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Whale Island Resort

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars 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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2 of 5 stars 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 

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4 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I came here to dive instead of Nha Trang and am glad I did, really liked this place. Stayed an extra day. For people who want the cheapest budget accommodation: it's not for you. For people who want the Sheraton: stay in Nha Trang. But for those of you who, like me, lie somewhere in between, this is a great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here to dive with Rainbow Divers (who were great btw!!) and found that the island itself and the area was stunningly beautiful and quiet (no motorbikes/traffic to be found). However, it was unbelievably expensive for what was offered, you have to eat their $14 each meal which we found in the most part inedible. We emailed ahead explaining... More 

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Thank Citrin3
Alexandre P, Manager at Whale Island Resort, responded to this review

Dear Em, Thank you for your review on our tripadvisor page. I am really surprise about your comment. We do record any special request about food in our booking system if our guests mentioned one in their email and double check at the time of their checking in to inform our kitchen to adapt the set menu. We usually do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

A wonderful place away from the maddening rush of the city, surrounded by one of the most picturesque bays, mountains.... Crystal clear water, jungle trekking adventure, snorkeling, scuba diving, you name it, and it's there... Excellent staff, very friendly and courteous... All in all, great values for money....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We were travelling a lot during our trip, so wanted a little paradise and peace during this time. We booked Whale Island and were not disappointed with what we got! Absolute paradise. The transfers throughout were seamless and so well organised, very very helpful and friendly staff, assisting along the way. Island is exactly as it appears, no surprises (apart... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Whale Island Resort

Address: 2 Me Linh | Van Ninh District, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Khanh Hoa Province > Nha Trang
Price Range: $46 - $71 (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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#12 Family Hotel in Nha Trang
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