Lao Island, more popularly known as Monkey Island, gets its nickname from the troops of monkeys who roam its woodlands and sandy beaches. Travelers will find that it's common to spot a few dozen lolling about near the ferry dock.
Located just off the coast of Nha Trang, the island is a popular stop on island-hopping boat trips but can also be visited independently by taking a ferry from a pier just outside the city. Guests on the island can soak up the sun from a beach chair, zip down a waterslide, stroll through some gardens, and visit the handful of shops and restaurants.
Monkey Island is located just over a mile north of Nha Trang. Please be aware that the monkeys on Monkey Island can be aggressive, particularly where food is involved. Travelers should note that they are wild animals—for your safety and theirs, it's best not to touch them. Although Viator tours do not include this activity, tickets to a dog and monkey show are available for purchase on the island for an additional fee.