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Hai Tac Island (Pirate Island) travel experience for 2 days

If you are wondering where to go at weekend, Hai Tac Island (Pirate Island) with pristine beauty will be an ideal destination.

Although Hai Tac Island is not as famous as Phu Quoc, Ba Lua or Nam Du, it is a mysterious attraction with a lot of tourists. This is the backpacking travel experience to Hai Tac Island Kien Giang in 2days of weekend.

Something about Hai Tac Island

Hai Tac Island
Hai Tac Island

Hai Tac Island is located in Tien Hai commune, Ha Tien district, Kien Giang province. This island includes 16 small and big islands, the largest one is Hon Tre (Hon Doc) far from Phu Quoc about 40km. The reason for the name of this island is that there are a lot of mysterious legends about pirate in the island.

The best time to visit Hai Tac Island

The perfect time to visit Hai Tac Island is December to April because the wave is light and the sea water is pure blue. You shouldn’t go from April to November storm season.

Means of transport to Hai Tac Island

From Saigon to Hai Tac Island

You can go by bus from West station or buy ticket of bus brand from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien with the price of 170,000 – 200,000 VND.

You can also travel by private vehicle by 2 routes:

-  Ho Chi Minh City – Highway 1 to the West – My Thuan Bridge – turn right at Highway 80 to Sa Dec – Vam Cong ferry harbor – Highway 91 – Chau Doc – Vinh Te canal – Ha Tien.

-  Ho Chi Minh City – Highway 1 – Long An – turn right to Highway 62 – go along Vietnam-Cambodia border line to Hong Ngu, Tan Chau, Chau Doc – Ha Tien.

Bus brands:

Kumho bus: Picking up at Le Hong Phong bus stop and West station.

-  Departure time: West station: 9.30, 11.00, 15.30, 21.00, 22.00. Ha Tien station: 7.50, 11.00, 20.20, 21.10, 22.30.

-  Price ticket: seat ticket: 170,000 VND, bed ticket: 200,000 VND.

-  Contact: West station (Ho Chi Minh City): (08) 3752 7878, Le Hong Phong bus stop: (080 3833 8180 – 3833 8190. Ha Tien: (077) 395 9797.

Phuong Trang bus:

-  Departure time: West station: 7.15, 8.45, 9.45, 18.45, 19.15. Ha Tien station: 8.30, 9.30, 10.30, 20.30, 21.45, 22.30.

-  Price ticket: 180,000 VND.

-  Contact: Ho Chi Minh: (08) 3839 9309. Ha Tien: (077) 3 66 88 66.

From Ha Tien to Hai Tac

Means of transport to Hai Tac Island
Means of transport to Hai Tac Island

The only way to travel from Ha Tien to Hai Tac is by boat. It will take about 1 hour with the price of 36,000 VND, 15,000 VND extra for your vehicle. There is only one boat from Ha Tien to Hai Tac departing from 9.30 am every day and come back at 15 m.

Accommodation in Hai Tac Island

Accommodation on Hai Tac Island
Accommodation on Hai Tac Island

There is no hotel on this island, you can ask 2for the local people to stay with the price of 50,000 VND/person (2-4 people room). The more people, the cheaper room is. Or you can also go camping on the island, very interesting.

Hai Tac’s cuisine

Hai Tac's cuisine
Hai Tac's cuisine

Hai Tac Island is famous for seafood such as: fish, shrimp, crab… especially, you can catch fish and other kinds of seafood yourself. Sea food on Hai Tac Island is very cheap, from 120,000 to 140,000 VND/kg of fish, oyster is 20,000 VND/kg and crab is 130,000 VND/kg. You should go to the market in early morning so that you can buy with the cheapest price.

Places to visit on Hai Tac

Hai Tac's attractions
Hai Tac's attractions

Hai Tac has 16 big and small islands: Keo Ngua, Kien Vang, Tre Lon, Tre Vinh, Gui, U, Giang, Cho Ro… Each island has a beautiful beach.

