Đảo Nam Du

Nam Du Archipelago, around 40 kilometers away from Phu Quoc Island, is becoming an attractive destination for backpackers heading khổng lồ the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang. This pristine island has 21 islets, 11 islets of which are inhabited, while the others remain completely untouched.

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The immense blue sea and sky, imposing mountains erupting amidst the ocean, endless evergreen primeval forests, long stunning beaches & splendid rock cliffs of nam giới Du Archipelago in Kien Giang Province have seen it compared lớn the "New Wonder of the World" - Halong bay in quang đãng Ninh Province.The archipelago stretches over two communes of An Son & Nam Du with a population of 10,000 people working in fishing and sea-related services. Formed from a volcano, it has numerous six-meter creeks which are advantageous for transportation. As it is endowed with high mountains, phái nam Du also is suggested as a great spot for offshore fishermen lớn flee rough storms.
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Best time to visit nam Du Island

There are two main seasons in phái nam Du: dry season (from November to lớn May) và rainy season (from May to lớn October). The rainy season is characterized by rain, and during the peak of this season from July to lớn September, it may have a lot more rain and rough seas. Hence, the best time to visit phái nam Du Island is from December to lớn April when the sea is peaceful and turquoise, the temperature is comfortable & the weather is consistent and sunny.

How khổng lồ get lớn Nam Du Island

By Plane

You can take a flight from Ho chi Minh thành phố or Phu Quoc khổng lồ Rach Gia Airport (Kien Giang Province) & then take a bus or taxi from the airport to Rach Gia wharf khổng lồ catch a ferry to lớn Nam Du.

Ferry khổng lồ Nam Du Island from Rach Gia

At the Rach Gia ferry wharf, you can take Phu Quoc Express Boat, Superdong Speed-boat or Ngoc Thanh Ferry khổng lồ Nam Du Island. The Phu Quoc Express Boat & Superdong Speed-boat are efficient, orderly, air-con & comfortable. Seating is assigned và you get a bottle of water, a refresher towel and entertainment on flat-screen TVs.
FerryRouteDepartureArrivalAdultChildPhu Quoc Express VIP CatamaranRach Gia - nam giới Du

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8:30 -------13:45250,000 VND200,000 VND
Nam Du - Rach Gia9:00 -------14:3011:00 -------17:30Ngoc ThanhRach Gia - phái mạnh Du7:309:45205,000 VND145,000 VNDNam Du - Rach Gia12:1514:30SuperdongRach Gia - nam giới Du7:209:50210,000 VND150,000 VND8:4511:15Nam Du - Rach Gia11:0013:3011:5015:20

Getting around nam Du Island

By Boat:

To explore the surrounding islands like Hon Lon và visit some beautiful places, you can rent a private boat or join in a group. Find a boat of the local people at the main pier on Hon Lon Island.

By Motorbike

: The main road to Hon Lon Island is paved & you can rent a motorbike from your motel/guesthouse for about 150,000 VND – 200,000 VND per day. One of the most memorable things to bởi vì in phái mạnh Du island is to ride around the coast at sunset. The scenery is so stunning and the ocean sunset is absolutely gorgeous.

By "Xe om"

: You can also hire a motorbike taxi driver lớn visit some of the popular sites on Hon Lon. Sometimes, they will be a tour guide showing what và where you should visit on nam giới Du Island.

Accommodations on nam giới Du

Almost hotels, gueshouses in phái mạnh Du Island are motel and they are still basic. There are two ways to lớn spend your night on phái mạnh Du Island, rent a hotel’s room or choose homestay with the locals. For those who like experience, you can rent a tent in beach to spend your night. The majority of the accommodation options in phái nam Du are available on Hon Lon Island. They range from simple guesthouse lớn motels và price vary from 100,000 VND khổng lồ 500,000 VND per night. You should check and book a room in advance, especially on the weekends. To lớn enjoy the sound of sea waves with an ocean view, you can book a room in Phuong Vu hotel (outside of Cu Tron Town),Humiso Resort,Thao Thuong Camp, Kim Yen Motel, Thuy Diep Motel and Sau teo Motel in Hon Lon Island.Camping on phái nam Du Island is also popular for tourists who want lớn have a special experience. Hon Dau Island is the most suitable beach for overnight cause of coconuts và long sandy beach, price for rent beach is 30,000VND và 40,000VND per night for rent a tent.

Attractions in nam giới Du Island

Hon Lon Island

Hon Lon, also known as Big Island, locally called Cu Tron islet, is nam Du’s largest island on phái nam Du, where you can find the majority of accommodations, restaurants và the ferry dock. Hon Lon Island is famous for its lighthouse, a restricted military zone and has some stunning beaches: Dat bởi vì Beach, Nhun Beach, Men Beach and Mam Beach. And, Men Beach is the most beautiful one of nam giới Du Archipelago with green row of coconut, white sands & blue sea.


Hon Dau Island

A must-see location is Dau Islet which is 95 percent forest and also boasts shady, picturesque coconut gardens, simple yellow sand beach. Tourists should take a boat trip around the whole archipelago, cruising along Nom Ngoai, Dam, Hang, Moc, và Tre islands’ beautiful rocky beaches.

