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Whale Island Resort

Dam Mon Village , Van Thanh warm Van Ninh District, Nha Trang 57000 Vietnam
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#8 of 14 resorts in Nha Trang
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4.5
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3.9
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3.8
Value
3.5
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.
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Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Canoeing
Diving
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Massage
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Windsurfing
Billiards
Shuttle bus service
Mosquito net
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Private beach
Safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Lagoon View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Vietnamese

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Dam Mon Village , Van Thanh warm Van Ninh District, Nha Trang 57000 Vietnam
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Whale Island Resort
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Tuy Hoa Airport
27.3 mi
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Cam Rahn Airport
47.1 mi
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Ute wrote a review Jan 2024
Düsseldorf, Germany2 contributions
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It's a beautiful place to relax, to enjoy nature, hiking around the island on small paths. In Mangrove bay you can watch birds. Beautiful birds will accompany on your way. Service and food are exzellent. You should know that you habe to buy all beverages from the bar. In your room you find every day half liter of water and a water cooker for making tea.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anna R wrote a review Jan 2024
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Whale Island is an undeniably beautiful location. The clear, still sea and views are idyllic. However, on our visit in August we weren’t able to really enjoy the island for a few reasons: the weather was really hot and the eco-bungalows only have fans rather than AC so it was very difficult to sleep; a rat came through the bungalow into one of our bathrooms when one of us was taking a shower; one of us became ill. We say this as people who have travelled very extensively to some remote/basic places. We understand that the resort has an eco mission but it’s just worth thinking about what level of relaxation you’re looking for. If you wanted a ‘back to nature’ experience in a beautiful place and were interested in diving, it might be great. So, we ended up leaving early (very unusual indeed for us). To be fair, the management were very helpful with a partial refund and making arrangements for onward travel: many thanks. There are some positives… There is a coral garden in the sea right at the resort so you can just snorkel off the beach and see a good range of fish. There is a beach hut with free towels and various bits of kit (fins, snorkels, catamaran, etc.) available to rent at sensible prices. The resort runs its own snorkel trips at reasonable prices and Rainbow Divers offer scuba and snorkelling trips. The nearest airport is Tuy Hoa and we would recommend Tuy Hoa as a good resort town for a visit.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kitty G wrote a review Nov 2023
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Very nice place! Quiet and beautiful nature including gekko’s. The beach houses are clean, sometimes toilet will not flush. We had wonderful food and nice massage. The staff is very helpful and kind.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Ella R wrote a review Nov 2023
New York City, New York61 contributions26 helpful votes
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Great secluded island. Very serene relaxing atmosphere. You can sit in a shade, swim, and just do nothing. Very nice snorkel, tropical fish was beautiful. My husband and I stayed for 2 days, food was very simple but edible. Accommodations very simple, but charming. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Down side, it takes couple of hours to get there.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: A bit overpriced, not recommended for little children
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Lyn wrote a review Sep 2023
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Great eco resort with a nice beach, secluded bungalows and the only toursists are those staying at the resort. The food was fantastic which I thought was Vietnamese/Japanese fusion. Well worth a few days of snorkelling and relaxation without many tourists
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Thương Nguyễn Dương, Sales at Whale Island Resort
Responded Sep 14, 2023
Hi Lyng On behalf of Whale Island Resort team, I would like to give you great thanks for choosing Whale for your Holiday. Your comment is very valuable for us to improve the product & service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Whale Island Resort on your next vacation and experience a better service in our resort. I wish you and your family a great trip in Vietnam Whale Island Resort Team with ♥️
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Quest27913739968 wrote a review Aug 2023
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We had a lovely 5 nights at Whale Island. The staff were incredible and consistently went out of their way to ensure we had a good time. The commitment of the resort and staff to their environmental mission is obvious. Nestled amidst floating villages of fishermen, much trash washes up on the property in large part due to their location and associated currents and tidal/weather conditions. The staff are out before dawn every day cleaning and doing their part to ensure the waters and beaches are as clean as possible. The conditions and underwater life in their area attest to their efforts (a sizeable & diverse coral and fish nursery can be found within their bay, particularly close to the end of the island where the bar & reception sit). Comparing the current state to photos of where they started speak to the progress made thus far. The lodgings are basic but comfortable. It can get hot at night in summer, but the rooms are equipped with fans which help. There is nowhere else to eat on the island, though that wasn’t a problem for us. The cuisine and ingredients are local, prepared with care, and the staff were great at trying to accommodate our few restrictions and preferences. We had a lot of fun and stayed busy with scuba diving (via Rainbow Divers), snorkeling & swimming in the bay, canoeing around the islands and fish farms, and simply lounging on the beach or at the bar. The views are amazing and sunrises and sunsets were a highlight. Overall we highly recommend that others visit Whale Island, though it’s important to recognize that it may not be the right place for all travelers depending on their goals expectations.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Aug 27, 2023
Hi Quest 27913739968 On behalf of Whale Island Resort team, I would like to give you great thanks for choosing Whale for your Holiday. Your comment is very valuable for us to improve the product & service. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Whale Island Resort on your next vacation and experience a better service in our resort. I wish you and your family a great trip in Vietnam Whale Island Resort Team with ♥️
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Gertjan d wrote a review Jul 2023
Zeist, Utrecht, Netherlands3 contributions
For those who seek a disconnect from their daily hectic lives; this is the place to be! A beautiful combination of romantic bamboo housing, excellent service oriented staff, good food, palmtrees, your own island, lots of sunshine and various activities like snorkeling if you wish ... What else do you need?
