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Monkey Island

Also known as Lao Island to locals, Monkey Island is a unique attraction in Nha Trang that gives tourists the chance to interact and see how monkeys thrive freely in their natural habitat.

Employees in this island claim that the huge land area is home to more than 1,500 monkeys all allowed to live and roam freely — most of them are often huddled in groups. Monkeys here are fascinating — you’ll find monkeys who love to show off their swinging skills, monkeys who are interested, monkeys that are friendly to tourists, and monkeys that can be quite aggressive. Apart from observing how monkeys live in their natural habitat, tourists will also get the chance to relax in the island’s beautiful beach.



Monkey Island is located at Hon Lao Island, Nha Trang, Vietnam.


Opening Days and Hours

Opens daily, 24 hours.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Boat tours to Monkey Island cost around VND 250,000 (USD 13).


How to Get There

  • Fly to Nha Trang via Jetstar Pacific and Vietnam Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a taxi or a shuttle bus to the city centre.
  • From the city centre, charter a cyclo, taxi, or xoem to the Monkey Island Ferry.
  • Board the boat to Monkey Island.


Suggested For

  • Solo travelers/backpackers
  • Friends
  • Couples
  • Families with kids


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in this attraction is 3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit is between 8:00 and 11:00.


For tours, tourists are encouraged to bring food and water.


Nearby Attractions

  • Vinpearl Amusement Park
  • Long Son Pagoda
  • Dam Market
  • National Museum of Oceanography



The nearest accommodations can be found in the town centre. Choose from Edele Hotel, Sun City Hotel, Barcelona Hotel, Starlet Hotel, Nha Trang Hotel Rosaka, and Novotel Nha Trang. Rates range from USD 35 to USD 135.


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