Located 30 minutes by speedboat south of Ha Long Bay, Mat Rong Island, literally meaning “The eyes of a dragon,” leaves a spectacular impression on its visitors from very first sight.
The 30 hectare island, originally called Bai Dong, retains its pristine beauty with a 400-meter-long white sand beach, and a green forest of octopus bush and palm trees.
An eye-catching valley, formed by a limestone mountain, adds to the beauty, as captured from the air.
Moreover, a one meter deep lake covers hundreds of square meters and offers a fantastic option for those who want to swim or kayak in the cool, crystal blue water.
The island is also home to a wild rock cave which can be used a place to drink coffee, take a rest and enjoy the magnificent view when the tide recedes.
With a wild range of specialties from seafood to vegetables and fruits available, there is no way for guests of the island to spend their vacation with an empty stomach.
A speedboat carries tourists to Mat Rong island. Photo: Yen Chi
The island’s wharf. Photo: Yen Chi
Mat Rong island from above. Photo: Yen Chi
Limestone mountains with an abundance of flora surround the island. Photo: Yen Chi
The ecosystem of the lake on the island at low tide. Photo: Yen Chi
Kayaking on the island’s lake. Photo: Yen Chi
A spectacular view of the island. Photo: Yen Chi
Vegetables grown on the island. Photo: Yen Chi
Children having fun on the beach. Photo: Yen Chi
It’s party time! Photo: Yen Chi
A film crew shoots on the island. Photo: Yen Chi