Located in Ngoc Hien District, Ca Mau Province, about 15km from the mainland. Hon Khoai is a group of five islands of Hon Khoai, Hon Sao, Hon Doi Moi, Hon Da Le and Hon Tuong. Among them Hon Khoai is the biggest island.
Formerly, Hon Khoai was called Giang Huong Island, Independence Island. However, the locals get used to calling it Hon Khoai (Potato Island) because it looks like the shape of a giant potato. The island is an ideal place for the tourists loving wild nature thanks to its rich source of fresh water and a diversity of flora and fauna with many valuable medicinal herbs such as multiflorous knotweed, fungus, cinnamon twig and animals like varan, python and squirrel.
Located in southwest of the island, Nho (Small) Beach is so shallow that the tourists can get ashore on a smaller boat. However, the beach is primitive and attractive thanks to luxuriant trees, limpid sea water and tender waves. A lovely egg-stone beach lined with casuarina trees will please tourists at the right side of the beach. At the eastern side of the island, the tourists can pamper themselves in cool and clean water among sparkling waves of Lon (Big) Beach or just lie down on white sand to watch the faraway islands in the sunlight, fishing boats going up and down between waves. The scenery is like a luxurious resort.
The young tourists are eager to climb up the top of mountain to visit a lighthouse through a zigzag path shadowed by many kinds of tropical trees such as ironwood, pine, jackfruit and mangos. Many wild flowers blossom in rock cavities. Moreover, they can also enjoy twitter voices of birds, fragrance of magnolia spreading out the air and stop by small springs to mirror themselves on the limpid water. It is really a paradise.
Built in 1920 by French colonists, the lighthouse on the Hon Khoai Island is at altitude of 318m and its architecture remains intact. The tourists finish the trip with a dinner with braised fish, sour soup, boiled crab, and sticky rice alcohol. They will never forget the relaxing time with the beautiful scenery, friendly people on the island.
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