White sand, blue sea, and yellow sunshine are famous features of Nha Trang. So, Nha Trang becomes the most wonderful paradise for beach relaxation.
Today, we would like to introduce to you one of beautiful attractions in Nha Trang City, which is Hon Tam (Tam Island).
Let’s go with us to explore Hon Tam Island right away!
- General Information of Hon Tam island
- The best time to visit Tam Island
- How to move to Hon Tam
- Exciting activities in Hon Tam Island
- Walking under the sea to watch the coral
- Visit the coast of Tam island
- Experience the flyboard game
- Water motorcycle games
- Pulling parachute
- Visit Hoang Hoa Thon
- Go kayaking
- Places to eat when visiting Hon Tam island
1. General Information of Hon Tam island
Location of Hon Tam Island
Tam Island is also known as Thuy Kim Son Island, located 7km southeast of Nha Trang city. This Hon Tam is developed in eco-tourism combined with relaxation.
All year round, Tam island quietly nestles by the romantic and peaceful blue sea. Therefore, when traveling here, you will have great joyful moments with beautiful nature.
At Tam island, you can experience various services, such as enjoying a lunch buffet, fruit buffet, a round-trip island, lively DJ music, and trying games covering basket boat rowing, Kayak, mini golf…
Ticket price for sightseeing package only
- Adults: 360,000 VND / person.
- Children (1m – 1.3m): 250,000 VND / person.
- Children under 1m: free.
The ticket price for the package includes a buffet lunch
- Adults: 580,000 VND / person.
- Children (1m – 1.3m): 410,000 VND / person.
- Children under 1m: free.
Hotels and resorts on Tam island:
- MerPerle Hon Tam Resort with room price from 3,000,000 VND / night, on Hon Tam Island, or
- Majestic Nha Trang Hotel with room price: from 850,000 VND / night, at the address: 90-92 Tran Phu, Loc Tho, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam.
Tips: Due to the strong sun in Nha Trang, you need to bring essential items such as drinking water, sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat or cap, bathing suits, towels … And, keep clean for the environment landscape at places you visit.
2. The best time to visit Tam Island
The climate in Hon Tam is relatively mild and favorable, so you can come here to get holidays at any time of the year.
Summer (May-Sep) in Hon Tam is relatively long, very suitable for marine tourism. As for those who like to go to the beach in winter (Oct – Feb), you do not need to worry too much about the cold temperature in Tam island because the cold here is light to compare with the freezing feelings in the North.
However, according to our experience, from March to September, Hon Tam enters the most beautiful period of the year, gentle and seductive. When visiting this island at that time, you will see the fullness of natural beauty here.
3. How to move to Hon Tam
First, to come to Nha Trang first, you can choose a motorbike, car, or plane … depending on the starting location.
If using an airplane, after getting off at Cam Ranh airport, you move to the hotel and rest then take a taxi to the location to move to Hon Tam.
There are 2 ways to go straight to Hon Tam:
Option 1: Sign up for the Hon Tam tour, while on the tour, the guide will take you to visit Hon Tam by boat and to other amusement places on the island. This option is quick and convenient for first-time visitors.
Option 2: Buy your own ticket to rent a canoe to the island. This way you can take control of the time and go straight to Tam island spending time to wait for visiting other neighboring islands.
However, to save the most money you should hire a canoe with other passengers. Each canoe can carry up to 25 guests and has about 20 trips and returns per day. The latest one is 10:00 pm.
4. Fun activities in Hon Tam Island
When vising Hon Tam Island, you can join different activities. Here are the popular things to do on the island.
4.1. Walking under the sea to watch the coral
Walking on the bottom of the sea, just hearing the name will make you curious. This is a new fun activity in Nha Trang. You do not need to worry too much when participating in this service because whether you can swim or not swim, you can still participate with the assistance of divers.
Under the guidance of professional divers, you will discover many wonderful things on the seafloor. Walking under the cool seawater for the first time, observing with your own eyes the colorful coral reefs, seeing small marine creatures swimming, you will feel everything is exciting.
Cost for this service: 800,000 VND
4.2. Visit the coast of Tam island
Hon Tam Beach stays in the list of one of the top beautiful beaches in Nha Trang.
Hon Tam Beah has a poetic and romantic beauty, not noisy or bustling like many other beaches. Lying on the soft white sand like a silk ribbon, the sea becomes more and more charming with the clear blue water that defeats anyone when coming here.
Walk on the beach, watch the huts in the distance peeking in the green trees, enjoy the salty breeze, and listen to the murmuring waves like an immortal love song of the vast sea.
If you want to relax, you can soak in the cool blue water to forget all fatigue in everyday life. The sea will extend its arms to hug you.
4.3. Experience the flyboard game
Flyboard is a thrilling game that welcomes you who wants to challenge yourself. The game will help you fly in the air like a superhero.
