Attraction An Thoi Islands, Hon Thom commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province, Viet Nam Published on: 05-03-2016
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Why Hon Thom Island (Pineapple Island) is special ?
Hon Thom (Pineapple Island) is about 3km in length and is the largest island in the group. Other islands here include Hon Dua (Coconut Island), Hon Roi (Lamp Island), Hon Vang (Echo Island), Hon May Rut (Cold Cloud Island), Hon Dam (Shadow Island), Chan Qui (Yellow Tortoise) and Hon Mong Tay (Short Gun Island).
With an area of 400ha, Hon Thom has sloping seashore, white sand, coral reefs and about 110 fishermen. The primitive view of huge rocks, hills could easily worry tourists on their way to the islet.
Tourists can also take a 10 minute boat from Hon Thom to visit the squid fishing village where at night locals often go squid fishing together. And they are willing to be your guide to show the way they do squid fishing and process local dishes for you.
In the North of the Hon Thom Island are numerous undulating cliffs where sea waves hit the shore making beautiful white foams. In the middle of the islands are ranges of green coconut trees stretching so far away. The Island is surrounded by a lot of beautiful, pristine islands, which is very convenient for travel, fishing, diving, and swimming. In addition, those who are adventurous can conquer stone slopes at the fall, or join squid fishing with fisherman.
What to explore at Hon Thom Island (Pineapple Island)?
There is a crowded fishing village with different kinds of fishing boats. The area is said to be a good fishing place with a large number of shrimps and fishes. One can also see how a good fisherman dive and catch small groupers with bare hands. Next to the fishing boats are small rafts supplying marine products ranging from crabs to cuttlefishes to visitors.
Fishing: Experience interesting feeling when fishing in the sea, you will extremely enjoy their spoils to be processed on the boat and enjoy. Just as fresh grilled fish, or fish salad fresh squeeze on the boat to sit and sip a true fishing feeling great.
Squid fishing : Response patience while we sat on the boat tossing colorful bunting drop into the sea and wait, will be fresh ink notes during fragrant grilled over charcoal fire grates, and sweet in broth is boiling .
Diving coral: To explore the beauty of coral reefs rated most beautiful in Vietnam. The colorful coral reefs, diverse colors, but do not touch them because they are very vulnerable, need more time to recover.
Buy pearl: Weather and environmental conditions extremely favorable sea, islands in the selected group Hon Thom pearl farming brings economic benefits enormously to Phu Quoc. Here, you can choose for themselves, loved the Pearl jewelry set with an attractive price.
Visit the Floating House: These floating aquaculture seafood locals quietly in the sun like a beautiful landscape dotted the Hon Thom. Seafood is main as rare turtles, abalone, grouper cotton, shak .
How to get to Hon Thom Island (Pineapple Island)?
From An Thoi port you can catch a local ferry departing to Hon Thom Island every hour on the hour until 5pm. The trip takes about 45minutes, depending on the weather conditions. The cost for a one way ticket from An Thoi Port to Ho Thom is 30,000VND.
From Duong Dong Town, make your way south and head to An Thoi Town, which is about 45 minutes away (27km). When you are in An Thoi Town go to the port. Entrance to the port will cost 5,000VND and parking for your motorbike is an additional 10,000VND.
- One of the most peaceful island in Phu Quoc
- Best place for snorkeling and fishing squid
- Best place for couple and family
- Beautiful pristine beach
- The green pearl of Phu Quoc
An Thoi Islands, Hon Thom commune, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang Province, Viet Nam
Tips for you
Once you arrive at Hon Thom Island, you will be asked if you want to stay on the boat and head back to An Thoi or venture onto the island. If you decide to step foot on Hon Thom island, you will have to pay an additional 10,000VND ( 0,5 USD) as you need to be taxied out of your boat and onto the beach.Transportation
We took a local fishermen boat and we went to an island a few miles south of Phu Quoc called Hon Thom. There we went snorkeling. It was a amazing for me. I have dived in the Red Sea, and I expected something similar. All I saw were some nice corals and a few colorful fishes. After the snorkeling we went to a beach where we had lunch. We had some excellent fish food. After lunch, we relaxed for a while. We went for a swim, and then we got back on this boat that take us to the big boat we had come with. In the afternoon we did some snorkeling again. It was then that I was hit by a sea urchin. A quite poisonous species, by the way. I do not know the name of this beach. I am not even sure that I got the name of the island right. Anyway, if you want to see what it looked like, click on the picture and you will see a 360 panoramic of this place. Overview, I appreciate this place for honeymoon and groups of families.