Ham Ninh Fishing Village is an ideal locale for foreign visitors looking to experience the daily life of local fishermen as well as authentic regional dishes at affordable prices. Widely known as one of the oldest villages on Phu Quoc Island, its residents’ main sources of income include diving for pearls and sea cucumbers, fishing and, in recent years, selling handmade souvenirs and seafood delicacies to tourists.
Not far from the village is a pier that stretches far out to the sea called Bai Vong Port, where cargo boats carrying a wide range of fresh produce, seafood, and household items from mainland Vietnam stop by in the early morning. Travellers can also enjoy relaxing sunset views of colourful fishing boats, Ham Ninh Mountain range and coastline, and the Hai Tac Archipelago during their visit here.
Waters along the Ham Ninh coastline are relatively shallow, resulting in expansive beaches during the low tides. It can get rather polluted with rubbish from the main village, though, so we highly recommend walking further up north to enjoy a better beach setting.
Accessible within a 30-minute drive from Duong Dong Town, Ham Ninh Fishing Village is renowned for its unique seafood dishes. Make your way to the Ham Ninh Market to enjoy sea cucumber soup, tram mushroom, and boiled flower crab as well as medicinal drinks made with seaweed, ginseng, seahorse, and rice wine.
Ham Ninh Fishing Village
- Location: 15km northeast of Duong Dong