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Hon Kho Beach

Hon Kho Beach: A great place to see coral reefs in Quy Nhon

16/03/2024 482 views

Hon Kho Beach stands out among Quy Nhon’s beaches, celebrated for its pristine waters that provide visitors with clear views of the seabed.

Hon Kho Beach Quy Nhon boasts crystal-clear waters and stunning coastal vistas

Hon Kho Beach Quy Nhon boasts crystal-clear waters and stunning coastal vistas (Source: Collected)

For travelers fond of sunshine, the sea, and natural beauty, Hon Kho Beach in Binh Dinh, Vietnam, is a must-visit destination. Its unspoiled shores, stunning rock formations, and clear waters offer an ideal summer escape. If you want to escape the tourist crowds and enjoy a serene beach vacation during your Vietnam travel journey, be sure to check out the details below for an A-Z guide!

1. A glance at Hon Kho Beach

Hon Kho Beach, also known as Cu Lao Hon Kho, is situated in Hai Dong Village, Nhon Hai Commune, Quy Nhon City. Hai Dong Village, often referred to as Nhon Hai fishing village, serves as a focal tourist spot in Binh Dinh Province, Central Vietnam. The island lies approximately 20 kilometers from downtown Quy Nhon.

True to its name, Hon Kho features rocky terrain but boasts pristine beaches with emerald waters and smooth sands suitable for all ages. In recent years, it has emerged as a popular coral viewing spot among beaches in Central Vietnam, attracting many visitors with its rugged beauty and vibrant marine life. From above, the sea and coral reefs combine to create a stunning spectacle.

>>> Explore the picturesque Quy Nhon beaches for an unforgettable seaside experience!

2. Things to do at Hon Kho Beach Quy Nhon

2.1. Take a boat tour to admire coral reefs

As one of the top-rated places to visit in Central Vietnam, the unique feature of Hon Kho Beach lies in its expansive coral reefs, along with the crystal-clear blue waters. Even from the comfort of a boat, you can marvel at the seabed, easily discerning a thriving coral forest just below the surface.

Not only can visitors snorkel just below the surface, immerse themselves in the cool seawater, or conquer the rocky mountains, but they can also experience the impressive underwater trail. Additionally, entire boats or canoes for groups are available for rent, catering to travelers seeking more privacy and flexibility.

Hon Kho Island boasts vibrant coral reefs along its shores

Hon Kho Island boasts vibrant coral reefs along its shores (Source: Collected)

2.2. Participate in fantastic beach activities

Rowing peacefully on the calm sea, admiring clusters of swaying seaweed, or immersing in the clear water, swimming alongside colorful fish amid golden seaweed clusters and beautiful coral reefs, will leave tourists with unforgettable memories at Hon Kho Beach. 

This beach also offers various water sports like jet skiing, banana boating, and sunrise paddle boarding, perfect for young groups engaging in team-building activities. For adventurous souls, snorkeling, scuba diving, or guided underwater walks are among the most sought-after things to do. Hon Kho Beach caters to all outdoor lovers, rewarding them with panoramic views of Quy Nhon City after challenging treks up and down the cliffs.

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2.3. Take photos at the unique wooden bridge

The most distinctive feature of Hon Kho Beach is its wooden bridge nestled against the cliffs, overlooking the deep blue sea. During peak summer days, thousands of visitors flock here for photo ops. 

The bridge, less than 200 meters long, sits atop wooden planks supported by concrete pillars on massive rocks at the base of Hon Kho Island. With no railings, it offers the sensation of reaching out to the vast ocean, softening the rugged island landscape with its blend of blue skies and sea, making it a top attraction in Quy Nhon.

The wooden bridge at Hon Kho Beach offers a stunning walkway above the sea

The wooden bridge at Hon Kho Beach offers a stunning walkway above the sea (Source: Collected)

2.4. Explore the local culture

As the tide recedes on Hon Kho Island, a mysterious ancient wall, believed by many to be a Cham defensive structure, emerges from the water. However, despite its intriguing presence, there are no historical records confirming the origins of this enigmatic site.

