If you're tired of the glamour of luxury hotels and resorts on Phu Quoc island, Ham Ninh Fishing Village is the place you can get away to. Not only the village attracts with peaceful scenery and delicious local seafood, but Ham Ninh also offers great treks for adventures.
Ham Ninh fishing village is nestled on the island’s east side, having mountains on its back and ocean on the front. The first impression when you visit Ham Ninh is the Ham Ninh mountain which peaks at 300 meters. The rocky mountain stands erected with dark green color, contrasting with the light blues of the sky and the sea.
The scenery can make you feel so overwhelmed with its vast scale and sharpness. If you have a chance to stop at Ham Ninh village, do not forget to buy some kilos of the famous crabs which can taste so good even if you just boil and eat them with plain sea salt and pepper.
Ham Ninh is an old fishing village that reserves the peaceful, slow-paced flow of the local daily life. The houses of the fishermen are mostly on stilts, humbly made of wood. On the sea, the skillfully made fishing boats painted with bright blue and green lying there await new ventures.
The main income of the villagers comes from pearl harvesting, sea cucumber catching, and crab fishing. In the past, Ham Ninh village was built by the immigrants coming to the island and seeking for a more prosperous life.
Ham Ninh beach is a place to dock boats, also the place for the fishermen to try selling their catch of the day. At the end of each day, if you have a chance, witnessing the very bustling, at times quite noisy crowds on Ham Ninh beach would be a wonderful experience. Buy some seafood from the fishermen themselves; the price would be surprisingly cheap compares to restaurants or night market.
Visiting the famous long jetty that stretches out to the blue ocean is one of the things to do you can't miss when visiting Ham Ninh Beach. This very site is the best place to enjoy the scenery of Ham Ninh Mount when the sun begins to set.
Swimming, snorkeling at the Ham Ninh Beach: it's not like you can see coral reefs but if you're lucky you still can see a variety of sea life under the water such as starfish, seahorses, crabs, and shellfish or even green turtle or hawksbill turtle.
Sunrise and Sunset: As mentioned before, Ham Ninh Fishing village is one of the best places to enjoy both sunrise and sunset. For sunrise, wake up early, you can also see the bustling scene of the fishers preparing to go out to the sea.
Eating seafood at Ham Ninh seafood restaurants: Next, to the pier, there are many floating restaurants offering savory seafood dishes. If you're going with a group of friends, this is the chance to enjoy a full course gourmet party!
Trekking: From Ham Ninh Village, you can easily start a trip to Ham Ninh Mount due to the close proximity. The trek is not an easy one so prepare carefully before you go.