A GUIDE TO VISIT NAM DU ISLAND VIETNAM

Nam Du Island is considered a place that you should visit once because of its wild landscape. It is ideal that you spend 2 days and 1 night exploring the whole island.

Table Contents
  • I - How to get to Nam Du Island?
  • 1 - From mainland
  • 2 - From Phu Quoc to Nam Du Island
  • II – What to do in Nam Du Island Vietnam?
  • 1 - Hon Lon Island
  • 2 - Hon Dau Island - the ideal place for overnight campin
  • 3 - Hon Ngang Island
  • 4 - Scuba diving in Nam Du Island
  • 5 - Explore the cuisine in Nam Du Island
  • III - Nam Du Island accommodation
  • 1 - Homestays system
  • 2 - Nam Du Island hotels system
  • 3 - Nam Du Island resorts system
  • IV - Nam Du map
Jan 19
Nam Du island Vietnam title
Source: Jaery

 Nam Du Island Vietnam is located in the Gulf of Thailand, An Son Commune and Nam Du Commune, Kien Hai District, Kien Giang Province, 60km from the mainland and 300km from Ho Chi Minh City. It is an archipelago consisting of 21 islands, including: Hon Lon Island, Hon Ong Island, Hon Tre Island,..The best time to come here is from December to June, because of the little rain, calm sea and a lot of sunshine.

Image of NamDu Island

Image of Nam Du Island (Source: VnExpress)

I - How to get to Nam Du Island?

1 - From mainland

From the mainland, you have to travel to this island by ferry or high-speed boat. (Ferries and high-speed boats are available in Rach Gia Port).
Rach Gia Port address: Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Vinh Thanh Ward, Rach Gia City, Kien Giang Province. 
Superdong High Speed Boat Company
- Travelling time: 2 hours and 30 mins from 7:30am to 10am and 8:30am to 11am
- Drop-off point: Nam Du Wharf
- Ticket price: 150,000 - 210,000 VND/person (6.5 - 9 $)
- Contact:0297 3877 742 | rachgia.sales@superdong.com.vn | www.superdong.com.vn
Ngoc Thanh High Speed Boat Company
- Travelling time: 2 hours and 30 mins from 7:30am to 10am
- Drop-off point: Nam Du Wharf
- Ticket price: 210,000 VND/person (9 $)
- Contact: 0918 894 088 | https://vi-vn.facebook.com/taungocthanh

2 - From Phu Quoc to Nam Du Island

You can refer to these following companies
Superdong High Speed Boat Company
- Travelling time: 1 hour and 30 mins from 7:50am to 9:20am
- Drop-off point: Nam Du Wharf
- Ticket price: 200,000 - 250,000 VND/person (8.5 - 10.8 $)
- Contact: 0919 664 660 | info@superdong.com.vn |  www.superdong.com.vn
Ngoc Thanh High Speed Boat Company
- Travelling time: 2 hours and 30 mins from 8:30am to 10am
- Drop-off point: Nam Du Wharf
- Ticket price: 250,000 VND/person (10.8 $)
- Contact: 0918 894 088 | https://vi-vn.facebook.com/taungocthanh

II – What to do in Nam Du Island Vietnam?

1 - Hon Lon Island

Hon Lon Nam Du island Vietnam

Hon Lon Island - Source: Dulichocean

Hon Lon Island, also known as Hon Cu Tron Island, is the largest island in the Nam Du which covers ​​over 700 hectares. Hon Lon Island is famous for its charming beaches (Chet Beach, Ngu Beach, Cay Men Beach,..), endless sandshore, rows of green coconut trees,...The most outstanding tourist spots and activities on Hon Lon Island including:
Cay Men Beach
Cay Men Beach, located 4.5km from Nam Du Wharf, is considered as the most beautiful beach in Nam Du Island. It certainly makes you say “wow” by its white sandshore, blue clear water and green coconut trees,...

Chet Beach (Bãi Chệt in Vietnamese)
Chet Beach, located next to Nam Du Wharf, has a simple and rustic beauty. Coming here, you can also visit the nearby local seafood market and enjoy fresh seafood. 
Nam Du island Lighthouse

 

Lighthouse Nam Du island

Nam Du Lighthouse - Source: Medium

This Lighthouse is located on the top of Hon Lon Island, 2.5km from Nam Du Wharf. The lighthouse was built in 2001 with a height of 308m above sea level. From the top of the lighthouse, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the whole island. The best time to come here is at dawn and dusk.

