"Taking your own life in your hands" Nha Trang Tourist Trap Tip by irishsickboy

Nha Trang Tourist Traps: 12 reviews and 2 photos

We went on a 'Island hopping trip' for $7 that promised snorkelling and exploring the 4 local islands.

It was more a poor attempt at an 18-30 cruise from the 1980's! For a start you dont get anywhere near the islands and you wouldnt want to as a lot of construction work is being done everywhere. and the beaches were just stones

The life vests they provide fly off when you hit the water, nearly drowning me and many more that found out the hard way. Add to the fact that there is so many boats in the area it's very dangerous. Several people (me included) near got trapped between 2 boats as they moved close to each other.

The 3rd island... was promised as a 'water park' all lies.

20,000 Dong is demanded of you as soon as you walk 10 feet down the peir and there is nothing there apart from crap for sale and people demanding 25,000 Dong to sit on deck chair! The 'beach' was all rocks and rubbish was laying everywhere

The last island was a an aqaurium. 25,000 Dong again. I didnt even bother getting off the boat.

I was hoping for sun kissed islands and snorkelling like in Phuket, Thailand. What i got was mutton dressed up as lamb.

Save the money and avoid this mess

Unique Suggestions: Stay on the boat if you cant swin

Fun Alternatives: Stay on the main beach at Nha Trang, its free and much cleaner

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  • Written Jun 14, 2008
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