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Whale Island Resort

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I spent 2 nights here in October. The island is very picturesque and isolated. Perfect to disconnect from everything. The food is delicious and the staff and really nice. The bar and outdoor lounge are the best hangout spaces and we made friends with some other guests. It rained a lot but we still got some snorkeling... More 

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Nha Trang, Vietnam
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56 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Had heard that this resort was so so, however, I was very positive surprised already at arrival at the resort. Few things can be improved f.inst. the “departure terminal” of their boat. Personly I had no problem, but taking grand parents along could be problematic even that the staff were more then helpful. We got a heavy rain end of... More 

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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay in Vietnam! My boyfriend and I were for 2 nights and OMG - what a spectacular place. "Stunning" does not do it justice. So peaceful and magical. Crystal clear water, amazing food and endless drinks. People staff too!!! I would recommend this to anyone and everyone:)

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We stayed in Whale Island for three nights, at the end of august 2016. This is truly an eco-lodge, but a comfortable one. The food was great, traditional Vietnamese dishes, and touches of French cuisine. The coral reef, that the manager has protected to make it grow over ten years or so, is beautiful, with lots of different, colorful fishes.... More 

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

My husband and I stayed here for a week and we loved the place. The island is pretty small and the Whale island resort is actually the only place to stay and dine in this island. This place is quiet, relaxing and offers a variety of water activities at cheap price if you are into them such as: snorkeling, kayak,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Spent 5 nights in this off-the-tourist-map resort. Wonderful, quiet, relaxing resort in a beautiful setting. Water was warm, beer was more than reasonable ($), ice cold and staff were very pleasant. You lose almost a whole day in travel to get there - minimum 2h45min drive, after flight from HMC to Nha Trang, however this also ensures that Whale Island... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed August 18, 2016

There are no air conditioning. You get no refrigerator with drinks. You won't be able to watch TV and there are no internet - what a nice place on Earth! You will get a clean bungalo with beds plus mosquito net and ceiling fan (and toilet/shower for your convenience) Unfortunately cellular phones still work there :) and actually you can... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to spend 4 days here during our trip to Vietnam while doing some diving. Since I had some questions I called them before booking. Phone was answered and then hung up. Tried calling again a few days later to get some information, was told that I had to send an email instead of calling. Wrote the email as asked,... More 

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

Dear RalphvdHoek, Thank you for your contribution on our tripadvisor page. I am truly sorry that there was no room available at the time that you were interested about. We are really solicited every year in July and August. For more than 17 years, our reception has registered many travelers booking by email and phone without any problems. I assume... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay in this resort. Bay is very beautiful and the snorkelling was good with myriad fish and healthy looking coral. Staff were very helpful and the food was good. Why not five stars? Cabins were very hot and stuffy - the ceiling fan was not effective enough. Have lived in hot countries with ceiling fans which have... More 

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Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in order to do our open water with rainbow divers, the place is beautiful the lodges are very pretty and ours no29 was nicely situated in a clearing in the trees, the food was delicious and at $14 per person we felt very reasonable for the quality and quantity, the only thing that could have... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An idyllic tropical paradise on a small island in stunning Van Phong Bay, Whale Island, also known as Ile de la Baleine or Hon Ong, is a low-key, initimate resort two hours north of Nha Trang. Offering a desert island experience, Whale Island nestles amongst swaying coconut palms and a pristine sand beach.Thirty one traditional-style bamboo thatched bungalows offer beds with mosquito nets, pillar fans, plus en-suite bathrooms with shower. ... more   less 

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Address: 2 Me Linh | Van Ninh District, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Khanh Hoa Province > Nha Trang
Price Range: $46 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Whale Island Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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Whale Island Nha Trang
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“The bungalows are main made on bamboo but modern bathroom facilities”
 of 5 bubbles youngman242, Oct 10, 2016 | Read review
“Wifi only in the bar”
 of 5 bubbles vince559, Mar 28, 2016 | Read review
“a superior bungalow set back from beach”
 of 5 bubbles SheilaB854, Feb 16, 2016 | Read review
“Any room is good, it only depends on your budget. My preference is to take the one nearest to the beach for obvious reasons.”
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 of 5 bubbles 978carinen, Jan 13, 2016 | Read review
“Beach Cabins close to reception are probably more quiet, dieselgenerators. there is only one plug in the room-bring a split.”
 of 5 bubbles Kosterkille, Dec 27, 2015 | Read review
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