Welcome to Van Don Island
Bai Dai (Long Beach) runs along much of the island’s southern side and has hard-packed sand with some mangroves. Just offshore there are stunning limestone rock formations.
Van Don’s main town is scruffy Cai Rong (pronounced 'cai zong'), about 8km north of the bridge to the mainland. It's a bustling place full of karaoke bars and motorbikes. Here, Cai Rong Pier is the key port for boats to other Bai Tu Long islands. If you’re forced to overnight before catching a morning ferry, there are lots of accommodation and food options.