HCM CITY — When visiting Kiên Giang Province’s pristine Hòn Mấu Island, travelers can hang out with the genial fishermen and enjoy fresh seafood and beautiful beaches.
Hòn Mấu is one of 21 islands in the Nam Du Archipelago, about 90 km from the mainland. The 200-hectare island is home to 120 families, most of whom fish for a living.
More often than not, you will find yourselves wandering along the narrow streets around the centre, where the fishing families’ houses are located.
The island is known as the “raw pearl” because of its pristine landscape untouched by tourism.
In the early morning, visitors can see fishing boats return to shore with all kinds of seafood.
To get here, take a bus from HCM City to Kiên Giang Province’s Rạch Giá City for only VNĐ250,000 (US$11). It will take about six hours. Flights from HCM City also go to Rạch Giá Airport.
From Rạch Giá City, take a boat to the Nam Du Archipelago. It will take about two or three hours. — VNS