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Nha Trang, Vietnam, is the southernmost city famous for its coastal life experiences. Beautiful beaches, golden sand, azuring water, sea creatures, and whatnot to be explored! One such magical place here is Hon Mun Island. Situated in the southeast of Bong Nguyen Island in Nha Trang province, this place is one of a kind. Black Cliffs on one side and Golden Beach on the other are prominent attractions here. You can witness different sea creatures through the clear waters. You may choose from diving, snorkeling, parasailing, and many other water activities. But wait, a seabed wedding? Yes, you heard it right! Hon Mun Island offers a seabed wedding too. What is stopping you from exploring it further?

About Hon Mun Island

Visit the beautiful Hon Mun Island with your family and friends

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Hon Mun island is spread over an area of 160 square kilometres, including 122 square km of the sea surface and 38 square km of other small sub-islands. This island got its name after the color of the cliffs it has (i.e. black). These black cliffs form caves that serve as homes for different creatures who either build their nest or come here to roost. This beautiful island in Nha Trang is famous for its clear water, picturesque scenery, greenery surrounding the same, and other water activities. Different flora and fauna are also found here. Hon mun island is Vietnam’s first Marine conservation area and does not allow any fishing practices. There are about 1500 species of marine life, which is assessed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as the area with the most marine biodiversity in Vietnam. Due to the hot water currents from the equator, Hon Mun Island has a variety of corals in different and unique shapes. It is an Indo-Pacific hub of coral diversity, attracting several oceanographers from all around.

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Top Attractions Of Hon Mun Island

Hon Mun Island in Vietnam offers many attractions to its visitors. The island is covered with greenery, water, black cliffs, coral reefs, flora, and fauna and has something to offer every age group. You may choose whatever you wish, from relaxing sunbathes to exciting parasailing.

1. Snorkeling

Snorkeling in Vietnam should definitely be in your to-do list

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Snorkelling is the primary water attraction of Hon Mun Island. You experience a whole different atmosphere underwater. Various types of flora and fauna, unique coral reefs, and clear water all around. Snorkelling or shallow diving lets you explore underwater life even if you are a non-swimmer. Since you swim only on the water’s surface and explore the water bed from there only, you are not required to be a swimmer. But if you wish to explore it from a close view and know how to swim, you may choose scuba diving. Scuba diving allows you to swim 6-8 meters deep.

Price: INR 1000 Onwards
Timings: 6 AM – 7 PM

2. Floating Bar Party

Floating boat party is a must-try when you visit the Hon Mun island in Vietnam

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If you are bored with the traditional way of parties, try this one. The floating bar party is part of an all-day-long boat trip. The boat takes you to different places and stops there for a while. With a group of a total of 35 people, you are served food, beverages, and alcoholic drinks as well. Getting drunk and partying with strangers amongst nature surely sounds exciting. Since the Floating Bar party is one of the rare parties that can hardly be found at any other destinations, it is charged at higher rates than other activities in Hon Mun.

Price: INR 2100 Onwards
Timings: Open at the Daytime

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3. Sea walking

Enjoy sea walking in groups

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Without any prior swimming knowledge, you can enjoy the sea life very closely. You are tied with a rope and allowed to explore the seabed from a distance of 5 meters below the water’s surface. Visitors are equipped with a 33 kg helmet for a 20-minute walk. Enjoying a walk while exploring coral reefs and fishes around is so magical. This activity is guided by experienced people, and visitors are sent underwater in groups. This activity is open from 9 am to 4 pm daily and ranges from around 600,000 VND or more.

Price: INR 2100 Onwards
Timings: 9 AM – 4 PM

4. Glass Bottom Boats

Discover the marine beauty without diving inside only at the at the Hon Mun island

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For all those people who are unable to go scuba diving or seawalk, our glass-bottom boats have you covered. They are a perfect option for elderly people, kids under the age of 6, and pregnant women, too. You are provided with a boat with a glass bottom and can see marine life through it while enjoying some snacks. The ticket for the same ranges around 60,000 VND per person. Discovering the sea beauty through a glass panel is a different vibe.

