Binh Hung Island is located quite near to Binh Ba island and known as a “hidden gem” of Khanh Hoa. Tourists often visit both island at one time. And like Binh Ba, Binh Hung’s beauties remain intact from influences of tourism.
Summer is best time to visit this remote paradise while October and November are not suitable because of storms.
How to get to Binh Hung Island
From land, you have to arrive in Kinh beach to move inside the island or you can sail from Binh Ba directly. Get to Binh Tien Beach to catch a boat. The boat ride from Binh Tien to Binh Hung Island takes only 10 minutes. You can spend some time on Binh Tien Beach since Binh Tien is one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam.
The wharf to Binh Hung is located in the middle of the Vinh Hy-Binh Tien pass, a 17 kilometre stretch of scenic coastal road in Ninh Thuan province. At the beach, negotiate for a fishermen boat tour to take you to the island and back.
Where to stay on Binh Hung Island
There are no hotels in Binh Hung, only some hostels owned by islanders. If you want to experience something new, you should spend the nights in a floating raft house with only 50,000 – 70,000VND per person. Tourists could sleep on hammocks or on the mattress.
What to see & do in Binh Hung Island
Kinh beach is a perfect place to swim with very clear water, long and shallow beach so it’s safe for children.
The special Freshwater Beach has a freshwater stream running down from Chua Mountain. This beach is safe for swimming and water games with low sea level.
Egg Stone beach
Egg Stone beach is full of huge egg like shaped rocks making a very unique landscape. This beach is only for sightseeing, swimming is dangerous because the rocks and reefs.
Chut Island’s Lighthouse
Chut Island’s lighthouse is built on 1988 to inform the ships the sea area of Khanh Hoa province. The view of Cam Ranh bay on the top of the lighthouse is picturesque and romantic, a wonderful place to take photos.
What to eat in Binh Hung Island
There are 3 famous type of lobster in Binh Hung Island with high export value, bringing the main financial resource for local people. Lobsters are often processed simply such as steaming, baking, or porridge cooking… but enough to captivate the diners with delicious and sweet flavors and fragrant.
Sea urchin, known as Cau Gai or Nhum in Vietnamese, is an easy to prepare dish which could be eaten alive with mustard, roasted with onion and butter. Particularly, urchin soup distilled with eggs is a perfect combination between colors and tastes of foods, creating a nutritious dish and also an effective medicine for health improvement.