Located about 15km off the Da Nang coast, Ngoc (Ruby) Island is an excelllent place for anyone who wants to enjoy relaxing moments away from the hustle and bustle of the city, or fascinating outdoor activities with their relatives and friends.
The island is locally called by several different names such as Hon Chao, Hon Son Tra and Han Island. It can be reached in 10 minutes by speedboat or 40 minutes by tourist boat from the Han River.
Despite being only 1.5km wide, the island features mountains, waters and large rocks heaped together. It is home to diverse and rich marine animal and plant populations, including 144 species of corals, 135 species of seaweed, and 162 species of colourful fish.
A fishing boat at the island
Visitors to the venue can enjoy the sounds of splashing waves and wind whilst walking barefoot on the white sand. In addition, they can take the opportunity to participate in interesting water sports, including jet-skiing, kayak racing, parachute surfing, and going fishing with local fishermen.
Mr Ho Minh Dung from Ha Noi’s Hoan Kiem District said that he was deeply impressed by the fascinating activities on the island, such as going seine net fishing, collecting rock and 'vu nang' (her breast) snails, and diving to explore the colourful corals and fish.