Hon Cau Island in Tuy Phong, Vietnam is a beautiful rare marine paradise with warm, clear water and an ecosystem of over 234 coral species stretching over a mile long. The reef is full of fauna, rare fish, sea turtles, sea urchins, shimmering sea grass, and a sandy ocean floor. Hon Cau is an important habitat due to its complex marine biodiversity. The island waters are ideal for swimming, snorkeling, diving and glass bottom boating.
Divers love this area because of the incredible underwater opportunities to see fish and coral reefs they would not find in any other parts of the world. Rich marine resources allow the reef to be a breeding ground of many kinds of valuable seafood. Many rare species of turtles and fish choose this area to lay eggs. This has added significant fisheries resources for the waters around the island of Hon Cau. In 2020, however, the island will become a marine protected area, meaning no further development or fishing will be allowed.
Tuy Phong district is about 50 miles from Phan Thiet City, so the best airport to fly into is Tan Son Nhat in Saigon. An airport is planned for Hon Cau, but will not be completed for several years.
To visit Hon Cau, travelers can rent boats or use the services of travel companies. If tourists want to camp and spend the night on the island, they need to register in advance with the Management Board of Hon Cau and the border guards.
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