With picturesque scenes, Lai Son Island in the Cuu Long (Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang’s Kien Hai District remains an untouched destination. Forests cover about 80 per cent of the 11.5-sq km island.
Located about 65 km offshore from Rach Gia City, the island has quiet fishing villages, luxuriant fruit orchards and beautiful beaches surrounded by coconut tree ranges. Bai Bang is the most beautiful beach with soft sand and clear water. A waterfall runs from Ma Thien Linh Mountain to Bai Bang Beach.
Ma Thien Linh is more than 450 metres above sea level and is the highest peak of the island’s seven mountain peaks. Legend says fairies played on a giant flat rock named San Tien (Fairy Playground) on Ma Thien Linh peak.
The island has more than 2,000 households who live on fishing, making fish sauce and boats. Some households offer tourism homestay services, which local authorities plan to expand. Boat services, including high-speed services, exist from Rach Gia to the island. With picturesque scenes, Lai Son Island in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang’s Kien Hai District remains an untouched destination.