The southern province of Kien Giang is planning to turn Hon Mau Island into an attractive community tourism site for holiday-makers in the near future.

Located 90km from Rach Gia city Hon Mau is one of the 21 islands in Nam Du archipelago, Kien Hai district, which has many beautiful beaches and landscapes.

The island has five beaches, Chuong, Nam, Bac, Da Đen (Black Rock) and Da Trang (White Rock).

Chuong and Nam have fine white sand. Nam beach has smooth sea almost all year around. It is also very clean. Black Rock and White Rock beaches are famous for their many beautiful rocks with diverse shapes and colours, which all tourists want to pick up and take away as souvenirs.

According to Nguyen Trung Thanh, General Director of Tran Thai Real Estate Company, Hon Mau Island has potential for becoming an eco-tourism model.

He said his company and the province’s relevant sectors will work together and make fact-finding tours in order to set up master and detailed plans for eco-tourism development on the island.

The plans are expected to help islanders improve their livelihoods.-VNA