Attractive spots to admire coral reefs in Vietnam

If you want to find new experiences in the beautiful bays of Vietnam, you can make your own trip to the ocean world, deep diving and admire hundreds of species of colorful coral reefs.

  1. Con Dao

Located off the southern coast of Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Con Dao has 16 large islands and unique ecosystems. Visitors will have the magic moments when witnessed the beauty of the “treasure” coral under the blue water.

Coral reefs in Con Dao

In Phu Quoc, Large Hon Tre Island is the largest gathering of coral reefs of the whole country. To get here, you can take a boat or canoe from Ben Dam port or Ong Dung beach. In addition, visitors travelling to Con Dao are also very excited with the activity of watching sea turtles lay eggs in Bay Canh Island. Breeding season of sea turtles is from March to October every year.

Previously, Con Dao was mentioned as a mark of a period of traumatic history. But today, this is a tourist resort destination loved by both domestic and foreign tourists.

  1. Phu Quoc

Phu Quoc is not only impresses with fine white sand, clear sea water that can look to the bottom but also famous for the mysterious color of coral reefs.

Phu Quoc Island

Guests can dive into many areas in both North Island and South Island such as An Thoi archipelago, Thom island, Ganh Dau island, Mong Tay Island, May Rut island … The best time to experience diving coral is in the dry season, from October to April.

In the north, the best viewing point for coral reefs is Doi Moi or Hon Tay Island. At low tide, the coral in these locations is only about 10m – 12m from the water surface. If you look more closely, you can also see the world of marine life with the system of extremely rich rocks stacked under the sand surface.

If visiting the south of the island but ignoring Hon May is really regrettable. The water here is so clear that every coral reef or pebble can be seen.

  1. Binh Ba

Dubbed the “lobster capital,” Binh Ba is located about 60km southeast of Nha Trang city, Cam Binh commune, Cam Ranh city, Khanh Hoa province. Visitors to this island all like to enjoy the experience of scuba diving exploring the ocean, looking at countless beautiful colorful coral reefs. The landscape here is too wild because it is less affected by humans.

Admire coral reefs and party at the same time, right not? Admire coral reefs and party at the same time, right not?
Admire coral reefs and party at the same time, right not?

In Binh Ba, there are many beaches for visitors to dive into the coral, such as Chuong beach, Nom beach, Nha Cu beach … In particular, Nha Cu Beach is considered as the best view of coral by the focus of many strange coral reefs in low sea level and blue water color.

If you do not know how to swim, visitors also have the opportunity to explore the unique features of the coral when the tide draws water away. Coral reefs nearby shore are not beautiful as underneath the sea but enough to make you surprised.

  1. Son Tra Peninsula
Son Tra Peninsular is the popular spot in Da Nang city
Son Tra Peninsular is the popular spot in Da Nang city

Located about 10 km north-east of Da Nang city, Son Tra Peninsula is one of the places with excellent marine life. Let’s enjoy the feeling of being immersed in the glistening sunshine, swinging in the gliding waters, or touching the magic of the reef.

This place is not only home to coral species with strange shapes like table, deer horns … but also the focus of many small fish species. Which are the roosters that roll around rocks, blue starfish groups, clown fish or tiger fish are playing “hide and seek” in the closed corner.

  1. Cu Lao Cham

Coral reefs in Cu Lao Cham

Visitors to the Cu Lao Cham World Biosphere Reserve (Tan Hiep Island, Hoi An, Quang Nam) will be able to go snorkeling, hiking under the sea to admire the colorful coral reefs.

There are many coral reefs on the island for visitors to choose freely such as Hon Dai, Hon Tai, Hon Nhun, Rang Manh, Bai Bing, Bai Lay, White Stone … with about 300 species of coral. This place promises to bring memorable moments in the wonderful ocean exploration.

See Hoi An tours to explore Cu Lao Cham here

  1. Vinh Hy Bay

Vinh Hy Bay

Vinh Hy is a small bay, 45 km from Phan Rang (Ninh Thuan), famous as one of the four most beautiful bays in Vietnam. If you are tired of playing on the beach then try to put on your swimsuit and immerse yourself in the cool sea, admire the world under the deep sea.

The bay has hundreds of species of coral for visitors to swim and watch. After a day spent exhausted, you can go to shore enjoy many fresh seafood.


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