Hon Mong Tay – Fingernail Island North
Serene Hon Mong Tay (Hòn Móng Tay) aka “Fingernail Island” or “Nail Island” is a small island located just off the coast of Vung Bau Beach and a popular eco-tourism destination famous for snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, and kayaking. It is partially owned by nearby Hon Mong Tay Resort.
About Hon Mong Tay
Fingernail Island (Hòn Móng Tay) is an idyllic little uninhabited islet located meters away from the luxurious Hon Mong Tay Resort, a resort that is developing this tiny spit of land into an eco-tourism site. It is a popular tourist destination and can become crowded at times. Fingernail island has two zones, the southern zone is where you will find most of the islands flora where a few sea birds nest and the northern zone is where you will find a small beach with coarse yellow sand. The sea here is very calm during the dry season and there are no underwater currents that we know of making this place an ideal destination for the entire family.
Fingernail Islands of Phu Quoc
At Phu Quoc there are *2* “Hon Mong Tay” islands, the one mentioned here which is located off the coast of the main island of Phú Quốc, and the other (aka Đảo Móng Tay or hòn Robinson) located south of An Thoi and part of the Phu Quoc Marine Park . Both are beautiful in there own right.
Hon Mong Tay North
Hon Mong Tay South
The Northern Fingernail Island is much smaller in size and surrounded by a beautiful coral reef teeming with life while the Southern Fingernail Island is much larger with a gorgeous white sandy beach. Unfortunately the coral and snorkeling is not that great in the Southern island.. This page will focus on the northern Hon Mong Tay Island. Information about the Southern Hon Mong Tay island can be found here.
Location of Hòn Móng Tay
Hon Mong Tay island is located off the coast of Vung Bau. To get there you can either swim across from the northern tip of the beach by the Hon Mong Tay Resort or kayak there from Vung Bau Beach. Many Northern Snorkeling tours will also take you here.
Hon Mong Tay Beach
The beach here is small but quite nice. It is a great place to sun bathe and relax. Many locals come here to have a picnic during the day and as such it can get a bit crowded around noon. The best time to visit the beach and island is during the early morning, just before the tour boats come in.
What to do on Hon Mong Tay?
Besides swimming and exploring this small island you can also snorkel. Hon Mong Tay is surrounded by coral that is teeming with life.
Hon Mong Tay Island Video Tour
The following is a video tour of the island: