Explore Hon Sam Nha Trang – Discover the Hidden Gem in Nha Phu Bay

July 15, 2020 5 mins to read

Nestled amidst the vast expanse of the sea and sky, Hon Sam Nha Trang is likened to a “raw gem” for retaining its pristine beauty that captivates the hearts of all. Let’s embark on a journey with Vietnampeace to discover this magnificent destination!

1. Overview of Hon Sam Nha Trang

  • Location: Nha Phu Bay, within Ninh Hoa town, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam.
  • Ticket Prices:
    • Adults: 30,000 VND per person
    • Children: 15,000 VND per person

These prices are incredibly budget-friendly compared to other island tours in Nha Phu Bay! This cost covers transportation by boat and admission, allowing you to explore all day.

Tàu di Hòn Sầm (Ảnh ST)

Ships moving to Hon Sam (Photo ST)

Hon Sam Island is about 18km north of Nha Trang city center, close to famous tourist spots like Monkey Island (Hon Lao) and Orchid Island (Dao Hoa Lan Nha Trang). It is a charming small island, blessed by nature with unique and diverse landscapes.

Từ đây bạn cũng có thể chiêm ngưỡng cảnh đẹp của Hòn Sầm (Ảnh ST)

From here, you can also admire the beauty of Sam Sam (Photo ST)

Exploring Hon Sam Nha Trang, visitors will be pleasantly surprised to find the island uniquely bordered by two seas. One side features a lively white sandy beach facing Nha Trang city, while the other side showcases a serene rocky beach overlooking Hon Thi. The beach is connected at both ends by two mountain ranges, creating a magnificent landscape of earth and water, leaving many travelers in awe, momentarily “forgetting the way back.”

2. When is the best time to travel to Hon Sam Nha Trang?

In addition to its pristine and picturesque nature, Hon Sam captivates visitors with its mild and pleasant year-round climate. The ideal time to visit the island is from January to August, as these months mark the dry season in Nha Trang, ensuring you a fantastic and complete vacation. Furthermore, July, August, and September showcase the most beautiful side of Nha Trang, allowing you to conveniently combine a visit to Hon Sam with exploring the rest of Nha Trang.

Một mặt là bãi đá của Hòn Sầm (Ảnh ST)

On the one hand, is the rocky beach of Hon Sam (Photo ST)

3. How to Get to Hon Sam Nha Trang

Hon Sam Island is conveniently located near the city center, approximately 18km away, providing visitors with various transportation options.

Firstly, to reach the beautiful Hon Sam, you must get to Vinh Luong, Nha Trang, specifically the Da Chong Port (Long Phu Pier). This port is the departure point for Orchid Island and Monkey Island tours. You can join a combined tour or rent a boat/canoe for individual island exploration.

From the city center of Nha Trang, there are two main routes to reach this beautiful island:

Bên còn lại là bãi tắm rất đẹp (Ảnh ST)

On the other side is a lovely beach (Photo ST)

Route 1: Follow the 2/4 Street to QL1A, then turn right and travel about 5km. You will encounter two large stacked rocks, which is Da Chong Port.

Route 2: Travel along Tran Phu coastal road, pass Pham Van Dong Street, and head to the AMIANA Resort. Turn left, and at the intersection with QL1A, turn right and go about 3km to reach Da Chong Port. This route is perfect for adventurous and photography enthusiasts. Although it’s a bit longer, the winding and picturesque path, surrounded by majestic mountains and the dreamy blue sea, will captivate you endlessly.

Additionally, you can opt for the bus service, precisely bus route number 6, ensuring a safe and convenient journey as it takes you directly to your destination.

Hòn Tầm Nha Trang (Ảnh ST)

Nha Trang Islet (ST Image)

4.3. The Unique Dugong (Sea Cow)

In addition to the picturesque beaches, Hon Sam Nha Trang is also the habitat of dugongs. These reptiles specialize in living under the seabed and in hot, sandy deserts. Dugong is transformed into various delicious dishes such as grilled dugong, dugong salad, dugong cooked with pink berries, dugong porridge, sautéed dugong with lemongrass and chili, etc. It’s also used in traditional medicine for treating itching, scabies, and sinusitis, proving quite effective.

While strolling along the beach at Hon Sam Nha Trang, don’t be surprised if you encounter dugongs!

4.4. Exciting Seaside Activities

Beyond enjoying the beach, Hon Sam Nha Trang visitors can warm up their bodies by engaging in group activities, fostering connection and team spirit.

For those who love physical activity, challenge yourself with various thrilling water sports, including canoeing, jet skiing, bamboo rafting to Hon Thi, parasailing, fishing, and snorkeling. These activities are sure to provide an adrenaline rush and a memorable experience.

Bãi biển lặng gió ở Hòn Sầm (Ảnh ST)

Calm beach in Hon Sam (Photo ST)

Chinh phục Hòn Sầm với trò chơi chèo bè (Ảnh ST)

Conquer Hon Sam with a rafting game (Photo ST)

4.5. Delightful Seafood Delicacies on Hon Sam Nha Trang

At Hon Sam Nha Trang, many locals have floating fish farms near the island. This makes it an ideal destination for those who want to combine nature exploration with savoring fresh and delicious seafood.

Visitors are taken by boat to the floating fish farms amidst the sea for an immersive experience. Here, you can purchase various types of freshly caught or farm-raised fish directly from the farms. The next step involves the restaurants preparing the dishes on the spot to ensure the ingredients remain fresh.

Lặn ngắm san hô quanh đảo (Ảnh ST)

Snorkeling and watching corals around the island (Photo ST)

Your role at this point is to sit back, enjoy the delectable seafood at affordable prices, and quench your thirst with a glass of fresh beer, all while admiring the enchanting beauty that nature has bestowed upon Hon Sam Nha Trang.

Du lịch Hòn Sầm Nha Trang (Ảnh ST)

Sam Sam Island Tourism (Photo ST)

The majority of this seafood paradise on Hon Sam Nha Trang is still a “raw gem” waiting for you to explore. This place is also an excellent retreat for those seeking a temporary escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and go!

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