Moreover, on the mainland in Nhon Hai Commune, Huong Mai Pagoda stands as another significant attraction, especially for those interested in exploring spiritual facets when traveling. Adorned with numerous statues of Arhats and large outdoor Buddha statues, this pagoda is renowned for its sacred atmosphere—a noteworthy cultural site on Hon Kho Island.

2.5. Experience squid fishing on Hon Kho Island

Squid-fishing tours are another unique highlight of this marine area. Departing from the fishing village at 5:30 PM, fishing boats take curious tourists to the open sea, where they will attempt to catch their own squids. The freshly caught squids are expertly prepared on board, transforming the harvest into a delectable treat for everyone to enjoy. This immersive experience of Hon Kho Island combines the thrill of fishing with the pleasure of savoring the fruits of your own catch, all amidst the serenity of the nighttime seascape.

Enjoy Hon Kho Beach fishing for an unforgettable adventure!

Enjoy Hon Kho Beach fishing for an unforgettable adventure! (Source: Collected)

2.6. Try plenty of dishes from seafood

The delectable seafood dishes, crafted with the freshest gifts of the sea, tempt every tourist to indulge in their delights. Visitors to Hon Kho Beach can savor flavorful local specialties like squid pancakes and various seafood dishes at rustic eateries along the Nhon Hai waterfront at affordable prices. Meanwhile, the more upscale restaurants offer a wide selection of delicacies such as lobster, crab, squid, clams, and sea snails.

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3. When is the best time to visit Hon Kho Beach?

The prime time to visit Hon Kho Beach is from April to September annually, offering pleasant weather for exploration. From May to July, visitors can also enjoy the mesmerizing sight of blooming coral reefs and experience traditional basket boat rides to admire the beauty of the sea.

For Hon Kho Beach accommodation, it is essential to book ahead of time during peak seasons

For Hon Kho Beach accommodation, it is essential to book ahead of time during peak seasons (Source: Collected)

>>> Plan your adventures wisely with insights into Quy Nhon weather!

4. How to get to Hon Kho Beach?

Binh Dinh Province is the first stop on your journey to Hon Kho Beach. Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Bamboo Airways are major domestic airlines that offer flights from major cities like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Cat Airport in Binh Dinh Province, costing roughly 1,500,000 to 4,000,000 VND round trip.

  • Traveling to Quy Nhon: Upon arrival at Phu Cat Airport, you can take a bus for 50,000 VND or rent a taxi for 200,000-250,000 VND to reach Quy Nhon city center.
  • Quy Nhon to Nhon Hai: To reach the fishing village of Nhon Hai from Quy Nhon, head from the city center along National Highway 19, then onto Vo Nguyen Giap Street toward Thi Nai Bridge. Turn right onto National Highway 19B, then left, following the road along the coast toward Nhon Hai Beach. The total distance is 16.4 kilometers, taking approximately 25 to 30 minutes.

Nhon Hai to Hon Kho: After arriving at Nhon Hai, tourists can take a canoe or boat to Hon Kho, which takes only about 10 minutes, with a round-trip cost starting from 100,000 VND per person.

Hon Kho Beach beckons travelers in search of a serene coastal retreat, boasting scenic vistas, friendly locals, and a range of activities. Here, visitors can indulge in swimming, snorkeling, and marine discovery. The local gastronomy features an enticing selection of seafood delights, enhancing the culinary adventure. So prepare your swimwear, embrace your adventurous spirit, and embark on an exploration of the enchanting Hon Kho Beach!

Additionally, tourists should also embark on a journey to explore other destinations in Vietnam, each offering its own unique allure. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the majestic karsts of Ha Long Bay, the ancient charm of Hoi An, the vibrant beaches of Nha Trang, and the tranquil shores of Phu Quoc, Vietnam boasts a diverse tapestry of landscapes and experiences waiting to be discovered. Whether you seek cultural immersion, natural beauty, or beachside relaxation, these destinations promise unforgettable adventures and memories to cherish.

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