Famed for its breathtaking winding path that stretches across the sea to wild and primitive beaches, Diep Son Island, off the coast of Nha Trang, is a great place to visit if you want to cast off the humidity from the city.
Located in Van Phong Bay (60km from Nha Trang), it consists of three small separated islets and is home to 97 households who use the island as their home and base for fishing trips.
Each day, electricity is only available from 6:00pm – 9:00pm thanks to a dynamo. There is one school for all the children from kindergarten to Grade 5. Every afternoon, small wooden boats from the mainland will carry people from Tan Dan Village to Diep Son to collect the daily fishing harvest and this is the most bustling time at this tranquil village.
A rustic island that never attracted much attention from tourists, Diep Son suddenly became very famous from some photos posted on social media networks, and has since seen a marked increase in visitors who have become enamored with the humble residents and beautiful natural landscape. However, this has brought its own set of consequences in the form of increased noise pollution and littering of plastic and waste.
Many tourists come to Diep Son to marvel at its beautiful winding path which is half submerged in the crystal waters, and dries completely when water subsides. There are also many hidden coves and caves scattered across the island that are perfect for exploration from a curious and determined visitor.
To get to the island, tourists can take a boat from Van Gia Port (60km from Nha Trang center).
From Van Gia Port, tourists can take Phuong Dong Boat which departs around 9 am and returns to the mainland at 5 pm.