Located in Van Phong bay, around 60km from Nha Trang, Diep Son islands, also known as Robinson’s, are three small separated islets famed for their breathtaking winding paths and wild beaches.
Diep Son is home to 97 households who use the islands as their home and base for fishing trips. Each day, electricity is only available from 6pm - 9pm thanks to dyamo. There is one school for all the children from kindergarten to Grade 5. Every afternoon, small wooden boats from the mainland carry people from Tan Dan village to Diep Son to collect the daily fishing harvest and this is the most bustling time here.
The locals however, are happier having regular visitors to their little island for reasons that you would not expect. “Every day, we come here to catch crabs, but we are so scared of ghosts at night, because there are many old graves in this spot. But now, we feel much safer with lots of to urists because they will scare the ghosts away! Of course, sometimes the visitors are noisy and bring big electronic speakers, but most of them are very friendly and kind to us,” said a young fisherwoman.
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Many tourists come to Diep Son to marvel at a beautiful winding path which is half submerged in the crystal waters, and dries completely when water subsides. There are also many hidden coves and caves scattered across the island that are perfect for exploration by curious and determined visitors.
How to get there
To get there, tourists can take a boat from Van Gia port, 60km from Nha Trang city center. From Van Gia port, you can take Phuong Dong boat which departs around 9am and returns to the mainland at 5pm. This is a market boat, so it can carry so many things including people, animals and furniture.
If you want to be more comfort- able, you can also contact Tu Nghia at 01667 982 151, or Bình at 0905 166 736 before coming to the port, then they will take you to Diep Son at the time of your choosing on their boat. It costs around VND50,000/ guest for group of 6-8. On the island, you can contact Pha at 01213636125 for a homestay service if you wish to stay overnight.