To participate in this game, you need to know the skills to control the device for the engine to get water and create a force to push you up. Flyboard game is not suitable for those who do not like an adventure.
It is difficult to make you have to perform the perfect aerobatics underwater and in the air. And you have to be really skillful to do this.
You can fly up in the air or dive in the water, depending on your control on flyboard.
With unique feelings and exciting adventures, flyboard extremely attracts a lot of guests, especially young people.
The price for each game is about 800,000 VND to 1,200,000 VND.
4.4. Water motorcycle games
The water motorcycle game will definitely give you a feeling of joy when surfing on the ocean waves. When participating in this game, please pay attention to ensure your safety by following the staff’s instructions there and remember to wear a life jacket.
Before starting it, you will be instructed how to operate the steering wheel, the control devices, and most importantly how to handle the water motorcycle when it flips.
For the first time, you join the game, you may have a bit of fear or a few incidents. It is very normal, you should not worry too much.
4.5. Pulling parachute
You can join another thrilling game, that is pulling a parachute.
Unlike flyboard, you do not need technical skills to play this game, because you only need to get the seatbelt when wearing the parachute and follow the basic instructions.
After performing the above steps, a canoe will pull you. With the force of the wind, the parachute will be very quickly blown and expanded. And, you are flying freely in the sky like birds.
When looking at the natural scenery from above, you will find different feelings and beauty.
The white sand and blue sea become interesting in your eyes. So, do not miss playing this game when you have a chance to come to this beach city.
The price of pulling a parachute is from 500,000 VND – 600,000 VND per person with 15 minutes.
4.6. Visit Hoang Hoa Thon
Hoang Hoa Thon is an old house over 100 years old, built in an area of 400m2. Visiting Tam island, you should explore Hoang Hoa Thôn because many interesting things are waiting for you.
Entering an ancient space with the imprint of national traditions, you will find everything becomes magical and mysterious.
Ancient rural items such as tables, wardrobes, rice mills… are still preserved and displayed for visitors.
It is interesting when visiting Hoang Hoa Thon, you can have a chance to listen to the sound of the zither and the stone, admire the talents of the craftsmen of brocade weaving, making fine art pottery, making wine. All of these activities will help you understand more and love the cultural beauty of the local people.
4.7. Go kayaking
Hon Tam in Nha Trang is also one of the top places in Vietnam to play kayaking.
It is exciting if you explore the beauty of Tam island by kayaking with a friend.
Rowing a kaya, floating in the middle of the big sea, under the bright sunlight of the sky, you will find yourself small in the middle of the sea and nature.
A tip comes for the first time you go kayaking is that you will find it quite difficult to control the boat. You feel it easy to flip. However, what you need to do at that time is to stay calm and not be too hasty or impatient.
You sit for the balance on the boat, gently swing the paddle, combining the slow movement of hands along the water. The boat will go very quickly and smoothly.
4.8. Play golf
Playing golf is also a great way to enjoy your life. With an area of up to 1.2 hectares, the Hon Tam golf course can completely give you an exciting feeling when playing golf here.
It is very interesting when you get the cool air of the sea breeze, walking on the green grass of the golf course.
If you are in the first time playing golf, you can try mini golf practice courses. What a rare opportunity for you to have a luxurious sporting experience.
5. Places to eat when visiting Hon Tam island
If you like to taste seafood, grilled seafood in Ocean View on Tam Island has become a famous culinary brand for your hobby.
You can find various dishes: grilled clams, grilled fish, and grilled shrimp. Especially, for foreign tourists who want to enjoy Vietnamese dishes, they can choose shrimp soup, clam sour soup, braised fish, spring rolls …
In addition, the restaurant also has frugal dishes for those who are afraid of grease such as lotus-root salad with shrimp and meat, onion seafood salad.
- Address: Hon Tam, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
- Price: 150,000 – 200,000 VND per person
Grill Garden 2
If you visit Hon Tam Island and can wait to come back the main land, you can come to Grill Garden 2 at 86C Tran Phu to taste grilled food.
Grill Garden 2 restaurant will offer you an outdoor barbecue buffet with diverse and attractive dishes.
Enjoying cuisine in an open space with a spacious garden style, Grill Garden 2 is an ideal suggestion to taste grilled cuisine in Nha Trang.
The restaurant owns an impressive menu with over 100 grilled dishes with a variety of seafood, such as grilled shrimp, grilled oysters, grilled scallops…
Besides, the chefs also season barbecue meat to become fragrant flavor, including grilled meat skewers and fragrant grilled pork ribs will.
- Address: 86C Tran Phu, Loc Tho Ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
- Opening hours: 17:00 – 22:00
- Buffet price regulations:
- Adults: 250,000 – 300,000 VND / person
- From 1m – 1.3m child : 150,000 VND / person