Introduction of Binh Ba
Binh Ba is a small island on the area of 3 km2, in Cam Binh Commune, Cam Ranh City, Khanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam. It is located in Cam Ranh Bay, 60 km from Nha Trang city to the West, 15 km from Ba Ngoi Port to the North.
Its population is about 3500 people. Because it is a military island, there are only Vietnamese tourists, not foreigners. There are many services such as electric bicycles, motorbike hiring, feed fish.
How to get to Binh Ba
To get to Binh Ba, you can go by air to Cam Ranh airport, and back to Ba Ngoi Port, or go to Nha Trang by train. You can browse on website vetau.com.vn to find the schedule and price of each kind of train. From Nha Trang, you can hire motorbike to head to Ba Ngoi Port, about 60km along Bai Dai coast, Cam Ranh airport.
From Ba Ngoi Port to Binh Ba, there are 2 ways: go by cano 100.000d per ticket for about 20 minutes, go by ship 35.000 per ticket for nearly 1 hour. Cano is available whenever you want, but ship is as follow:
– Ba Ngoi – Binh Ba: 7:00 a.m, 10:00 a.m, 1:30 p.m, 4:00 p.m
– Binh Ba – Ba Ngoi: 5:00 a.m, 9:00 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 4:30 p.m
Note: Ba Ngoi Port has 2 ports. You should ask the locals which the port to Binh Ba is, they will show you very enthusiastically.
Entertainment in Binh Ba:
In Binh Ba, there are many beautiful beaches. Although they are not mostly primitive, the water is so clear and pure that you can watch corals.
Old House grounds: It is forbidden to enter for it is military area. However, it is one of the most beautiful beaches to visit in Binh Ba. There is a way to detour, but if you hire a ship or use tour service on the island, they can publicly lead you into. You can watch corals, and swim in the sea, but not camp overnight.
Nom grounds: It has great wave and pure water, which is suitable for sea bathing. It allows to camp overnight, but not to watch sunrise.
Chuong grounds: The people are quite, the water is not clear, gabbage is much, but some beaches are in beautiful area. For its desertation, tents are able to put up. You can watch sunrise from here. Anyone who doesn’t stay on this grounds can come here to watch sunrise.
Me grounds and turtle island: In my opinion, it is the most quiet. However, it is very difficult to down to this island. If I re-arrive, I will choose this to camp BBQ. Watching from the top down to the water’s colour is so stimulating.
You should hire a motorbike to drive around Binh Ba. The road in Binh Ba is so beautiful. Some slopes are so stiff to drive interestingly. You can head to historical site such as blockhouse, gun base, tunnel along the mountain to watch the panorama of the island.
Meal and rest on Binh Ba
Binh Ba has many hotels, many homestays are spaciously built, the cost is 200.000 to 300.000 per night.
If you arrive in Binh Ba, you should try lobster, because Binh Ba is called The island of lobster. The price of lobster caught at the site is about 1800.000 per kg. In addition, there are many restaurants serving soft noodles, banh can, banh canh, the price fluctuates from 20.000 to 30.000 per portion
Reference price is that: sepioteuthis : 250.000d-350.000/kg, ground cuttle 180.000- 250.000/kg, conidae: 80.000d/kg, lambis chiragra: 100.000d/ kg, ta pi lu fish: 80.000-100.000/ portion/ each, a meal with 4 dishes is 100.000 per each.
Train ticket from Saigon to Nhatrang: 400.000 ( return ticket for one person)
– Motorbike hiring: 300.000 – 400.000 for a motorbike in 2 days
– Ticket to the island 100.000 for cano, 35.000 for boat
– Motel on the island: 300.000 per night
– Motorbike hiring on the island: 260.000 fof 3 days
– Food and drink on the island: 80.000 – 100.000 for a main meal, and 30.000 for am additional meal
If you have time, you can yourself go to explore the island and enjoy freely. If not, you can hire a tour of the locals: 1200.000 per each for food and drink, sleeping. If you do so, I ensure that you will comfortably eat and drink . If you don’t want to stay at hotel, you can tell the tour guide to discount the expense of hotel.
You should choose a good motorbike. If it is an old one, you will have difficulties climbing slopes.
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