why people write a bad review about this place. The seafood is amazing and the locals are so friendly!! We had an amazing 4 days and didn’t want to leave!!
Written April 2, 2023
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