Vinh Hy Bay

Charming and peaceful bays are often unavoidable tourist draws but Vinh Hy Bay is thankfully still under-the-radar of mass tourism. Embraced by tree-clad mountains and blue sea, Vinh Hy Bay appears pristine, mesmerizing, and irresistible for tourists to wriggling their toes in the sand or even venture a little further.

Location

Vinh Hy Bay is a small bay close to Ninh Chu Beach, northeast of Ninh Thuan Province. Its body of water on three sides is enclosed by Nui Chua National Park. With calm waters and jungle wilderness, Vinh Hy Bay becomes a natural harbor for various species to shelter as well as a fabulously peaceful location for many upscale resorts.

Photo by @William Thompson

Best time to visit Vinh Hy Bay

The bay is bestowed with pleasant and sunny weather all-year-round so tourists literally can visit the bay at any time of the year. However, for the best experiences, you should attempt to travel from May to August.

How to get to Vinh Hy Bay

Transportation to Vinh Hy Bay is quite convenient with frequent buses from Phan Rang City (37km away).

Photo by @Hung Nguyen Long

From Cam Ranh International Airport, renting a boat to Vinh Hy Bay is the optimal option. Upon arrival My Thanh Bridge, speedboats are available to transfer passengers to the bay.

Besides, adventurous travelers can also choose a motorbike for a scenic drive following 1A Highway to this tourist spot.

Best things to do in Vinh Hy Bay

Visit Rai Cave (Hang Rai)

Despite being called a "cave", Hang Rai is actually a rugged, overlapping rock formation overlooking the sea. The extraordinary beauty of Hang Rai appeals throngs of tourists to take photo hunts.

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Explore Nui Chua National Park

For those who love to get close to nature, see real endangered species, and breathe the dust-free atmosphere, Nui Chua National Park is a wonderful place to come.

Snorkling/scuba-diving

Not only possessing splendid natural sceneries, Vinh Hy Bay also has clean seawaters and vast coral reef. Those are perfect conditions for scuba-diving and snorkeling to discover things underwater.

Photo : ninhthuan.tintuc.vn

Go fishing on a glass-deck boat: tourists can get on a unique boat with transparent bottom and try fishing at Vinh Hy fishing village with the help of local fishermen.

What to eat

In addition to offering the wild beauty without crowds, Vinh Hy Bay is a seafood heaven. Tourists should not miss some local specialties namely "lau chao ca chem", "nhum nuong" (fried sea chestnut), "oc vo", and lobsters.

Photo : cookpad.com

Useful Information

  • Location: Vinh Hy, Ninh Thuan
  • Best for: All visitors
  • Entrance: N/A
  • Hours: Day time visit is recommended
  • Distance to city center: 27.4km (17.0 mi)
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