My 5: Lau Thu Homestay – Cham Island, Vietnam.

Lau Thu Homestay Bai Huong Village Cham Island Vietnam

1. May 2018. Cham Island’s accommodation scene is still pretty undeveloped, with just a couple of hostels and a scattering of homestays that provide an authentic experience right in the home of a local family. Having read some excellent reviews online, I opted to stay with Lau Thu Homestay in Bai Huong Village. This modest […]

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My 5: Bai Chong Beach – Cham Island, Vietnam.

Bai Chong Beach Cham Island Vietnam

1. May 2018. I decided to save Cham Island’s so called best beach till last, penciling in a visit for my final afternoon before heading back to Hoi An. So how would it measure up against the understated strip of Bai Xep and the handsome but plastic-ridden Bai Ong? This beach is located in the southwest […]

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My 5: Bai Ong Beach – Cham Island, Vietnam.

Bai Ong Beach Cham Island Vietnam

1. May 2018. It had taken me a good chunk of the day to get to Bai Ong Beach, but at last I’d finally arrived! First I’d taken a twenty minute motorbike ride from Bai Huong Village to Bai Xep Beach. After a short while there I strolled through Bai Lang Village, hiding from the […]

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My 5: Bai Lang Village – Cham Island, Vietnam.

Bai Lang Village Cham Island Vietnam

1. May 2018. Bai Lang is Cham Island’s biggest and most developed village, but that’s not really saying much! Served by Hon Lao Port, there are a few residential lanes, a handful of restaurants and a modest stretch of beach. It took me about ten minutes to pass through on my way to nearby Bai […]

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My 5: Bai Xep Beach – Cham Island, Vietnam.

Bai Xep Beach Cham Island Vietnam

1. May 2018. There are a number of gorgeous beaches on Vietnam’s Cham Island. This tiny one, expertly hidden between the villages of Bai Huong and Bai Lang, often gets missed altogether. Firstly it’s partly concealed from the main road, where one could easily pass by without even realizing it exists. Secondly it’s usually deserted, […]

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My 5: Bai Huong Temple – Cham Island, Vietnam.

Bai Huong Temple Bai Huong Village Cham Island

1. May 2018. There is very little to Cham Island’s lazy Bai Huong Village. A lone market street, right on the beach, is home to a handful of restaurants and there are about half a dozen homestays scattered about the leafy residential streets. The only village sight is this rambling Buddhist temple just across from […]

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My 5: Bai Huong Village – Cham Island, Vietnam.

Bai Huong Village Cham Island Vietnam

1. May 2018. Sleepy Bai Huong Village is one of four hamlets open to receiving travellers on Vietnam’s gorgeous Cham Island (Hon Lao). I got here via speedboat from Hoi An Harbour, which made light albeit choppy work of the nine nautical miles between island and mainland. A poky ferry, packed full of locals, boxes, […]

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