2 - Hon Dau Island - the ideal place for overnight campin

Hon Dau Nam Du island

Hon Dau Island - Source: Vietfu

It takes 20 mins to travel from Hon Lon Island to Hon Dau Island by boat. You can catch a boat from Nam Du Wharf in Hon Lon Island. Hon Dau Island is dubbed as a “hidden gem” that you should not miss when visiting Nam Du Vietnam. There are very few people living on this island. 90% of this island is covered by primeval forests.

3 - Hon Ngang Island

It takes 30 mins to travel from Hon Lon Island to Hon Ngang Island by boat. You can catch a boat from Nam Du Wharf in Hon Lon Island.

Road in Nam Du island

A beautiful road in Nam Du (Source: Vietnammoi)

Hon Ngang Island is the richest and most populous island in the Nam Du Archipelago. Most of the 900 households on Hon Ngang Island live by fishing. Coming here, you can have a sunbath on the charming sandshores, immerse yourselves in the blue clear water and climb on the craggy cliffs with unique and strange shapes. 
You can also rent a boat to visit the side-by-side fish cages, explore the daily life of the local fisherman and enjoy the delicious seafood. On Hon Ngang Island, there exists a sacred temple namely Ba Chua Xu Temple waiting to be discovered.

4 - Scuba diving in Nam Du Island

Scuba diving Nam Du beach

Scuba diving (Source: VnExpress)

Nam Du is famous for its charming and colorful corals. The calm sea and the clear water facilitate your diving tour. You can contact these agencies for advices, equipments and transportation: 
 Bai Soi Beach
- Tour length: 2 days 1 night 
- Price: 1,500,000 VND/person (65$)
- Website: http://www.baisoibeach.com/
Nam Du Explore
- Tour length: 9 hours from 8am to 5pm
- Price: 500,000 VND/person (21.5$)
- Website: https://namduexplorer.com

5 - Explore the cuisine in Nam Du Island

This island surely impresses you with its rustic and delicious dishes, including:

Grilled scallop Nam Du island

Grilled scallop with onion oil - Source: Justin Walker

Grilled scallop with onion oil
Scallops are very fat and have white flesh. When enjoying this dish, you feel the chewy sweet taste of scallops, the aroma of grilled onions and the greasy taste of roasted peanuts.
You can try this dish in Nam Nuong Restaurant (next to Nam Du Wharf, phone 0392476540).
Grilled squid
Grilled squid in Nam Du Island Vietnam has a very distinct flavour.  You can enjoy this dish at the Nam Nuong restaurant mentioned above.

Sea Urchin Nam Du island

Sea Urchin Porridge (Source: Delightfulplate)

Sea urchin Porridge
Sea urchin is a specialty of Nam Du. Its flavor is sweet with the aroma of the sea urchin and other spices such as ginger, pepper, scallions. The price is about 50,000 VND/bowl (2.15$).

III - Nam Du Island accommodation

There are not so many accommodations on this island. You have the following choices:

Hotels in Nam Du island

Source: Vietnamcoracle

1 - Homestays system

Thao Thuong Camp homestay
- Location: Hon Lon Island, 3km from Nam Du Wharf
- Phone number: 0985 388 885
- Webiste: http://thaothuongcampnamdu.com/
Phong Vu Nam Du homestay
- Location: Hon Lon Island, 3.9km from Nam Du Wharf
- Phone number: 0919138369
- Facebook: https://vi-vn.facebook.com/phongvunamdu
Nam Du homestay
- Location: near Chet Beach, Hon Lon Island
- Phone: 0355 768 440
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/www.homestayNamdu
Hong Dau Island homestay
- Location: Hon Dau Island
- Phone: 0372 780 072
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hondaunamdu

2 - Nam Du Island hotels system

Royal hotel
- Location: Hon Lon Island, 60m from Nam Du Wharf
- Phone: 0939 626 459
- Website: https://hoanggianamduhotel.com.vn/
Khang Vy hotel
- Location: Hon Lon Island, 2.7km from Nam Du Wharf
- Phone: 0354 045 205
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/khangvynamdu

3 - Nam Du Island resorts system

Langchia Nam Du resort
- Location: Hon Lon Island, 750m from Nam Du Wharf
- Phone number: 0973 302 044
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LangchiaNamDuResort
Humiso Nam Du resort
- Location: Hon Lon Island, 4.5km from Nam Du Wharf
- Phone: 0855 558 888
- Room rates: 400,000 VND / room / night (~ 17.24 $)

IV - Nam Du map



It is obvious that Nam Du Island Vietnam is worth visiting. Let's come here to immerse yourselves in the charming beaches, admire the colorful corals,...

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