Late review. Went there with the family in October 2011.
We enjoyed it a lot. Our intention was 7 days but that was to much with kids so we stayed in Na Trang the last night. The kids got restless and there was not much to do on the island but swim, snorkling and scuba diving. And explore the island. But beware, if you visit other parts of the island you will probably end up in deep piles with garbage. On the north side of the island there is a small floating village (fish farming) and they just dumped the garbage in the sea and it ended up on the shores of Whale Island. Thankfully there was not that much garbage in the sea or on the beach in front of the bungalows. We have now been in Vietnam for 20 months and so far this has been the cleanest beach we have seen.
When we stayed there the resort had not thought about getting meals that is for kids. The food was alright, don't get me wrong, but they should think about the kids when it comes to food. And maybe get some more to choose from when it comes to buying snacks etc. They had only Pringles.
If you want to get away for a couple of days and relax this is the place. If it wasn´t for the beach and the location and all the small clown fishes (Nemo´s) at the house reef, I would have only given them an "average".
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Whale Island Hotel Nha Trang
- Whale Island Nha Trang