Binh Hung island travel guide

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Vietnam Backpack Travel Guide – The first image of Cam Ranh in our mind is the white sandy beach and the blue sea. Actually, there are plenty of places to explore in Cam Ranh such as: Dai beach, Dong beach, Khanh Son mountain, especially Binh Tien and Binh Lap where have both seascape and mountainous scene. Moreover, Binh Ba Island, the biggest island in Cam Ranh is well-known. Not far from Binh Ba Island, Binh Hung Island with delightful lighthouse and wild beaches locates at the foot of pass, a part of Binh Tien- Vinh Hy coastal path. Binh Hung island, which has another name of Chut island, is a true paradise for beach lovers who want to escape from the noise of big city.

Bình Hưng là một trong những điểm du lịch còn hoang sơ (Ảnh – Chan Kai)

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Where is Binh Hung Island?

Đảo Bình Hưng nằm cạnh Bình Ba, tạo thành một cụm du lịch nhỏ của Cam Ranh (Ảnh – Hương Thảo Nguyễn)

Binh Hung, a small island with over 1500 inhabitants, is under management of Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province. It is often considered as a rough crytal because of its’ wildness.

When should you travel to Binh Hung Island?

Đi biển vào mùa hè luôn là lựa chọn hợp lý nhất (Ảnh – Mondayne)

Visitors shouldn’t go to Binh Hung in October and November when there are many tropical storms. The best period for enjoying white sand and blue sea in sunshine is in summer.

Means of transportation to Binh Hung Island?

Bãi Kinh (Bình Tiên) cũng là một trong những bãi biển đẹp của dải đất Nam Trung Bộ (Ảnh – Đoàn Trương)

There are two ways to Binh Hung Island. The first one is that you go to Bai Kinh- Binh Tien then take a boat to the island. The other is hiring a private boat from Binh Ba Island (Contact to Mr. Ky- + 84 1235 902 406).

We offer some suggestions for going from Hanoi or Sai Gon to Bai Kinh- Binh Tien as following:

Going by airplane

Airlines in Vietnam provide many fights to Cam Ranh everyday. Therefore, it is a perfect choice for the busy. The cheapest airfare in June from Hanoi to Cam Ranh is about 2.500.000 VND (Vietjetair & Jetstar)- 3.500.000 VND (VietnamAirlines). If  you make a plan early, you can hunt cheaper ticket in promotion. 

Going by train

Bình minh trên những chuyến tàu (Ảnh – buiducthau)

You can take a train from Hanoi or Sai Gon to Thap Cham train station, then catch a taxi to Bai Kinh – Binh Tien (about 50 km). You could see Binh Hung Island from Bai Kinh. The following table is about train schedule from Hanoi and Sai Gon to Thap Cham:

SE1 & SE2
Depart time: 19:30 (Hanoi) Arrival time: 22:53 (Thap Cham)
Depart time: 19:30 (Saigon) Arrival time: 1:38 (Thap Cham)

SE3 & SE4
Depart time: 22:00 (Hanoi) Arrival time: 23:40 (Thap Cham)
Depart time: 22:00 (Saigon) Arrival time: 3:21 (Thap Cham)

SE5 & SE6
Depart time: 9:00 (Hanoi) Arrival time: 13:37 (Thap Cham)
Depart time: 9:00 (Saigon) Arrival time: 14:48 (Thap Cham)

SE7 & SE8
Depart time: 6:00 (Hanoi) Arrival time: 10:06 (Thap Cham)
Depart time: 6:00 (Saigon) Arrival time: 11:43 (Thap Cham)

TN1 & TN2
Depart time: 13:10 (Hanoi) Arrival time: 19:33 (Thap Cham)
Depart time: 13:10 (Saigon) Arrival time: 19:26 (Thap Cham)

TN3 & TN4
Depart time: 14:30 (Hanoi) Arrival time: 20:47 (Thap Cham)
Depart time: 14:00 (Saigon) Arrival time: 20:47 (Thap Cham)

SN4
Depart time: 21:25 (Saigon) Arrival time: 6:16 (Thap Cham)

SNT2
Depart time: 20:00 (Saigon) Arrival time: 3:32 (Thap Cham)

Tip: If you are from Hanoi, you should go to Binh Hung Island in a trip to Nha Trang and Binh Ba Island to save money.

Going by bus

Từ Bình Tiên chỉ mất khoảng 10 phút là sang tới Bình Hưng (Ảnh – Kent ツ )

You should take a bus from Sai Gon to Nha Trang then go out of it at My Thanh Bridge. Because there is no public means of transportation to Bai Kinh (about 20 km), you should catch hire motorbike driver or hire car for big group.

Readmore : Sleeing buses from Sai Gon to Nha Trang

Hostels in Binh Hung island

Bình Hưng giờ có rất nhiều nhà nghỉ, dịch vụ (Ảnh – nguyenhoaa)

If you went to Binh Hung Island many years ago, there would be few choices of hostels. However, many hostels were built in recent years as a result of tourism development. You should contact to hostel owners to make reservation with meals if you want.

