Phu Quoc Island, a promising destination of Vietnam, is blessed with favorable natural environment like the virgin forest of over 37,000 hectares, white sandy beaches, coral gardens offshore and varieties of wildlife species. In any trip to Vietnam, you should not miss chance to visit Phu Quoc Island and discover outstanding natural scenery in this charming island.
Phu Quoc is a very mountainous and densely forested island
Located in Kien Giang Province, about 50 kilometers from Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City, Phu Quoc Island is the largest island in Vietnam, which is also the largest one in the ensemble system of 12 islands in Phu Quoc. This is a very mountainous and densely forested island, covering an area of 1320 square kilometers. The majority of Phu Quoc Island is dedicated to National Park and protected marine environment, providing a memorable experience, with plenty of exciting activities and places to visit to keep you and the family entertained during your stay.
Best places in Phu Quoc Island
Dinh Cau Cape
Dinh Cau Cape is a famous spot in Phu Quoc which has a spectacular views under sunset. The location is located right on Duong Dong Town which only takes you 5 minute to go from Duong Dong Market. Besides Dinh Cau, Hon Thom can bring you amazing experience, you can take part in scuba diving to directly observe the beauty of the bottom of the sea, seeing the aquaculture place and oyster-farming which will take you 10 minute to go by boat. You can get to see the famous squid catching village in Phu Quoc. It takes you 30 minutes to travel from Phu Quoc Harbor to Hon Thom Island.
Beautiful sunset at Dinh Cau Cape
Ganh Dau Cape
The north island of Phu Quoc is a nourished land with a variety in floristic composition, wild primitive forests and mesmerizing beaches. You can explore Khu Tuong Pepper Garden which is 15 kilometers to the North of Duong Dong Town with the signature rich spicy scent of pepper, or see the wild nature in Ganh Dau Cape with a wide horizon and enjoy swimming in the fresh cool water of this place.
Tranh River is a beautiful landscape in Phu Quoc. The stream is divided into many ravines flowing through dense forest. The view looks incredibly poetical and romantic like the name it regards (Tranh in Tranh River means painting). You will need to travel 10 kilometers following the route: Duong Dong-Ham Ninh to reach in Tranh River.
Dai Beach had been voted as one of ten most beautiful pristine beaches in the world. The seacoast is 1500 meters in length which explains the name of the beach (Dai means long coast). After going to Dai Beach, you can visit Coi Nguon Museum, a place reserving more than 3.000 antiquities which relate to Phu Quoc.
The South and East land is a combination of dense natural forest and beautiful beaches. It is also the place having the highest population in Phu Quoc. You can visit some extraordinary places in Phu Quoc such as Sao Beach (one of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc), Bai Khem (with delicious seafood would please your taste bud). Ham Ninh Fishing Village (can make your trip even more interesting when you can witness villager’s life directly).
Sao Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Phu Quoc
Activities in Phu Quoc Island
Take in a gorgeous sunset
Phu Quoc is known as for its outstanding ocean sunset, so must-do thing in your Phu Quoc tour is to watch sunset here. Our favorite evening lookout spots are anywhere along Dai Beach, cliff side by the Dinh Cau Temple and on a boat in the middle of the ocean prior to fishing for squid at night.
Gorgeous sunset on Phu Quoc Island
Wine and dine at Bach Dang Night Market
In the evening, visiting the lively Bach Dang Night Market and feasting your favorite seafood fare all night long are interesting experiences in Phu Quoc Island. Bach Dang Night Market is a popular place for shopping, drinks and fresh seafood like grilled oysters, scallop kebabs, steamed lemongrass crabs.
Tour a fish sauce factory
Phu Quoc Island is renowned for its fish sauce, so a visit to Phu Quoc Island would not be complete without touring one of many fish sauce factory. This unique aromatic sauce has even been granted the status of Protected Designation of Origin in the European Union.
Phu Quoc is renowned for its fish sauce
Motorbike around the island
Phu Quoc is best discovered on a motorbike. With a motorbike, you can have great chance to discover the unique ecosystem, find an abandoned beach, see wild monkeys jumping from tree to tree and visit a local village on Phu Quoc Island. All these experiences bring you many wonderful and memorable moments in this beautiful island.
Best time to visit Phu Quoc Island
Scuba diving in Phu Quoc Island
The best time to visit Phu Quoc is from October to next year May. Generally, the temperature in Phu Quoc is quite stable at averagely 28 degree. Because of that, you can choose to visit Phu Quoc in any time as long as keeping an eye on the weather forecast to avoid storms and rainy days. The number of visitors in Phu Quoc is really high, especially from April to September. If you do not like crowded place, you can pick other months which have less number of guests to travel.