Lost in Nha Phu Bay – Tropical Paradise in the Heart of the Ocean

July 15, 2020 7 mins to read

Nha Phu Bay has recently emerged as a hot spot that’s been grabbing the attention of travel enthusiasts for its pristine beaches and diverse, stunning ecosystems. Every year, Nha Phu Bay welcomes thousands of tourists. Let’s take a virtual tour around this beautiful bay with Vietnampeace.com!

1. Brief Introduction to Nha Phu Bay

Location: Located 15km north of Nha Trang city center, in Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam.

Nha Phu Bay, also known as Nha Phu Lagoon, used to be called Nha Phu Estuary due to its abundant shrimp and fish population, reflecting the area’s prosperity. This was the name used by the Cham people. However, as more Kinh people settled in the region, the name gradually transitioned to Nha Phu Bay or Nha Phu Lagoon.

Being one of the largest bays in Khanh Hoa province, Nha Phu Bay connects two famous “siblings”: Van Phong Bay and Nha Trang Bay. Covering an area of ​​over 1500 hectares, it’s home to many beautiful islands, big and small, such as Hon Thi, Monkey Island, Hon Sam, Hon Da Bac, Ninh Van Resort, and more.

With its title as a paradise of beautiful beaches and rich ecosystems, Nha Phu Bay has become a magnet for tourists visiting Nha Trang.

2. Best Time to Visit Nha Phu Bay

The best time to visit Nha Phu Bay is during the dry season, from January to September. The weather during this time is perfect for outdoor activities like exploring mountains, rivers, and beautiful beaches.

3. How to Get to Nha Phu Bay

To reach Nha Phu Bay, the first step for tourists is to arrive at Da Chong Port – Vinh Luong. Here, tourists can purchase boat tickets to reach the bay. You can choose from various tour packages offering comprehensive services for an exciting journey exploring Nha Phu Bay.

– By Plane

If you’re in Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, flying is the most convenient and time-saving option. You can book tickets from Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, or Jetstar Pacific to Cam Ranh Airport, then continue your journey to the bay. Keep an eye out for promotions to grab affordable tickets!

– By Train

For budget-conscious travelers, taking the train is an option. It takes over 27 hours from Hanoi to Nha Trang, with prices ranging from 660,000 VND to 2 million VND. From Ho Chi Minh City, it takes only 9 hours with prices from 200,000 VND to 900,000 VND. After arriving at the station, continue your journey to the bay.

– By Bus

Many bus options have different travel times, ranging from 500,000 VND to 600,000 VND.

If you’re in the center of Nha Trang city, you can choose various transportation options like buses, cars, taxis, or motorcycles for adventurers.

From the center of Nha Trang city, follow National Highway 1A towards Hanoi for about 17km until you reach Da Chong Port. From here, tourists can buy boat tickets to the bay, including transportation and island exploration fees.

4. Ticket Prices for Nha Phu Bay

Ticket prices for Nha Phu Bay are as follows:

  • Adults: 550,000 VND per person
  • Children: 350,000 VND per person

The ticket prices include transportation fees, enthusiastic tour guides, ferry services, circus performances, island exploration, freshwater bathing, tent seats, lunch at a restaurant with a 7-course menu, bottled water (500ml per person), and tourist hats.

5. What Makes Nha Phu Bay Attractive to Tourists?

5.1. Monkey Island – Kingdom of Monkeys

Like a gem floating in Nha Phu Bay, Monkey Island resembles a spearhead thrusting into the sea. In addition to its name, locals call it Monkey Island, which sounds intriguing and familiar.

With an area of ​​33 hectares, Monkey Island is home to over 1200 monkeys living naturally on the island, including three species: red-shanked douc langurs, red-faced yellow langurs, and long-tailed gray langurs.

Previously, Monkey Island was a breeding ground for monkeys for vaccine production. However, as research progressed, vaccines no longer required monkeys, so the island was handed over to Long Phu Tourism Joint Stock Company to develop and attract more tourists.

A little tip: During the Fruit Mountain Festival, visitors can enjoy a lively atmosphere with fruit displays and various unique activities.

5.2. Visit Hon Thi in Nha Phu Bay

Hon Thi Island is located in the heart of Nha Phu Bay, about 20km north of Nha Trang city and 15 minutes by boat from Monkey Island. With a reasonably large area of over 500 hectares, it boasts an ecosystem of forests, valleys, and wild animals.

