Travel to Nam Du Island – “Maldives of Vietnam”

Nam Du archipelago, also known as “Vietnam’s Maldives”, is an archipelago in Kien Hai district, Kien Giang province, located about 80km southwest of Rach Gia. Nam Du archipelago consists of 21 large and small islands located close together with a total area of 9.12km2. The largest island is Nam Du with a peak of 309m and 8,000 residents. This place possesses wild and peaceful beauty with romantic beaches, blue sea water and a rich and diverse ecosystem. Nam Du tourism is becoming more and more attractive to tourists because of the unique and interesting experiences that this place brings.

When to travel to Nam Du?

Ideal time: From December to March, Nam Du beach is calm, the water is clear blue, suitable for people who easily get seasick. There is also little rain during this time, ensuring a complete trip.

Note: Kien Giang has a rainy season from April to November. Check the weather forecast before going to avoid rain!

Getting to Nam Du Island from Saigon:

1. Go to Rach Gia:

Take the night bus from Saigon Western Bus Station to Rach Gia, takes about 8 hours.

  • Popular car brands: Phuong Trang, Lien Hung, Bao Phuc.
  • Ticket price: 190,000 – 350,000 VND.

Take a flight from Tan Son Nhat airport (Ho Chi Minh) to Rach Gia airport (Only 1 flight a day and price from 2,500,000 – 5,000,000 VND)

2. High-speed train from Rach Gia to Nam Du:

  • Take the Superdong ferry, Hoa Binh Ship or Phu Quoc Express from Rach Gia to Nam Du.
  • Travel time: 2.5 – 3 hours.
  • Ticket price: 220,000 – 350,000 VND.

3. Moving on Nam Du island:

  • Rent a motorbike to explore the island at your leisure.
  • Rent a boat to visit other islands around Hon Lon.

Destinations on Nam Du Island


When traveling to Nam Du Island , you should not miss Hon Lon, which is a beautiful bay with an area located neatly in the Gulf of Thailand. This is considered the most beautiful beach in the Nam Du archipelago. The rows of green coconut trees are tilted and shiny, with some trees having a lifespan of up to 70 – 80 years. Coming here, you can dive to catch fish or squid or see colorful coral. Cay Men Beach is deserted, so you can freely play and bathe as much as you like. The sea water is clear and cool. Additionally, you can also catch snails on the rocks along the beach.


Like Hon Lon, the beach is still green and coconut trees whisper on the shore. Hon Dau is relatively large compared to other islands, primary forest accounts for about 90% of the area. Near the shore there are many growing coral reefs, not as beautiful as other deep water areas but the sea water is clear and very clean. Some coconut trees lean towards the gentle sea, you can lie on them and take a nap in the cool breeze.

Hon Mau

Where many households live on Nam Du island. Visitors here can visit traditional craft villages, enjoy fresh seafood and learn about the lives of local people.

Cay Mia Beach

Located on Hon Mau island, Cay Mia Beach is famous for its lush green coconut palms and winding trails. Visitors here can participate in activities such as kayaking, exploring the nipa palm forest, bird watching,…

Bai Mau

Famous for its fine white sand, clear blue sea and romantic coconut rows. This is an ideal place for tourists to swim, participate in water sports activities or simply relax and watch the romantic sunset.

Bai Ngu

Located on Hon Cu Tron island, Bai Ngu possesses wild beauty with undulating rocks and green casuarina trees. Visitors coming here can participate in activities such as trekking, camping, fishing, etc.

Nam Du Lighthouse

The Lighthouse was built in 2001, located in An Son commune, Kien Hai district, Kien Giang province. Outstanding with a height of 11.6m and more than 300m above the sea surface. That’s why it is classified as the highest lighthouse in Vietnam. Visitors coming here can visit the lighthouse, enjoy panoramic views of the Nam Du archipelago and learn about Vietnam’s maritime history.

Entertainment activities:

  • Scuba diving to see coral: Visitors can join scuba diving tours to explore the colorful and diverse coral world of Nam Du archipelago.
  • Fishing: Visitors can rent boats and fishing equipment to experience the fun of fishing at sea.
  • Trekking: Visitors can participate in trekking activities to explore the primeval forests on Nam Du island.


  • Nam Du crab: Famous for its firm, sweet and delicious meat. Visitors coming here can enjoy steamed crabs, grilled crabs, salt-roasted crabs,…
  • Grilled squid: The dish is made from fresh squid, grilled over charcoal and served with raw vegetables and sweet and sour fish sauce.
  • King crab: A rare crab with firm, sweet and nutritious meat. Visitors coming here can enjoy steamed king crab, roasted king crab with salt, hot pot king crab,…
  • Green bone fish grilled with banana skins: A famous dish in Nam Du that every tourist wants to enjoy once. Blue bone fish is loved because it has few bones, sweet meat and is processed into many delicious dishes. The most famous is grilled blue bone fish with fragrant banana leaves served with raw vegetables and irresistible dipping sauce.
  • Cobia hotpot: A favorite Nam Du specialty with natural sweetness, white meat and not crumbly. You can enjoy many delicious dishes from cobia such as: Cooking bamboo shoot soup, frying, hot pot…

Suggested itinerary to visit Nam Du Island 3 days 2 nights:

  • Day 1:
    • Travel from Rach Gia to Nam Du island by speedboat.
    • Visit Bai Mau, swim and participate in water sports activities.
    • Enjoy fresh seafood at coastal restaurants.
  • Day 2:
    • Visit Bai Ngu, trekking and camping.
    • Explore Hon Mau, visit traditional craft villages and learn about the lives of local people.
    • Enjoy local specialties at restaurants on the island.
  • Day 3:
    • Visit the Lighthouse

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Just visiting Nam Du, you can take advantage of Ha Tien city to visit more interesting places and stay overnight at Ha Tien Vegas right next to Ha Tien – Kampong Trach border gate and continue your journey to explore Ha Tien. Tien or Kampot the next day.

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