Vistiors to Hai Tac (Pirate) Island in Kien Giang Province can dive for sea urchins and eat them raw as local fishermen do.
The island in the Ha Tien Archipelago is not as well known as Phu Quoc Island, but its pristine landscapes are beginning to attract more tourists.
Sea urchins usually reproduce between the third and sixth lunar months. They are often eaten raw with a bit of mustard after being caught. The meat has a light yellow hue and a creamy taste.
To get to the island, visitors can depart from the pier in Ha Tien Town.
Accommodation on the island is still basic. Apart from diving and fishing, you can also explore life on the island by renting motorbikes.
Diving for sea urchins is a popular activity on Pirate Island