Unlike its “siblings,” Hon Thi served as a military base, the headquarters of the Ngũ Đài Sơn defensive line led by the hero Nguyen Hue in the past. The island is also a habitat for various rare animals from Africa, such as deer, antelope, and ostriches. This is a highlight that attracts many visitors.

5.3. Explore the Suoi Hoa Lan Tourist Area

The next stop on the journey is the Suoi Hoa Lan tourist area, located on Hon Heo Peninsula, about 50km from Nha Trang city by road. This place is praised for its relaxed, gentle climate and stunning natural scenery.

Venturing into Hon Heo, visitors climb to the mountaintop, pass through the mangrove forest, and arrive at a freshwater stream called Hoa Lan. The tourist area is named after this stream, which resembles the “pink thread” of Nguyet Lao, connecting Hon Heo Peninsula and Nha Phu Bay.

At the Suoi Hoa Lan tourist area, visitors can immerse themselves in the beauty of nature, breathe in the cool mountain air, and feel the freshness from the waterfalls created by nature. True to its name, the island is abundant with various orchids. Visitors can also enjoy observing over 100 types of orchids in full bloom here.

The Suoi Hoa Lan area also has a zoo, which is quite interesting for those who like to take photos of elephants, antelopes, and ostriches.

5.4. Mangrove Forest in Nha Phu Bay

The final destination on the journey to Nha Phu Bay is the mangrove forest, covering an area of ​​about 40 hectares. This area is considered a green wall, playing a crucial role in the ecosystem by shielding against the impact of waves and wind and preventing coastal erosion.

The mangrove forest is also home to many aquatic animals, such as fish, shrimp, and birds. Previously, the original mangrove forest area in Nha Phu Bay was up to 200 hectares. However, the forest area has been significantly reduced due to human activities. Therefore, we must know how to protect and preserve this unique ecosystem.

In conclusion, Nha Phu Bay stands as a testament to Vietnam’s pristine beauty and rich biodiversity. With its captivating landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and fascinating attractions like Monkey Island, Hon Thi, Suoi Hoa Lan, and the mangrove forests, it’s a paradise waiting to be explored.

Whether seeking adventure, relaxation, or a deeper connection with nature, Nha Phu Bay has something for everyone. With the insightful guidance provided by Vietnampeace.com, your journey to this tropical haven is bound to be filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

So, pack your bags, embark on an adventure, and let Nha Phu Bay enchant you with its splendor. Trust in Vietnampeace.com to lead you on a remarkable voyage through this hidden gem of Vietnam’s coastline. Discover the magic of Nha Phu Bay and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature’s masterpiece.

Vịnh Nha Phu rộng lớn (Ảnh ST)

Large Nha Phu Bay (Photo ST)

Bãi tắm Hòn Lao còn hoang sơ (Ảnh ST)

Hon Lao’s pristine beach (Photo ST)

Hòn Hèo trong xanh thơ mộng (Ảnh ST)

The romantic Hon Heo (Photo ST)

Đầm Nha Phu sở hữu nhiều đảo lớn nhỏ (Ảnh ST)

Nha Phu Lagoon owns many large and small islands (Photo ST)

Hòn Lao điểm đến thú vị khi tới vịnh Nha Phu (Ảnh ST)

Hon Lao attractive destination when coming to Nha Phu Bay (Photo ST)

Khu khách tới với đảo Khỉ rất đông (Ảnh ST)

Visitor area to Monkey Island is very crowded (Photo ST)

Khỉ trên đảo rất rạn người (Ảnh ST)

Monkeys on the island are very stretched (Image ST)

Trải nghiệm hoạt động lặn biển trên đảo Khỉ thuộc vịnh Nha Phu (Ảnh ST)

Experience diving activities on the island (Photo ST)

Khung cảnh từ trên cao của Hòn Hèo (Ảnh ST)

View from above of Hon Heo (Photo ST)

Đi dạo thưởng thức hương thơm của hoa lan nơi này (Ảnh ST)

Take a walk to enjoy the scent of orchids here (Image ST)

Bắn súng sơn hấp dẫn du khách (Ảnh ST)

Paint a gun to attract tourists (Photo ST)

Thưởng thức ẩm thức các vùng miền tại vịnh Nha Phu Suối Hoa Lan (Ảnh ST)

Enjoy the cuisine of the regions in Huong Viet (Photo ST)

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