Hon Mun is located to the south of Hon Tre Island, about 14km from the center of Nha Trang city. The name Hon Mun is given according to the ebony black color of the rocks here. Hon Mun has a harmonious natural landscape with the blue of the sea, the green of the trees, and the black of the cliffs. There are also vertical cliffs and high protruding rocks, creating a majestic and unique scene.
Hon Mun is the first marine conservation area in Vietnam, ranked by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as the most diverse marine biodiversity area in Vietnam. Hon Mun has up to 2000 species of coral and 1500 marine species, including fish, shrimp, squid, lobster, stingray, sea turtle… This place is a paradise for those who love diving and observing underwater life.
To get to Hon Mun, you can go by boat or canoe from Cau Da port or Nha Trang tourist port. The travel time from the center of Nha Trang city to Hon Mun is about 45 minutes. You can rent a canoe yourself or buy a Hon Mun Nha Trang tour for the day or combine with other islands such as Hon Tam, Hon Mot, Tri Nguyen… The price for renting a canoe ranges from 1.5 million to 2 million VND for a trip. The price for the Hon Mun Nha Trang tour ranges from 300,000 to 500,000 VND per person, including boat tickets, entrance tickets, diving equipment, lunch, and a tour guide.
The ideal time to travel to Hon Mun Nha Trang is from July to September, when the weather in Nha Trang is beautiful, the sea is clear and cool. You should avoid going from October to December, which is the stormy season, which can affect sea tourism activities.
When visiting Hon Mun, you should not miss the following exciting activities:
Diving to see coral and marine life: This is an indispensable activity when coming to Hon Mun. You can choose snorkeling or scuba diving depending on your ability and preference. You will experience the feeling of being lost in another world, with the vibrant colors of coral and diverse and adorable marine species. You can also take underwater photos to preserve beautiful moments. The price for renting diving equipment ranges from 50,000 to 100,000 VND for one dive. If you want to scuba dive, you need a diving certificate or participate in a basic diving course before diving.
Visit the coral museum: This is a new and attractive destination at Hon Mun. The coral museum is an underwater art project, built with concrete sculptures, shaped like animals, fairy characters, cultural symbols… These sculptures not only have aesthetic value, but also protect and restore coral, creating a living environment for marine life. You can dive to admire these sculptures, or sit on a glass-bottomed boat to view from the water surface. The entrance fee to the coral museum is 50,000 VND per person.
Relax on the beach: If you don’t want to dive, you can relax on the beach of Hon Mun, enjoying the fresh and cool sea air. The beach of Hon Mun has fine white sand, clear blue water, and gentle waves. You can lie under the umbrellas, watch the sea, read books, listen to music, or play games on the sand like building castles, playing ball, playing chess… You can also swim, swim, or paddle a kayak on the water surface. The rental price for umbrellas is 50,000 VND for one, the rental price for a kayak is 100,000 VND for one hour.
Hon Mun is an ideal tourist destination for those who love nature and marine life. This place will bring you memorable experiences, about the blue sea, black rocks, green forest, and coral. You will be diving to observe the diverse and beautiful marine ecosystem, visit the unique and artistic coral museum, relax on the cool and peaceful beach. If you have a chance to visit Nha Trang, you should visit Hon Mun to experience and explore the wonderful things in this place.