What To Do
- Swim – You can swim at Ham Ninh beach, just be aware that the sea has a lot of seagrass as well as a variety of floating debris.
- Fishing – You can fish off the pier with the locals.
- Seahorses – Ham Ninh is a place where you can buy fresh or dried seahorses. You can see the live seahorses still swimming in the tanks.
- Photography – The village, the mountains, the sea, the small canal, etc all make great subjects for the serious photographer.
Where To Eat & Drink
- Seafood – Crab is the specialty here in Ham Ninh Town and you can find restaurants and street side eateries serving crab as well as other seafood near the pier. The price of crab in Ham Ninh is by far the cheapest on the island. Crab in Ham Ninh is usually steamed and enjoyed with a dipping sauce made out of lime juice , salt, and pepper. The other specialty here is sea cucumber soup – a unique Phu Quoc dish. If you do not care for crab or sea cucumber, then there are a lot of other seafood and traditional Vietnamese dishes you can try.
- Medicinal Drinks – At Ham Ninh you can try a variety of “medicinal drinks” made from seaweed, ginseng, and even sea horse which has been soaked in rice wine.
What To Buy
- Shellfish – At the pier you can buy a variety of shells, starfish, dried fish dried seahorse, and a variety of natural traditional medicine harvested from the surrounding forests.
Ham Ninh Accommodations
There are a few small hotels and guest houses in Hamh Ninh Village (see below) along the main road. The rooms are basic but clean and offer great value.
Huu Thuy Guest House
- Price: $7.00USD – $16.00USD
- Tel: 0773973232 | 09770420149 | 0124442337
Vinh Lan Guesthouse
- Price: $7.00USD- $14.00USD
- Tel: 0773849974
Hai Anh Guesthouse
- Price: $7.00USD – $15.00USD
- Tel: 0773849947 | 0914641434 | 0918753574
My Xuyen Guesthouse
- Price: $5.00USD – $10.00USD
How To Get To Ham Ninh Village
From Duong Dong Town head north on Tran Hung Dao Street and make a right at the intersection on 30 Thang 4 Street. Head east until you reach the end of the street as well as the city limits.
This road is now known as National Highway 47 and you can follow it all the way to Ham Ninh Village.