Price: INR 300 Onwards
Timings: 9 AM – 6PM

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5. Parasailing

Parasailing on Hon Mun Island is the most loved activity for adventure lovers

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We all must have imagined flying like a bird and exploring the natural beauty from the top view at least once in our lifetime. Parasailing will turn your imagination into reality. Not from the topmost view but a few meters above the seawater level. In this activity, you are tied with a parachute and all the safety gears and pulled with a motor boat. The boat’s speed and wind pressure raise you towards the sky, about 70-100 meters above.

Price: INR 2100 Onwards
Timings: 9 AM – 6 PM

Attractions Near Hon Mun Island

Some of the nearby attractions that you can add to your visit list include:

1.VinWonders Nha Trang

VinWonders Nha Trang is one of the best places to visit near Hon mun island

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It is a Vietnam-based theme park with many interesting things you may choose. The theme park offers various types of car trips. One of them is round-trip cable car service, which costs around $8 per person. You may also book tickets for the Tata show and round trip cable car combo. This will cost you $11 for each person. This will let you enjoy a musical/lighting at the water fountain around 6:30 pm and fireworks at 8:30 pm. This theme park offers a very interesting activity for kids: dressing up like junior zookeepers. Dressing like a junior zoo keeper, acquainting with small animals, learning about their diet and eating patterns, and caring for and feeding those animals are all included in the ticket. It will cost you around $12 per person.

Price: INR 2800 Onwards
Distance From Hon Mun Island: 15 Kms

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2. Hon Mieu Island

Mesmerising view of Hon Mieu Island, which is close to Hon mun island

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This island is a majestic place of various flora and fauna. A perfect blend of mountains and sea results in a picturesque view for all the visitors. Being one of the most beautiful islands on the coast, Hon Mieu Island attracts numerous tourists daily. This stunning island has Tran Beach Nha Trang, Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Hon Mieu Fishing Village, and Soi Island tourist area, which are the top four attractions. It takes about 5 minutes to reach the island by canoe, or you may take a boat from Vinh Truong port, which takes about 15-20 minutes to reach the island.

Price: Free Entry
Distance From Hon Mun Island: 10 Kms

3. Tri Nguyen Aquarium

Pirates ship shaped Tri Nguyen Aquarium near Hon mun island

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It is an ideal place for those who love to explore the ocean and sea creatures. It opens from 7 am to 5:30 pm and has an entry fee of $5 per adult and $3 per child. It gives free entry for children below 1 meter in height. It is located 8 km away from the Nha Trang city centre. This stone-built aquarium is divided into three floors. The first floor is dedicated to fish aquariums, the second is for shops, and the third is for restaurants.

Price: INR 525 Onwards
Distance From Hon Mun Island: 10 Kms

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Nha Trang has a lot to explore, and Hon Mun Island is the perfect spot for exploring the natural beauty while enjoying different water activities. From sunbathing to parasailing, this place will keep you entertained throughout. White sand beaches are worthwhile tourism. Caves formed by cliffs, swiftlets for roosting eggs, migratory birds, and other sea creatures are worth exploring. So, what’s stopping you from adding this place to your bucket list? Go, pack your bags, and plan your next trip to Vietnam .

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hon Mun Island

Are there any good cafes/restaurants around the beach?

There is a cafe named ‘Caribe Rock Burger’ at a distance of around 4.7km from the beach and is the only cafe within 5km.

What are the things to keep in mind while traveling to Hon Mun Island?

You do not require a huge list of DOs and DON’Ts. Just go and enjoy the beach experience. But do not forget to carry a few essentials such as sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and swimwear. Also, make sure you have plenty of drinking water and some snacks too.

Are there hotels or resorts on the beach?

There is no place to stay on the beach and hence you should plan a day trip only. But if you wish to stay, a few nearby hotels provide accommodation at affordable rates. Hon Tam Resort, Vinpearl Luxury, and Nha Trang Marriott Resort & spa are a few of them.

How far is Hon Mun Island from the Cam Ranh airport?

Hon Mun Island is also around 20 kilometers away from Cam Ranh International Airport, easily reached by taking a taxi.

What activities should I do on Hon Mun Island?

You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, swimming or simply add some spices to your life by looking at the breath-takingly beautiful coral reefs.

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