A fascinating place to visit at low tide – Con Dao Island has many famous spots such as Shark Cape, Ong Dung Beach, Con Son Bay, Dam Trau beach, ect. And we must mention to Hon Ba Islet where is one of the big three islands within 16 islands and islets on this Con Dao island. It has the wonderful seascapes and diversity ecosystem which brings unforgettable experiences.
Hon Ba Islet has the natural area of 576 hecta. It is one of the three big islands in Con Son Island complex. Hon Ba islet connects with Con Son Islet by Cua Tu which creates Ben Dam Bay. This is a wind-tight and wide bay that serves as a storm shelter for fishing boats at sea.
Why the islet has the name Hon Ba?
The name Hon Ba islet is for the story of Nguyen Anh Lord (then be the King Minh Mang of Nguyen Dynasty). Nguyen Anh Lord wanted to ask the support from France Army and he sent a Prince to this country to be a hostage. At that time Mrs Phi Yen her wife advised him shouldn’t, and she was closed the crime and imprisoned her in a rock cave on the islet. And then this islet named Hon Ba Islet.
What are the specialties on the island?
Hon Ba islet is the place where brings interesting for tourists. Because travel to here, tourist can find and relax on wild beach. The islet is the area of mango ecosystem with diversity of rare flora and fauna. Travel to here, you should climb to Tinh Yeu (Love) summit with the height 352 meters where has the shape as the couple are dating. You can catch the panorama of Ben Dam Bay and surrounding islets from its summit. Also, there is a stream right beside the sea which makes the wonderful picture.
Hon Ba forest resource is very diversity and abundant with a lot of rare and precious trees. Also there are many rare species such as the long-tailed monkey, Con Dao black-squirrel, wild boar, lizards, wild birds, etc.
When you reach Hon Ba Ranger Station, you will walk through 20 minutes to the west to reach Dam Quoc beach to discover the mangrove ecosystem, swimming, relax on beach, snorkeling or diving to see coral reefs and sea marines.
Factually, when you travel to Con Dao, you should visit Hon Ba to see the itinerary always open new discovery. So Hon Ba Islet is always the place for you to discover and conquer the challenging nature, record beautiful moments when you visit as well as its history.