Traveling to Bay Mau coconut forest in Hoi An: 5 things to know before going

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Bay Mau coconut forest  is a destination visited by many tourists on their Hoi An travel itinerary . This place promises to bring you many new and interesting experiences. To make your trip complete, take note of these 5 important things before exploring this lush coconut forest!

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Bay Mau coconut forest tourist area - one of the famous Hoi An tourist destinations

1. Where is Bay Mau coconut forest? How far is Bay Mau coconut forest from Hoi An?

  • Address:  Group 2, Can Nhan village, Cam Thanh commune, City. Hoi An, Quang Nam province
  • Reference opening hours:  From 7:00 - 17:00 daily

Tickets to visit Bay Mau coconut forest for reference: 

  • Entrance ticket price:  30,000 VND/person 
  • Ticket price for basket boat rental:  150,000 VND/boat (Free ticket)
No service name Translation price
first Seven-acre coconut forest tour 150,000 VND/2 guests
2 Local dishes (Banh xeo, spring rolls) 50,000 VND/Guest
3 Lunch at the coconut forest (Chicken rice, coconut) 50,000 VND/Guest
4 Round trip shuttle bus in Hoi An (4 seats) 200k/car
5 Round trip shuttle bus in Da Nang (4 seats) 500k/car

Bay Mau coconut forest is also called Cam Thanh coconut forest by locals,  about 3km from Hoi An city . This is a famous eco-tourism area that gives visitors many experiences of river nature, vast coconut forests and rustic basket boats.

2. History of Bay Mau coconut forest

According to local people, Cam Thanh coconut forest existed about 200 years ago. At that time, migrants from the Southwestern region brought water  coconut varieties and planted them in this area. Thanks to the combination of water and soil, the trees gradually multiply and develop into a large forest of about 7 acres (7 hectares). The name Bay Mau coconut forest also comes from there (although currently the coconut forest has an area of ​​up to 100 hectares).

During the resistance war, the coconut forest was an important revolutionary base that helped our people win many enemy battles. Today, taking advantage of the natural beauty of the vast coconut forest, this place has been exploited to become a well-known eco-tourism area and one of the famous  Hoi   An tourist destinations .

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Cam Thanh coconut forest has a history of formation about 200 years ago

3. What is there to do in Bay Mau coconut forest?

Bay Mau coconut forest eco-tourism area offers many services to give visitors unexpected and interesting experiences. Those are the memorable feelings that many people have had when coming here: 

  • Take a basket boat ride to see the scenery:  Sitting in a basket boat weaving through the green coconut trees and enjoying the fresh air is a unique experience, loved by many people. Bay Mau coconut forest tourist area has two types of basket boats, a small one that can carry 2 guests and a large one for 4 guests. During the journey of walking and sightseeing, you will hear interesting stories about the coconut forest and in the distance is the lovely melody of a Quang folk song.
  • Watch basket dances and boat races:  In addition to walking and admiring the scenery, you can also enjoy interesting basket boat performances and boat races. Surely, you will be amazed at the ability of the "artist" to maintain balance on the swaying basket boat with graceful, extremely fast and impressive movements. Next is the boat racing performance which is equally thrilling, don't forget to shout and cheer to further motivate the racers.
  • Casting a net to catch fish:  Casting a net to catch fish is a lively performance that many people look forward to when coming to Hoi An coconut forest. You will be able to admire firsthand the image of the rustic and ingenious fish-catching nets of the fishermen here. 
  • Making souvenirs from coconut leaves:  During the Bay Mau coconut forest tour, you will be given souvenirs from coconut leaves by the boatman such as watches, rings, locusts, tribal hats... Even though they are only small gifts, they show the cuteness, enthusiasm and naivety of the people of Quang. The aunties and uncles will also guide you so you can make your favorite items yourself. 
  • Cycling to Cam Thanh village:  After admiring the green coconut forest, rent a bicycle and stroll around Cam Thanh village. The journey will help you immerse yourself in the beautiful, idyllic space of vast rice fields and inhale the countryside air with the scent of ripe rice. 
  • Enjoy Hoi An specialties at local people's houses:  During your journey to explore Hoi An coconut forest, don't hesitate to accept dinner invitations from local people to have the most authentic experiences of rustic life here. . You will be treated to delicious specialties such as: spring rolls, sweet and sour shrimp salad, banana flower salad, Central region pancakes... In addition, you can also enjoy these delicious dishes at Bay Mau coconut forest restaurant.

