Hai Tac island (literally Pirate Island) is seen as strange destination with its name. In reality, Hai Tac is the name of archipelago including 16 islands in which Tre isle is the biggest one. It is located at Tien Hai commune, Ha Tien district. It is about 28 km and 40 km far from Ha Tien mainland and Phu Quoc island respectively.
Regarding to the name of this archipelago, the tourists can imagine about what happen at this place in the past. Because Hai Tac island is situated at the area of Ha Tien – Rach Gia bay located in Thailand bay, an important trading route from China to the western countries, this archipelago was the ideal place for pirates since the past centuries. The pirates still appeared here until the beginning of 20th century. Visit Hai Tac Island with South Vietnam tours
Today, besides the curiosity of the name, the tourists visit Hai Tac island to discover the precious pristine beauty here. Visiting Hai Tac island, you can depart from Ha Tien on boat. You should hire motorbike in the town and then bring them into the boat. After 1h30 from the departure, you will step into Hai Tac island at To Chau coast.
The local authority has built Asphalted road around the Hai Tac island. Therefore, you can ride motorbike to contemplate the beauty of the island without the fear of going astray since there is one road on the island with one side of mountains and opposite side of blue sea. Being a pristine island, Hai Tac island is covered by green color.
Perhaps, The sunset is the most wonderful time at this island. At that time, the wharf was very busy with many fishing boats coming back from their offshore catches, offering fresh seafood for locals and tourists such as fish, squid, crabs or shrimp. Visitors can buy fresh seafood there and ask locals to prepare for them.
You can always have a chance to visit Hai Tac island whenever you travel Ho Chi Minh city around the year. It is easy to book a tour for lotus lagoon in Ha Tien district even from Ho Chi Minh or online. You can book a Mekong tour from Saigon on boat trip traveling around Hai Tac island such as shampoo cruise Mekong, river cruise Mekong, Song Xanh cruise, etc. Pre-booking via a travel agent or your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City will be a good recommendation for you to have much safer and cheaper option.
The Indochina Voyages team.
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