Experience Paradise in Binh Thuan

Tourists looking for an unforgettable summer holiday should consider visiting Cu Lao Cau, a small yet stunning island in Binh Thuan, Vietnam. They won't be disappointed by the amazing experiences that await!

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Cu Lao Cau (also known as Hon Cau) boasts a pristine and unspoiled beauty gifted by nature. It features long stretches of sandy white beaches, crystal clear waters, and captivating coral reefs that attract tourists, adventurers, and aspiring photographers.

This island is also home to the Hon Cau marine reserve, a breeding ground for sea turtles. Visitors can find hand-crafted models of sea turtles and colorful fish that make for great photo opportunities to share on social media.

Photo: Luhanhvietnam
Photo: Luhanhvietnam

Surrounding Cu Lao Cau is a 2 km long coral shelf that remains relatively untouched, with 234 types of colorful coral. With snorkeling gear and life jackets, visitors can immerse themselves in the cool, clear waters and explore the marine life. As there is no freshwater on the island, it is advisable to bring water bottles or purchase them from a small grocery store.

Cu Lao Cau experiences two distinct seasons. The southern wind season spans from January to June on the lunar calendar, offering calm seas and attracting many boats to the island. The wind season lasts from July to December on the lunar calendar, characterized by strong winds and unsuitable conditions for swimming. Therefore, the best time to visit the island is from April to August when nature is at its most stunning.

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Photo: Zingnews

Cu Lao Cau is relatively small, spanning just about 1.5km. It retains its wild appearance with few houses in the vicinity. The island is completely surrounded by the vast and beautiful sea, making it an ideal destination for those seeking tranquility and a love for the ocean.

Visitors can easily spot large rocks with interesting and unique formations stretching towards the sea while walking around the island. Finding a comfortable spot to sit and listen to the calming sound of the waves while taking in the fresh atmosphere is a must. It is recommended to bring water and light snacks for sustenance.

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Photo: Zingnews

The sea offers a perfect backdrop for watching the colors of the sky change. Visitors can choose a suitable location to witness breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. The sunset on the island is particularly captivating, with its deep blue sky and shimmering clouds creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

The most enchanting time of the day is when the sun sets, the heat subsides, and the gathering begins to prepare dinner. Cu Lao Cau is an ideal destination for camping overnight and waking up to a warm and peaceful dawn.

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Photo: Zingnews

Don’t miss the opportunity to try the delicious seafood dishes of Cu Lao Cau. The island offers a wide variety of seafood, including redfish, shellfish, snails, and other fresh ingredients from the sea. Visitors can pre-order food for camping or purchase freshly prepared seafood along the way.

With its semi-desert terrain adorned by low shrubs, Cu Lao Cau experiences the characteristic sunshine and wind of the South Central Coast climate. Tourism on the island has some limitations, making it perfect for young adventurers who appreciate the beauty of nature.

Photo: Zingnews
Photo: Zingnews
Charlotte Pho