Hon Mieu Island is a Nha Trang attraction that has been drawing tourists all year round. Mother Nature has bestowed the island with a rich ecosystem in both mountains and sea. Visitors will surely be stunned at the local landscape and lots of fun waiting for them on the island.
1. The location of Hon Mieu Island in Vietnam
Hon Mieu Island is located in Vinh Nguyen Ward, Nha Trang City, just 1 kilometer away from the shore and 6 kilometres away from Nha Trang City centre. “Mieu” means “temple” in Vietnamese, as there is a temple dedicated to Sir Nam Hai on the island. Locals often organize worship ceremonies here to pray for good weather and luck.
There are various tourism sites around the island, including Tranh Beach, Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Hon Mieu fishing village and Soi Island tourist area.
From Nha Trang City centre, you can travel to Hon Mieu Island either:
- By boat: From Vinh Truong Port, take a boat to the island. It takes about 15-20 minutes.
- By canoe: It takes about 5 minutes to get to the island by canoe.
2. The TOP 4 not-to-be-missed attractions on Hon Mieu in Nha Trang
Hon Mieu is one of the few islands in Nha Trang that still retain the pristine beauty. Here, there are all kinds of things for you to discover.
2.1. Tranh Beach Nha Trang
Tranh Beach is known as the most beautiful beach on Hon Mieu Island in Vietnam, which stretches for a total length of 500 metres. The beach has two different sides, the left one is covered with gravel while the right is a white sand area. Casuarina trees surround the beach.
There are water games like jet skiing, paragliding, and diving waiting for you. Here, various seafood dishes are available at reasonable prices like bun cha ca (vermicelli with grilled fish), bun sua (vermicelli with jellyfish), banh can (pancake from rice powder) and banh uot (rice powder rolls).
2.2. Tri Nguyen Aquarium
Tri Nguyen Aquarium is an ideal place for people who love to explore the ocean, which was built in the 1970s. Here, people can see thousands of sea creatures, including even rare species.
Here, there is a fish pond, a souvenir shop, and a restaurant serving dishes from the three regions of the country. There is even a giant cannon aiming at the sea.
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2.3. Hon Mieu Fishing Village
This village is situated in the west of Hon Mieu Island, which is an ideal relaxing place for many tourists. The village offers many fresh and delicious seafood dishes.
Here, various kinds of seafood are available, including fish, lobster, squid, oyster, snail, and crab. You can buy them from fishermen and have restaurant chefs cook them for you. Remember to bargain a little bit when you buy the seafood!
2.4. Soi Island tourist area
Soi Island is a unique tourist area on Hon Mieu Island. “Soi” means “gravel”, as the area is covered with gravel of all shapes and sizes. Walking on the gravel and swimming in the water here will be an unforgettable experience for you. Under the water, there are sparkling coral reefs for you to admire.
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3. Useful tips before going to Hon Mieu Island
Before you go, don’t forget to jot down the following tips to have a perfect Nha Trang trip!
3.1. When is the best time to visit Hon Mieu?
Hon Mieu Island weather in particular and Nha Trang's weather in general features a tropical monsoon influenced by the sea, so it is mild all year round. The average temperature is about 26-28 degrees Celsius.
There are two seasons: the dry season (from January to September) and the wet season (from October to December). It is highly recommended that you come to Hon Mieu Island between February and May. At this time, there is less rain, the sunshine is pleasant and the air is cool.
3.2. What to eat on your trip to Hon Mieu Island?
You should not miss out on the best food in Nha Trang available on Hon Mieu Island. You can even buy fresh seafood in the early morning from local fishermen and have it prepared at local restaurants.
Here, the way the locals prepare the food is quite different from that in other places, which will bring an unforgettable taste for diners.
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3.3. Where to stay for comfort during your getaway?
Besides knowing what to do, where to go, and what to eat, having an idea about where to stay is also very important. You should choose a hotel with a convenient location, from which you can easily travel to Hon Mieu Island.
- The hotels and resorts are located in convenient locations
- Customers have every opportunity to enjoy unique entertainment services such as spa and gym
- The hotel and resort system offers modern, luxurious and well-equipped rooms
- The restaurants and bars of the system offer a diverse menu of both Asian to European dishes
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Hon Mieu Island offers you a real getaway from the hustle and bustle with pristine nature, delicious fresh seafood and lots of fun. Know the right season to come, the good place to stay, the interesting destinations to visit and the list of must-try dishes, and you are ready for such an escape. It will be a memorable journey for you to refresh yourself.