Tham Trang Hostel
Address: Binh Hung Island, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province
Telephone number: +84 935 532 356

Bich Thao Hostel
Address: Binh Hung Island, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province
Telephone number: +84 945 954 938

Cam Hong Hostel
Address: Binh Hung Island, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province
Telephone number: + 84 125 945 0946/ + 84 125 354 2285

Hong Nhan Hostel
Address: Binh Hung Island, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province
Telephone number: + 84 942 704 480

Binh Hung Quan Hostel
Address: Binh Hung Island, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province
Telephone number: +84 916 650 249

Bao Bao Hostel
Address: Binh Hung Island, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province
Telephone number: + 84 124 504 3596/ + 84 967 615 375

In addition, if you would like to have new experience in sleeping on floating house, we can consider some following suggestions:

Truong Sa Floating House
Address: Binh Hung Island, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province
Telephone number: + 84 919 614 479/ +84 1234 855 845

Hung Phat Floating House
Address: Binh Hung Island, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province
Telephone number: + 84 918 309 346/ +84 935 453 455

Travel cost to Binh Hung Island

Where should you visit in Binh Hung Island?

Bai Kinh

Bãi Kinh (Ảnh – vidongan)

Bai Kinh is the first beach you put your feet on the way to Binh Hung Island. It also is a small harbor for ship from mainland to the Island and versa. Therefore, it is very convenient for travelers. If you go from the mainland, you just park your car then walk down to the beach. If you are on the island, you spend 20.000 VND on a round-trip boat ticket. Boats would run all time in a day so you could go whenever you want.

Bai Kinh is pretty shallow beach with clean water. Therefore, it is suitable entertainment place for the whole family and safe for children. There are plenty of available tents for travelers on the beach.

Bai Nuoc Ngot

Vẻ đẹp hoang sơ của bãi Nước Ngọt (Ảnh – Mèo Già)

This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Cam Ranh Bay. The water level is pretty low, often under the adult’s hip and about 15- 20m length. Therefore, Bai Nuoc Ngot is a safe beach for children and non-swimmable people. Besides that,  a freshwater spring flowing through Nui Chua national forest behind the beach creates a unique terrain.

Bai Chuoi

Bãi Chuối (Ảnh – Ngọc Hùng)

This is a the largest as well as deepest beach in Binh Hung Island. Consequently, it is perfect choice for someone swims well or wears lifejacket. The sand in the beach is very clean. The resident often use it to build their house. The water here is as green as banana leaves, which is strange. As a result, not only the Vietnamese but also foreigners travel to this beach.

Bai Chuong

Bãi Chướng (Ảnh – Internet)

Bai Chuong locates behind the island remains its’ wild beauty. From the beach, you could see the Binh Ba Island which is known as lobster island, and futher is South China Sea. It also is the place to welcome the first sunrise on the island.

Bai Cay Me

Bãi Cây Me (Ảnh – Kienxu)

It locates on Binh Hung Island but you have to go by boat to there. The beach was created by coral so that it is small and clean. Water here is as clean as in swimming pool, travelers even could see the bottom under 5 m. There is a big rock at the centre of beach, which is wonderful destination for taking great picture.

Bai Da Trung

Bãi Đá Trứng, Bình Hưng (Ảnh – Ho Leduy)

The first impression you have when visiting this beach is stones which are as big and round as dinosaur eggs. As a result, it would be safe to have a look rather than swim. To go to the beach, you need go up to Hon Chut lighthouse then go along with small mountainous path on the right. It is not easy as well as challenging path if you have enough heath and passion. If often takes about 10 minutes to walk.

Hon Chut Lighthouse

Hải đăng Hòn Chút (Ảnh – Bee TTruong)

Hon Chut Lighthouse is in Binh Hung village, Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa province. The lighthouse was built in 1988 on purpose of indentifying Khanh Hoa province’s location as well as helping vessels in the waters of Khanh Hoa orientate. Standing on the lighthouse, visitors could see busy life of ships in the Cam Ranh harbor, vast sea dotted with small boats in further view.

Ngọc Sương Resort

Cảnh quen thuộc đã xuất hiện trong Những nụ hôn rực rỡ (Ảnh – Binh Nguyen)

Although Ngoc Suong does not locate in Binh Hung Island, it is pretty convenient to visit. There are many films such as “the glowing kisses” or “the nice girl” taken some scenes in the resort.

What food should you try?

Các loại hải sản ở Bình Hưng ngon và rẻ (Ảnh – Tri Nguyen)

Actually, it is obvious that seafood is a priority in your food list when you visit islands. As Binh Ba, you could enjoy lobster in here. You can easily buy seafood and cook on floating houses.

  • Types of snails: cone snail, moon snail, finger snail, garlic snail, etc
  • Grilled lobster
  • Grilled squid with green pepper
  • Grilled oysters with onion
  • Seafood soup
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