Hon Ngang Island

Hon Ngang is the center island of nam Du, where most of the people live. It takes 30 minutes lớn get here from Hon Lon by boat. There is no means of transport on this island, you have to lớn walk around lớn explore the island, visit the pier to see a sea inundated with fishing boats và fish farms for a photo opportunity. Tourists can also rent a room in the local’s guesthouse for an overnight stay.

Hon Mau Island

Mau island is about 2 square kilometers & has a small fishing village with a hundred households. This is famous for beautiful beaches lined with coconut trees and Chuong beach is the best because it is the only real white sand beach. Other beaches are nam giới beach, Nom beach, domain authority Den beach & Da Trang beach. Hon Mau is rapidly expanding to lớn accommodate the tourist surge & there is now a sizable community found on the island that cater lớn the growing tourism sector.

Hai Bo Dap Island

Hai Bo Dap is an uninhabited island that is surrounded by coral. Most island hopping tours stop here for camping, swimming, snorkeling & fishing. One of the unique features of this island is its natural bridge that connects two islands together to form Hai Bo Dap. This natural sea bridge can only be seen at low tide.

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Activities on phái mạnh Du island archipelago

Trekking and Hiking

For people who love some thể thao activities, trekking lớn Nhum Beach is a great experience, you need lớn hike along a small trail, pass the towns fresh water supply source, và down through a densely forested area teeming with wildlife. The trail eventually leads to a rocky beach & the best time khổng lồ hike this trail is before sunrise.


Nam Du Archipelago is plentiful marine life and coral reefs and Hon Dau Island is a perfect destination for diving, snorkeling that offers you a discovery of the colorful world of wonderful coral reefs. You can snorkel from shore, join a tour, or charter your own boat và don’t forget khổng lồ bring your swimsuit và your swimming goggles.


Sunrises và sunsets

Nam Du’s ocean sunrises và sunsets are some of the best you will ever see in Vietnam & since the island is so small you can actually watch from a single location. The pier at Hon Lon Island is a perfect spot to lớn watch the sunrise right behind Hon Dau Island. Be sure to lớn keep an eye out above lớn spot the few hawks in the area. Meanwhile, sunset along the coastal road on Hon Lon Island is breathtaking. Stop anywhere along this road and watch an amazing ocean sunset.

Fishing và foraging on nam giới Du

You can either fish from the main pier, commission a small boat, or rent a boat. There are also night squid & baby octopus fishing excursions that may be of interest khổng lồ you. You can also forage for your own food as all the phái mạnh Du Island are blessed with many wild edibles và seafood such as sea snails, oysters, clams & sea urchins.

Nam Du Lighthouse

Nam Du Lighthouse is located on the đứng top of Hon Lon Island, 300 meters above the sea level và it is considered lớn be the highest lighthouse in all of Vietnam. With this height, tourists can see the most beautiful panorama of phái mạnh Du island. However, it is a restricted military zone & most visitors to lớn Nam Du will not be able khổng lồ visit it without "tipping" someone or being invited by the military.

Temples and pagodas

There are two colorful temples called Mieu tía Chua Xu và Ngu Thanh Mieu. Mieu tía Chua Xu is near Tret Beach having a beautiful statue of Ba. Ngây ngô Thanh Mieu is near Bai Ngu, worships whales & you can see their bones on display.

Nam Du Island discovery tour

Discover the phái nam Du Archipelago by joining a full or half day tour of the nam giới Du Islands. The itinerary for these tours consists of visiting the popular islands, swimming at calm bays, snorkeling in areas that have good coral, & visiting nam giới Du’s best beaches. There are 2 tours available, a full day tour or half day tour so you should consider with your schedule.

Special foods on phái nam Du Island

Nam Du Island specialty dish is blue bonefish or "Xuong Xanh", as this green colored fish is quite abundant in and around the Gulf of Thailand. It is of served grilled or a dried version is fried.


Grilled scallop with fat and onion

Scallops are a popular seafood with delicious ivory flesh without toughness, suitable for both fried và roasted, and is one of the materials khổng lồ be processed into a variety of delicious and nutritious dishes such as: fried scallop with salt & pepper, grilled scallop with fat and union.


Steamed squid with ginger

During the breeding season, squids contain many eggs, for more than 70% of a squid. With Squid eggs, you can make many a tasty dishes like: fried squid eggs with chili fried ruffled squid, but the most striking is still steamed squid with ginger.

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Permits for Foreigners

Nam Du is a popular tourist attraction among Vietnamese people. Foreigners are only allowed on the island with a permit. Foreigners need a valid passport, visa, residence papers and “permits for entry into maritime boundary areas issued by provincial-level public security departments” to go lớn Nam Du Island. However, nam giới Du is off limits to foreigners because nam Du businesses cater to mainly “package tourists & tour group”, please check with us for foreigner"s permission information lớn travel to Nam Du, which is best worth lớn spend your beach holiday when you want khổng lồ extend your Mekong Delta tour.