Ba Lua Island – A “Ha Long Bay” in the South of VietnamUnder Blog
Bà Lụa Islands (Vietnamese: Quần đảo Bà Lụa) is an archipelago locating in the Gulf of Thailand. It constitutes Sơn Hải Commune of Kiên Lương District, Kiên Giang Province, Vietnam.
Ba Lua contains 45 islands, which is considered as “Small Ha Long Bay of the South”. Each island has its own name, such as Hon Mot, Hon Lo Coc, Hon Da Lua, Hon Heo, Hon Da Bac, Hon Re Lon, Hon Re Nho, Hon Nhum Ba, Hon Ngang,etc. Most of them are limestone isles. Among 45 islands in Ba Lua, there are only 10 islands which have residents.
The beauty of Ba Lua Islands is the combination between small isles and islands standing above immense blue water, a lot of wonderful caves and grottos as well as rare and abundant biodiversity. Green and multi-shaped islands stand side by side creating stunning scenery.
The water in here is pretty shallow; therefore, you can walk or wade from island to island by foot (especially when the tide goes out). In big islands having resident such as Hon Heo, Hon Re Lon, Hon Nhum, there are a lot of beautiful and pristine beaches that you can swim and sun-bath. You can also take a boat to visit some marvelous caves situated in islands such as Money Cave.
Today, local authority has invested a lot to develop and exploit tourism potential in Ba Lua, but the archipelago still remain many things untouched. For example, some islands just have only one household living in, and you can visit them to experience a normal day of these “Robinson”. Or if you want to be a real Island’s Lord, you can bring everything you need and travel to a totally deserted island and live one day in that island without people around.