With more than 40 islands, the Ba Lua island group in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang is a beautiful destination worth seeking out.
Located in Kien Luong District, Ba Lua, dubbed as a small Ha Long Bay in the south, has clean beaches, vast green trees, beautiful mountains and fresh air.
The most well-known of the islands are situated together, Hon Gieng, Hon Duoc and Hon Duong, forming a shallow bay. During low tide, people can wade through the bay from one island to the other as the water is only 80cm deep. Only a few families live on the islands.
To get to the islands, visitors should go to Hon Trem tourism area in Binh An Commune and take a boat. Lucky tourists can sometimes see dolphins.
Only about 10 islands in Ba Lua have inhabitants, with a total of 500 families. — VNS