Phu Quoc Island boasts idyllic beaches, romantic sunsets, evergreen forests, and a serene atmosphere, making it an ideal holiday destination for travelers looking to escape bustling city life. Located 45 kilometers west of Ha Tien in the far south of Vietnam, the northern part of the island is relatively untouched due to its status as a UNESCO-listed national park but there are plenty of luxurious resorts, funky bars, and quaint cafes along the southern coastline.
Aside from beachside activities, visitors can also explore traditional villages, expansive nature parks and Buddhist pagodas, all of which are easily accessible via motorcycle, taxi, bus or even daytrips by reputable companies. Catering to just about any budget level and preference, Phu Quoc’s dining scene ranges from local markets selling fresh seafood and Vietnamese street food to expat-owned bistros offering authentic western and European fare.
Dubbed the largest island in Vietnam, Phu Quoc tourism is located in Kien Giang province, located in the Gulf of Thailand, blessed with nature with clear water, fine white sand, and unspoiled forests. If you lose your foot on the “pearl island”, enjoy a little “Vitamin Sea” in the gentle sunshine at Bai Dai and Bai Sao Phu Quoc. In particular, residents on the island still maintain traditional occupations such as fishing, making fish sauce, growing pepper…It is this that has turned the fish sauce factory, fishing village, and Phu Quoc pepper garden into tourist attractions not to be missed when tourists visit Pearl Island. Finally, do not forget to enjoy delicious seafood dishes when traveling to Phu Quoc!
If you come to Phu Quoc for the first time, you should not miss: Tour in 4 islands, Check-In Sao Bien, Chill sunset at beach bars in the west of Phu Quoc, Diving tour to watch corals and fish swimming around on the seabed, visit the prison tour, pearl farming area and visit the fish sauce production area, pepper garden; boat tour, diving tour to catch fish and then bring it up to grill or cut it to make sashimi to eat on the spot,…At many attractive tourist destinations such as:
- Sao beach
- Long beach
- Grand World Phu Quoc
- Ham Ninh Fishing village
- Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc
- VinWonders Phu Quoc
- Phu Quoc night market
As a coastal city, Phu Quoc is famous for its fresh seafood dishes, so do not ignore the list below:
- Sentinel crab
- Sea urchin
- Sweet snail
In addition, visitors can enjoy famous local dishes such as:
- Bun Oc Kien Xay (Duong Dong),
- Bun ken (street 30/4),
- Herring salad…
- Phu Quoc specialty Melaleuca mushroom soup
- Grilled siren with salt and chili pepper
- Phu Quoc has two distinct rainy and dry seasons. Going in the dry season means higher costs. The weather is nice, with little rain and quite a hot sun, so black and dark clothes will make your skin color dark, and the white color will make the image blurred, so taking pictures of your landscape will be blurred. So, portrait photography is true love.
- Please prepare a lot of dresses and accessories (live virtual). Don’t forget sunscreen and sun protection + maxi dress.
- The area of Phu Quoc is quite large, so you should book a hotel near the tourist spots you plan to go to.
- In the process of shopping or visiting crowded places, you should be careful with acts of pickpocketing, stealing…
- If traveling to Phu Quoc alone or with the “other half”, motorbike hire is the most economical choice of transportation.
- If traveling with family or in groups of 4 or more, rent a private car to easily control the journey and receive many useful tips from a local driver.