Charm Island in Vietnam – A Short Guide

 

Charm Island Vietnam | Image Courtesy: By Kok Leng Yeo [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Charm Island Vietnam | Image Courtesy: By Kok Leng Yeo [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Charm Island is a collective of 8 tiny islands that have been noted as the World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. Charm Island is ideal for beach side activities like sunbathing and snorkelling and enjoy a range of fresh seafood!

 

When to go

The best time to visit Charm Island is between the months from March to August, as the weather is generally quite nice and sunny and the sea is amazingly calm! However, the rest of the year, you’ll be faced with rough seas and stormy weather.

How to get there

If you’re staying at one of the many apartments in Ho Chi Minh City at properties such as Vista Residences that are located about an hour away from the property, you’ll be able to catch a 1 hour flight to the island!

Which beach

The beaches are drop dead gorgeous. White sands and turquoise waters are common and some of the best beaches on the island to visit are Bac beach, Bim beach, Huong beach, Lang beach, Chong beach, Ong beach or Xep beach.

What to do

Besides lazing around on the beautiful beaches, you can visit Charm Island ocean museum, Hai Tang pagoda, Tan Hiep market, Charm old well and the Yen temple.

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Spend your summer at Sri Lanka’s stunning east coast – Sun Sand And Sea

Summer is upon us! Quick! Pack your sunblock, over sized sun hat, flip flops and your sun glasses and get to the beach! Spend your summer holiday in the Sri Lanka’s dazzling east coast!

Trincomalee

 

Pigeon Island | Image Courtesy: By Dschen Reinecke (photo taken by Dschen Reinecke) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Pigeon Island | Image Courtesy: By Dschen Reinecke (photo taken by Dschen Reinecke) [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Commonly called Trinco, head over here if you’re looking for the perfect tan while you basically do nothing but lounge on the golden beaches. Snorkelling is a common activity at Pigeon Island, where you’ll be able to see sharks, turtles and tons of fish and coral!

Pasikudah

 

Pasikudah Beach | Image Courtesy: By Imaadwhd (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Pasikudah Beach | Image Courtesy: By Imaadwhd (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons


 

Pasikudah has to be one of my favourite beaches. Walk a couple of km in and the water will still only reach your waist! The beach is ideal for leisurely swimming and enjoying the tranquil waters of the Indian Ocean. The entire bay is dotted with beautiful Pasikuda beach hotels – with some properties such as Sunrise by Jetwing giving you direct access to the beach!

 

Batticaloa

 

Batticaloa Beach | Image Courtesy: By Indi Samarajiva (Flickr: Batti Beaches) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Batticaloa Beach | Image Courtesy: By Indi Samarajiva (Flickr: Batti Beaches) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Batticaloa can be found in the middle of Trinco and Arugam Bay (mentioned below). The lagoon and the nearby Gal Oya National Park is sprawling with wildlife from elephants to crocodiles! Endless white beaches bordered by swaying coconut trees are what you’ll be greeted with.

Arugam Bay

 

Arugam Bay Beach | Image Courtesy: By Kondephy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Arugam Bay Beach | Image Courtesy: By Kondephy (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

 

Arugam Bay is famously known to be an international surfing destination – attracting wave catches from around the world to ride the crazy big waves here.

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Manta Point in Maldives -Make it a point to visit this when in Maldives!

Maldives, the combination of 26 atolls, turquoise blue waters and extensive reefs, make this island nation a heaven on earth. The lucky souls who flock here to enjoy a vacation are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing leisure activities as there are so many. We recommend you trying out everything because they make up so many fun memories. And you can do this for a good price if you book right. There are plenty of Maldives holiday packages that cater especially for water sports. For example, some tour agencies like Vacation Maldives have customised diving packages. Book one of these and you’re guaranteed of a spectacular adventure under the waves. The renowned agent such as the above would take you to all the best diving sites in Maldives, like the one we are telling you about now which is the Manta Point!
The Manta Point is a popular diving site in Maldives located off the southeast coast of North Malé Atoll. This is so popular because the Manta Point is the best place to see Manta Rays in Maldives. Why? Because it’s a cleaning station just like a car wash of sorts!
Before explaining what a Manta Ray cleaning station is, let us explain to you about what exactly Manta Rays are. These are graceful creatures are classified as Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays). The larger species can grow as big as 23 feet! Manta Rays are found in subtropical, tropical and temperate waters like those of Maldives. They filter feed on large amounts of zooplankton. The Manta Rays depend on another type of creature for their survival, and these are cleaner wrasse, a tiny bright coloured fish. Wondering how a little fish can help such as big fish as the Manta Ray? Manta Rays depend on cleaner wrasse for the removal of parasites. It’s such a great example of the great balance in the marine ecosystem. The Mantas gets their troublesome parasites removed while the wrasse gets a good breakfast! (or lunch or dinner) The place where all this action takes place is called a ‘cleaning station’. And one of the best of these is the Manta Point.
Once you visit the Manta Point in Maldives, you will witness this amazing natural occurrence with your own eyes. The best time to go is in the morning when the water are clearest and there is an incoming current.

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