Must-visit places on Hai Tac are national sovereignty stone stele, on the stele are 16 islands under Hai Tac. You will have the chance to contemplate the natural scene and fresh air. Other activities on the island are catching squid, going fishing at night...

Hai Tac Island (Pirate Island) 2 days travel experience

If you are wondering where to go at weekend, Hai Tac Island (Pirate Island) with pristine beauty will be an ideal destination.

Although Hai Tac Island is not as famous as Phu Quoc, Ba Lua or Nam Du, it is a mysterious attraction with a lot of tourists. This is the backpacking travel experience to Hai Tac Island Kien Giang in 2days of weekend.

Something about Hai Tac Island

Hai Tac Island is located in Tien Hai commune, Ha Tien district, Kien Giang province. This island includes 16 small and big islands, the largest one is Hon Tre (Hon Doc) far from Phu Quoc about 40km. The reason for the name of this island is that there are a lot of mysterious legends about pirate in the island.

The best time to visit Hai Tac Island

The perfect time to visit Hai Tac Island is December to April because the wave is light and the sea water is pure blue. You shouldn’t go from April to November storm season.

Means of transport to Hai Tac Island

From Saigon to Hai Tac Island

You can go by bus from West station or buy ticket of bus brand from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien with the price of 170,000 – 200,000 VND.

You can also travel by private vehicle by 2 routes:

-  Ho Chi Minh City – Highway 1 to the West – My Thuan Bridge – turn right at Highway 80 to Sa Dec – Vam Cong ferry harbor – Highway 91 – Chau Doc – Vinh Te canal – Ha Tien.

-  Ho Chi Minh City – Highway 1 – Long An – turn right to Highway 62 – go along Vietnam-Cambodia border line to Hong Ngu, Tan Chau, Chau Doc – Ha Tien.

Bus brands:

Kumho bus: Picking up at Le Hong Phong bus stop and West station.

-  Departure time: West station: 9.30, 11.00, 15.30, 21.00, 22.00. Ha Tien station: 7.50, 11.00, 20.20, 21.10, 22.30.

-  Price ticket: seat ticket: 170,000 VND, bed ticket: 200,000 VND.

-  Contact: West station (Ho Chi Minh City): (08) 3752 7878, Le Hong Phong bus stop: (080 3833 8180 – 3833 8190. Ha Tien: (077) 395 9797.

Phuong Trang bus:

-  Departure time: West station: 7.15, 8.45, 9.45, 18.45, 19.15. Ha Tien station: 8.30, 9.30, 10.30, 20.30, 21.45, 22.30.

-  Price ticket: 180,000 VND.

-  Contact: Ho Chi Minh: (08) 3839 9309. Ha Tien: (077) 3 66 88 66.

From Ha Tien to Hai Tac

The only way to travel from Ha Tien to Hai Tac is by boat. It will take about 1 hour with the price of 36,000 VND, 15,000 VND extra for your vehicle. There is only one boat from Ha Tien to Hai Tac departing from 9.30 am every day and come back at 15 m.

Accommodation in Hai Tac Island

There is no hotel on this island, you can ask for the local people to stay with the price of 50,000 VND/person (2-4 people room). The more people, the cheaper room is. Or you can also go camping on the island, very interesting.

Hai Tac’s cuisine

Hai Tac Island is famous for seafood such as: fish, shrimp, crab… especially, you can catch fish and other kinds of seafood yourself. Sea food on Hai Tac Island is very cheap, from 120,000 to 140,000 VND/kg of fish, oyster is 20,000 VND/kg and crab is 130,000 VND/kg. You should go to the market in early morning so that you can buy with the cheapest price.

Places to visit on Hai Tac

Hai Tac has 16 big and small islands: Keo Ngua, Kien Vang, Tre Lon, Tre Vinh, Gui, U, Giang, Cho Ro… Each island has a beautiful beach.

Must-visit places on Hai Tac are national sovereignty stone stele, on the stele are 16 islands under Hai Tac. You will have the chance to contemplate the natural scene and fresh air. Other activities on the island are catching squid, going fishing at night...

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