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Why Mong Tay Island is special ?
Hon Mong Tay or "Fingernail Island" is a small island just off the north western coast of Phu Quoc Island. Actually there are 2 Mong Tay islands (also known as Fingernail Island)m one that is found off the coast of the main island of Phu Quoc and one that is part of the An Thoi archipelago. Both are beautiful in there own right. Mong Tay islet is ideal for snorkeling and discovering the wild nature of marine life. Whilst not populated with larger fish such as manta-ray and sharks, the corals around Mong Tay islet is teeming with colorful small reef fish.
What to explore at Mong Tay Island?
The northern island is quite small and surrounded by a beautiful coral reef teeming with life. The beach here is small and quite nice. It's great place to sun bathe and relax. Many locals come here to have a picnic during the day and as such is can get a bit crowded around noon. The best time to visit the beach and island is during the early morning, just before the tour boats come in.
The southern island has a beautiful white sand beach however the coral and snorkeling is not that great. The beach here is very picturesque and you feel like you are in truly paradise. The sand is white nd powdery and the ocean is clean and bluish green in color. Even though it's small, it is one of Phu Quoc best beaches and still relatively unknown.
How to get to Mong Tay Island?
To the Northern Mong Tay Island: It's located off the coast of Vung Tau Beach. To get there you can either swim across the southern tip of the beach or kayak here. Many Northern Snorkeling tours will also take you here.
To the Southern Mong Tay Island: The only way to get there is by boat. You can either join a snorkeling/diving tour of the south.
Mong Tay island Hòn Thơm Phu Quoc Vietnam