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Cham Island, Hoi An

| 26 Apr 2013
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26 Apr 2013

Cham Island is one of Vietnam's most picturesque coastal spots. Lush forest, stunning beaches and a cute village make a day trip to the island very worthwhile. Snorkelling and diving are also popular during the summer months.

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Cham Island, 27 kilometres off the Hoi An coast is a pristine paradise that has so far avoided the heavy hand of Vietnam’s tourism developers. Its beaches, forests and a quaint village make it one of the most picturesque coastal spots in the entire country. While change is inevitable, let’s hope that when it comes, it’s more suited to the environment than much of the coastal development that’s occurred elsewhere on Vietnam’s spectacular coast.

Cham Island,Hoi An,Vietnam
Photo: Mark BowyerThe small village on Cham Island
The island is at its best during the summer months between April and September and even during those months they can be witness to some serious storm activity. Diving is less worthwhile in the cooler months. Check with the dive operators for more specific seasonal information.

Apart from the views and beaches, Cham Island is a popular snorkelling and dive spot.

A number of companies based out of Hoi An operate day trips to the island. Travellers should work out whether they want to focus on diving or snorkelling, or simply enjoying the island itself with its beautiful beach and village.

Cham Island boat trip,Hoi An,Vietnam
Photo: Mark BowyerDiving off Cham Island, Hoi An

There are some very basic packages available for overnighting on the island as well.

Dive companies include:

Cham Island Diving
88 Nguyen Thai Hoc, HoiAn.
Tel: +84 (0)510 3910782

Rainbow Divers
39b Tran Hung Dao Street
Hoi An, Vietnam, Tel :- +84 (0)914-224-102

Kharma Waters
63 Cua Dai Street
Quang Nam Province
+84 510 3927632
Mark Bowyer
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