An idyllic tropical paradise on a small island in stunning Van Phong Bay, Whale Island is a low-key, intimate resort two hours north of Nha Trang. Offering a desert island experience, Whale Island nestles amongst swaying coconut palms and a pristine sand beach.
The Resort has always been a desirable stop in a travel through Vietnam or a good place to come and to relax after a hard week at work. This only one accommodation facility has been integrated in seven hectares of the seventy five hectares of the Whole Island.
Each of the thirty five traditional-style bamboo thatched bungalows offers beds with mosquito nets, pillar fans, plus en-suite bathrooms with shower to welcome travelers.
Its bar overlooks the sea and its restaurant serves a wonderful array of fresh delicacies.
The resort provides snorkeling equipment, windsurfing, kayaks, and catamarans.
At your request, one of our water sports staff could advice you about the use of this equipment or could even take you around the island with one of our catamarans.
Our Snorkeling boat leaves the island to one or two corals reefs spots every morning.
A PADI scuba diving center is also based on the island to offer you some recreational diving or some courses, from the shore or its diving boat. A full range of colorful corals and some of the tropical fishes that you could observe while diving from Whale Island are very specific to the area. One of good point at Whale Island is definitely its underwater landscape. The diversity of the coral as well as the other components of submarine fauna like nudibranches contributes to the reputation of the place.
The massage facility and its staff could participate to your relaxation and well-being expectations. Our highly experiences staff await you in the massage hut behind the beach area.
(The following projects are financed by the benefits of the water sports activities.
The bay of the resort is enclosed to help the marine life, in a catastrophic state (species and numbers) in 2000, and to improve it (species and numbers). Fishing, catching and collecting is forbidden on the whole island.
Since, we have registered every year the success of our aware program. Even some of the local fishermen thank us for it.
We just keep organize the bottom life of our bay by setting some fish aggregating devices or more recently by moving a wreck to the bottom of our bay.
Whale Island Resort aim to leave the majority of the island untouched to preserve its unique collection of wildlife, in particular birds.
The marked paths on Whale Island will give you the opportunity to admire beautiful natural sceneries with flora & fauna specimens. The hikers could go for a 15 minutes to 2 hours walk and discover the forest, the mangrove on the opposite bay of the island or enjoy the 360 degrees point of view.
They should keep their eyes wide open: you may be able to see parrots, a muntjac, wader birds or an fishing eagle.
To preserve this ecosystem in the surrounding of the resort, the Whale Island Resort staff often participates to beach and mangrove cleaning session and communicates with locals about the needs to eradicate pollution in the bay.