Khon Kaen

Whale Island Resort, Vietnam

Rediscovering Peace and Nature

My recent stay at the Whale Island Resort was an unforgettable experience, a true escape into a secluded paradise that seamlessly blends rustic charm with the breathtaking beauty of nature. Nestled on a tranquil island in the mesmerizing Van Phong Bay, this resort offers a unique blend of serenity and adventure, making it a perfect getaway for those seeking to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

By Nic Scaramuzzino | Director of Sales – France

Whale Island Resort, beautifully situated on a private island in pristine Van Phong Bay, is a haven for those seeking a tranquil escape into nature. It’s a place where you can unwind, explore, and reconnect with the natural world, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking to escape the ordinary and embrace the extraordinary.

TCDC Khon Kaen
Nong Waeng Temple, Khon Kaen

From the moment I arrived, the resort’s commitment to sustainability and harmony with the environment was evident. The traditional-style bamboo bungalows, equipped with essential comforts and enveloped by lush greenery, provided a cozy retreat that felt both simple and luxurious. The absence of TVs and the minimal use of electric lighting in the bungalows encouraged a deeper connection with the surroundings, promoting a sense of peace and well-being.

The resort’s pristine beaches, with their soft, white sand and crystal-clear waters, were a highlight of my stay. Whether I was lounging under the shade of a palm tree or snorkeling among the vibrant coral reefs, the natural beauty of Whale Island was always at the forefront. The marine life here is extraordinary, offering glimpses of colorful fish and perhaps even the occasional turtle, making every dip in the ocean a new adventure.

Ton Tan Night Market, Khon Kaen

Dining at the resort was another delightful experience, with meals that showcased the best of local flavors and fresh ingredients. The open-air restaurant, overlooking the sea, provided not just delicious food but also breathtaking views that enhanced every dining experience. The emphasis on sustainable practices was also reflected in the menu, with a focus on seafood caught by local fishermen and produce grown in the region.

Columbo Craft Village, Khon Kaen
Nam Phong National Park, Khon Kaen

For those looking to explore beyond the beach, the resort offers a range of activities that highlight the island’s natural beauty. From kayaking through calm waters to trekking in the lush forests, there’s no shortage of ways to immerse yourself in the tranquility of Whale Island. The resort’s commitment to preserving its pristine environment means that these activities are designed to be eco-friendly, allowing guests to explore without leaving a footprint.

The resort’s staff were incredibly welcoming and attentive, ensuring that my stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Their knowledge of the island and its ecosystems added depth to my experience, offering insights into the local culture and the natural wonders of the area.

Wat Thung Setthi, Khon Kaen
Nong Waeng Temple, Khon Kaen

Reflecting on my stay at Whale Island Resort, it’s the sense of peace and connection with nature that stands out the most. In a world that’s increasingly busy and connected, finding a place that offers a genuine escape is rare.