Mai Nha Island: Phu Yen’s deserted heaven

With no electricity, Mai Nha Island in Phu Yen Province supplies a simple type of “deserted island” experience where you can leave the crowds, kick back and enjoy nature.

A view of Mai Nha (Roofing System) Island from the An Hai Neighborhood pier in Tuy An Area, Phu Yen Province.

According to neighborhood tourist guide Vo Van Dieu, the island was formerly only checked out by citizens that pertained to fish or harvest fish and shellfish. Currently, even more individuals understand about the island, however its natural beauty and also peace continues to be maintained.

Pictures by Dieu Vo

The water on Mai Nha is clean and also crystal-clear.

Dieu stated that the most effective time to go to Mai Nha Island is from April to August, when the sea is tranquil, the water is clear and the climate is bright and completely dry. You can take pleasure in kayaking, snorkeling and also reefs watching on the southwest side of the island, where the rocky coasts satisfy heaven ocean. Yet the seas obtain rough from September to April next year.

Vacationers can take a boat to Mai Nha Island.

You can spend a day on the island or camp over night to watch the sunup and also sunset on either its “front” or “back” beaches. You can bring your very own camping tent or lease one for VND100,000 to VND200,000 ($4.26 to $8.52).

A rough beach at the “back” of the island.

The front coastline has some short-term outdoors tents set up by locals that can assist you purchase and also prepare fish and shellfish. They also sell other products you might need. This side of the island is more sheltered from the wind, making it less complicated to pitch your tent and light a fire.

A verdant location on the back of the island.

The “back coastline” uses a magnificent sight of the rocky shore, cliffs, caves and natural pools. This is where you can enjoy the sunup as well as sundown, take pictures and fish. The natural swimming pools are developed by seawater entraped in the crevices of the rocks after the tide goes out. They are clear and also gorgeous, as well as create terrific photos.

The stunning sundown from the island.

You can hike to the top of the highest possible rock on the island, where you can see a scenic view of the region’s landscapes. You can also join locals catching snails and angling.

To get to Mai Nha Island, you can take a canoe or lease a watercraft from residents at An Hai pier, Phuoc Dong village. The canoe sets you back VND100,000 to VND200,000 each and takes 10 mins. The watercraft costs VND500,000 ($21.30) for a big salami and can be shared by a number of people. You could see dolphins along the way.

A natural swimming pool on the island.

To stay hydrated, you can buy a 20-liter bottle of drinking water for just VND50,000 ($2.13). Considering that the island seldom has a market, ensure to load your very own food. Also, do not neglect to bring a back-up battery as well as mobile charger since there is no power. To protect on your own from the sun and wind, put on suitable clothes and also sunscreen. Lastly, examine the weather condition before you go since sometimes boat service stops due to harsh seas.