Phu Quoc is a Vietnamese island near the coast of Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. It's known for its beaches, resorts, and market. The southwest coast of the island is built with resorts. More than half of the island is a national park. Duong Dong is the largest town, with day and night markets selling crafts, produce and fish. The island is developing really fast and hotels are popping up everywhere, which is not always a good things. Make sure to get here soon
1. Enjoy Sao Beach in Phu Quoc
The White sand experience of Sao Beach. Praised as one of the best and lesser-known beaches in Vietnam. This place can not be missed when visiting Phu Quoc
. Enjoy fresh seafood right on the sand, swim or just laze the day away. Note that Sao beach is a 45-minute motorbike ride from Duong Dong town.
2. Explore Phu Quoc by Motorbike
The easiest way to get around is by motorbike. Although there are a lot of undeveloped roads you still can get around by using Google Maps. Hop from the beach to beach, viewpoint to viewpoint. Just take enough sunscreen and drinks with you.
you can rent a motorbike from either your hotel or at a dedicated motorbike rental in town. An automatic moorbike should cost from $6-$12 a day.
Visit The Waterfalls
The waterfall is located in the center of Phu Quoc Island, near the airport. Entrance fee is around $0,50. A small hike of 20 minutes will take you to the top of the waterfall. Make sure to get there early to avoid the crowd.
The Fish Sauce Factory or Pepper Farms
Did you know that Phu Quoc is famous for its pepper and fish sauce production? Fish sauce is their number one export product.
3. Visit The Night Market
The night market in Phu Quoc is the place to be when the sun has set. Get your diner at the market and get a chop-chop ice cream afterward ? It's not the cheap place to get dinner on Phu Quoc but definitely a lively one.
4. Phu Quoc Sunset Time
Look to the west for a beautiful sunset-sit down on a beautiful stretch of white sand, anywhere along the west coast and get ready for one of the best sunsets in Vietnam
5. Snorkeling and Diving
Although visibility may not be great in Phu Quoc (due to the run-off water from the Mekong River), the healthy water means hard coral growth and an abundance of fish life! Officially opened for diving in 2002, Phu Quoc is surprisingly still being discovered today. A perfect diving area for beginners, yet offering challenging dives for macro-lovers, here are our top picks for dive sites in Phu Quoc.
Dive Sites in Phu Quoc such as Hon Kho (Dry Island) is a dive site in the south of Phu Quoc, Hon Kho doesn't look like much from above the surface. However, it is so much ,ore than just a few rock pillars peeking from beneath the water. Home to a breathtaking reef system beneath the waves, a dive here will reaveal many mier shells, nudibranchs, catfish, rays and bamboo sharks. You may also see parrot fish and butterfly fish that flock here to feed on the abundance of food. With such a remote island bursting with life under the sea, Hon Kho is a hot spot for isolated diving in Vietnam.
Best Time to Visit Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc has wet and dry seasons. From October till March is dry season temperatures will go from 25–28°C. This is the best time to visit Phu Quoc. Hotels can get full quickly so try to plan ahead. From April to June the conditions are good but temperatures can reach 35°C in April/May when himidity is high. If you like your holidays soggy, muddy and quiet, then monsoon season - July to September.
How to Get on Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc by Plane: The Phu Quoc airpot is fairly new, opened in 2013. Tourism got boost because of this. Fly directly from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc within one hour. The price of a single plane ticket should cost from $40-$80.