Hengam Island is located in the southern part of Qeshm Island. It has an area of 36 kilometers and if you look at it on a map, you will see that it looks like a truncated cone. This is almost a low-lying island; so, you won’t see much heights there. You have to travel about 2 kilometers from Qeshm Island to reach Hengam Island. What is interesting about this island is that in Hengam, you won’t see a vehicle there. Everything is peaceful and there aren’t any streets on this island. There are three villages in Hengam: The old Hengam, The new Hengam or Mashi, and Ghil.
Watching dolphins might be the main attraction of Hengam Island, as you cannot see these intelligent and beautiful creatures everywhere. You may see them on your way to Hengam Island. The best time to see dolphins is mornings and between October to May.
You can see one of the most beautiful beaches of the Persian Gulf on Hengam Island. The crystal clear water of this Island makes it easy to see wonderful and colorful fish in the water. Apart from these places, one of the most unique places that you can see in Hengam is Silver Beach. The sands of this beach are shining due to the existence of shiny minerals in them. It is worth to mention that at some particular time of the year, the water glows blue light at night, due to the phytoplankton that lives there.
Hengam Island is home to some types of rare animals. Chinkara is a type of Persian Gazelle that is native to Iran. You can try seeing them but unfortunately, they are so shy! The other animal that you can find on Hengam Island is Uromastyx aegyptia which is a type of lizard. Hawksbill sea turtle is another species that you can find there. Don’t forget the crabs! There are lots of them on the island.
You can find so many interesting things to buy in Hengam bazaar. From beautiful braces, necklaces, and any accessories that are made of shells and scallops. Also, there are local oils and local spices.