Hon Ong, also known as the Whale Island (Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa), will certainly be a tourist destination for those who love the sea, like to explore the wild and peaceful beauty, away from the hustle and bustle. Bo, the bustle of life to immerse yourself in the natural scenery. Let VNTRIP.VN explore this paradise island!
About Hon Ong
Hon Ong, Whale Island or Whale Island are the names given to this small island. Located in Van Phong bay, Van Ninh district, Khanh Hoa province. Nearly 100km from Nha Trang city. Is like a resort paradise in Nha Trang .
Hon Ong has an area of about 40.00ha, without people living. In which, about 2ha has been invested in the resort construction by a French couple, and this is also the only resort on the island, the rest of the island remains untouched and peaceful. with its lush all year round forests.
How to get to Hon Ong?
From the mainland to the island takes about 15-20 minutes, before that you have to go by road to Dam Mon wharf. At the pier, there is a resort ship that is transported to the island for free. Here are 3 ways to get you to the pier:
Ride by resort
You go with your family, the budget is not tight or you simply do not want to have to think too much about traveling. You only need to contact the reception of the resort to hire a shuttle bus. The fee for the shuttle bus in Nha Trang city is 20USD / person. If you do not want to go to Nha Trang city, you can quote the bus to pick up directly at Cam Ranh airport to the pier, the ticket price is over 25USD / person.
You love the freedom, want to explore the nature for yourself to have more interesting experiences. Rent yourself a motorbike at the city car rental shops. With only 100.00 / person, the procedure is simple and fast. Reset your ID card, pay the rental fee in advance for the number of days you want to rent and pick up the car. To get to Dam Mon wharf you can go along Highway 1A to the Co Ma turn (about more than 80km). From this turn, there will only be about 20km left to reach the pier. Because traveling by motorbike, remember to observe and control your speed while traveling.
Travel by coach
From Nha Trang city, find your way to the north bus station and take the bus to Nha Trang – Tuy Hoa. This car goes through Co Ma (ticket price is about 50k). You get off there to go to the pier by taking a motorbike taxi if you go from 1-2 people or taxi if you go with friends or family, just save and not afraid of the rain.
Book hotel room
To book a hotel is very simple, you can access the hotel booking website online and pay directly by credit card. Room rates here range from 1-1.4 million depending on the room you choose for 2 people or for the whole family (for 4 people), can stay 1 more person (fee is 120,000 VND / person). Because there is only one resort on the island, you will not have to spend too much time looking for rooms or considering prices.
The resort is simple in design, with about 30 rooms for rent, all catering, entertainment and entertainment takes place around the main beach. Building materials are used here mainly for wood, bamboo, and thatched roofs, helping the resort to blend in with the natural scenery on the island. The climate on the island is cool all year round. All of these things create a beautiful natural picture that is nowhere else to be found.
As you know above, because the island is not inhabited, only one resort is built so all the services for eating, sleeping and playing are provided by this resort. The food here is on the menu and you are only called according to the set out there. You have to spend 14USD / person for such a set, and all sadly, no drinks are included. Regarding food, the majority of customers rated it quite delicious. One thing worth noting here is that drinks are reasonably priced. Only with 20,000 to 30,000 VND you can order yourself a cup of lemon tea, coffee. Or a cocktail for 80,000 VND.
Have fun at Hon Ong
Coming to Ong island, there will not be too many fun activities compared to the big islands or inland beaches. But undoubtedly the experience activities below will help you have unforgettable memories and experiences. Let’s take a look at some of those activities.
There are many coral reefs around the island. Only 60,000 VND / person, you will be granted a diving kit. Because it’s quite near the shore, there aren’t too many corals, but the clear water you can clearly see everything here.
Kayaking around the island
With VND 100,000 / person for 2 hours, you get a 2-seater Kayak, 1 life jacket, and 2 paddles for 2 people. So you can sail by yourself and explore the island of Nha Trang already.
Walking around the island (Treking)
When visiting Hon Ong, you should not miss this activity. It will help you to have interesting discoveries about the natural scenery on the island. Before leaving, be sure to bring along drinking water and wear long-sleeved clothing to avoid the leaves of the forest trees. Afterwards, meet the receptionist for a map. On the map you have a set direction and 3 stops, where you can rest and take photos. It will take about 2 hours to go around the island
Perhaps the cheapest and most enjoyable service on the island. With 7USD / person at 9am, you get on the boat to the snorkeling spots. Here will be a coach you how to dive.
Hon Ong tourist destination in Nha Trang promises interesting experiences. Come and feel the beautiful unspoiled natural scenery in this place. Hope the above share will help you have a memorable vacation with your family and friends.