Travel to Hon Son island, pristine island of Kien Giang, Vietnam

Hon Son island, Lai Son commune, Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Hon Son is located in the middle of Nam Du Island and Hon Tre Island. It is about 65 km from Rach Gia city with an area of 11.5 km2. The official name of Hon Son island is Lai Son in Lai Son commune, Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province. Hon Son island is pristine, few tourists, and has no electricity.

walking around Hon Son island

walking around Hon Son island

Check the weather forecast before departure

The weather information is essential for your trip to the beach because you have to go by ship. Port operating office will ban all ships sailing because of rough sea, big wave, and strong wind. Before travelling to Hon Son, Hon Tre or Nam Du, you should refer to information of the weather forecast. If wind speed in level 7 or higher, the ship will not departure. If you get seasick, you shouldn’t travel in the day of strong wind.

sunrise at Hon Son island

sunrise at Hon Son island

Ship information to Hon Son island

There are 2 company you can take their ship to Hon Son island.

1. Thanh Tu ship company

Schedule: 01 ship / Day

Departure time: 8:15 am

Time of journey: Average 3 hours 30 minutes

Fare: 90.000 VND

Ticket office / telephone: 84 773.868619

2. Duc Trung ship company

Schedule: 01 ship / Day

Departure time: 8:30 am

Time of journey: Average 3 hours 30 minutes

Fare: 90.000 VND

Ticket office / telephone: 84 773.254256

Hon Son island view

Hon Son island view

Accommodation at Hon Son island

Kim Ngan guest house. Telephone: 077.3830527. This guest house has 5 rooms, separate toilet. Reference price: 150,000 VND / 1 room / 2 persons. Some time, you can bargain for 3 persons. Electricity: 24/24. In case you want to sleep in tents, price is 500,000 VND / 1 tent / 10 person. In addition, local people also offer cars for rent,  500,000 VND / 1 round of the island. You can rent boat for fishing.

Hong Dao guest house. Telephone: 077.3830597. This one has 9 rooms, 90,000 VND/ 1 room / 2 persons or 110,000 VND for non-television room, 130,000 VND for the room has TV and separate toilet.

a corner of Hon Son island

a corner of Hon Son island

Tourist attractions at this pristine island

Hon Son island has some beautiful beaches as: Bai Bang beach, Thien Tue beach, and Bai Chai beach. Bai Bang beach is the most fantastic one with long sandy area, clean sea water, nice place for swimming. Beaches is pristine because few local people live here and there are not too many tourists come to the island).

sunset at Hon Son island

sunset at Hon Son island

Climbing up the top of Ma Thien Lanh mountain to enjoy the panoramic view of Hon Son island is also an interesting option.

dried sea fish

dried sea fish

Seafood at Hon Son

Seafood at Hon Son

If you want to buy seafood, you should visit Bai Gieng market. It is easy to find and buy items such as: crabs, snails, cockles, oysters… with affordable price. Reference price: Oysters 30,000 VND/kg, snails 50,000 VND/kg, crab 150,000 VND/kg.

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