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 27, 2023
Hi Gertjan On behalf of Whale Island Resort team, I would like to give you great thanks for choosing Whale for your Holiday. Your comment is very valuable for us to improve the product & service. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Whale Island Resort on your next vacation and experience a better service in our resort. I wish you and your family a great trip in Vietnam Whale Island Resort Team with ♥️
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okko van de B wrote a review Jul 2023
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In one word: paradise!! We stayed 4 nights at Whale Island and enjoyed every second of it. The resort is amazing. It is right at the beach. No more than 15 steps from our bed to the ocean. And especially in the morning it is very nice snorkling right at the resort. Also the snorkling trips organized by the resort are very cool. We saw much beautiful coral and fish. It is a shame that there is also plastic in the ocean and on the banks of the island though. But traveling Vietnam for 3 weeks and you’ll see it everywhere. It is a nationwide issue and resort like Whale Island, with more eye for the environment are part of the solution we’d say. The people of the resort spent a lot of time picking up trash and taking care of the coral and ocean at their doorstep. Besides all the swimming and snorkling, the food is very tasty as well. The staff is friendly and the bungalows can’t give more beach-vibe than this. Truly a paradise and big highlight for us in our visit to Vietnam.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 27, 2023
Hi Okkovandeb On behalf of Whale Island Resort team, I would like to give you great thanks for choosing Whale for your Holiday. Your comment is very valuable for us to improve the product & service. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Whale Island Resort on your next vacation and experience a better service in our resort. I wish you and your family a great trip in Vietnam Whale Island Resort Team with ♥️
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Pham H wrote a review May 2023
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Whale island - an amazing place! I have to say it was so wonderful when I stayed here last month. I like the peaceful atmosphere so much, I extremely love when diving, that place is totally beautiful, the sea, the sand, the wind together make me feel like I'm in heaven. The resort doesn't have an air conditioner but offers 2 fans which make the air cool. The dinner was good. My friend and I were totally full. There a small bar with reasonable price where you can take some drinks and chill in the evening. The breakfast was simple but delicious. And more importantly, the staff here were so friendly and nice, they always smile with me when they see me, I appreciate that much I will come back with my family soon. Love this place
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded May 28, 2023
Hi 314phamh On behalf of Whale Island Resort team, I would like to give you great thanks for choosing Whale for your Holiday. Your comment is very valuable for us to improve the product & service. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Whale Island Resort on your next vacation and experience a better service in our resort. I wish you and your family a great trip in Vietnam Whale Island Resort Team with ♥️
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peta m wrote a review Apr 2023
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The resort was lovely very special they made a great effort. However on the walk that they suggest you can do was a bay on the same island that was knee deep in rubbish. The resort claim they have no influence over this. Rubbish is a big issue in Vietnam and it’s very sad as previous visits the country I didn’t see this as a problem. Travellers chose to stay in Eco resorts for that very reason they are trying to make a difference. All of us have a responsibility. I have a photograph of the rubbish.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded May 9, 2023
Hi Petam218 On behalf of Whale Island Resort team, I would like to give you great thanks for choosing Whale for your Holiday. Your comment is very valuable for us to improve the product & service. We are looking forward to welcome you back to Whale Island Resort on your next vacation and experience a better service in our resort. I wish you and your family a great trip in Vietnam Whale Island Resort Team with ♥️
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LOCATION
VietnamKhanh Hoa ProvinceNha Trang
NUMBER OF ROOMS
130
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Frequently Asked Questions about Whale Island Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Whale Island Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Whale Island Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Whale Island Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Whale Island Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Whale Island Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Vietnamese.
Does Whale Island Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.