Dubbed the Maldives of Vietnam, Hon Kho Island is definitely a beautiful destination that you should not miss when traveling to Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh. Join us to discover the mystery of this beautiful sea paradise!
How to get to Hon Kho Island from Quy Nhon city?
Hon Kho Island is located in a population of 32 islands near the shore of Binh Dinh province, about 19km from Quy Nhon city. Hon Kho is beautiful, peaceful, and soft, not as dry as its name suggests.
The way to go to Hon Kho is also very simple. From Ho Chi Minh City you can take a plane, bus or train to Quy Nhon. Then rent a car to go to Thi Nai bridge, go through Nhon Hoi economic zone, go along Mai Huong bay to go to the fishing village of Nhon Hai commune.
Then you continue to rent a boat to get to this beautiful island. There are many boats with different services and prices for you to choose from. The fare to Hon Kho from the mainland to the island by boat ranges from 100,000 to 1,200,000 VND.
Is it worth going to the island?
The island’s biggest highlight is perhaps its beautiful wilderness that has been preserved until now, almost without human intervention. Not only that, but this island also has a lot of rocks and rocks scattered throughout the island with many different shapes and sizes.
Hon Kho is peaceful and pristine without too many human intervention hands. That’s why when you come here you can feel the freedom and simplicity. There are not many tall shade trees around the island, but only green grass mixed with rocks creating a very special wild scene.
The most impressive thing about Hon Kho is the beautiful sea road. When the tide recedes, a cliff mixed with sand gradually emerged, creating a 500m long sea road leading from Nhon Hai fishing village to the ultimate island.
This is a unique sea path unique to only in fairy tales but nowhere else. However, it is not always possible to see this mysterious sea path because the water level rises and falls depending on the season.
The wooden bridge around the strait is also a favorite place for many young people. Standing on the bridge, you can see the impressive blue sea. One side is a majestic rocky mountain, the other is a romantic blue sea creating an unforgettable charming landscape.
The best things to do in Hon Kho Island
Hon Kho also has a clear blue sea on the white sand beach like any other beach in Quy Nhon; But what makes visitors excited is the feeling of freedom because they are separated from the city, immersed in the nature that this island brings. This is considered as an ideal day travel destination for adventurous parties, or for those who want to have a relaxing session after so much tiring work.
Not only that, but you can also hire fishermen’s fishing boats here to ask them to take a tour around the island or visit places with coral beaches at extremely affordable prices. For those who rent a boat from the mainland to the island, the price will range from 200,000 to 300,000 VND depending on the boat owner, for groups of about 5-10 people. The time to go from Quy Nhon to Hon Kho is only about 15-20 minutes, very fast.
If you are self-sufficient you can rent a taxi from Quy Nhon city center for comfort and coolness. If you want to go grafting to Hon Kho Island, you should go early between 8 – 10 am because this is the most crowded time, easier to find people to join. Taking a grafted boat costs about 100,000 VND / 1 round-trip ticket, renting a private boat (10 seats) about 500,000 VND / boat / 1 round-trip ticket, canoeing about 200,000 VND / 1 round-trip ticket, renting a private boat ( 15 seats) about 1,200,000 VND / cano / 1 round trip ticket.
Hon Kho has very few trees and almost no trees are taller than the head, so it is extremely sunny. So if you do not want to go out to have a honey skin, you should fully equip a hat and sunscreen! The water bars here are just small huts built temporarily, so you can actively prepare some drinking water and snacks to bring.
In particular, currently on Hon Kho beach there is no hotel or homestay. If you want to rest here and enjoy the night view of the sea, you can only return to the Nhon Hai fishing village to rent a hotel. Currently, the fishing village has only two small hotels, Nhon Hai Beach Hostel and Ca Home. The rooms here are also quite few, so it’s best to book early so you don’t miss your schedule.