4. Experience going to Bay Mau coconut forest in Hoi An

The following experience going to  the Bay Mau coconut forest  will help you best prepare for your visit:

4.1. Which season to travel to Bay Mau coconut forest in Hoi An?

The ideal time to travel to the coconut forest is in the dry season from January to September. At this time, Hoi An enters summer, it is sunny but the climate in the coconut forest is extremely cool, fresh and pleasant. 

If you come to Bay Mau coconut forest around  August and September, you will be able to see the coconut forest at its most beautiful  and enjoy delicious sesame salted coconut rice. During the rest of the year, you can still go to the coconut forest but you need to pay attention to monitoring the weather to avoid storms, especially around October and November.  

4.2. Road to Bay Mau coconut forest in Hoi An

In recent years, Bay Mau coconut forest has been a famous destination chosen by many people in their  Da Nang - Hue - Hoi An travel itinerary . Therefore, the road system is quite developed and you will easily get here by boat or car, taxi, or motorbike in 2 ways:

  • River:  You will board a boat at Bach Dang wharf (in Hoi An ancient town ), the boat will take you down the Thu Bon river to reach the coconut forest. 
  • By road:  Starting from Hoi An city center, you follow Tran Nhan Tong street, cross  Cua Dai bridge  and go another 500m to arrive. 

5. Hotel near Bay Mau coconut forest in Hoi An

To conveniently visit  the Bay Mau coconut forest , book a room in Hoi An city - only a 10-minute drive from the coconut forest. Staying in Hoi An, you can easily visit the old town at night and conveniently visit many other attractive destinations such as: Cu Lao Cham, Thanh Ha pottery village, VinWonders Nam Hoi An... Here are 2 Ideal accommodation address that you can choose:

5.1. Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An

Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An  is located at group 6, Phuoc Hai Ward, Cua Dai Ward, City. Hoi An,  6.6 km from Bay Mau coconut forest with 10 minutes of travel . The resort possesses sophisticated, luxurious Mediterranean architecture and romantic, fully equipped bedroom space. The resort's villas are designed on 2 floors with wide domes and large verandas overlooking the panoramic view of Cu Lao Cham so you can enjoy the cool, pleasant sea breeze.  

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Exquisite, luxurious Mediterranean architecture and large swimming pool of Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An

Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An has  the largest outdoor swimming pool in Hoi An city  with an area of ​​1,344 square meters so you can relax in cool water. In addition,  Vinpearl Resort & Spa Hoi An  also provides many amenities to best serve all needs of guests such as spa, bar, restaurant, gym, parking lot... 

5.2. Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An

Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An  impresses with the shape of a pair of soft sails stretching on the Binh Minh beach. The resort is located on Vo Chi Cong street, Binh Minh district, Thang Binh district,  about 13km from Bay Mau coconut forest with 20 minutes of travel . This is an ideal place to stay, suitable for all visitors to relax and explore.


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The bedroom space is airy and luxurious


Staying at Vinpearl Resort & Golf Nam Hoi An , you will rest in a luxurious, warm bedroom with full amenities and relax by the beautiful overflow swimming pool. The private beach and pristine white sand stretching out in front of the hotel are ideal places for walks, swimming and watching the sunrise... The resort also has a restaurant and bar system for you to enjoy delicious specialties. Favorite products and drinks in a luxurious space. 

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Luxurious restaurant - where guests can enjoy the quintessence of Asian - European cuisine and delicious local specialties


This article hopes that the 5 important information above will help you have the best preparation for your trip to the  Bay Mau coconut forest In addition to self-sufficient travel, tour travel is also an interesting option that you can consider so you don't have to worry too much about transportation, food, and accommodation.