Cu Lao Xanh - a Blue Lagoon of Vietnam

Located 13 nautical miles from Quy Nhon city, Cu Lao Xanh is a beautiful and peaceful small island, a new paradise waiting for tourists to explore.
July 25, 2020 | 14:24
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Cu Lao Xanh from above. Photo:

Cu Lao Xanh, also known as Van Phi island, is a small island near Xuan Dai Bay (Phu Yen province) but its administrative boundary belongs to Nhon Chau island commune, Quy Nhon city, Binh Dinh province.

Due to such special location, there are numerous directions to Cu Lao Xanh, by hiring a boat of fishermen in Vinh Hoa village (Song Cau town, Phu Yen province), or from Bai Xep (Ghenh Rang ward, Quy Nhon). These two both need additional wooden boats of indigenous fishermen, as tourism has not been developed.

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Cu Lao Xanh's port. Photo:

The most popular way is to start at Ham Tu port, about 1km from Quy Nhon city center. There are two optional vehicles for tourists: high-speed canoe with the price of 150-200 thousand VND / way, which must be reserved beforehand. If cheaper, there are wooden boats of 30 thousand VND per person, only two turns per day. It takes 30- 40 minutes for canoeing and 2 hours for wooden boats arriving.

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Cu Lao Xanh from above. Photo:

The island is about 365ha with a population of about 2,300 people distributed over three villages. The position is almost completely separated into the sea, about 20km from Quy Nhon city, 6km from Song Cau town (Phu Yen). As far as it is, Cu Lao Xanh is definitely strange on the tourist map of our country, a very unspoiled destination that has not suffered much from the impact of tourism.

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Cu Lao Xanh has nearly no impact of tourism. Photo:

Cu Lao Xanh can make impression at the first sight, a small, absolutely "blue" island as its name, from the sky, sea to vegetation on the island. Even standing at the jetty, where concentrates boats, fishing villages, motor oil ... , it is rarely seen rubbish, a problem that many islands in Vietnam are facing.

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The absolutely "blue" island. Photo:

The most ideal time to visit the island is from March to August, which also coincides with the whole Middle coast travel season. Tourists should avoid going to Cu Lao Xanh in the rainy season, the rough sea, especially from October to January next year.

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The main means of transportation on the island for tourists is the friendly and renovated tram system, motorbikes for rent are rare and mostly for homestay guests. Photo:
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Cu Lao Xanh lighthouse, which was built by the French 100 years ago. Photo:
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The fishing boats seeing from the lighthouse. Photo:
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The Youth Flagpole, also known as the National Flagpole. Photo:
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A lot of beaches for tourists to explore. Photo:
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The most beautiful beaches here are Bai Nho, Bai Gala, Bai Dong, Bai Nam (watching the sunset). Photo:
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Activities on beach at Cu Lao Xanh. Photo:
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Thao Nguyen rocks. Photo:
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Thao Nguyen includes a natural forest of rock with many different shapes and colors, which is majestic and romantic, often chosen as a "check-in" place to take photos of your poses.
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